final resting place HDR

Jeannie Peters

Grants Pass, United States

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The Mary D Hume sits at the mouth of the Rogue River in Gold Beach Oregon.
She has kept her original registered name "The Mary D Hume" since 1881. The longest on record.
Built in Gold Beach Oregon, usa just 200 feet from where she sits now.
She set sail for the first time January 21st 1881 and so started her 97 year journey as an active commercial sea service vessel.
She spent her first 10 years as a coastal freighter, hauling: wool, canned salmon and other goods from Oregon to San Francisco California.
In 1890, the peak of the Artic Whaling ind, and the fact that small steam sailing ships (scooners) were getting a premium price, the Mary D Hume was sold to the Pacific whaling co. on Dec. 5th 1889 for $25,000.
The Mary D would soon start her 10 year journey that made her famous in the Artic Whaling ind.
She once went out on a 6 year whale voayage, where numerous sailors died of scurvy, lunacy do to privation and the cold.
Her last recorded whaling voyage was in 1899. On the return trip home, she was caught in a horrible storm which tore off whaling boats and washed 2 sailors overboard to their deaths.
The Mary D was then retired to towing service on the Nushagak River in Alaska.
May 20th 1909 the Mary D was purchased by the American Tug boat company and was fitted as an ocean tug boat. In 1914 she was fitted with halibut dories for a brief career in Alaska’s Halibut ind. The Halibut voyage lost money so the Mary D Hume returned to her ocean tug boat duty for over 60s through different companies.
In the summer of 1978 she sailed down the west coast under her own power to her final resting place you see here, Just a few hundred feet from her birth place.

Nikon D90
18-105 lens
used bracket function then processed photomatic

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