David Baxter (and family) first boat I built and had lots of fun with in the 1950s
Little Dipper (above left), a very-well known boat from Newport
Beach owned by the Baxter's in the '70s.
Dave purchased The Rapier (above right) 58 ft (10 metre racing yacht built as RITA IV for King Cristian the 10th of Denmark 1928) In 1973, and brought it to Morro bay. Morro Rock in the background. "what a sailing machine" She is in Switzerland now.
Irvinetta (original on above);
Remodel ( on right) We lived and remodeled her during the time we built Lieber !
The Island Champion Tug Boat rebuilt by Baxter's as a bed and breakfast at Lieber Haven Resort from 1983 to 2002 she has eight very nice nautical staterooms a classic wheel house and galley.
She is 98 Feet long and 186 Tons. Sold in 2002.
Lieber (faithful) Schwan is
one of Three yachts designed & built by David Baxter. (Keel
laid 1963, launched July 4, 1966) Morro Bay CALIFORNIA(see
Lieber Schwan is a schooner, 50 ft.on deck; 66 ft. LOA.
Moored at Lieber Haven Rentals and Marina.
David & Kittie Baxter the owners of Lieber Haven Rentals and Marina lived aboard' part time and cruised the Lieber Schwan for around 22 years.
Part of this time they raised their 4 daughters aboard her while cruising at sea often for months at a time.
Lieber Schwan was also used various times in Disney Movies, Other Movies, National Geographic Filming and to Train Young Adults the "Arts of a Sailor" including the Sea Scouts of Newport Beach California.
Lieber Schwan brought a world of adventure on the high seas to the Baxter family and many others.
Wet Again At Last - October 2013
Ready For New Adventures At present 2023 I am placing diesel with electric motors !!!
1926 69ft. Ocean Tug "Kittie B"
Well loved and used often for personal use and
Orcas Island community activities.
This classic tug "Kittie B" has a 1913 to 1926 Atlas Imperial 100 Engine.
San Juan Islanders enjoy watching her cruising by, the "Kittie B" is always up to something fun around the San Juan Islands. Islanders express that they like the well known sound of her engine as she passes the shore line; the delightful atlas imperial sound of
" Po -ta -toe, Po -ta -toe, Po -ta -toe."
Owned by David and Kittie Baxter.
Moored at their Orcas Island Home, Lieber Haven Rentals and Marina.
Baxter Boat Company is planning to add more vintage
schooners for instructional purposes in the near future.
Lieber Haven Rentals and Marina has a 1913 Depot Hack Ford Model T, called Aunt Maude.
Despite all Aunt Maude's years she still gets around by participating in Orcas Island parades.
The 2004 parade in Eastsound, Aunt Maude took a rest and allowed the local pomeranians to attach a leadline to her and tow her down the street as the Orcas Island Ididorod. (these dogs? acted like they were towing anyway, Aunt Maude kept her engine running just in case those 10 odd fluff balls didn't have enough power) Of course those little dogs needed harnessing anyway and they got 1st. place for being Original.
Aunt Maude makes an appearance at Rosario Resort and other locations on Orcas Island for weddings, she has often supplied newlyweds with a little tour to announce their marriage.
Aunt Maude with some well seasoned T's toured Orcas Island.
Members of the T-Oilers club from around Washington State stayed a few days at Lieber Haven Rentals.
Lieber Haven Rentals & Marina
Orcas Island Waterfront Lodging just
steps away from the beach.
FOR information contact PHONE (360)376 2472
Lieber Haven Rentals and Marina is located just 4 mi. past Moran State Park at Obstruction Pass Bay.
Orcas Island Visitors are welcome to stop by and see our Historic Classic Yachts.
( Our Marina offers Kayak Rentals )
Browse our General Store and Predominantly Nautical Antique Store.
We have seasonal Boat Moorage (FREE launch ramp nearby)
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