Possibly one of the most photographed scenes in Gold Beach, Oregon, the Mary D. Hume sits at the mouth of the Rogue River. She was built right in Gold Beach and set sail January 21, 1881. She was a freighter hauling goods to and from San Francisco. She was a whaler, a fishing boat and a tug boat. She even sank once.
In the summer of 1978 she traveled under her own power to her final resting place just a short distance from where she was born. The last few years have taken their toll.
This is my tribute to her in her sunset years.
This photo was the Best Of Show at the 2011 Lassen County Fair.
(c) James Q. Eddy Jr.
December 26th, 2010
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