Carl Beckman’s 79’ dragger slides overboard September, 16th, 1939. Four months later, Clyson Coffin’s 110’ dragger, now in frame beyond Pelican, will be christened as the St. George. That’s John I. Snow’s steam tug Sommers N. Smith on the railway.
Pelican was designed by Albert E. Condon; Ernest A. Gamage was her master builder. Her drawings are at Mystic Seaport.