"Mitena" approaching the Mackinac bridge between the upper and lower peninsula's, Michigan.
A fantastic picture. At 71 feet in length "Mitena" is more than a day sailor
Wonderful !!! Mitena under sail. Source- Harry L. Provided to me by Dan D. Thanks for the picture !!!
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1935. Mitena was built at the Herreshoff yard in Bristol Rhode Island for William Justice Strawbridge, a yachtsman and America's Cup financier
Race yacht Mitena. Design # 62 by Francis L. Herreshoff. Launched 06-07-1935. Hull # 1275. This is the longest 12 meter sailing vessel ever built. This is the same class of vessel that is raced in the Americas Cup. Lloyds Rule International Rating Class for 12 meters.
This awesome background image is Saipan Harbor. Photo credit, Senior Airman Joshua Smoot;
Mitena- Bon voyage, fair winds and following seas. Source- Harry L. Provided to me by Dan D. Thanks for the picture !!!
Thanks for the pictures Gary. Wow these are wonderful models!!!! The one with the green bottom is made out of about 2000 pieces cut out with an exacto knife and glued together. The white boat is a fiberglass boat made from a mold from the other wood boat. This one has about 25 pounds of lead and a wind vane to steer her. Both boats are 72 " long. Gary Gowans
Lewis H Withey II left and B. Lowry right
The Mitena project in the above photo is the reason for making this web page. Many people are happy about this. Mitena lives on. Thanks Patrick H.
Mitena undergoing a total restoration.
Lee M Woodruff, Uncle Mack
12 meter Mitena at the start of the 1962 Chicago Mackinac race. The "Mac" (as it is known) was first run in 1898. At 333 miles, It is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. Photo- cropped and modified in order for focus on the Mitena not the Chicago skyline. Chicago Mackinac Race- Thanks Wikipedia- Source below
P Brown standing with drink, Lewis H Withey II sitting wearing white shirt, Jim A. Birdlegs working on stern
Mitena 1935, built for William J. Strawbridge- Stanley Z. Rosenfeld Photo
Mom in the blue jacket -----Mackinac bridge
This is a wonderful picture!!!!!!!!!!!! Source woodenboat forumPicture Source
Mom wearing the butch cut bottom right. A. Lowry leaning back wearing the brown shirt.
Back in the good old days
12 meter "Mitena" May 1962, Holland Michigan. This is another crop from a very small photo. This is the same dock and probably the same day as the mast picture above. "P Brown is looking up at the mast. Basically, I'm bringing a few pictures back to life.
From L.H. Withey II on the bottom left around counterclockwise. R. Swaney, P. Brown, F. Elles, J. Alexander, LH Withey III ?, B. Gill and J. Johnson wearing the red sweater.
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