…when Brock handed me this month’s issue of Sea magazine, opened to page 29. There, in full color, is a photo of my darling KJ, with this accompanying information (the fact that she is designed by Bill Garden is the only correct fact in the entire thing):
“William Garden-designed Katherine Jane. Photo courtesy of Brooke & Phomia Pierson. Built of carvel-planked mahogany at the Stephens Brothers Shipyard in Stockton, California, this 60-footer was used as a showboat. It was purchased in 1962 by Pabst Blue Ribbon, which named the yacht Miss 102 after a favorite batch of brew. Owners Brooke and Phomia Pierson are selling the yacht (repowered in 1993 with twin Cummins diesels that output 1200 hp) in order to buy a larger vintage vessel. Potential buyers can email the couple at …”
Huh. Go figure.
I think what happened was some sloppy editing in their photo section there (there is no info for photo #2 and I suspect it all got jumbled from there). I dashed off a quick note to the editors of the magazine and will be most curious as to their response!
I guess that happens when you’re famous, eh? All sorts of misinformation begins to appear??