Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall 2017

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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T wo hours had passed since departing the Port of Bellingham and it was a peaceful day in the San Juan Islands. Heading west under engine power, Lummi Island was just off our starboard side. The water was flat as glass, and so far, the wind had been quiet. DAY ONE Suddenly, the first mate called out to everyone aboard the tall ship. All hands on deck! Every passenger had opted-in for assisting the crew in the ship's duties and the captain had ordered the raising of the sails. Excitement built as each crewmember began assigning duties with their team and everyone was scrambling to a workstation. The main mast reaches 39 metres into the air and the mainsail is the tallest on the west coast. The total area of all four sails (main, stay, fore and jib) is more than 650 square metres. "Haul away beam, haul away peak," yelled the first mate. At least 15 sets of hands joined BY JED VAUGHN TOP: Ferry in the San Juan Islands. San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau OPPOSITE TOP: View of Mount Baker from the Schooner Zodiac in the San Juan Islands. Jed Vaughn OPPOSITE MIDDLE: Lime Kiln Point State Park. Tim Thompson/San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau OPPOSITE BOTTOM: Lopez Village shoreline on Lopez Island. San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Sailing THE SALISH SEA SCHOONER ZODIAC IS A MAJESTIC HISTORICAL VESSEL PURCHASED IN 1924 FOR THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON BROTHERS. CONSTRUCTED FROM MAHOGANY, BRASS, TEAK AND FIR, IT HAS 26 BERTHS, EIGHT STATEROOMS, A LARGE GALLEY AND A DECK THAT SPANS 38.74 METRES. IT ACCOMMODATES 49 DAYTRIP PASSENGERS AND 26 FOR OVERNIGHT EXCURSIONS. DREAMSCAPES FALL 2017 24

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