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The Early Years

About the Designer

The War Years

Abandoned at Sea

A Move to the Pacific

The South Pacific

The 80's


A labor of Love

A Move to Dana Point

Keeping her Ship Shape


The Races

The Blueprints

Tall Ships, Windjammers and Schooners

Ship Specifications






Welcome to the Historical Site for the Schooner Curlew

A 1926 John Alden Designed Schooner, Curlew has a rich and varied history, which continues to unfold. Recognized in 2009 as a Historic Vessel by the City of Dana Point, CA, Curlew is a remarkable relic of the golden age of wooden boat construction, sailing and racing.

We hope you will enjoy this site and the depth of information we have tried to capture. If you have encountered Curlew somewhere in your past and have additional stories, pictures or details of her past we would love to hear from you and incorporate them into this site. Please contact me,

Robert (Bob) A Harrison, at

949-922-2759 or Curlew@CurlewCharters.com




Robert A Harrison, Owner
(949) 922-2759

Curlew Charters Corporate Site
Curlew Corporate Office
34145 Pacific Coast Hwy #608
Dana Point, Ca 92629