Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amazin' Amazon

The word classic may be overused, but in the case of the yacht Amazon, it is really the only appropriate adjective. Built in Southampton, England in 1885, the craft has been restored to its original form. Although its steam plant was replaced in 1937 by diesel, there is little outward sign of the fact. She still carries her tall funnel - in glistening white.

Based at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut since 2009, the boat showed up in Halifax a couple of days ago, possibly in connection with the Marblehead race.


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