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George Lawley & Son


Shipyard in Neponset, Massachusetts

Three generations of the Lawley family built fine yachts and working vessels at their yard in Neponset, Massachusetts from the 1860s to the 1940s. The youngest, Fred Lawley, studied naval architecture at MIT in the late 1890s. The family shipyard, which operated as George Lawley & Son for much of its history, was one of the primary producers of yachts designed by independent naval architects in New England, in addition to building Lawley designs. The yard built both wood and steel vessels, including dozens of World War II landing craft, before closing in 1946.

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