Thursday, June 3, 2010

"Mayday" in June!

For those of you who haven't been watching the Pacific Northwest weather lately, I'll just tell you that we are SOAKED up here! It has been raining for what seems like a week and yesterday we woke up to some pretty strong winds. Not long after sunrise, I looked out the window here at the mill and saw a 1940's wooden motor cruiser washing up on the beach! About 20 minutes later the main mast was snapped off at the base on a sailboat anchored nearby! The cruiser ended up on the beach and the sailboat pulled up it's anchor and headed for the boat haven............

The motor cruiser is a bit longer than our boat and was also designed by Ed Monk. This boat is basically Monk's 1940's version of the Bernadine. (The flying bridge and aft hard top of the grounded boat were added much later).

Never dull here in Port Townsend!

Here's a shot of the boat looking back towards the mill.

An here's another shot from a little closer.

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