They are indeed the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington. I had the privilege of sailing aboard the Chieftain in June of this year. Beautiful ship!
For those who enjoy their coastal history, the original Lady Washington ship was one of the early trading ships that introduced white-man to the Haida at Haida Gwaii.
The white guys were looking for sea otter pelts, and the the natives had a shame/honour culture that the white guys didn't understand.
The result: an ill-fated raid by the Haida on the Lady Washington, resulting in a harsh Haida defeat (ie. many Haida killed) by the Lady Washington crew.
Here's a poem or song written about it:
Bold Northwestern Man
Come all ye bold Northwestmen, who plough the raging main, Come listen to this tragedy, while I relate the same; 'Twas on the Lady Washington at Cowper where she lay And by Queen Charlotte's Islands in North America.
'Twas on November the 2nd day, in 1791, The natives of this country on board of us did come; And then to buy their furs of them, our captain did begin, But mark what followed after, before it long had been.
Up upon our quarter deck, our gun chest there did stand, The keys they being left in them, by our gunner's careless hand; The natives they perceiving, thought our ship to make a prize, Thinking we had no other means for to protect our lives.
Up upon our quarter deck, our captain there did stand, With 12 of those bold savages with knives drawn in their hands; All pointing at his body, ready to run him through, If we should offer to resist--Great God! What could we do?
Then into our cabin, straightway we did repair, But to our sad misfortune, no arms could we find there, Except it were two pistols, one gun and two broadswords, And immediately it was agreed; "fight them off!" it was the word.
Our powder we got ready in our gun room openly, Our souls we did commit to God, our bodies to the clay; All standing in o;ne cabin waiting for a sign, But there could no sign be given for fear we should be slain.
Then with what few arms we had, we rushed on them with mainm, And by our being spirited, the quarter deck did gain; And the number that we killed of them was seventy and odd, And as many more were wounded, as since we've understood.
Come all ye bold Northwestmen, wherever you may be, Trust not an Indian savage in North America; For they are all so desirous, your shipping to obtain, That they never will leave it off till most of them are slain.
I just scanned in a bunch of old pictures I have of a trip I did with my family back in 1986 when I was just a teenager. We went to Fiji for the Christmas holiday which was very cool. These photos were taken by my step-dad and uncle., so without further delay, here is Fiji in 1986. Enjoy!
Flying on a Britten-Norman Islander from Nadi (the main international airport in Fiji) to Malolo Lailai, the island you see in front. We then took a boat to our resort, Club Naitasi, on Malolo Island, the larger far island in the photo
The airstrip at Malolo Lailai
Our plane (Sunflower Airlines) preparing for takeoff on it's return flight back to Nadi
One of the boats that took us from Malolo Lailai to Club Naitasi on Malolo Island
Sunrise at Club Naitasi
Our villa at Club Naitasi - there were 7 of us
Went fishing out on the outer reefs ringing Malolo Island one morning. My Aunt Carol and I were the lucky ones that day. We both caught barracudas which the restaurant at the resort prepared and cooked up for our dinner that night. As you can see, she was luckier than I was. I was 15 years old in this photo.
Toberua Island - the second resort we stayed at
Sunset from Toberua Island
Suva - the Capitol City
The Air Pacific ATR-42 plane we took from Nausori Airport (near the capitol city of Suva) across the main island (Viti Levu) to the international airport at Nadi
A view of the mountains on Viti Levu from our ATR-42 plane en-route to Nadi
Post by FerryNutSeattle on Sept 14, 2011 19:01:56 GMT -8
Nice photos, "Kahloke"!
Here's a good addition for this "Assorted Photography" section of this Forum:
This was taken today at a bus stop I use occasionally. Won't tell you where. Someone either dropped this by mistake or it was intentionally placed. I never touched this and never will, either! Leave it there for others to enjoy looking at before the great fall winds send it to another location. It's on paper.
It was a beautiful day here in "The Harbor" so I took full advantage of the sunshine and spent this afternoon mostly outside. Here is the classic "Gig Harbor" view with Mount Rainier looming in the background:
For the second time this month, my wife and I had an event in Eastern Washington. This time, it was a wedding in Walla Walla, down in the southeast corner of the state. So, I haven't been doing much ferry riding lately, but I've gotten to see parts of the east side of our state that I have never been to before. Eastern Washington has a stark beauty to it that can be absolutely breathtaking. Anyway, here are some photos from Walla Walla and Palouse Falls:
downtown Walla Walla - it is a very charming little community, and quite bustling since it is a university town
this cool old building used to be a theatre
Chemainus isn't the only place where you can see cool building murals. This one in Walla Walla is quite neat looking
Mural insets on the Odd Fellows Hall in Walla Walla
Walla Walla is home to Whitman College. Here are some photos from the campus which is quite gorgeous
fall colours on campus
Baker Faculty Center
Sunset view of Oregon's Blue Mountains from Basel Cellars Winery just outside Walla Walla
Just looking at all these lovely shots. The one that tears at my heart is the Canadian Viking's shot of the Thunderbird on the shore line in post 195. I spent years on one of those boats and I would have loved to get it refloated for a few weeks of sailing in return. Just heart wrenching to see a boat like that. I really thank you all for sharing these pictures.
Thank you, Piglet. It always hurts to see a ship in peril, and I too hope the owner was able to refloat her. I didn't see any hull damage from where I stood, and the beach was mainly pebbles, so I have my hopes up.