Black Douglas Narrowly Survives
George Stoll probably saved the Black
Douglas from becoming a rusting hulk for divers. The story goes that the
Black Douglas (teQuest) had
been tethered to someone's private island and used for power generation for about 6 years.
The previous owners went bankrupt after running aircraft parts around the Bahamas.
During her time in the Turks, little maintenance, if any was performed.
Luckily she didn't sink. Anyway, George bought her and the Enterprise Engine got her
to Ft. Lauderdale to be re-skinned in 1972. The hull was very thin in many places
from rust. The Enterprise Engine had a clogged cooling system, so she boiled water
to Ft. Lauderdale.
(Pictures from Scott Halpern)
Tacky !! Hard to believe that this is now the Aquarius!
Notice the cargo mast & boom mounted where the WW2 gun was.
Notice the tacky deck patching job.
I am glad that were able to steer with a nice helm.
Look ma, no railings.