Brig Lady Washington
LADY WASHINGTON Specifications:
Length on deck: 67 feet
Length on the waterline: 72 feet
Overall length: 112 feet
Draft (Depth): 11 feet
Beam (Width): 22 feet
Mast height: 89 feet
Displacement: 210 tons
Gross tonnage: 99 tons
Total sail area: 4,442 square feet
Rigging: Approximately six miles
Guns: Two three pounder; two swivels aft
Crew compliment: 12
Passenger capacity: 45
In the Spring of 1989, I was hired as lead rigger to assist with getting the newly launched brig Lady
Washington rigged. We had her fully rigged and undergoing her USCG certification sea-trials in about
45 days. I had the honor of training her first crew in the capacity of Sailing Master and two years later
sailed as her master.
|Lady Washington in frame with
spars being built alongside.
|My first day March 8, 1989
|Once the hull was launched, the
building shed became the rigging loft
|Lady Washington launched into the Wiskah River,
Aberdeen, Washington on March 7, 1989
|Fabricating foot ropes and
stropping blocks with Kit Africa.
|Mouse I raised on the main
and preventer stays
|Tack boomkin for boarding
the tack of fore course.
|Ship Articles for Maiden Voyage - my
signature is the second one down.
|Making a marled Flemish
eye on a foot rope
|Some of the best shipmates on could have.
Left to right: Jack Finney, Chris "Tarbrush" Jannini,
Charlie Finger (chief rigger), and Peter Ogden