Co-designer (with E Farnham Butler) of the Controversy line of small sailing yachts of the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Models such as the 24-foot Amphibi-ette and Amphibicon, with their reverse sheer and glued strip plank construction, were ahead of the their time with their light displacement and trailerability. Besides his association with Butler, Hamlin was the designer of a wide range of other power and sailing craft. Additional Information: Cy Hamlin, (Ships Plans Coll. 126), Mystic Seaport Museum. Collection title: Cyrus Hamlin Papers Provenance: Gift of Cyrus Hamlin, May 15, 1998; additional papers given in 2006 Collection number: MS 220 Dates of collection: 1946-1994 Size of collection: 7 record cartons Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine Author of ‘Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships’. Publisher Cornell Maritime Press, 1989 ISBN 0870333917, 9780870333910 ISBN-13: 978-0870336218
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