Jim Rogers sent me this photo showing CARITAS before WW2. She was built by Krupp in Germany, in 1925, designed by the US firm of Cox & Stevens.
July 2006 Jim Metternich sent me the letter below about this ship:
I was present when the ship was towed into the mouth of the Smith River by Joe Sierka just after the war ended (WWII). It was a floating restaurant gift shop for years before it was raised to the hard. I actually worked there as the”dock boy” etc. It brings back some wonderful memories.
I just finished reading “Troller Yacht” and really enjoyed it. I’m getting a little old, but have always dreamed of building such a boat. I’ve owned many boats but few that I really liked.I love to browse the fishing ports on the Oregon coast for old boats.
|This is a model of a WW1 coastal patrol boat. Like the yacht above, she’s long and narrow, making her fuel efficient and seaworthy. This model is in the small museum inside the ship above!|