Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Farewell"
Technical data of the sailing ship:
|Base port:||Bear Creek, Dundalk, Maryland, USA|
|Type of rigging:||SCHONER|
|Type of ship:||Schoneryacht|
|Yard:||Andy Merrill, Annapolis, USA|
|Overall length:||14.30 m|
|Length (hull):||12.20 m|
|Sail area:||80 m2|
|Ship's hull:||Kunststoff / Plastics|
|Engine:||Volvo MD 2B Diesel|
Portrait of the sailing ship:
Last update: 12 Feb 2012
- design by Peter Van Dine, built by Andy Merrill in his backyard in Annapolis, MD in a 2 years period until launched in 1972.
- used as personell flat for the owner until 1982, later used by the son David Merrill for day charter in St. Michaels, MD for 4 years; sucessful participation in traditional boat races on the Chesapeake.
- purchased in 1994 by the 2nd owner to be used as a coastal sail-training vessel, sucessful participation in Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Races until 1998.
- bought by Captain Linda Meakes and Michael Meakes from Baltimore, USA in 1999; new base port became Bear Creek in Dundalk, Maryland, USA.
- participation in several maritime festivals and celebrations, including the homecoming of the "USS Constellation", the Baltimore Preakness "Schooner Race", the "Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Bridge to Bridge race", Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race; participation in OpSail 2000 in Baltimore and New York.
- future plans include participating in various educational programs to promote sail training and maritime traditions and history.
Contact:Website (English, 07 Jan 2012):
Farewell: specification and history, photos and crew information, contact