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!