Friday, June 28, 2013

Yacht Ramona -- June 28, 2013

From the 05-September-1895 San Francisco Call. William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the newspaper. Click on the image for a larger view. 

With the America's Cup and preliminary races coming to San Francisco Bay this year, I thought I would post pictures of some yachts on San Francisco Bay.  


Eugene McCarthy Has Started on the Yacht Ramona.


He Expects to Have Lots of Fun in Fishing and Hunting.

The fast yacht Ramona sailed for a cruise along the coast of Mexico last Thursday evening. Eugene McCarthy, brother of the owner, went out on her and as the craft is well supplied with guns and fishing tackle, he evidently intends having a good time. The Ramona is provisioned for a two months' cruise, but should her commander decide upon a longer voyage, fresh supplies will be taken aboard at some Central American port. Captain Fred Nelson and a crew of four men will man the yacht.

There was a lively scene at Sausalito when the Ramona weighed anchor. Quite a number of the Pacific and San Francisco yacht clubs' boats were at anchor in Richardsons Bay and every one of them fired a salute as the trim little schooner disappeared around the head of the bay. The unusual display drew quite a crowd to the waterfront, but when the news was given out everybody was satisfied that there was no fears of a foreign invasion.

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