Wednesday, November 21, 2007


in 1966 the Noank Fishing Smack Emma C. Berry celebrated her 100th anniversary. The ECB was docked at Admiral Farragut Academy for a number of years in the 60's. Thanks to one of our teachers Dayton Newton, we got to practice restoration techniques on her. Eventually she wound up at Mystic Connecticut. One of the more disappointing aspects of this adventure though is that no where is there literature attesting to the fact that she was resident at AFA and that we did some work on her. Not at Mystic, not in a book detailing her history and restoration. no record anywhere. So I feel an important piece was left out of her history. About the only proof that she was at Farragut during those years are photographs of the ECB at the waterfront which are on the flyleafs of our yearbooks back then.

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