If only she could talk or if I could find a way to read the name on the life ring! The current name on the life ring is "American Lady" When one compares it to the original life ring pictured below it just has too many letters to be the original name! I tried to enlarge it but it became to pixelated to read. Maybe someone out there has some high-end software that would allow us to read the name and then match it to race programs to solve the mystery of the original owner. The federal numbers can be read, but that was the days before computers and databases, therefore there are no records. I have visited the library at Mystic Connecticut looking through old racing programs to see if I could find an entry for #31 but still cannot pinpoint the original owner. I have contacted the Detroit Yacht Club to see if they had any old programs that might solve the mystery. The photo above was one of two locker vents found in the forward cabin, Someone of prominance at the club must have originally owed her and went to great efforts to have these special castings made. They measure 5.25" square. Another feature that makes this boat unique is the brass seat that is a permant fixture at the stern. In all the pictures I have seen this seat is unique to this boat.