In September 1999 while on vacation with my wife, Anne, I
visited Gloucester, Massachusetts, home port of marine
architect, Phil Bolger. I knew Mr. Bolger treasures his privacy, and in no
way did I want to barge in on him, but I hoped to catch a glimpse of his
live-aboard yacht, the Resolution. I had read all of Mr. Bolger's
books. The Folding Schooner and Other Adventures in Boat Design
describes how he designed Resolution to live and work aboard. I had
seen the boat's interior in his videotape "Life with Lily,"
and in photos in a Wooden Boat magazine article done on him a few years back.
I was intrigued by its standing lug rig, which he praised in his book 100
Small Boat Rigs. I knew he had for several years lived aboard the Resolution,
anchored somewhere in the vicinity of Gloucester.
By asking around the waterfront, I learned that he no longer lives aboard,
but I was able to find the boat and get up close enough to take some
pictures. I suspect other Bolger addicts will enjoy seeing these. Click on
any picture to get a closer look.