Local boatbuilder and historian Ralph W. Stanley and illustrator
and publisher Ted Walsh will discuss Friendship sloops at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Friday, July 10th
at 4:30pm. There are more than twelve Friendship Sloops in the MDI
area. Stanley and Hughes recent book, Lasting Friendships, A Century of
Friendship Sloops, a collaboration with the Friendship Sloop Society,
chronicles the history of the boat and catalogs the surviving sloops.
Their upcoming talk at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library will focus on
why the Friendship sloop has survived and why it still has such a loyal