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Edwina B.

The Edwina B. is one of only three surviving catboats designed and built by Manuel Swartz Roberts, known as “the Old Sculpin” in his boatbuilding shop, now the home of an art gallery bearing his name. Originally built as commercial fishing vessels, these classic New England craft were also popular with summer residents as sturdy recreational boats.

After passing through several hands, the Edwina B. was acquired by George Griswold in 1968, who returned her to the Vineyard in 1989. The boat was given to the Preservation Trust in 2010 by George Griswold, Jr. and Wendy and Boatner Reily. She is moored at the Norton Boathouse, across the street from the wharf building in which she was built, and used by the Preservation Trust to interpret the rich history of the Island’s wooden sailboats.

Built: 1931
Acquired: 2010

Edwina B.

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