HMCo #772s Mariette

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Particulars

Construction_Record_Title.jpgName: Mariette
Later Name(s): Cleopatra's Barge II (1928), Gee Gee III (1944), Evening Star (1950), Guinevere (1952), Le Voyageur (1960), Janeen (ca1968), Kebyar (1975), Mariette (1979)
Type: Aux. Schooner
Designed by: NGH
Contract: 1915-10-7
Launch: 1916-5-23
Construction: Steel
LOA: 109' 0" (33.22m)
LWL: 80' 6" (24.54m)
Beam: 23' 9" (7.24m)
Draft: 14' 9" (4.50m)
Rig: Schooner
Sail Area: 7,093sq ft (659.0sq m)
Displ.: 146.1 short tons (132.5 metric tons)
Keel: yes
Ballast: Lead outside
Propulsion: Gasoline, Van Blerck, 150 h.p.
Built for: Brown, Jacob Fred.
Amount: $75,000.00
Current owner: Private Owner, France (last reported 2016 at age 100)

See also:
#191501ep [Power Launch for #772s Mariette] (1915)
#191507es [Dinghy for #772s Mariette] (1915)
#191503es [Sailing Cutter for #772s Mariette] (1915)

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.
"Sail area 7093sq ft from pencilled note on plan 1-57." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. June 2, 2014.)
"Displacement (4565 cubic feet) from pencilled note on plan 1-57. Note, however, that Mariette's 1922 measurement certificate by EYC measurer Everts Burther indicated her displacement to be 5118 cu.ft. as 'certified by the designer'." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. December 5, 2014.)


Model

Model #218

Model number: 218
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
4 built, modeled by NGH
#191606es [Unbuilt 56ft LWL Schooner Yacht] (1916)
#698s Vagrant (1910, Extant)
#719s Vagrant II (1913, Extant)
#772s Mariette (1916, Extant)
#827s Ohonkara (1920)

Original text on model:
"#698 Scale 1/2" March 1910 VAGRANT
719 Scale 3/8" with length ?? 21/26 VAGRANT (second)
772 ditto all MARIETTE OHONKARA" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model Description:
"56' lwl Vagrant, schooner-yacht of 1910 of composite (steel frame, wood planking) construction. Also, with change in scale, the 79'1" lwl riveted steel schooner Vagrant (II) of 1913, and her near sisters the 80' lwl Mariette of 1916 and Ohonkara of 1919." (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.


Text

Nathanael G. Herreshoff

"[Copyright-restricted content.]" (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. Diary, 1915 to 1916. Manuscript (excerpts). Diary access courtesy of Halsey C. Herreshoff.)

"The following winter [1915-1916] proved a busy [one] and I had to carry on the work alone. Of the sailing craft, the eighty feet waterline steel schooner MARIETTE, the New York Yacht Club Forty Foot Class of eleven, the sixteen foot "Fish Class" of twenty-two [twenty-three boats built for the 1916 sailing season, plus three boats for the 1917 season, making a total of twenty-six], the Buzzards Bay Fifteen Foot Class of six, and several others were built." (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. 73.)

L. Francis Herreshoff

"For the season of 1913 Captain Nat designed the steel schooner 'Vagrant' of eighty-five foot rating for Harold S. Vanderbilt. This was the second schooner this owner had had named 'Vagrant,' and her principal dimensions were, L.O.A., one hundred and nine feet; L.W.L., eighty feet; beam, twenty-four feet ten inches; draft, fourteen feet ten inches. 'Vagrant' was built to Lloyd's rules of construction as a 100 A-l vessel so was comparatively heavy, but though not particularly handsome, on account of her rather straight shear; she nevertheless proved to be so well liked that there were eventually two others like her built. They were the 'Mariette,' built in 1916 for J. F. Brown of Boston (afterward named 'Cleopatra's Barge') and the 'Ohonkara,' built in 1920 for Carl Tucker of New York. These three steel schooners were particularly able and comfortable and had a lot of accommodation." (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. 282.)

Other Contemporary Text Source(s)

"... Designer Nathaniel G. Herreshoff arrived home at Bristol last Wednesday [October 13, 1915] from his wedding trip on board the power cruiser Helianthus. Mr and Mrs. Herreshoff cruised up the Connecticut River and in Long Island Sound, visiting New York." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, October 17, 1915, p. 59.)

"... Work of laying down the new schooner for J. Fred Brown of Boston was started at Herreshoff's last Friday [October 22, 1915]. At the same time work on the mold for the keel was started, and it is expected that the steel frames and plating for the schooner will begin to arrive soon." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, October 24, 1915, p. 36.)

"... The construction of the steel auxiliary schooner for J. Fred Brown of Boston at Herreshoff's will be started within the week. The workmen have finished 'laying down' the craft and the forms, the same as were used in the construction of Harold S. Vanderbilt's schooner Vagrant, were assembled last week. The bending of the steel frames for tht schooner has been started, but the lead keel will not be run until the Resolute has been moved from the South shop. ..." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, November 7, 1915, p. 51.)

"... The lead keel for J. Fred Brown's big schooner was moulded at Herreshoff's the first of last week. Fully 65 tons of metal were run into the mould. With the keel moulded and trimmed up the latter part of the week, the first of the steel frames and the keel plate have been set up. ..." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, December 5, 1915, p. 25.)

"... J. Fred Brown's steel auxiliary schooner, building at Herreshoff's which is to be completed before the 1st of June [1916], is about one-third completed. All the frames are up and the steel sheating is well under way.
Capt 'Nat' Herreshoff, the yacht designer, was appointed last week a member of the Rhode Island Harbor Commission bv Gov. Beeckman. This is the first public office that 'Capt Nat' has held." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, January 16, 1916, p. 51.)

"... This Winter Herreshoff is employing fully 500 hands, the largest number of men in the history of the yacht building plant, and at that with the great amount of new construction contracted for, the yard is short-handed. ..." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, January 30, 1916, p. 39.)

"... J. Fred Brown's 80-foot waterline steel schooner is nearing a general finish and will be delivered on time. All the outside work is ended and the inside finish is well under way. ..." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, March 26, 1916, p. 60.)

"... The schooner building for J. Fred Brown at Herreshoff's will be ready for launching in about a week. It is to be named Mariette. ..." (Source: Anon. "Yachting Knots and Splices." New York Sun, April 23, 1916, p. 16.)

"BRISTOL, R. I. May 23 [1916]. --- The schooner yacht of steel construction ordered by J Fred Brown of Boston last Fall, of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, was launched this afternoon with the owner and a party of friends from Boston on board.
The schooner is named Mariette and was christened by Mis Brown from a position at the bow. Designer Nat Herreshoff superintended the launching." (Source: Anon. "J. F. Brown's New Yacht Mariette Is Launched." Boston Daily Globe, May 24, 1916, p. 7.)

"The new schooner yacht Mariette, belonging to J. Fred Brown of the Boston and Eastern Yacht Clubs, has been launched from the Herreshoff yards at Bristol, R. I. She was designed by N. G. Herreshoff and confessedly built to give Rear Commodore Harold S. Vanderbilt's schooner Vagrant [#719s] a race worth while in an open regatta. Mariette is almost a counterpart of the Vagrant, being but three feet longer on over-all measurement --- 112 feet and 9 feet on the waterline --- 89 feet. Their beam is the same, 24 feet, and the draught is 14 feet 10 inches for the Vagrant as against 14 feet 6 inches for the Marietta. Richard Sherlock, a well-known yachting skipper in Eastern waters, is to command the new craft." (Source: Anon. "New Craft is Launched. J. Fred Brown's Yacht is Designed to Race Vanderbilt's Vagrant." New York Times, May 27, 1916, p. 13.)

"... The rainy weather of the past two weeks has put back the work of finishing J. Fred Brown's auxiliary schooner Mariette, although when possible the painters, riggers and joiners have been working evenings until 9 o'clock aboard the yacht. ...
Capt Dick Sherlock, who was navigator aboard the Vanitie and master of the Sea Call, has been engaged as master of J. Fred Brown's new auxiliary schooner Mariette. ..." (Source: Anon. "Notes from the Week's Log." Boston Globe, June 18, 1916, p. 58.)

"BRISTOL. R I. June 18 [1916] --- The steel schooner yacht Marietta, built by Herreshoff for J. Fred Brown of Boston, successfully passed its first tests under canvas and engine power today. Mr Brown and a party of friends and Mr and Mrs Herreshoff were on board. The owner was greatly pleased by the boat's performances. She will leave for New London Tuesday." (Source: Anon. "New Steel Yacht Marietta Shows Speed In Its Tests." Boston Globe, June 19, 1916, p. 6.)

"Several members of the New York Yacht Club who were at Newport for the week-end witnessed the trial of the new schooner yacht Mariette, just completed by Herreshoff for J. Fred Brown of Boston, and which is fashioned on the lines of Rear Commodore Harold S. Vanderbilt's schooner Vagrant. Mariette was built for the express purpose of defeating Vagrant, if possible, and the two are expected to meet in several races off Newport and Marblehead during the coming season.
Mariette, which, like Vagrant, is an auxilliary, made her trial under power over the measured course in Bristol Harbor exceeding a speed of ten miles an hour by three-quarters of a mile. Then she was sent under sail with a good fifteen-knot breeze blowing from the southwest up Narragansett Bay with every stitch of canvas except her fore-topsail set, making the run to Newport in time that was satisfactory both to her owner and designer, both of whom were on board.
Some of those who saw the trial think she is a bit faster in stays than the Vagrant, though she is rather lighter in rig as a whole. Running up the bay before the wind she passed everything afloat, and Captain Sherlock then hauled the sheets in and gave her a chance at a broad reach, running her up to Ohio Ledge and then returning to the harbor. She is getting her tuning-up this week and will go East for a few trial races before coming to Newport Harbor to meet Vagrant." (Source: Anon. "Mariette Is Tried Out. Yacht Designed as Rival for Vanderbilt's Vagrant Shows Speed." New York Times, June 22, 1916, p. 13.)

"The Mariette, the new schooner built by Herreshoffs for J. Fred Brown, after successful trials off Bristol sailed for New London last Tuesday. Rainy weather in the past two weeks kept back the finishing of this yacht considerably and for nearly 10 days before she left the builder's yard. Mr Brown lived aboard." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, June 25, 1916, p. 58.)

"... Although J. Fred Brown's auxiliary schooner Mariette was taken by her owner to the races at New London, the yacht had to return to Bristol for the final finishing. This work has been completed and the Mariette has left Herreshoff's fully completed and rigged. ... " (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, July 9, 1916, p. 51.)

"... All the work on J. Fred Brown's new schooner Mariette has not been completed by Herreshoff; as the yacht was in Bristol Harbor all of last week having the finishing touches applied. ... " (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, July 16, 1916, p. 50.)

"Fred Brown's auxiliary schooner Mariette, which was launched at Herreshoff's nearly two months ago, has not come east of Cape Cod, as her owner is having trouble in obtaining and retaining aboard the schooner a crew, owing to the large demand for hands in the coastwise shipping." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, July 30, 1916, p. 39.)

"The schooner Mariette, owned by J. Fred Brown of Boston, which has yet to make her first appearance in home waters, is again at Herreshoff's, having finish and repairs made on deck and in the cabins." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, August 20, 1916, p. 48.)

"... J. Fred Brown's auxiliary schooner Mariette has finally left Herreshoff's yard, as she sailed from Bristol last Monday [August 28, 1916] afternoon for a three week's fishing cruise on the banks. When the schooner returns from this cruise it is expected that she will make port at Boston. ... " (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen." Boston Daily Globe, September 3, 1916, p. 54.)

"J. Fred Brown's auxiliary schooner Mariette is the largest of the local yachting fleet in commission this Summer. Like the schooner Enchantress, the Mariette has been commissioned under a short rig so that she can he handled with a small crew. Last Sunday afternoon the schooner paid a visit to Marblehead." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, August 12, 1917, p. 50.)

"J. Fred Brown's 50-foot auxiliary schooner Mariette, built in 1916 by Herreshoff, is probably the largest of the Massachusetts Bay yachting fleet in commission this season. The schooner was at Marblehead last Sunday, but unlike last season the Mariette has not been used under shortened rig." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, June 16, 1918, p. 49.)

"The auxiliary schooner Mariette, built in 1916 by Herreshoff's for J. Fred Brown of Boston, arrived at Herreshoff's last Sunday to be laid up during the Winter months. The schooner had just returned from a long offshore cruise." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, November 2, 1919, p. 54.)

"The fact that J. Fred Brown's auxiliary schooner Marietta [sic, i.e. Mariette], tied up alongside Herreshoff's shops, was housed over, allowed repairs and overhauling to progress throughout the Winter months. This work is now completed, and the Marietta is to be rigged for early commissioning this season." (Source: Anon. "Notes From The Week's Log." New York Times, March 28, 1920, p. 8.)

"Interesting is the development toward schooner class racing this season, as heard at Herreshoffs'. There are two fast two-stickers already at Bristol, including the new racer Ohonkara, built for Carl Tucker of New York and launched last February. Also the Mariette, practically of the same design, owned by J. Fred Brown of Boston, is at the yard fitting out. The two schooners are lying close to each other. Both being made ready for the first race of the season, in which it is expected the Vagrant, built at Bristol for Vice Commodore Harold S. Vanderbilt in 1913, will be a contender." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, April 4, 1920, p. 53.)

"... The schooner Marietta, owned by J. Fred Brown of Boston, moored since last Fall at the Herreshoff dock, is emerging from her Winter covering, under which many improvements and repairs were made. The yacht will be in stream and ready for her sails before the yachting season begins. ..." (Source: Anon. "Notes From The Week's Log." Boston Globe, May 2, 1920, p. 61.)

"Work of fitting out J. Fred Brown's 80-foot waterline auxiliary schooner Mariette, one of the first yachts on which work was started this Spring at Lawley's has been held up. In the last two weeks for a now foremast. When the crew started to scrape the foremast it was found to be quite badly weakened by dry rot, necessitating a new stick." (Source: Anon. "Notes From the Week's Log." Boston Globe, May 13, 1923, p. 65.)

"Commodore Nathaniel F. Ayer, whose former schooner Queen Mab [#698s ex-Vagrant I] won for him many prizes in the club's cruises of the last few seasons, will not be able to take part in racing this season, as his new schooner Lynx V, built from the designs of George Owen by Niccolo Martinolich at Lussinpic-colo, Island of Lussin, on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriactic, has not arrived on this side of the Atlantic.
The blue flag of Commodore Ayer for the cruise will be flown from the mainmast head of J. Harry Brown's 80-foot waterline auxiliary schooner Mariette, a sister yacht to Harold Van-derbilt's Vagrant [#719s]. The Mariette has been loaned to Commodore Ayer by Capt Brown for the cruise." (Source: Anon. "Yachts and Yachtsmen. Eastern Y.C. Cruise to Maine Coast." Boston Globe, July 4, 1926, p. B51.)

"Although enrolled in the Eastern Yacht Club fleet for the last dozen years under the colors of Jacob Frederick Brown of Boston, the 80-foot waterline auxiliary schooner Mariette will next season fly the well-known private signal of the Crowninshield family of the North-Shore, as she has been sold by Mr Brown to Frank B. Crowninshield through the agency of John G. Alden.
Mariette, under the Brown colors of a red and blue swallow-tail with a white 'B,' has been for many Summers one of the best known of the larger schooner yachts of the Massachusets Bay fleet. Besides being very familiar to the yachtsmen of the bay, the Mariette also was well known to the skippers and crews of the fishing fleet, as Mr Brown made many trips to the fishing banks aboard the schooner for deep sea fishing. Also at times the schooner was rigged with a pulpit and sailed off-shore for a week or more after swordfish.
Mariette was built by Herreshoff in 1916, for Jacob Frederick Brown, the molds of Commodore Harold F. Vanderbilt's famous Vagrant [#719s], that was commissioned three years previous, being used. In fact Vagrant, Ohonkara [#827s], owned by Carll Tucker, and Mariette, were built from the same design, but owing to various amendment to the American rating rule, made between the building dates of the schooners, all rate different.
The Mariette is 109 feet over all, 80 feet waterline, 23 feet 9 inches beam, 14 feet 10 inches draft, and had a new four-cylinder Speedway engine installed in 1921 for auxiliary power. Under the colors of her former owner the Mariette made Hull her home port, out hereafter Marblehead will be the home anchorage of the schooner, as Frank Crowninshield has his Summer home at Peachs Point." (Source: Anon. "Mariette Changes Ownership. Well-Known Schooner Purchased by Frank B. Crowinshield." Boston Globe, October 30, 1927, p. A62.)

Further Reading
  • Taglang, Jacques. Mariette and the Herreshoff Schooners. Two vols. Eynesse, 2010.
    Vessel biographies, large-scale sail and lines plans reproduced from original HMCo plans. The definitive book on Herreshoff schooners.
  • Crowninshield, F. B. The Log of Cleopatra's Barge II. 1928-1942. Privately printed, Boston, 1948.
    Cruise account of Cleopatra's Barge ex-Mariette. Photos.
  • Bray, Maynard. "Herreshoff's Mariette." Maritime Life and Traditions #21, Winter 2003. p. 42-54. (2,643 kB)
    Document is copyrighted: Yes, used with permission. Vessel history. Detailed technical discussion of rivetted steel construction. Plans. Photos.
  • Valent, Ron and Mike Hanyi. "A Day's Racing on Mariette." Maritime Life and Traditions #21, Winter 2003. p. 45-57. (610 kB)
    Document is copyrighted: Yes. Race report.
  • Taglang, Jacques. "Mariette and the Magic of Herreshoff." Classic Boat Magazine, October 2010, p. 28-34. (669 kB)
    Document is copyrighted: Yes. Vessel history. Plan. Photos.

Images

Registers

1917 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#1927)
Name: Mariette
Owner: Jacob Frederick Brown; Port: Boston, Mass.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], AuxSch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-8; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker HmCo.; Sails made in [19]16
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Gas Eng. 4 Cyc. 8 Cyl. 5 1/2 x 6; Maker Van Blerck

1920 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#1824)
Name: Mariette
Owner: Jacob Frederick Brown; Port: Boston, Mass.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], AuxSch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker HMCo.; Sails made in [19]16
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Gas Eng. 4 St. 8 Cyl. 5 1/2 x 6; Maker Van Blerck

1923 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#1820)
Name: Mariette
Owner: Jacob Frederick Brown; Port: Boston, Mass.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], AuxSch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-8; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker HmCo.; Sails made in [19]22
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Gas Eng. 4 Cyc. 8 Cyl. 5 1/2 x 6; Maker Van Blerck

1925 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#1940)
Name: Mariette
Owner: Jacob Frederick Brown; Port: Boston, Mass.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker HMCo, R&L [Ratsey&Lapthorn New York]; Sails made in [19]16
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Gas Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 5 3/4 x 7. 1924; Maker Speedway
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1928 List of Merchant Vessels of the U.S. (#768.37)
Name; Former Name(s): Cleopatra's Barge II; Mariette
Owner: Francis B. Crowninshield (General Delivery, Boca Granda, Fla.); Port: Tampa, Fla.
Official no. 214009; Type & Rig Ga.s. [gasoline engine, screw]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; Reg. Length 97.6; Extr. Beam 23.7; Depth 16.2
Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Horsepower: 100
Note: Crew: 14

1930 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#885)
Name; Former Name(s): Cleopatra's Barge II; Mariette
Owner: Francis B. Crowninshield; Port: Boca Grande; Port of Registry: Tampa, Fla.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-8; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker HMCo. and R&L [Ratsey&Lapthorn New York]; Sails made in [19]22
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916 6 mo.
Engine Gas Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 5 3/4 x 7. 1924; Maker Speedway
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1935 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#1007)
Name; Former Name(s): Cleopatra's Barge II; Mariette
Owner: Francis B. Crowninshield; Port: Boca Grande; Port of Registry: Tampa, Fla.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-8; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker R&L [Ratsey&Lapthorn New York]; Sails made in [19]33
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916 6 mo.
Engine Gas Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 5 3/4 x 7. 1924; Maker Speedway
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1940 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#1228)
Name; Former Name(s): Cleopatra's Barge II; Mariette
Owner: Francis B. Crowninshield; Port: Boca Grande; Port of Registry: Tampa, Fla.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker Wilson-Ratsey; Sails made in [19]38
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916 6 mo.
Engine Gas Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 5 3/4 x 7. 1924; Maker Speedway
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1947 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#2164)
Name; Former Name(s): Gee Gee III; Cleopatra's Barge II, Mariette
Owner: M. Porter Johnson; Port: Marblehead; Port of Registry: Boston, Mass.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker Cooney; Sails made in [19]46; Sail Area 5600
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Oil Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 4 1/4 x 5. NE 1946. 19 N[ominal] HP; Maker General Motors
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1950 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#2081)
Name; Former Name(s): Evening Star; Gee Gee III, Cleopatra's Barge II, Mariette
Owner: John P. Hazzard; Port: Morehead City, N.C.; Port of Registry: Boston, Mass.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker Cooney; Sails made in [19]46; Sail Area 5600
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Gas Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 4 1/4 x 5. 1946; Maker General Motors
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1955 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#2960)
Name; Former Name(s): Guinevere; Evening Star, Gee Gee III, Cleopatra's Barge II, Mariette
Owner: Mrs. Edgar Palmer; Port: Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], FD [Flush Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 109-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Depth 16-3; Draught 14-10
Sailmaker Griffin [City Island, NY]; Sails made in [19]52; Sail Area 5600
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine Oil Eng. 2 Cyc. 6 Cyl. 4 1/4 x 5. 1955. 147 HP; Maker General Motors
Note: [Lloyds Classified]

1967 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#5104)
Name; Former Name(s): Le Voyageur; Guinevere, Evening Star, Gee Gee III, Cleopatra's Barge II, Mariette
Owner: Louis A. Benoist; Port: San Francisco, Calif.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], RD [Raised Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 110-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Draught 16-0
Sailmaker Sutter; Sail Area 8000
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine 2 Oil Eng. 4 Cyc. 6 Cyl. Reb. 1964. 165 HP; Maker Gray
Note: [Lloyds Classified],

1970 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#5356)
Name; Former Name(s): Le Voyageur; Guinevere, Evening Star, Cleopatra's Barge II, Mariette
Owner: Louis A. Benoist; Port: San Francisco, Calif.
Official no. 214009; Building Material Steel; Type & Rig K[eel], RD [Raised Deck], Aux Sch[ooner]
Tons Gross 128; Tons Net 123; LOA 110-0; LWL 80-0; Extr. Beam 23-9; Draught 16-0
Sailmaker Sutter; Sail Area 8000
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1916
Engine 2 Oil Eng. 4 Cyc. 6 Cyl. Reb. 1964. 165 HP; Maker Gray
Note: [Lloyds Classified],

Source: Various Yacht Lists and Registers. For complete biographical information see the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné under Data Sources. Note that this section shows only snapshots in time and should not be considered a provenance, although it can help creating one.

Supplement

From the 1920 and earlier HMCo Index Cards at the MIT Museum
  • Note: The vessel index cards comprise two sets of a total of some 3200 cards about vessels built by HMCo, with dimensions and information regarding drawings, later or former vessel names, and owners. They were compiled from HMCo's early days until 1920 and added to in later decades, apparently by Hart Nautical curator William A. Baker and his successors. While HMCo seems to have used only one set of index cards, all sorted by name and, where no name was available, by number, later users at MIT apparently divided them into two sets of cards, one sorted by vessel name, the other by vessel number and greatly expanded the number of cards. Original HMCo cards are usually lined and almost always punched with a hole at bottom center while later cards usually have no hole, are unlined, and often carry substantially less information. All cards are held by the Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections of the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass.
From the 1931 HMCo-published Owner's List

Name: Marietta
Type: Schooner
Length: 80'
Owner: Brown, J. F.

Source: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. "A Partial List of Herreshoff Clients." In: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Herreshoff Yachts. Bristol, Rhode Island, ca. 1931.

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

Name: Mariette
Type: 80' aux. schooner; later known as "Cleopatra's Barge"
Owner: Jacob F. Brown
Year: 1916
Row No.: 409

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.

From the 2000 (ca.) Transcription of the HMCo Construction Record by Vermilya/Bray

Month: Oct.
Day: 07
Year: 1915
E/P/S: S
No.: 0772
Name: Mariette
LW: 80'
Rig: Schooner
K: y
Ballast: Lead O.
Amount: 75,000.00
Last Name: Brown
First Name: J. F.

Source: Vermilya, Peter and Maynard Bray. "Transcription of the HMCo. Construction Record." Unpublished database, ca. 2000.

Note: The transcription of the HMCo Construction Record by Peter Vermilya and Maynard Bray was performed independently (and earlier) than that by Claas van der Linde. A comparison of the two transcriptions can be particularly useful in those many cases where the handwriting in the Construction Record is difficult to decipher.

Link to the Herreshoff Registry

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Research Note(s)

"Built in 229 days (contract to launch; equivalent to $328/day, 1276 lbs displacement/day)." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. January 21, 2018.)

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