A reader’s brief Duster reference only whets the appetite for more details

We just received a comment from Mrs. Yvonne Caldwell in which she briefly revealed that her husband has “… number 5 (Martha) of the original 5” (Duster sailboats.)

Wait…what? There must be more to this.

She was responding to a post about the origin of the Duster made here last summer.

First, we’re gratified, but not too surprised, that Mrs. Caldwell found us.

As Roger Prichard, an HSR Board Member, as well as a member of Riverton Yacht Club, said, “It’s another cool connection that underscores what a great place this town is – and what a great resource the blog is!”

Her comment only served to raise more questions from Roger.

Who was the builder?
Who was the original owner?
Where it’s been in the meantime?
Where is it now?
Do they still sail it?

We will post more details if we get any. If any reader cares to add more information, photos, or documents to our Duster story, please use the contact form below, or send an email to: rivertonhistory@gmail.com

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

One thought on “A reader’s brief Duster reference only whets the appetite for more details”

  1. I made a .. My husband’s duster was number 3 and the name is Ginger. Years ago he raced it in the duster race at Riverton. The other boat number and name was his sillioute

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