Wednesday, May 25, 2005

But It's Such a Pretty Boat

Two replica 1800's era ships, the Lynx and the Lady Washington, are at the Vancouver harbor. If you do not know what movie the Lady Washington had a role in, you need to watch the extended material on a certain maritime movie. Anyways, my family saw those ships today. We waited in line under a hot sun for about 45 minutes, then got on the Lynx. It is a reproduction of a privateer that sailed during the War of 1812. Quite interesting, but not as nice as the Lady Washington. I don't know it saw any action, but it was still quite interesting.

Soon after we disembarked, a Coast Guard helicopter flew in and hovered over the Columbia. After a minute or so, legs dangled over the far side of the chopper. Once it was about fifteen feet above the water, the man jumped in and the helicopter flew away. They guy drifted while the chopper flew in a large circle and a Coast Guard boat headed off some eager jetskiers. After several more minutes, the man was hauled back into the helicopter. A dummy was then dropped into the water and was subsequently rescued. After that, a fireboat proceeded to blast all five of it's nozzles, while the Coast Guard boat headed off another boat. So, my day has been quite interesting, but mid-term studying calls.


  • At 1:41 PM , Blogger Hannahlee said...

    You really enjoyed those ships too. And you're right, the Lady Washington was the best of the two!

  • At 1:41 PM , Blogger Hannahlee said...

    I meant "we" really enjoyed the ships. Sheesh...


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