With Halloween just off our bow, it is time to apprise you of ghost ships, those vessels that sail on the sea, absent of living crew: portents of doom.
The moment had been five years in the making. Viveka arrived at Rutherford’s Boat Shop in Richmond in 2015 for a full restoration. But the owner ran out of money and the project was stalled.
Join the week of virtual experiences surrounding several of the country's historic vessels, culminating in Saturday's 'Tall Ship Throwdown Competition.'
Wil Spaul is headed back to the Bay. The intrepid 70-year-old sailor who is attempting to sail the smallest boat ever to Hawaii — Chubby Girl is only 9 feet long — knew it was going to be a long, rough ride when he left a week ago.
In October 1983, we published a 'Boat of the Month' story on the already well-established Santa Cruz 27.
After rowing 2083 miles in 86 days, 10 hours, 05 minutes and 56 seconds, Lia Ditton landed at the Waikiki Yacht Club, Hawaii in record time.
Has your compass ever gone 180 degrees in the wrong direction, or been generally flummoxed, in the wake of an electric storm? This scenario played out in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.
Nobody wanted an old cement boat. Not even for free. The only option was to give her a sea funeral.
Recently we brought you the story of Ben McGinty's new sailboat and invited readers to help identify whether the little ship was indeed a Naples Sabot, as Ben suspected. Read on to discover the verdict.
You may recall the story in the April, 2019, issue about the shipyard accident involving the historic working brigantine Vega. In a nutshell, during a routine haulout at a shipyard in Thailand, the carriage wheels on the marine railway collapsed and the 128-year-old wooden ship (built in 1892 in Norway as a Baltic and North Sea trader) rolled off and onto her port side.
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