Saturday, May 21, 2011

Different Boats for Different Folks

Last Saturday (May 14, 2011), we strolled along the harbor near the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific while waiting for a friend. We saw quit a variety of large boats, including a faux riverboat designed for booze cruises and various harbor tour and wildlife-watching boats. One of the more interesting was the three-masted schooner shown here, the American Pride. She is a 130 feet long, 200-ton boat owned by the Children's Maritime Foundation, and originally was a working fishing boat in the US northeast.

The schooner is used for a variety of educational programs as well as being available for charter.


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