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Historic Boats of Man-O-War Harbour

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Wm. H Albury prior to 2009.
As I found her in Jamaica, March, 2013
As I left her in Jamaica, April, 2013
S/V Lively Lady, Owner, Lance Lee, Moored in Eastern Harbour, MOW
S/V Rough Waters, Owner, Matthew Janes, Moored in Eastern Harbour, MOW
S/V Sea Fever, faithfully restored by Jay & Jan Manni. Jan is Edwin's daughter. She still runs the boatyard.
S/V sea fever
S/V Rage, Hopetown, built at Edwin's yard, crossing paths with Lady Di
S/V Rage at dock in MOW
Man-O'-War built dinghies at dock.
S/V Tamar II, built at Edwin's, moored in Hopetown, owned by Bill County.
S/V Tamar II at dock.
William H. Albury, "Uncle Will" 1902-1972 Master boatbuilder
Take a short sail on the Lady Di, built by Sam Albury on Man-O'-War, owned by David Wright.

S/V William H. Albury, pictured here, is now back in Man-O'-War.  She arrived here on 5/25/14 after a 26-day passage from Jamaica. For details go to: ;         

The following boats are moored and can be seen in the harbour at Man-O'-War Cay:

  • S/V Sea Fever
  • S/V Lively Lady
  • S/V Rough Waters
  • S/V Tribute
  • S/V Lady Di
  • S/V Man-O-War is on display at the Man-O-War Heritage Museum.              
  • Also, a number of wooden boats and dinghies built by Willard, Joe and others of the Albury brothers can be seen at the docks in front of Joe's store.

For photos of the William H. Albury under construction, go to:                                                                

For photos of Malolo under construction in 1964, go to: For the website of her present owners, go to:

For photos of s/v Lady Di, a classic Bahamian dinghy built by Sam Albury, go to:

For a detailed account of the restoration of S/V Tribute at Edwin's Boat Yard (where she was built),

For a more complete history of boat building on Man-O'-War, go to:

Time Period Represented: 20th century

Visitor Fees (if any): None

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes: Visiting this site might not be suitable for persons with mobility impairments. Access is by ferry from the mainland or boat from neighbouring cays.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Leashed pets are allowed, but must be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

David Wright

PO Box 512, Barre, MA 01005,
978 852 6036
Mike Niemi

s/v Breakaway, Man-O'-War, CO
Jan Manni

Man-O'-War Cay, CO
242 365-6020
Man-o-War Cay Harbour
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Latitude: 26.594498000
Longitude: -77.006176000
Elevation: 5 FT (2 M)
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