The Sea Mist
Built in 1957 at Jansen
December 2009: We heard from former owner of Sea Mist,
Doug Templin, in December 2009, announcing the publication of Red
Star on the Sail, a work of fiction staring a "fictitious"
Sea Mist as a major
player. Doug owned and sailed Sea Mist for about four decades. After a
fruitful career pioneering of 2-part urethanes for wooden boats, and
being a former owner of Detco Marine (manufacturer of Detco Deck and Hull
Caulks), during which period he continued to sail, he has retired and
turned his hand to writing.
Below is a brief description of Red Star on the Sail from Doug's website: http://www.dougtemp.com.
What do you have when you add a touch of fine sculpture to what was already fine art personified? You've got Sea Mist, the only Sea Witch with a figurehead!
By definition, all Sea Witches are head turners. But Sea Mist probably has them all beat. As the only Sea Witch with a figurehead, and obviously one that has been maintained with meticulous loving care, Sea Mist has to be about the most unique cruising vessel in existence today.
On October 30, 2008 Dave and Jan Peters gave us the news that they had sold Sea Mist (with all due regrets, after a long and loving association), to Mark Robertson, of Melbourne, Australia, and that Sea Mist's future home port will be "down under." They had this message for us:
We hope that isn't the last we hear from Dave and Jan. They will always be members of the Sea Witch Community, and we wish them well in their new life as full time landlubbers in the spectacular Pacific Northwest.
We immediately contacted the new owner, Mark Robertson, who we welcomed into our community. We were delighted to hear from him within the hour, with the information that he will be shipping Sea Mist from the States to Australia on a roll on roll off ship, and she is scheduled to arrive down under on the 22nd of December. Of Sea Mist and it's expected arrival date, and of the Sea Witch Home Page, he says:
April, 2010: See the many historical photos sent by Mark taken at Jansen Boat Yard and Los Angeles after Sea Mist (then Lille Havfrue). arrival in Los Angeles below.
SEA MIST PHOTOS
Early in the history of this web site, previous owners, Dave and Janet Peters, did us the great favor of sending a copy of the lines of Sea Mist, our first big breakthrough in my quest for the plans of Sea Witch, since added to by Roger Marlin and present Sea Mist owner, Mark Robertson.
of great photos, Dave
and Janet maintain a photo album site at http://homepage.mac.com/seamist36.
Though a private web site originally intended strictly for
family members, the Peters have extended the welcome mat to their "Sea
Mist" family as well. The password to get you
into this scenic domain is "angelman."