Coronet1885

America's Most Historic Yacht

A look back

| December 23, 2012

Here’s a collection of photos from throughout the restoration. We’ll start with some old pics just to remind us of where the project started. Ok, that’s going back quite a bit. Maybe not that much. Here we go. This is the day that Coronet arrived at the IYRS campus. She’s just now coming off of […]

Progress through January 2010

| July 13, 2010

During January,  Leo, Eric, and Claes focused on building the Stem.  Chris was in New Zealand for much of the month visiting friends and family back home.  It wasn’t all fun and games though, while he was there he worked with some local foundries to make some bronze castings for the boat. The entire boat […]

Initial work on the backbone

| April 28, 2010

By November 2009, the lofting floor had been set up, and everyone was working on the backbone.  The backbone of Coronet is made up of a series of substantial parts that lie along the boat’s midline: the stem, keel, and transom.  There are other parts that tie these all together, like the gripe, sternpost and […]

Removing the deck

| April 12, 2010

We’re catching up on Coronet’s progress here… soon we’ll be up to date. Back in July 2009, Coronet looked pretty much like she had the month before.  Her interior had been long since cataloged and removed. It was all but impossible to imagine how elegant she used to look below decks.

Why the bow of the boat looks so rough

| April 3, 2010

Perhaps more than you want to know about the forces acting on the bowsprit…