This story came across the Three Sheets transom recently and we thought we’d help get the word out to save a classic PNW vessel…
FREE BOAT: 1929 GEARY-DESIGNED 50′ CRUISER
MARY ELLEN DAVIS is a 50-foot (12-foot beam) bridge deck cruiser, designed by Ted Geary and built at Lake Union Dry Dock in Seattle in 1929. She was presented to Mary Ellen Weyerhauser as a wedding present from her husband Frederick Davis, the accountant for the Weyerhauser company at the time; hence, Mary Ellen Davis.
The Davis’s cruised ‘MED’ all over Puget Sound for many years until failing health made this impossible. MED was donated to a charity and bought by a local business owner around 1994. This new owner did not take to the boating life and MED languished in the freshwater marina, until about a year ago.
A requirement for liability insurance had the owner threatening to dismantle this beautiful boat, so in a leap of faith and passion, I acquired MED from the owner. I hauled her out of the water one year ago and found rot damage much more extensive than I had counted on, too expensive and extensive to do the repairs in Seattle. I put her on a truck and got her to a private yard, under a covered shed in Port Townsend, Washington.
For more information contact Randy at email@example.com or 425-502-0246.