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Taken on the Columbia River in Southeastern Washington USA
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Thank you to the Collective Collage Group for the feature 04/12/2010

Thank you to the Nautical Group for the feature 03/15/2010

The new Lady Washington is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington. Built in the British Colony of Massachusetts in the 1750s, the original vessel carried freight between colonial ports until the American Revolutionary War, when she became an American privateer. In 1787, after the war, she was given a major refit to prepare her for a unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn. In 1788, she became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America.

A pioneer in Pan-Pacific trade, she was the first American ship to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan. Lady Washington opened the black pearl and sandalwood trade between Hawaii and the Orient when King Kamehameha became a partner in the ship.

The modern Lady Washington was thoroughly researched by historians and constructed by skilled shipwrights. She was launched as part of the 1989 Washington State Centennial celebration. The new Lady Washington meets all of the U.S. Coast Guard safety requirements for a 21stcentury ship.

Lady Washington Statistics ~ Length on deck 67 feet
Length on the waterline 72 feet ~ Overall length 112 feet
Draft 11 feet ~ Beam 22 feet ~ Mast height 89 feet
Displacement 210 tons ~ Gross tonnage 99 tons
Total sail area 4,442 square feet
Rigging approximately six miles
Guns two, three pounders. two swivels, aft.
Crew compliment 12 ~ Passenger capacity 48
http://www.historicalseaport.org/web/lady-washi...

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Comments

  • Linda Yates
    Linda Yatesalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, lovely ship, nice image!!

  • Thank you Linda! I really appreciate the wonderful comments! ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 5 years ago

    Cinderelli, I really like the way you did this…..She is fabulous isnt she…..astounding shot’s….

  • Thank you so very much for the great comments! Yes, she is quite the ship. We got the full tour and they really do keep her in “ship shape”. ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    This looks wonderful…..stunning composition !!

  • Thank you very much, Sean! I appreciate your awesome comments, as always, and for you stopping by! ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • sharon wingard
    sharon wingardalmost 5 years ago

    lovely photo they are fantastic ships

  • Thank you, Sharon. Yes they are marvelous aren’t they! ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you so very much to the great hosts of the Nautical Group for the feature!

  • brian pendrey
    brian pendreyalmost 5 years ago

    great image

  • Thank you very much Brian! ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonover 4 years ago

    Thank you to the wonderful hosts of the Collective Collage Group for the feature! This is a great honor. ~:)

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 4 years ago

    great collage, well composed

  • Thank you again, very much, for the feature and the wonderful comment as well. ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture of this graceful vessel, and the interesting inserts make it extra special. Congrats on the feature

  • Thank you for leaving such great comments and for stopping by! I appreciate it so much. ~:)

    – Susan Vinson

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    Very nicely presented
    Would you like to add to A Love of Boats group

  • Thank you so much, Kala! I would love to add it!

    – Susan Vinson

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