In Festival Boats 2018

Blossom was built in 1938 in Tacoma, WA by the Anderson yard. Several similar sloops of Ed. Monk’s designs were being constructed in the late 30’s and early 40’s including S/V Sea Witch. She is heavily constructed of yellow cedar planks on white oak frames with a Douglas fir backbone and iron ballast.

Much of her history before 2000 is unknown to the current owner, but she was very well kept for a long time – much of her structure appears original. In the mid 2010’s she was in Sam Devlin’s yard and received a new ply deck, was refastened below the waterline, had most of her butt blocks below the waterline scarfed out, an aluminum deck stepped rig, and 2003 Yanmar 2GM20. In 2016-17 her mast step and surrounding floors were replaced, as were many of the surrounding frames.

Blossom has explored extensively in the San Juan’s but not much further. With a long way to go in her restoration, Blossom’s owner hopes to soon explore the Gulf Islands, and further north. Come see Blossom and help us celebrate her 80th birthday!