Meet the new Team Member

After months of searching we are happy to introduce the newest member of the Little Creek team.

Caution, she has great curves and may cause lustful feelings.

DSCF8785-Edit-EditShe is a perfect combination of form and function.  Designed by one of the greats of Maine Downeast boats, Royal Lowell.

For a great history of the Lowell family
and Maine boatbuilding take a look at
Royal's nephews. The latest generation of 
Lowells building boats in Maine.  
http://www.lowellbrothers.com/history.htm

Built to work.  And work she has.  Up until recently this boat has been working hard in a pound net fishery right here in Peconic Bay.  Battle scarred but ready for a new mission.

Specs:
Make: Sisu 26
Designer: Royal Lowell
Built: 1984

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We spent the past few days removing debris and funk from the boat.  Several large contractor bags of gunk and a few hours of concerted elbow (de)-grease(r) and we are starting to see the light.   There are, of course, a list of projects to get her back into prime shape.

She is a representation of the true spirit of everything we are going for.  Opening our eyes to all the resources around us, making good things useful, and acknowledging the iconic heart of a working waterfront.  Old, meet new.

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A team can take only so much scrubbing when the weather is beautiful.  On a crisp cool day, wind starting to pick up on the bay.  We took her out for a shakedown run.

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We look forward to sharing the water with you on a farm tour sometime.

Note: This post would absolutely not be possible without the support of our Kickstarter backers.  For those of you reading this who backed us, thank you again for your support.  For those who have never taken a look, you might wander over to Kickstarter.  At any given moment there are a ton of great ideas brewing there and if you dig in just right you can be a part of something important.

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