Sail Number: 579

Type: Ketch

LOA: 58’1″ / 17.66m
LWL: 41’3″ / 12.52m
Beam: 14’3″ / 4.33m
Draft: 7’6” / 2.28m
Design Number: 0879
Designer: John G. Alden
Original Owner: Clarence A. Warden, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Current Owner:
Year Launched: 1950
Built By: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany
Hull Material: Steel
Gross Displacement: 58,300 / 26,500
Ballast: 19,000 / 8636
Location of Plans: MIT – Hart Nautical Collection – Permission required
Spars: Hollow, Sitka Spruce
Sail Area: 1,518 / 141.1



Arthur Beiser – “The Proper Yacht”

“In looking for a yacht, intangible feelings are as important as tangible facts. I’m a believer in love at first sight as as essential an element in choosing a yacht as in life generally. Five minutes after meeting my wife, I knew our lives would become intertwined; we have now been married for 50 years. Five minutes after seeing Minots Light in 1957, I knew our destinies were to mesh too. ….Minots Light sat there a few boats away, a swan among mere ducks”



Minot’s Light is a prominent lighthouse on the coast south of Boston, between Cohassett and Scituate. Its chief characteristic is Gp Fl 1+4+3 and several generations learned to remember it as the ‘I Love You’ light, for its (1 4 and 3 letters).


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