John G. Alden FREEDOM

Type: Cutter

John G. Alden FREEDOM Specifications:

LOA: 47’7″ / 14.50m
LOD: 50’0″ / 15.24m
LWL: 34’2″ / 10.41m
Beam 11’0″ / 3.35m
Draft 7’0” / 2.13m
Hull Number: 676
Designer: John G. Alden
Original Owner: William P. Barrows, Rochester, NY
Current Owner: Todd Feinroth
Year Built: 1937
Built By: Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Bristol, RI
Hull Material: Wood
Displacement: 31,900 / 14,470kg
Sail Number:

 

Historical:

John G. Alden designed cutter Freedom was built at the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Bristol, RI, in the year 1937 for the (1934) Commodore of the Rochester Yacht Club (N.Y.) William P. Barrows. Barrows won the 1930 Canada’s Cup skippering the 8 metre yacht THISBE, defeating the Fife designed QUEST of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Commodore Barrows, it has often been said, had done more to develop yachting on Lake Ontario than any other yachtsman, winning most of the important cups of the Great Lakes.

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