There must be something about cold water. Maybe it is the shorter sailing season, or the lack of salt, or even just the never warm enough water, but Lake Champlain seems to hold a higher percentage of Sea Sprite 23s than anywhere else outside of Bristol RI (Where they were built). Especially the early ones.
Perusing the web this morning to find pictures of later sprites, I came across a beautiful one for sale for $5500 on the NY side of the Lake. Hull number 102. Mine is 110 and I know that 115 is on the VT side of Champlain. It just seems odd that so many early sprites are either on that small lake or were recently removed from it (Like Flirt).. but it is also true that shipwrecks in the lake look almost like you could raise them and sail again, even if they have been sitting on the bottom for more than 200 years. I wonder how many other Sea Sprite 23s are home ported on Lake Champlain?