Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami: Our Boats Unaffected; Crescent City Visit In Doubt

We've received a number of calls and emails about the condition of Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain after the tsunami that hit the California coast this morning. The tsunami was caused by today's devastating earthquake in Japan. The boats are currently at Pier 40 on the San Francisco waterfront, a well-protected area of San Francisco Bay. We contacted the boats at 1 a.m. Pacific Time, as soon as we heard about the impending tsunami. The boats took appropriate precautions, and they reported only minor wave action and no damage when the tsunami reached them about 8:30 a.m.

However, the news out of Crescent City is not good. According to news reports, the city's harbor was heavily damaged during the tsunami, and we're not sure if we will be able to visit as scheduled March 24 to 30. We are attempting to reach harbor authorities, but they are understandably busy assessing the damage. We'll post any change to our schedule as soon as we know more details.

1 comment:

Dianna said...

Our whole family has been waiting word if everything was o.k. with both ships and the crew. Thank you! It has been a long difficult day for alot of people in the world. Thank heavens the west coast is somewhat o.k.
I am sending BIG HUGS to all the crew on both ships tonight. Be safe and keep us proud.

Lov Dianna Palmer
( Liz's Mom )