The BALCLUTHA moored in San Francisco Harbor was built in Glasgow Scotland in 1886. It is one of only 3 steel-hulled, fully-rigged three masted schooners in existence.
It is a true workhorse of United states maritime history and a National Historic Landmark. The ship made 17 trips around Africa's notorious Cape Horn, each taking nearly half a year.
"No one who has not been there can imagine the strain on the Captain in trying to get around Cape Horn," said ships Captain Alfred Durkee at the end of the 19th century. "This passage in the BALCLUTHA was about my hardest time!"
It began hauling general cargo and coal from Europe and returning there with California grain. Then the ship hauled lumber from the Pacific Northwest to...
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As a youth, I was constantly drawing, painting, and experimenting in fine arts. Also, I had a strong interest in architecture. Today, I enjoy photography, history, drawing and painting.
I labored over 25 years in a pre-World War II aluminum mill, some of the time on catwalks above two-thousand degree, electrically charged molten metal. At the height of my career the plug was pulled when various globalist financiers ravaged the company. In my mid-40s, I returned to college and re-educated as a computer network engineer. I currently work for local government.
My wife is a Kyoto, Japan native, so I have photographed that area extensively and some of that will probably show up in my work here....
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