Free to a good home…

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…


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.

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For more information contact Randy at or 425-502-0246.


2 Responses to Free to a good home…

  1. Chris jacobs March 19, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    Whom may I contact? My # 828 634 6464 I would love to come get her! Thank you

    • Andy Cross
      Andy Cross March 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

      Not sure if it’s still available, but contact info is
      “For more information contact Randy at or 425-502-0246.”

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