The Seminole (a Native American people originally of Florida), was designed by W. J. McInnes and built by George Lawley and Sons (Boston, MA) in 1916. Around 1928 the boat was relocated to California where she passed thru several owners before finally in 1996 ending up being put up for sale in a police auction.
Seminole was purchased sight unseen for $1.00 by Elizabeth Meyer’s J Class organisation and trucked back east finally arriving at Brooklin Boat Yard in 2003 for a 2 year complete restoration.
Relaunched in May of 2005 she has been on the move sailing the US East Coast and traveling back to the Pacific where she cruised most of the length of North America from La Paz, Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska before returning home to New England waters.
Elizabeth Meyer and her husband have sailed Seminole over 18,000 miles.