The historic Mary D Hume sits on the river banks near the mouth of the Rogue River in Gold Beach, Oregon, where the brackish water, tidal movement, swift currents, and Pacific storms take a heavy toll. The vessel was built in 1881 and served as a whaling vessel until 1978 when it came back to its place of birth and was listed with the National Register of Historical places.
The Mary D Hume boasts the longest Pacific coastal service of any boat, and recorded the longest whaling voyage on record; six-and-a-half years. She also recorded the largest catch of baleen whale in history after a 29 month voyage.
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