Hallelujah has always been blue. In the beginning (1985), it was awlgripped a robins egg blue color, the same color Ted Hood used on his famous "Robin" boats.
It was unique and all over New England, people recognized the light blue boat.
Tied up at Block Island Marina
Hallelujah spent its first winter in Shelter Island
We bought Hallelujah "almost brand new" in 1985 (or was it 1986). We brought it up from Fort Lauderdale and it stayed most of the winters in Coecles Harbor, Shelter Island and most of the summers in West Islip. Block Island was its favorite port.
When we say, "almost brand new" what we mean is that it had been owned for one trip by a Texan. He had a captain take him out to the Bahamas and then he and his wife decided they did not like sailing.
We are not certain how they decided that, because they had never unfurled the sails. When we first took out Hallelujah for its sea trial, all the new documents were actually still attached to the mainsail. And the boat was not fully commissioned. So it went to Cockles Harbor Marina that winter where they put Hallelujah, a Little Harbor, into Cockles Harbor "ship shape".
Coming into Block with an exchage students from France and Spain
If there is no wind, you can almost swim as fast as the boat. Here we started out sailing on a calm day with little wind in Block Island Sound.
Hallelujah is a Fun Boat
Hallelujah is set up for fun. There is a single fishing pole holder on the starboard side. It is easy to climb up the ladder in the back.
Sometimes (rarely) there is only a little wind at Block. Sometimes (also rarely), it is warm enough to go into Block Island Sound. So we just improvised and towed anyone who wanted to cool down.
There is no such thing as a calm day at Block. This photo was just taken minutes later.