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Photographer:John Kohnen [View profile]Title:AdventuressAdded:Apr 30, 2005
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Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
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ON 210877. Designed by BB Crowninshield and built in 1913 by Rice Brothers at East Boothbay, Maine for John Borden II of Chicago, founder of the Yellow Cab Company. Came around the Horn and took Borden hunting bowhead whales in the Arctic, then she was sold and served as a San Francisco pilot boat for 35 years. (Port Townsend, Washington, September, 2004)
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Guest on Nov 11, 2007 15:52 (9 years ago)
Hi John

Just to let you know that have relocated your photograph to the TALL SHIPS CATEGORY.

Some information from http://www.tallship-fan.de/index_e.htm

Registered port: Port of Seattle
Nation: USA
Type of rigging: SCHONER
Year built: 1913
Yard: Rice Yard, East Boothbay Maine
Overall length: 41.45 m
Length (hull): 30.80 m
Breadth: 6.40 m
Draught: 3.65 m
Sail area: 509 m2
Ship's hull: Holz / Wood
Power: 250 PS
Engine: Gray Marine 671 Diesel

# built to gather Arctic specimens, sailed around Cape Horn during her first trip to(unsuccessfully) hunt a bowhead whale
# sold to the San Francisco Bar Pilot's Association, de-rigged and converted to a work boat in 1914, in World War II used by the Coast Guard guarding the bay
# after 38 years as a work boat she was decommissioned and sold in 1952, layed up on the beach for the next years near Sausalito
# 1960 brought to Seattle, many changing owners
# foundation of the Youth Adventures, Inc. and use of the ship as sail training vessel
# 1974 restored to nearly all her original lines
# since 1988 she served as a floating classroom for the environmental education leadership program Sound Experience, the new owner provides programs March through October, public day sails, week
long trips and continue the work of historic preservation and restoration

The Ship has a web site @ http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/nhl/adven.htm

Regards

Steve Ellwood (admin)
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