I lifted this info from the blog of a fellow Mothist who just happens to be the class secretary and resident historian of the Moth boat, George A. http://mid-atlanticmusings.blogspot.com/
Bill Boyle is restoring yet another vintage era Moth Boat. This boat was
constructed in 1947 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and was first registered as
"Day" to Evening Star YC member Robert Armour on the 10th of July, 1947. After
racing briefly under Armour's ownership, "Day" was transferred to another ESYC
member (S. DeMille) in 1952. By 1957 she was purchased by the Zeidman family,
renamed "Drifter" and moved to Mirror Lake (aka: Browns Mills YC) up near Whites
Bog, NJ. Browns Mills had a very large Moth fleet in those days and the
Zeidman siblings were part of that racing scene. In the early 1990s the son of
Zeidman family brought "Drifter" to a Brigantine Moth Boat Regatta with a for
sale sign on her. BYC member Joe Courter bought her, renamed her "Griff" and
raced her a couple seasons before moving to a faster Moth. She malingered in
Joe's garage until Bill Schill picked her up two years ago, "ripe for
restoration". Sadly, he never got the chance to enjoy this project. This
past spring I helped Bill's widow, Marty find homes for his Moths.
So there you have it. The complete history of the boat named Griff!! I hope to add yet another chapter to this boat.