The Sea Chantey
SEA CHANTEY has finally made its debut on this site.
We received an email, dated April
16th, 2011, from Brad Pease, proudly owning up to
being the new owner. Brad tells us:
I have purchased the SEA CHANTEY, and have transported her (from Ventura, CA) to our boatyard on Cape Cod for restoration. I first saw a Sea Witch while working as a life guard on Hilton Head Island – it was 1975. She would sail along the coast on many a afternoon and I dreamed that one day I might do the same.
Fair Winds – Brad PeaseBrad tells us that Sea Chantey is great structurally and was given a new engine only a couple of years ago, but she's due for some deck work, interior and exterior re-finishing, new cushions, sails, and he'll be taking a closer look at the general rigging. He has provided us with an initial set of photos taken before and after Sea Chantey was trucked to his boatyard at Cape Cod, including what Brad has described as "a whole new generation of pirates" – five of his grandchildren and two daughters – adding that these new sailors will undoubtedly be learning to sing chanteys in no time.
We certainly wish Brad and his crew good luck and fair winds – and many exciting adventures aboard the Sea Chantey.