Port Townsend is home to a good-sized fleet of sailing craft of all sizes and shapes including several sleek and swift schooners oft seen around Puget Sound waters, but for me it's the work boats that have the most appeal. The old fishing schooner Merrie Ellen seen here rounding Point Hudson is as pretty and hardy a vessel as they come. The 107 foot gaff-rigged schooner was built in 1922 in Vancouver, Canada. Owner/Skipper John Holbert and his wife, Jill have taken years in restoring and refitting her for charter work. More about Merrie Ellen here.
The letter M is interpreted many different ways today over at Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday.