Herreshoff #186502es Henrietta
Later Name(s): Poppasquash
Designed by: NGH
LWL: 16' (4.88m)
Built for: Chase, Charles F. [Holden?]
Note(s): Vessel information is primarily but not exclusively from the HMCo Construction Record. Supplementary information when not cited here usually appears elsewhere in this record with a complete citation.
Model number: 11
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall
Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
Original text on model:
"HENRIETTA 1865" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"Henrietta, 16' lwl catboat of 1865." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)
Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.
Nathanael G. Herreshoff
"At about this time (fall of 1864), I had a desire to have a boat, and I designed and made a model for a 16 ft. cat boat. This was not built then, but the following year for a Mr. Holden and was named HENRIETTA. [It was owned] later by Charles F. Chase [and] named POPPASQUASH." (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Boats and Yachts that I have been Especially Interested in by Sailing and Some of Which I Have Owned." Bristol, April 1932. In: Pinheiro, Carlton J. (ed.). Recollections and Other Writings by Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Bristol, 1998, p. 103.)
"This year, 1865, John built two boats from my models, my first to be built from. They were the sixteen foot catboat POPPASQUASH that was owned by Charles Chase Sr. for many years, and the sloop yacht HAIDEE, about twenty-seven and one-half feet overall. I sailed quite a good deal in each of them and they proved very good little craft." (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Some of the Boats I Have Sailed In." Written 1934. In: Pinheiro, Carlton J. (ed.). Recollections and Other Writings by Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Bristol, 1998, p. 46-47.)
L. Francis Herreshoff
"'Qui Vive II,' 42' O.A.
'Prudence,' 36' O.A.
'Patience,' 36' O.A.
'Hope,' 28' O.A.
'Faith,' 28' O.A.
'Henrietta,' 16' O.A.
'Haidi,' 25' O.A.
So far as I can make out, these later yachts were designed or modeled by J. B., C. F. Herreshoff (the father), and Nat all working together, but C. F. and J. B. were depending on Nat more and more each year. After about 1870, when Captain Nat designed 'Shadow,' thirty-six feet O.A. sixteen feet three inches beam, all later Herreshoff yachts were designed by Captain Nat alone. (Source: Herreshoff, L. Francis. The Wizard of Bristol. The Life and Achievements of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, together with An Account of Some of the Yachts he Designed. New York, 1953, p. 58-59.)
"I believe the first yacht of any consequence that Captain Nat designed was the sixteen-foot catboat, 'Henrietta,' whose name was later changed to 'Popasquash.' " (Source: Herreshoff, L. Francis. The Wizard of Bristol. The Life and Achievements of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, together with An Account of Some of the Yachts he Designed. New York, 1953, p. 80.)
From the 1930s L. Francis Herreshoff Index Cards at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
- Note: The L. Francis Herreshoff index cards comprise a set of some 1200 cards about vessels built by HMCo, with dimensions and / or ownership information. Apparently compiled in the early 1930s, for later HMCo-built boats like the Fishers Island 23s or the Northeast Harbor 30s are not included. Added to in later decades, apparently by L. F. Herreshoff as well as his long-time secretary Muriel Vaughn and others. Also 46 cards of L. F. Herreshoff-designed vessels. The original set of index cards is held by the Herreshoff Marine Museum and permission to display is gratefully acknowledged.
From the 1953 HMCo Owner's List by L. Francis Herreshoff
Type: 16' cat
Owner: Mr. Holden
Row No.: 278
Source: Herreshoff, L. Francis. "Partial List of Herreshoff-Built Boats." In: Herreshoff, L. Francis. Capt. Nat Herreshoff. The Wizard of Bristol. New York, 1953, p. 325-343.
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