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Rock Island lighthouse

I used to work here when it was the Captain's Palace. I will always have fond memories, and this photo captures the ambiance of the place perfectly.

I know this is Alameda, not Oakland. Evidently Google Earth somehow identified it as Oakland

Lady Washington is the Brig Rigged Vessel you see here. Hawaiian Chieftain is a Topsail Ketch with a dark waterline and dark hull. She is built of steel and noght wood.

For more informationa about Lady Washington go to

You may have seen a similar looking ship, Hawaiian Chieftain, She can be distinguished from Lady Washington in that she is a topsail ketch and has a dark waterline as opposed to the white waterline brig you see here which are identifiying features of LW.

2007 Wooden Boat Festival, September 7-9

Fisherman Sail set on Schooner in harbor.

From the ensign on this vessel, it ought to have been apparent that it is not from the Canadian Navy. It is, in fact, the LE Niamh of the Irish Defence Forces Naval Service. LE Niamh

Taken by My Son who is a Msgt US Marines, March 2007


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