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Table of details and specifications of USA-010
  Designer Herman Whiton
  Builders Luders Marine Construction Company, Stamford (USA)
  Material Mahogany on oak frames & ribs
  1st certificate issued 1956
  Original boat name Pathfinder
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 010
  Current location Duluth, Lake Superior, MN (USA)

Notes

Jan H. Linge drawing for "Pathfinder" - background not known - 25.12.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The Norwegian Maritime Museum is holding a 1956 drawing by Jan H. Linge for a 5.5mR boat called "Pathfinder". It is not known if this was a proposal for Herman Whiton. The drawing can be purchased for private use.
New Owner - 03.11.2014 by Daniel Rossi
New owner on or about 29OCT2014 is Bob Bruce located in Duluth,MN. Name of boat will be changed from Stars.
5.5 US-10 "Pathfinder" - Design by Whiton - 29.12.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
In an interview with YACHTING in June 1963, A. E. LUDERS, Jr. is commenting about the design of "Pathfinder":
"...Herman Whiton designed one for himself called the "Pathfinder" which we built for him..."
The complete text can be seen in the notes for US-6.
Pathfinder - 26.11.2008 by Daniel Rossi
I have a copy of the August 13, 1956 Sports Illustrated magazine that shows a picture of Pathfinder and another 5.5 in the background owned by Edward DuPont. The article cover the Olymipics and one additional photo of Complex II.
The builder - 30.03.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
The builder was Luders Marine Construction Company, Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
Look at the photo on the right!

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-010
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-010 "Pathfinder" Herman Whiton (1956-?)  
USA-010 "Pathfinder" Harry Vigrass (?-?)  
USA-010 "Pathfinder" Roger Stanley (?-?)  
USA-010 "Stars" Win Cooper (?-?)  
USA-010 "Stars" Bob Swain (?-?)  
USA-010 "Zephyr" Bob Bruce (2014-?)  

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