I thought I'd put this up in this section of the Forum, in case anyone interested may have missed it in People & Places.
John Middleton owns two Russian-built longboats, both with split lugsails. I got photos of the smaller one in '07 but hadn't seen the larger one until this weekend on the Russian River. Boat is crewed by John Carlson and his boys Owen and Hugh.
A few pics -
Carlsons' firing a salute -