To plan an authentic restoration original plans were sought from the Alden design office. A fire at the office had reduced substantially the documents and drawings available. Some of the supplied copied were for other vessels of the the 0823 design.
Original 0823 plans
This is identical to the blue print on file. This plan is listed in the the “designs supplied” list as plan id 121 drawn by Clifford Swain. In his leeters John Alden mentionsed his preerance for this over a lead keel for his design 0823. (click on label image to see plan)
In the absence of 0823-c plans this cabin arrangement was supplied by Adlen’s office. It was originally drafted in 1947 and the file lost. A copy was produced in 1953 by the same draftsman.(click on label image to see plan)
Prelim sections and Prelim deck plan
Again 0823-c plans were not available and 0823-f plans were supplied. Note the records show 0823-a thru e were built. 0823-f plan was not used for a vessel.(click on each label image to see plan)
This is identical to the blueprint supplied for Wraith of Odin. Alden expressed some disappointment that Dr O’Brien had opted for a stem head rig over the bowsprit. He also mentioned the possibility of extending the fore foot no doubt to duplicate the balancing effect of a bowsprit. The original black and white has obvious damage from erasure and re-drawing consistent with these discussions.