I would like to share the triumphs and tragedies of this month.
The “Liberty” project is complete, she is back in the water. The bottle of champagne smashed across her bow, and the smiles and pats on the backs completed. Captain Allen told me that the entire family was flying in from Stockholm, Sweden, on February 15th to take her out on a vacation cruise. This project was done in the hottest time of the year – the “Liberty” was cut open from stem to stern: floor timbers, keel cheeks, and planking were just some of the work to be done on this major project. It was a race to the finish line. This is what I live for, saving another Trumpy. This is why we do what we do.
Mr. Trumpy built three of these types of boats: “Liberty”, 67.5’, 1954, contract 368, built for R.M Miller; “Trianon”, 80’, 1960, contract 392, built for E. Clayton Gengras; and the grand dame “The Wishing Star”, 84’, 1963, contract 407, built for Col. David Wagstaff. They have the best of both worlds: half flush deck cruiser, half houseboat. All three have fast, sleek lines and are just beautiful.