Community Photos 8/20/14

Al Bezanson submits-

Last week the 185 ft three-masted schooner Atlantic was anchored for a spell inside the breakwater at Eastern Point.  She is a 2010 replica of the schooner that held the monohull transatlantic speed record from 1905 until 1997.    In Newport earlier this summer with my friend Jay Irwin, the captain invited us aboard when he learned that Jay had visited the original in 1954, and had met the first mate who sailed the 1905 race.  He gave us a grand tour and this photo is one small example of her fit and finish.  Atlantic sank at a dock in Norfolk in 1982 and our friend Lane Briggs (founder of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race)  made a number of dives on her in an attempt to raise the old girl, but she was too far gone.  He salvaged one of the masts, which was resurrected as a flagpole near downtown Norfolk.

Al Bezanson

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Photo from August 2014/Celtic Music at the Stage Fort Park Bandstand/Janet Rice

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Len Burgess submits-

Perfect sailing day out in Gloucester harbor Saturday. Got some photos of the ‘Thomas E. Lannon’ from Al Bezanson’s schooner ‘Green Dragon’.  -Len Burgess

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