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About Tomfoolery, Hull #212

Tomfoolery is an Alberg 35 designed by Carl Alberg and built by Pearson Yachts of Bristol, RI. While her exact model year is unknown, it is believed that construction started in 1965. Various documents list her as either a 1965 or 1966 model.

She was purchased new by the late Wilmont Castle III of Rochester, NY. Originally christened Kindo, she sailed the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway with the Castle family for 31 years. In 1996 "Gerry" and his wife traded her when they acquired a Sabre 365.

Kindo was trucked to Buffalo, NY to the yard of RCR Yachts where she caught the eye of Thomas Alley in the spring of 1996. Owner of a 1974 Grampian 26, Tom had been shopping for a larger boat for a couple of years. After potential deals on a couple of other boats failed to materialize, Tom was back in the market searching once more.

After some negotiations with RCR, Tom and his wife, Lisa, closed on Kindo in mid-July and took ownership. The next month was spent commissioning the vessel and preparing her for the delivery cruise from Buffalo (on Lake Erie) to her new home port of Youngstown, NY (on Lake Ontario). At this point she was rechristened as Tomfoolery.

Tom and Lisa kept in touch with the Castle's and shared their adventures afloat. Sadly, time took its toll and eventually both Gerry and his wife were called to their next life.

In 2000, Tomfoolery followed her new family from Youngstown to Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake when Tom took a new job with Corning Incorporated. There she enjoys the commeraderie of a pair of small but close-knit groups known as the Finger Lakes Yacht Club and the Seneca Sail & Power Squadron.

This web site chronicles Tomfoolery's tenure with the Alley's and shares some of the highlights with her second family.