Fran Abbott owned a boat yard in Ocean City NJ. in the 1950's. He built this boat and many more like it for the Ocean City YC Moth boat fleet. This boat was found in a pile of trash in Chestertown MD. We are going to restore her.
My first classic Moth event this year was at Brigantine NJ. Brigantine is the next town above Atlantic City on the NJ coast. You have to go through AC to get there. This Abbott moth probably spent it's life about 20 miles south of Brigantine in Ocean City NJ. My goal in restoring the boat was to sail in the vintage class and make it around the buoys a few times. I did that and wound up winning the Vintage class.. I get my name on a very exclusive trophy and I got a very nice serving trey. (pix courtesy of Ingred Albaugh)