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Baidarka . . . an intriguing name for a ketch . . . docked in Waterford, New York and headed home!! Keep your eyes peeled for them soon in the sixth boro.
Mystic, to quote Soundbounder, is ”Disneyland for [proud] water rats” and thrills even the dogs, at least water dogs. Can you figure out what’s happening here?
Kingston II was launched in 1937 after being assembled by apprentice welders at Electric Boat.
Amazon (an 1885 screw schooner) graces Mystic with her beauty until her lightning-charred electronics are repaired. Just beyond her with the wildly raked masts is Amistad, also in for repairs.Amazon (83′ waterline x 15′ beam) embodies long and lean.
Growler leaves early on Columbus Day.
And the dog question . . . John Paul (launched 1967, ex-Katrina, Nickie B, and U. T. 1) , moored for part of weekend, had a blueclaw on a piece of fendering designed to allow assisting of submarine. Dog saw crab and became so curious it nearly tried walking on water.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. More on some of these vessels soon.
Mystic Seaport . . a magical place for me for over 20 years! I’ve done research there and watched Amistad being built. Some fotos of Amistad tomorrow.
From this weekend, Mystic has even more magic: more fotos of Pegasus there, surrounded by fantastic vessels and people. Below, from left to right: Araminta, Cangarda (WOW!!! and more later), Pegasus, and Joseph Conrad.
Peg with lots of happy visitors next to L. A. Dunton, built in Essex, MA in 1921 and now hasn’t sailed since 1963 . . . if my memory serves me well.
More of Peg, happy visitors, and Dunton.
Some of same vessels as seen from Cangarda‘s bow.
Catboat Breck Marshall comes nosing past Peg. More pics of Breck Marshall soon.
As a “flying horse whisperer,” I know Pegasus feels honored to have spent the weekend at Mystic. If you haven’t been to the Tugs exhibit at Mystic yet, go . . . soon, so that you can go again and again after that.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Pegasus, westbound across the Sound, is back in
Mystic! More fotos tomorrow.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who–along with the entire crew– needs some sleep.