The Great Schooner Race was quite a hoot and a wonderful weekend was had by all. Check out the photos and such on our face book page.
Thank you to Ted Pike for making the journey from Port Townsend to visit and sail with us, it’s good to see friends from Port Townsend. Edensaw Woods has been a strong supporter of our endeavors at the Schooner Martha Foundation and we thank them for their support.
Since then we have had a fairly quick visit out of the Golden Gate to Bolinas Bay for some surf play and maintenance projects, MARTHA always likes a little lovin. Then back to the city where we were hosted by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and the Port of San Francisco. We anchored for a bit in the protection of Aquatic Park and then went dockside for a visit by Port / Park staff.
Many thanks to the Port of San Francisco, Anita Yao and Maritime Director Peter Dailey for the Port / Nonprofit and the Port / Park relationships. And Bill Doll Park Director of Preservation for making the visit possible. We appreciate your support!
This weekend we were honored to be a part of the MMBA Wooden Boat Show hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. It continues to be a wonderful experience to share MARTHA with new friends and introduce her and the high quality skills and workmanship of the Port Townsend Marine Trades and the Port of Port Townsend.
We send out a great THANK YOU and appreciation of efforts of all the volunteers who make the MMBA function. Their efforts and funds go toward continuing youth sailing and maritime education.
Looking forward to sailing south to Long Beach with our crew in preparation for TRANSPAC, Hawaii and then most important, home to Port Townsend!
We continue our adventures in the big Bay and have now found our way back to the San Francisco Yacht Club who has most graciously hosted MARTHA, their flag-ship. We will be here for the week, getting ready for the Great San Francisco Schooner Cup and preparing for the upcoming Trans-Pac ocean passage and beyond.
Last Saturday we had a fantastic reunion with alumni of Camp Four Winds Westward Ho.
A wonderful afternoon rail down sail with smiles all around and stories some 40 years old of sailing, singing, and stowaways.
Once again we are reminded of MARTHA’s enduring legacy. Timeless Connectedness, the fond memories and excitement of MARTHA on the faces of the campers today as it was long ago.
The same as it ever was………..
Here is an post sail email from Doug Thom who has had a long relationship with MARHTA and Camp.
Thanks very much for a delightful sail yesterday. I enjoyed getting a chance to talk at dinner as well.
Below is the photo you asked me to send. This was taken in the summer of 1972 in Spring Passage with Orcas Island in the background. Dave Johansen was skipper that year and he’s at the wheel, and first mate John Barnes is on the boomkin. Dave was fond of the long red pennant on the main mast. I shot the photo from for spreaders of the Great Pumpkin which was Carlyn’s boat at the time.
The slide show of the restoration work was terrific – what a labor of love. All of that good work must feel comforting as you contemplate the long voyage to Honolulu.
Best Regards, Doug
For photos of the reunion sail: