Last Palmer Johnson yacht passes down Welland Canal

Tracer 1

The BigLift Shipping vessel Tracer headed downbound in the Welland Canal at Port Colborne with the last Palmer Johnson yacht built, at its Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin shipyard, strapped to the deck.

I’ve seen a number of Palmer Johnson yachts head up and down the canal over the years and wish I had been able to pay a visit to the yard to see one under construction.

Here’s the yacht on the Tracer’s deck.

Tracer 2

A story on the closure of the shipyard
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/news/2015/09/02/palmer-johnson-close-facility/71605252/

Press release from Palmer Johnson’s owner

Another Palmer Johnson yacht
Palmer Johnson SuperSport series yacht Khalilah

An album of photos of the Tracer
Tracer

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