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Dave Fleming
10-25-2002, 03:51 PM
San Diego Maritime Museum's restoration of the original pilot boat for the Port.
Launched in 1914 not too far from where she is moored now.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid36/p2583e1ab4ad499d0eb865449e0b565b2/fd1fed7b.jpg

Ome more image to follow.

Dave Fleming
10-25-2002, 03:53 PM
T'other side, the port side. ;)

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid36/p3477225423da6d28392b19f9329f2d31/fd1fed93.jpg

reddog
10-26-2002, 06:08 AM
Dave;
I would call that a worthy place for your lumber to end up.A fine looking pilot boat it is too.
All the best;Earl
PS we had skim ice on the salt water yesterday morn.Want some?
PPS In the first photo is that a schooner I see above the pier upper center of pic?

[ 10-26-2002, 07:12 AM: Message edited by: reddog ]

Dave Fleming
10-26-2002, 11:32 AM
RD, that is a schooner in the upper left but what one I have no idea. There are several large sailing vessels working the tourist trade down here in San Diego but I don't have any knowledge of the who, what, why of them.

I know that wood, Old Growth Douglas Fir with some piece having over 60 ayup, 60 rings per inch, will last as long as the Pilot does if the Museum takes care of her. They have some big work in front of them on the Berkeley, the ferry sitting on the otherside of Pilot and one or two of their other vessels. Big draw is the Star of India just to the left of Pilot, constant stream of touristas up and down the gangplank but right now, Pilot and the California, new acquisition are off limits to most folks.
But one good thing, they are infinitely better off than the vessels up the coast at San Francisco National Maritime Museum.*

*See Imagestation album of the Wapama in San Francisco Bay.

[ 10-26-2002, 12:32 PM: Message edited by: Dave Fleming ]

reddog
10-26-2002, 02:34 PM
Dave;
A busy spot.You have a good one.
Earl

B. Darrah Thomas
10-27-2002, 03:31 PM
Well donated indeed!

Mr. Know It All
10-27-2002, 06:31 PM
A truly worthy cause. Good for you Dave. smile.gif
Kevin in Ohio