A photo a day from Oriental, NC, the surrounding Pamlico County area, and nearby rivers, creeks, bays and other waterways of coastal North Carolina.

Oriental Daily Photo is a member of the City Daily Photo blog network.
See daily photos of other towns and cities around the world at:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

11.1- "Wan Fu"

Wan-Fu at the Fuel Dock
(click to enlarge)
While returning the Bauer Dinghy to the OYC today after last night's pirate festivities at town dock, I found this very pirate-y looking vessel tied up to the Fuel Dock at Oriental Marina & Inn on Raccoon Creek.

She is a 58.2 foot, three-masted, gaff-rigged, steel-hulled recreational vessel built in 1977. Word around the harbor is she is headed for Guatemala.

That is all I know about her... If you know more, please post a comment to this posting, or drop me an e-mail! (captainbenonc@gmail.com)

Here is another view of Wan Fu:
(click to enlarge)

11.2 ADDENDUM: Wan Fu was designed by naval architect Thomas Colvin, famed for his steel boat designs, many of which are junk-rigged, as, it turns out, is the Wan Fu (not gaff-rigged, as I had earlier guessed without seeing the sails up) ... Here is a picture of her under sail (no, not taken here in Oriental, nor by me) -

(click to enlarge)

No comments: