August 2017

An update from John Wiswall (s/w Uisge Beatha): With a little evidence from an e-mail chain, and inspired co-workers who were hooked on the GeoGuessr website (, I set them on a challenge to find some boats around Amsterdam, NY.  They didn't disappoint.  Here's a google link to their location:'52.3%22N+74%C2%B013'13.2%22W/@42.8478545,-74.2211209,343m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d42.847871!4d-74.220324?hl=en

I have NOT contacted the owner of the property, but I do have his information.  I don't imagine it's a good idea to go wandering around their land, so this is definitely not a recommendation to do so.  But if the landowner has had the molds all these years, it leads me to think that he must have some history with the Allied line of boats.  I'm not sure if anyone closer to the NY area is interested in taking over the investigation, I don't imagine I'll get up that way until Christmas at the earliest.  It could be a junkyard, but it could also be and interesting piece of the Allied story.

Feb 2, 2002

When Allied ran out of business for the last time in late 1981, the equipment was quickly sold off for cheap and hauled away. The old factory in Catskill, NY has been torn down and replaced by town houses, but, until recently, the location of the equipment has remained a bit of a mystery. Apparently, the molds were taken to a farm in upstate NY about 30 miles Northwest of Albany. The farm is now for sale, and I do not know who owns the molds. If anyone has any information, please let me know. The following are some photos taken from the highway outside the farm. A sad sight indeed.