Albert Condon’s drawings for this 110’ dragger are, like all his work, very detailed. There’s no guessing the size, shape, and location of the pieces that go into building her. Snow’s Shipyard was already bustling before its wartime expansion. A new wooden dragger or seiner had slid off the ways every few months since the place was reorganized around 1936. Two other big ones like the St. George (the North Star and Belmont) followed in September, 1940 and April, 1941.
Before moving to Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Albert Condon had supervised construction at Snow’s. After the move, he continued drawing plans for Snow’s and for the Newbert & Wallace yard in Thomaston. Mystic Seaport now owns all of Albert Condon’s drawings.