Meet Virginia, a 42′ 1894 Gas Engine & Power Company Launch, one of the most rare vessels we’ve had the pleasure to restore. See the added photos of our more recent work by clicking on the link below. We are told she has spent most of her life in Maine, and was originally a naphtha-powered launch. We are still investigating to see what information we can turn up on her history, since she is over 100 years old, she has no doubt seen a lot.
Follow this link to see more on the initial progress of her restoration: https://stpaulshipwrights.com/portfolio/42-1894-gas-engine-power-launch/
Several St Paul Shipwrights projects, brought to us by our partner Freedom Boat Service, have been recognized with various awards this year:
- LUCKY (formerly Da Loon)(18′ 1940 Chris Craft Utility) received the Gold Award in the category of Preserved Antique Utility at the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) International Boat Show held in Racine, WI in September.
LUCKY is for sale so please visit our Our “Boats for Sale” section on the home page for more details. More photos of the restoration are available by following this link: https://stpaulshipwrights.com/portfolio/1940-18-chris-craft-sportsman/
- On Point, the 1949 25’ Chris-Craft Sportsman won Best Classic Utility over 23’ at Geneva Lakes Boat Show (ACBS Blackhawk Chapter)in September as well. Follow this link for more photos of the restoration: https://stpaulshipwrights.com/portfolio/1949-25-chris-craft-sportsman/
- Black Dog took 1st place in June of this year at the Algonac Boat Show (Michigan Chapter, ACBS), in the Wood Runabouts category.
- Black Dog (23’ 1940 Chris Craft Custom Triple Cockpit), won it’s category at the 42nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous at Lord Fletcher’s on Lake Minnetonka also held in September.
This is the project whose pieces literally arrived in our shop in bundles and boxes. If you’d like to see more photos of the restoration, follow this link to the initial and subsequent blog posts: https://stpaulshipwrights.com/featured-project-the-barrelback-arrives-in-pieces/