Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One last 4th of July related post

©2011 Steve BorichevskyYesterday, we had absolutely horrid shooting conditions on the harbor. When we went for an afternoon stroll, I didn’t bother bringing a camera. Late in the afternoon I could see a large schooner rounding the breakwater. Not recognizing the lines, I was anxious to figure out what schooner it was.

I was hoping she would sail into the inner harbor but contrary to my desires, she turned into the breeze and began to drop her sails. Then she sailed in.

 

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

It turns out that it is the Lady Maryland flying the Star Spangled Banner. The Lady Maryland is a pungy schooner replica.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Pungy schooners were developed in the Chesapeake Bay region and were used as a fast transport to haul perishable freight. The traditional coloration of the pungy is green and light pink.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

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7 comments:

Frank said...

Very sleek.

ksdoolittle said...

Quite beautiful. Sometimes they'll pull in here.

Lesley said...

How disappointing she let down her sails... but then you wouldn't have gotten that last shot.

Nikki . said...

Wonderful photos. Love the old sail boats.

Roy said...

Yes second one down Steve. A great shot.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Watery Wednesday at my page, ave a nice day!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots as usual. Thanks for the info on the boats (which I know nothing about). :-)

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