The Columbia Longboat
In this photo the "Hewitt R. Jackson" heads north across the strait of Juan DeFuca towards Canada to compete in the King of Spain's Cup Longboat regatta, which she won.This boat was designed for the Grays Harbor Historic Seaport Authority. It is a replica of an longboat from the 1790's. It is designed to match the one that would have been used by the "Columbia" when she made her fur trading expedition to the Northwest coast of North America. Two of these boats were built and are used for educational purposes with the local school district as well as sail training activities at the Seaport. They are accurate historical replicas with the exception of fastening technology and some laminated structural members.

 

 

   
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