For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Former Yacht CANGARDA (1901)
Then Yacht MAGEDOMA (1904)
Then Yacht CANGARDA
Built as Cangarda in 1901 for lumber mogul Charles Canfield, she was purchased by businessman George Taylor Fulford out of Brockville, in 1904 and re-named Magedoma. Fulford died in 1905 but his family retained the yacht. During World War II the family loaned the yacht to the RCN as a training vessel. The vessel was returned to the Fulford family in 1947, though heavily damaged. The family sold the yacht soon thereafter. In a state of steady decline, an attempt was made in the 1980, by Richard Readly, to restore her. Richard fell ill and the project was abandoned. Magedoma sank at a pier in Boston in 1999. She was later raised and restored by Tri-Coastal Marine of California (2004-2008) and is now sailing out of Mystic Connecticut as Cangarda.