Keith Willacy and Sam (Gut Sam) Baxter aboard "Connie Baxter", LR 22
Keith Willacy collection
Keith Willacy and Sam (Gut Sam) Baxter aboard “Connie Baxter”. This boat was registered at Lancaster as LR 22 and was built by Crossfields of Arnside in 1917 for owner/skipper Samuel Baxter. She had an overall length of 31ft 8in. A beam of 10 ft and weighed 8.9 tons. She was smack rigged with a mainsail, topsail, jib and staysail and had an auxiliary motor, and a crew of two or three.