Wild Goose

wild gooseSpecifications:

  • Designer: Walter McInnis
  • Launched: 1929 Gloucester Yacht Yard
  • Gloucester MA, Ben Colby Manager
  • LOA: 47’ 6” LWL: 34’ 6”
  • Beam: 11’ 8”
  • Draft: 6’ 5”
  • Sail Area: 1265 sq. ft.
  • Displacement: 28,000 lbs
  • Power: Diesel, Perkins 4-108
  • Diesel Transmission: Hurth

With a spacious cockpit, Wild Goose comfortably accommodates ten members and guests. She sleeps 5 and has a full galley with stove, oven, microwave, sink and refrigerator. Berthed on E Dock in Montrose Harbor, she is the oldest sailboat moored in Chicago. She is one of seven Eastward Schooners, most built in the 1920’s and 1930’s, of which four are still afloat. Under full sail and with a fresh breeze, she can cruise at nine knots. Her wooden dinghy is named Chase.

Restoration of the Wild Goose is expected to begin later in 2016 in St. Joseph, Michigan.