5,200 years ago the Argo was the might of the Aegean Sea. Crete, Melos, Egypt and Persia all knew and feared her. Constructed by the shipwright Argus using a magical talking prow provided by Athena, the ship was said to have the ability to render prophecies. The magical prow was carved from a single timber cut from Zeus’s sacred grove at Dodona. After many successful journeys, the Argo was consecrated to Poseidon in the Isthmus of Corinth. She was then translated into the sky by Zues and turned into the constellation Argo Navis.
Today we are on an epic quest to bring the Argo back to life but we need your help. Rescued from the bone-yard, the Argo sits in Alexandria waiting on parts. We need to raise $3500 to bring her back to her former glory and prepare her for the voyage down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
The Argo is a 27 foot swing keel sloop with a 2’7″ draft when the keel is up and a displacement of 6000 lbs. Her 12HP Yanmar diesel engine has been removed leaving her ready to receive the new electric motor, batteries and electronic speed control unit. I have finished most of the wood work and I am currently working on repairing the fiberglass sliding hatch cover. The Argo is also in need of new sails, some rigging hardware and a few more electronic devices. Finally we need to lift her out of the water and repaint the hull and a proper christening.