The Interceptor
September 19, 2003 1:50 PM   Subscribe

Sail ho! "In the spring of 1788, the original Lady Washington sailed into the northwest waters, becoming the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of what would one day become the United States...Launched in 1989, the Lady Washington is a full-scale replica of the first American vessel to explore the Pacific Northwest Coast." Any tall ships in your local area? Now I'm in the mood for some Barrett's Privateers or Canadee-I-O .
posted by OneSmartMonkey (2 comments total)
Any tall ships in your local area?

Next week I think I'm heading up to Prince Edward Island (about 400 miles away) to interview the captain of H.M.S. Bounty for the second time.

Right in my area, though, an interesting new tall ship just was launched last month, the 120-ton Rawfaith. It's a tall ship that's designed to be completely wheelchair accessible. The builder's daughter, for the last 17 years, has had Marfan’s syndrome, a progressive connective tissue disease.

More on the Rawfaith.
posted by LeLiLo at 7:09 PM on September 19, 2003

Nice first post OneSmartMonkey, a great set of links. It probably would have gotten more attention if all these marauding pirates hadn't imbibed so much rum today.

Thanks to you and lelilo!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:34 PM on September 19, 2003

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