In the latter years of the nineteenth century, the enthusiasm for sailing among an increasing number of residents in the Greater Boston area had led to the establishment of several yacht clubs in Dorchester and Hingham Bays. The shore line consisted of large and small creeks which cut into what was mostly a marshland waterfront which flooded with the tide, much like the marshes that surround present day Squantum. There was no dredged channel although there was a small natural one in this area of marsh and mudflat and it was in this small natural channel where boats in Quincy Bay would be moored. In , with continued expansion of the membership of the club, the officers of the club began the search for shoreline property to be acquired for the erection of a clubhouse and boat landing facilities. In , a waterfront building was leased by the club for the season but in April of the club purchased a 5, square foot lot with feet of shoreline on Channing Street in Quincy.
HUSTLER 18 (MASSACHUSETTS BAY)
Massachusetts Bay Hustler Class Assocation (MBHCA)
Massachusetts Bay Hustler 18 Sail Data
The design first appeared in a issue of "The Rudder". Others were built by Mt. Desert Yacht Yard in the late 's. Fiberglass construction was adopted in the 's. A fleet at Wollaston YC was active for many years.
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