Monday Blues 🇧🇸
I will take this ANY day of the week! ✨
Last week was my first time ever on a sailboat. Wow, what an experience! If you are ever down in the Abaco Bahamas come visit Man O War, Cay and the historic “Traveler”.
Traveler was built in 1945 on Man-O-War Cay in the Abacos by William H Albury (my stepfather’s uncle). Her frames are horseflesh and the major timbers are madeira, both tropical hardwoods of great strength and rot resistance (Lysiloma). Planking is long-leaf yellow pine.
The boat was featured in travel brochures, magazines (cover of Newsweek magazine in 1954), and stories were written about it and Art Crimmins (original owner and captain) in Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine.
I don't think we can say how much we appreciate Caroline and Richard Stafford donating Traveler to Scott Weatherford and the Man-O-War Cay effort to preserve the classic boats and boat building heritage of MOW.
⛵️And the Man O War Cay community.
If you have time, money or skills and would like to help with restoration of the Traveler, please message me. She is a labor of love for all of us. ❤️