Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Records of Concordia Company (Coll. 350)

The Records of Concordia Company, 1938-2001, are now available for use in the Collections Research Center. Concordia Company was founded by Llewellyn Howland in 1926. In 1932 Llewellyn transferred the company to his son Waldo, and Marblehead racing celebrity, C. Raymond Hunt. Most famous for their yawls, all but four were built by Abeking & Rasmussen, Concordia Company plays a vital role in yachting history. They continue to design and build boats today.

The collection includes records for twenty-three 17' sloops, ninety-eight yawls, and twenty-three other boats. Within these boat folders are correspondence between owners and Concordia Company as well as sketches, bills, invoices and many miscellaneous items. The collection also includes business correspondence with Abeking & Rasmussen, Fenwick Williams, and C. Raymond Hunt among others, bills of sale, building contracts, notes, IOR ratings, and other miscellaneous records.

These records complement items in the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library and general collection. There is a plethora of information for owners, researchers, and anyone who loves Concordia and her designs. For more information on accessing these records please contact the Collections and Research Department of Mystic Seaport at 860-572-5367 or

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