April 4-19, 2004The brig Lady Washington visited Humboldt Bay, and Morgan's Compangnie infiltrated her ranks once again. D'har started in Redwood City (San Frnacisco Bay) and volunteered for two weeks, ending with a 6-day ocean transit north to Humboldt Bay. Once in Eureka waters, several of the crew volunteered for dockside tours and sails, ferried crew about town to gather provisions or do laundry, and threw a party for the crew. When she left Eureka, Harvey was able to make a 1-day transit to Brookings-Harbor, Oregon.
"...there is NOTHING - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing about in boats - or WITH boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't mater. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away or whether you don't, whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy and you never do anything in particular. When you've done it, there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not.
There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
The Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows
Tallships and Wooden Boats The Siren Fleet Brig Lady Washington HMBark Endeavor Other Nautical Activities Civil War Days, Fortuna CA Pirate Renaissance Faire, 2000
Left: John Jaques climbs the rigging of the Lady Washington in San Francisco Bay. Photo by Harvey II.
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