Thursday, October 1, 2009

Argia

I see this ship often. The 81 foot (LOA) Argia makes her way down the Mystic River three times a day, offering two-and-a-half-hour cruises. She is one of the busier boats around. Much of the cruise is consumed by motoring the river, but south of Morgan Point the sails are hoisted. Built in Virginia in 1986, she is a two masted, gaff topsail schooner.
Recently, on an evening sail to West Harbor, I spotted her with a festive crowd enjoying the sunset.

9 comments:

Redwing said...

Schooners are the greatest invention ever! Beautiful!

jeannette stgermain said...

Beautiful! And I see quite some people on there:)

Mersad said...

Great images. Love the scope of them.

Erica Houskeeper said...

These photos are really beautiful, some of the best I've seen. The top one almost looks like a painting. Definitely make a print of that one!

Ocean Girl said...

I love sail boats, they are truly graceful yet powerful. I'll share some of my picture collection soon.

matthew houskeeper said...

Thanks everyone!
Everything came together on these shots; beautiful ship, clear skies, sunset, no other boats around, etc.

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Anonymous said...

Those are lovely photos. What a pretty ship.