Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Martha's helm

My choice for ABC Wednesday's letter H is helm. A ship's helm is the steering device for controlling its rudder. Either a wheel or tiller is used on most vessels for steering. Today's image is of the helm on the 84 foot schooner, Martha. She is one of several long, sleek and tall wooden schooners that make Port Townsend their home port. She is owned and operated by the non-profit organization, Schooner Martha Foundation, which provides sailing trips and educational programs for youth, adults and families. More information and this year's sailing schedule can be found here.

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The schooner, Martha, also works today for my own theme of using Wood on Wednesday.


14 comments:

Olivier said...

en avant moussaillon, prenons la mer..

cieldequimper said...

I'm off, see you in two months!!! ;-)) Lovely wood.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Love your H and love your blog. Great choice for H.

I have a blog called Navigare necesse est, welcome on-board.

HHHHugs Tyra

THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

Bibi said...

I'd like to take a ride with Martha.

RuneE said...

Another picture for me! I enjoy that kind of photo combined with information very much.

PS Thank you for the pleasant comment! It gores very well.

Dragonstar said...

Clever to fit in two themes like this. It's a lovely photo, too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Martha's helm looks very well cared for. Wonderful H, nicely photographed.

Jacob said...

Sign me up! Looks to be a fine craft and would love to take an educational trip on her.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful...looks warm and cared for - I'm happy.

magiceye said...

must be nice to be at the helm!

Grace and Bradley said...

Good choice and very nice photo.

Jay said...

I bet it's quite an experience to go sailing on her - Martha looks lovely!

Small City Scenes said...

I love the wooden boats. the wood is so warm and rich looking and even feel good. MB

John said...

Lovely nautical picture!
84 feet is a great big boat.