Had the annual father's day sail yesterday with a wonderful breeze. No guests along, just me and Dad (the last project we did together was building the bird's mouth masts, so he's always on the Spartina).
A couple of interesting boats on the water. The Nellie Crockett, above, built in Crisfield for Tangier waterman in 1925, she is now considered a historic national landmark and sails out of Georgetown on the Sassafras River (where I hope to sail this fall). I'm told by a friend that she was headed up the ICW on her way home after an extended cruise to the south. Very cool. You can look back at their journey here, link courtesy of Bill.
Also saw the STV (sail training vessel) Unicorn, which at one time was the only all-female crew tall ships. Not sure of her status these days, the internet has a couple different descriptions and some for-sale ads. According to the never-inaccurate web she was built in 1947 using metal from scrapped German U-boats. I always enjoy seeing the interesting boats that pass through are area.
Home in time for phone calls from the daughters and a gift from the Pilgrim, cast-iron-seared surf (fresh, plump North Carolina shrimp) and turf (NY strip steak) to celebrate the day. Happy father's day to all the dads out there.