‘Prettiest schooner that ever floated’: Restored old lady of the sea lures past sailors

She’s in her eighth decade and is described as “gorgeous” by three men who adore her. Wawaloon is a gaff schooner built on Tancook Island in 1946. She’s been lovingly restored by Harley Schofield, who bought the former herring fishing boat in 2013 for $5,000. “It’s a gorgeous boat, the prettiest schooner that ever floated,” Schofield said Wednesday. This week, he and two other men from Wawaloon’s past were aboard the restored vessel in waters off Chester. There have only been six owners in Wawaloon’s 71-year history. click here to read the story 13:52