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The Hawaiian Chieftain

These two tall ships (see next post as well) were in Bodega Bay this last week, and are heading up the coast; they'll be in Eureka April 14th. (Their schedule is at http://www.historicalseaport.org/). I managed to get on the Chieftain for a few minutes yesterday dockside, before being kicked off; they were about to take a group of kids out in the bay. So Louie and I and Bill went out in Louie's homemade sailboat when she sailed to get a close look. I shot a bunch of pics with my Panasonic Lumix G1 with a telephoto lens (which did surprisingly well given the way our boat was bouncing around).
   Wikipedia on the Chieftain: "Hawaiian Chieftain is the name of a sailing vessel briefly known as the Spirit of Larinda. Built in 1988 in Lahaina on the island of Maui, the Hawaiian Chieftain is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design. She is unique with the rig of an 19th century trading vessel and a modern triple keel, shallow draft hull. Drawing only 5.5 feet (1.7 m), she is highly maneuverable in shallow waters.…"


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