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Passing of Phil Bolger

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Good Old Boat magazine

Release Date: June 3, 2009

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Dear Good Old Boater,
Sad news to pass on to you today. Sunday, May 24, one of our beloved good old boat designers and sailors, Phil Bolger passed away at age 81. Bolger designed some 680 boats including the Bolger Sharpie; the HMS Rose, from the movie Master and Commander; the Bolger Brick, an ultra-small, squared-off sailing skiff; the Bolger Pirogue, a sprite of a sailboat; and the Bolger Sneakeasy, a really cute powerboat. Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, he linked himself to the sea as an author, publishing umpteen books on boats and oodles of magazine articles. We grieve his passing and remember fondly the good old boats he left behind.

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Karen, Jerry, and the Good Old Boat crew

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