Frank R. MacLear, graduated from the University of Michagan in 1943 with a BS degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. He first worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding and in the US Navy at Norfolk and in Great Britain overseeing construction and repair. After the war he undertook graduate studies at the University of Geneva. He worked briefly at Sparkman & Stephens in 1948. He then went sailing, racing and passagemaking aboard a great variety of yachts until the late 1950’s. In 1959 with Robert Harris he co-founded MacLear & Harris. Though “Bob” Harris left the partnership in 1967, MacLear carried on under the MacLear & Harris name in New York until he retired sometime in the 90’s.
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