Wednesday, June 30, 2010


There is always something interesting to see on the Mystic River. Grayling is a 65' sardine carrier that was built in East Boothbay, Maine in 1915. Converted and restored in the 1990's,  she is often  seen on her mooring east of Noank.
Heading out for a recent sunset sail, I swung wide through the mooring field to catch a closer view.

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Steve Borichevsky said...

She looks to be in fine shape.

will said...

i saw grayling a few years back in NYC. lucky sardines to be carried in her!!

arshad said...

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Maureen@IslandRoar said...

What a cool looking boat.

Russ Manheimer said...


For a few glorious weeks , a few years after the turn of the century, Grayling was very close to becoming a household member.

A delightful boat and a joy to see each year in the Benjamin River.


matthew houskeeper said...

Wow, that's interesting! It's good you get to see her annually because she really is a beauty IMO.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks everyone!
And I apologize for the slow response. I have a very weak wifi signal, plus I was so preoccupied this week with the Alabama grounding.

Christina said...

I just stumbled across your blog, and it's wonderful! I grew up in GLP, so I love anything to do with the area. I also work with the gentleman who owns the Grayling. He's a wonderful man, and has done an excellent job caring for this beautiful boat!

Anonymous said...

I have always lovd the Grayling since she was a working boat for Peacocks Sardine factory in Lubec Maine where my grandfather was superintendent of the factory. I have spent nights on the Grayling and rode in her as a working boat. I am so profoundly touched that someone has seen her great beauty and lines and have restored her to her glory. She will always have a place in my heart and she was so much a part of my youth. I am glad I know whee she is and hope to catch a glimpse of her again someday. Thank you

Scott Olson said...

The Grayling was a fixture in my community for many many decades, and an unmovable part of my childhood. I grew up looking out the window of our home in Lubec, Maine, and seeing her moored everyday on Johnson's Bay. She's a grand old boat, and I am grateful to know that she lives on. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

My husband's great grandfather, Fulton Johnson manned the Grayling out of Lubec, Maine for the RJ Peakcock firm back in the day. We would love to know who currently owns the Grayling. If anyone has information, please send me an email. Phone 207.944.9071. Thank you!