Monday, March 2, 2009


Yet more picture from the Monterey trip (last July). . . I bet almost every single person who stands where I was standing when I took this picture takes the same picture; the dock is quite a foreign sight for land-weary eyes. The hardworking boat tied up there only added to the beauty.
And talk about beautiful! This little boat is hanging from the rafters in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (The downside. . .there was nowhere a human being could stand get a picture of the entire vessel.) It is a felucca, (also called a selena), a type of boat built by Italian immigrants in the late 1800's. According to the plaque nearby, it was meant to be handled by one man, and was used mainly for handline fishing. Its direct descendant was the Monterey clipper, which had a heyday of 40-odd years in the California sardine industry.

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