Beebe-McLellan Type Pulling/Sailing Surfboat
Self-bailing, but not self-righting; 25ft. 4in. overall length, 7ft. 0in. greatest breadth, 2ft. 7in. depth amidships; weight approx. 1300lbs.; 3 or 4 thwarts for up to 6 or 8 oars (12ft. long of ash) rowed in double-banked configuration; sprit sailing rig of single mast with jib and spritsail, with droppable centerboard added about 1900; double-ended clinker built hull of white cedar planks over white oak frames with galvanized iron fasteners; watertight deck of white cedar; self-bailing in approximately 20sec. by means of watertight deck above waterline with 12 square white pine relieving tubes with rubber self-acting valves through bottom of hull; side air chambers; centerline water ballast tank; cork-filled fenders. Almost all of these boats were built by the Beebe Boatyard in Greenport, Long Island over the years 1887 to 1918.