When and If

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When and If was built in 1967, is 100 feet long, and flies the U.S. flag

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When General (then colonel) George S. Patton commissioned one of America’s greatest designers to conceive him a boat to be built by F.F Pendleton of Wiscasset, Maine in 1939, he had the ultimate ambition in mind:
"When the war is over, and if I live through it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world."
Pictures above and below taken Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Duluth, the night before Tall Ships Duluth opened up.
Maintained in impeccable condition, When And If remained in the Patton family until 1972 when the General’s nephew, Neal Ayer, made a gift of the vessel to the Landmark school in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts where she became the centerpiece of a sail training program for dyslexic children.

After extensive storm damage in 1990, When And If passed back into private ownership and was painstakingly rebuilt over the course of the next three years.

When And If spent the next 17 years cruising the coast of the U.S. and occasionally racing in classic yacht regattas. Early in 2012 Doug Hazlitt purchased the When And If and returned the vessel to its original and Bristol condition.

When and If arrived Duluth on August 18, 2016 as a part of the Tall Ships Duluth 2016. Below, she reentered as part of the Parade of Sail the next day.
She took many visitors out for a ride and hobnobbed with the Momma Duck that came with the celebration of Tall Ships.

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