Charles D. Mower

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1875 - 1942


Charles Drown Mower of New York was a noted yacht designer and author, and was at one time design editor of the Rudder magazine and a contributing author to Motor Boating magazine. From 1895 to 1899 he studied yacht design with Arthur Binney and later Bowdoin B. Crowninshield. In 1911 he began a partnership with Thomas D. Bowes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During World War I he served as a lieutenant commander in the Construction Corps, Naval Reserve. After the war, Mower worked alone and in partnership as Mower and Humphries Ltd. He was also a chief naval architect at Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, New York, and in 1937 was associated with the office of Nelson & Reid, Inc. He was official measurer of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, the Cruising Club of America and the New York Yacht Club.
Additional information:
'Charles D. Mower Collection' and the 'Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Shipyard Collection' both part of the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Museum.

Sailboats Designed By Charles D. Mower

Model LOA First Built
BARNEGAT BAY A CAT 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1922
FISHERS ISLAND ONE DESIGN 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1923
G SLOOP 18.75 ft / 5.72 m 1936
GREAT SOUTH BAY SHORE BIRD 21.08 ft / 6.43 m 1923
HUSTLER 18 (MASSACHUSETTS BAY) 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1924
OVER-NITER 31 31.33 ft / 9.55 m 1939
SEA BIRD 26 (1909) 25.58 ft / 7.80 m 1909
SOUND INTERCLUB (MOWER) 28.75 ft / 8.76 m 1926


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