Welcome to the History of the Schooner Curlew

In 1926 John G. Alden designed this lovingly restored vessel!

Robert Harrison being presented with the official Historic Plaque by

the Dana Point City Council

A 1926 John Alden Designed Schooner, Curlew has a rich and varied history, which continues to unfold. Recognized in 2009 as a Historic Vessel by the City of Dana Point, CA, Curlew is a remarkable relic of the golden age of wooden boat construction, sailing and racing.

We hope you will enjoy this site and the depth of information we have tried to capture. If you have encountered Curlew somewhere in your past and have additional stories, pictures or details of her past we would love to hear from you and incorporate them into this site. Please contact me,

Robert (Bob) A Harrison, at


or e-mail us below