Seeking Schooner Madrigal (Alden #248F)

Mar 20, 2018
Alden schooner menemsha
I am seeking information on the Alden Schooner Madrigal. She is a 52' Malabar VI design. The information below is from the Alden database at MIT
My father bought her in 1954 when she was named Rigadoon. Her bought her after the 1954 hurricane when she was sunk in Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard. He had her repaired and eventually sold her. I just want to know what became of her.
Caleb Slater
Alden Design No. 248F
Schooner, Full Keel
Principal Dimensions

Length on Deck: ft/m 52'3/15.93
Designed Waterline Length:ft/m 38'/11.58
Beam: ft/m 12'0/3.66
Draft: ft/m 7'4/2.24
Displacement: lbs/kg 46,250/20979
Type: After Cockpit
  • Year Designed: 1926
Building Data
  • Construction Material: Wood
  • Number Built: 1
  • Specifications: Yes
  • Block List: Yes
  • Original Name: Madrigal
  • Later Names: Flying Eagle
  • Builder: Hodgdon Bros. E. Boothbay, ME
Oct 9, 2008
Bristol 29.9 Dana Point
It's not in the USCG database, which a boat that size almost certainly would be.
A wooden boat that old has likely been turned to termite poop long ago.
Less than 10% of wooden boats built before 1960 are still in existence.