Originally developed in the late 1800s as a working boat and fishing
platform, the Friendship sloop has survived as a type and has become
recognized as an American sailing classic. This is the story of a
family of boats and how they weathered more than a century of change and
transition, and why they still have a passionate following today.
With a forward by renowned maritime historian and technical editor for
WoodenBoat magazine, Maynard Bray, 336 photographs, plus line
drawings and original illustrations, Lasting Friendships is a must
have reference for any lover of traditional sailing vessels and Maine
Available in hardcover from the Friendship Sloop Society
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2017 Schedule of Events
Member Cy Hamlin Passes Away at 98
Minute Video - Sailing Action at the 2016 Homecoming at Rockland
News Video - Restoration of "Blackjack"
of #226 Adagio (formerly Desiree')
Yearbooks (1961 - 2016 (PDF Format)
Sloop Cruising Guide