WILD WIND 2, 1977

The new vessel awaits transport to the launching site at West Waldoboro, Maine. Builders Bert Carter, left, and Lowell (Tom ) Hildings, right, prepare the cradle for the 2-mile drag. WILD WIND 2 was the first craft built by owner-fisherman Hildings, who had learned the craft five years earlier by helping veteran Gus Skoog build his WILD WIND 1. At this time, Bert was also a novice to the boat building trade; he started helping his brother Fernald Carter in the winter of 1975-76.

In the foreground sits a nice round bottom skiff; to the right is the pile of cedar edgings from planking the boat.

Woods Used in Boats

Catalog Number LB2005.24.3430