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Dorin & Uki Robinson, Seattle

Year: 1929
Designer: Carl Nordstrom
Builder: Vic Franck, Seattle, WA
Length: 44 feet
Beam: 12 feet
Draft: 3 feet 8 inches
Original Power: Sterling
Current Power: Isuzu (diesel)
Construction: Port Orford cedar planking over steam-bent white oak frames, Mahogany cabin. Yellow cedar decks.
Home Port: Seattle, Washington


"Several years ago when the Robinsons were cruising Desolation Sound, British Columbia, they docked for a few hours in a small Native American village. An elderly Indian man hobbled down and stood for some time looking over every inch of the boat. Finally, he came up to the pilothouse and asked, 'Do you know what Cle Illahee means? It means "Home on the Water."' 'When I returned home to Seattle,' owner Dorin Robinson admits, 'I looked it up, and he was right. And she's certainly been that for us'."