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What Became Of Windflower? DL Marina Users Might Know

29th January 2018
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Peter Tangvald aboard Windflower at Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbour, 30 December 1958 Peter Tangvald aboard Windflower at Terminal Island in Los Angeles Harbour, 30 December 1958 Photo: USC Libraries Special Collections

#ClassicBoats - WoodenBoat magazine has put out an appeal for any leads as to the whereabouts of Windflower, a two-masted sailboat sold in Los Angeles nearly 60 years ago and whose trace has since been lost.

The EP Hart-designed, 45-foot yawl was build in the UK in 1928 and by the 1950s had found its way to the US west coast, specifically Los Angeles where it was sold by Peter Tangvald in 1959.

With no trail to follow from this sale, the magazine turned to social media for clues — and may have found a lead from a reader who believes they saw the boat, or one very much like it, in Dun Laoghaire Marina around the year 2000.

If you can confirm this sighting or have any other relevant information, get in touch with WooodenBoat’s Facebook page or have your say in the comments below.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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