Amesbury skiff

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  • WSP.112.18  Sheet 1 of 2
  • WSP.112.18  Sheet 2 of 2

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Amesbury Dory-Skiff

Lancaster, C.H.


John Gardner drew this dory-skiff shortly after she arrived at Mystic Seaport in 1989.  Built by C.H. Lancaster of Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1924, she was used for about 25 years as a family lake fishing boat. She is slightly larger than the Chamberlain dory-skiff: her bottom is about 6" wider and her sides are straighter as well, with only a slight knuckle at the first bend. At rest, or when you jump in and out, she would be a little steadier than the Chamberlain, somewhat more akin to a flatiron skiff, but not as easy as the Chamberlain in the rollers and slower under oar. Her three-part stern bench has a removable center section, which is a good idea in these little boats, where it is sometimes hard to tuck things under­neath the seat and to reach during spring painting.  With a fairly vertical transom and wide stern, she will take an outboard motor. From 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller.


Additional Information

Type Skiff
Designer Lancaster, C.H.
Date 1924
Builder Lancaster, C.H.
Lines taken by Gardner, John
Plans drawn by Gardner, John
LOA 13'
Beam 4'
Plans include 2 sheets: lines, construction, (recommended for amateurs)
Source Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Vessels & Small Craft Collection
Previous order number 89.94.1
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Catalog number WSP.112.18