Sunday, May 30, 2010
A recent guest on a Battle Sail, Alabama Holman, who's also known as "The Pixie Pirate," sent us this hard-to-capture moment of a cannon blast on Lady Washington. If you have a photo to share, please send it to email@example.com and we may publish it on our blog, which is also published on our Facebook page.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tall ship fan Linda Johnson sent us a number of photos, including this one of Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain squaring off in Eureka, Calif., during a Battle Sail April 28, 2007. We're making plan for our return to California with Lady Washington this fall after a year-long hiatus. Sign up for our newsletter via our home page so you'll be the first to hear about our upcoming schedule. And if you have a photo to share, sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Hawaiian Chieftain steward and education coordinator Kris Fricke sent us some pics, including this dramatic one taken while the Hawaiian Chieftain crossed the Tillamook Bar earlier this year. You can see the US Coast Guard patrol boat heading down a wave. More of Kris' photos are available on Flickr. If you have a photo to share, send it to email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Seaport friend Chad Emerson sent us this photo from our visit to Seattle last weekend. They're sailing on Lake Union under the Space Needle. Chad's planning to meet up with the boats when we visit Everett and Edmonds in June. If you have a photo to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Jenica Herndon, who joined us on our Battle Sail in Seattle yesterday, sent us this photo of her "great adventure," as she put it. Hawaiian Chieftain is the recipient of the cannon blast. If you have a photo to share, email it to email@example.com.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Lady Washington received a distinguished visitor today from a relatively obscure time of west coast history. Lieutenant Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (as portrayed by Sidney Brinckerhoff of Orcas Island) of the Spanish Navy and master of the schooner Sonora joined guests for this afternoon's Battle Sail on Lake Union. Bodega y Quadra played an important role in the early exploration of the Pacific Northwest, including a landing in 1775 near Point Grenville on the Washington coast. (More on Bodega y Quadra on Wikipedia) The landing came more than a decade before the arrival of Robert Gray and the Lady Washington and the exploration of the area by the British explorer George Vancouver. Brickerhoff, an historian by training, has made the Spanish contribution to the history of the Northwest his personal mission.
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