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
Year built:1972
Yard:Andy Merrill, Annapolis, USA
Overall length:14.30 m
Length (hull):12.20 m
Breadth:3.25 m
Draught:1.50 m
Sail area:80 m2
Ship's hull:Kunststoff / Plastics
Power:25 PS
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.


Website (English, 07 Jan 2012):
Farewell: specification and history, photos and crew information, contact