Restoration of one of the Most Important and Historic Sportfishers ever Built!!

Feb 2008
Just thought people would be interested in the history and restoration of one of the most important yachts in sportfishing history. President Hoover, Ernest Hemingway and many others fished off the Ida May. Ernest Hemingway was inspired to write Old Man and the Sea while aboard the Ida May.

The original owner was a founder of John Deere Van Brunt and Co. later to become Deere and Co. Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy comedy fame later owned the yacht.

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