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This page will be used to doccument Odyssey Boat Works restoration of the White Goddess. 

BACKGROUND:

Based on the information we have found so far, we believe she was designed by E. Lockwood Haggas and built by Worthy Boat Works out of New Jersey in 1937. For nearly 50 years, she was a loved member of the Bertram's family. Mr. Bertram initially rescued her from a boat yard, where she was partially burnt. For many years following, he rebuilt her hull, managed to install two HUGE 6-cylinder Lehman diesel engines (with no help and without removing the cabin house room), and enjoyed her company. 

HOW WE FOUND HER:

In July of 2006, Melissa, my girlfriend and Odyssey PR / graphic designer, came across a Craigslist posting for a free boat with diesel engines. I needed a new engine for another project and figured I could get one running with the parts from the two. We went to take a look at the boat and make arrangements to transport it. However, as soon as I walked around the corner of the house and saw the White Goddess, I looked at Melissa and said, "I just got a new project." A few days later, my brother, cousin w/assistant and I towed her from Cape Coral to her new home in North Fort Myers, and the restoration began. 

PROGRESS:

The first thing we did was remove everything that was loose in the cabin and attempt to figure out what pieces we had and what was missing. We then began to dissasemble the Starboard engine to get it running. The orginal plan was to have the engine running by January of 2007. However, we discovered that, due to sitting, the engine required much more work than we originally thought.

STBD Engine Parts Replaced / Refurbished:

Here are a few pictures of her the day we transported her to her new home.