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Detail - Hull 1015

Status:FOUNDRecent Update:04/03/2016
Original Name:RowenaCurrent Name:Dolcefariente
Hull No:1015Home Port:Gloucester Point, VA
Contracted By:James M. RothwellCurrent Owner(s):Charles Shaffner
Contract Date:7/23/1926Owner Since:1974
Class:S ClassSail Number:
Original Rig:J&MYacht Club:
Current Rig:
Original Price:$4,100Restored By:
LOA:27 ft. 6 in.Maintained By:
LWL:20 ft. 6 in.Notes:
Beam:7 ft. 2 in.
Draft:4 ft. 9 in.
Other Resources:HCR
Gallery / Galleries:
Provenance: as PDF with sources - 1015.pdf
    by Ken Upham

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
James M. Rothwell1926 - 1934Marblehead, MARowena21
Richard W. Pierce1035 - 1938Marblehead, MADixit II21
William J. Underwood1937 - 1972South Dartmouth, MAPiquero21
Dr. E.V. Siegel1952 - 1962Hampton, VASEA GULL 
James Fitzell1962 - 1974Annapolis, MDSea Gull 

2015.08.17: "Dolcefariente is currently out of the water for new deck, clamp, sheer strake, frames, ballast keel repair, transom, strongback, sternpost, and plank keel. This is her second rebuild to class print by current owner, which is 95% complete. Dolcefariente is the open cockpit with watertight forward bulkhead model. She has all new spars by Mt. Hope Boatworks. She has mostly original pattern hardware and rigging and retains her original builders plate. Dolcefariente will be again sailing on the York River this fall." (source: submitted online) previous notes: She was sailed from New Bedford to Virginia by 2 Coast Guardsmen in 1952.

Sailing toward the York River entrance with the Perrin River in tow. photo: Jack Wallace of Bena, VA

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