Peapod from North Haven

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Peapod From North Haven

Whitmore, Alton


Alton Whitmore built this boat at North Haven, Maine, about 1929 for a local fisherman. John Gardner bought her in 1966 and in 1985, after he and Bill Mills built a copy; John gave her to Mystic Seaport. His chapter in Classic Small Craft You Can Build describes the Whitmore building process, commonly used for both peapods and small transom-stern ten­ders on the Maine coast. It is like the old Whitehall method, where the sheer­ strake, the binder, and the interior structure go in the boat before she is planked.  Like most lobstering peapods, she has a heavy oak plank keel that needs to be steam-bent to take the required amount of rocker. Her layout is set up for fishing: she’d be bow-down without a load, stern-down when you reversed direction for stand­ing up and push-rowing to work lightly among the rocks. She has an inch or so less sheer and a bit flatter deadrise than the peapod John Gardner modeled.  From 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller.


Additional Information

Type Peapod
Designer Whitmore, Alton
Date 1929
Builder Whitmore, Alton
Lines taken by Gardner, John
LOA 14’ 3”
Beam 4’ 4”
Plans include 3 sheets: lines, construction, offsets
Source Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Vessels & Small Craft Collection
Previous order number 85.135

Catalog number WSP.7.124