Save the Historical Sailing Vessel Traveler


The Traveler was the dream of a man named Art Crimmins. He began designing her while serving in the Coast Guard during WWII. He chose to have her hull built in Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas, by William H. Albury and his men.
She was born in the Islands and finished in the States. As the first charter vessel licensed to cross the Gulfstream from Miami. She crossed the Stream countless times and has many stories to tell. She's a vessel with a rich history and right now, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
While Traveler has been well maintained over the years, a 76 year old boat is bound to need some TLC. She is presently tied up at the dock in Oriental, NC and is being worked on by volunteers to make her seaworthy. The immediate need is to raise funds to get this beautiful and historic vessel back home to Man-O-War Cay. 
It is our goal that, once in Man-O-War, restoration can continue and she can be used to teach the younger generations about both their boatbuilding history and sailing!
For more information on the history of the Traveler and current updates please visit  and follow along on our Facebook page & Instagram!

For your contribution of $1000 (or equivalent amount of materials/equipment or five (5) days volunteer work/labor) you are eligible to receive a day sail aboard Traveler.

For your contribution of $300 towards Traveler we would like to send you a copy of the TRAVELER book (limited availability) written by Peggy Crimmins under a pen name.  The book is a treasury of early Miami and Bahamian history during the years Capt. Art Crimmins built and chartered the Traveler.

Thanks for coming on this adventure with us. We really hope you can help, even small donations add up!  Whether you have great memories of the Traveler, or you are a wooden boat or Man-O-War Cay enthusiast, please consider making a donation to our cause.

We are counting on your help!  Please share!


  • Richard Reuther
    • $250 
    • 1 yr
  • James Hogan
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • David Ralston
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Carolyn Crimmins
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nancy Crimmins
    • $300 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team (2)

Janet Berrong
West Palm Beach, FL
Carolyn Crimmins
Team member
Raised $600 from 3 donations
This team raised $2,775 from 13 other donations.

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