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Bolinas Invaded?

Point Reyes Light Vol. XX - No. 32
Point Reyes Station, California
Thursday, November 26, 1970

BOLINAS - Is it a super bird? A 747 reject? King Neptune's lost crown? Wrong, of course. It's a trimaran named "Invocation to the Great Bear" which recently nosed majestically through Bolinas Lagoon waters on a maiden voyage, prelude for a world cruise planned by owner-builders the Tay Vaughans of 95 Dogwood Road. The 31-foot craft, weighing two tons was hauled to McKennon's Landing via pick-up truck by Jim Alberigi and then towed across the lagoon since it still lacks sails and an engine. Vaughan who worked on the triple-hulled vessel for 15 months in between studies for a Ph.D from U.C. Medical Center in San Francisco reports date for the global tour is not yet set. Now moored in the lagoon it is one of four such crafts created for easy construction by top trimaran designer Jim Brown of Davenport, California. It's fully equipped cabin sleeps four. Exterior is fiberglass covered plywood. Name of the blue water trimaran was taken from the title of a favorite poem by Ingeborg Bachmann which Dagmar Vaughan translated from the original German. The Great Bear refers to the celestial Big Dipper. (Photo by David Duffin)