SV Snark

Header Image – Jack and Charmian in Hawaii on the Snark adventure.

Among Jack’s dreams was to circumnavigate, heading west from San Francisco Bay across the Pacific.  In 1906 he began building the 45′ ketch,  Snark, named after a mythical creature in poem by Lewis Carrol.  The cost of the boat was over four-times the planned budget, and in the end the vessel was poorly built and the voyage was unsuccessful.  Upon his return to the Bay Area, Jack purchased a smaller yacht called the Roamer.

y8x10 Snark proportion adjusted sail plan

x8x10 - Snark Stern

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