Skip to comments.Tall Ship Pilgrim Sinks in Dana Point Harbor
Posted on 03/29/2020 2:02:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Pilgrim, an icon at the Ocean Institute, has keeled and is sinking in Dana Point Harbor.
Officials at the center were informed at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, March 29, that the beloved vessel, which served as an inspiring real-world classroom to hundreds of thousands of students and visitors, had keeled starboard tilted toward the right side during the night at the Ocean Institutes dock near San Juan Capistrano.
It was not immediately clear Sunday morning what caused the ship to sink.
A boom has been placed around the ship and an inspection is forthcoming, said Wendy Marshall, executive director of the Ocean Institute.
We are concerned it will keel more when the tide comes up, she said.
The ship a full-scale replica of the vessel immortalized by Richard Henry Dana in his classic book Two Years Before the Mast was also a favorite during the Ocean Institutes Tall Ships Festival. It is valued at $6 million.
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Didn’t anybody notice? No one had a cork? (It’s a shame, though!)
Rot. Bet it was a simple lack of maintenance.
Let me propound a theory...
the bilge pumps run off shore power when docked
PG&E had an outage...
Well there is an inspection forthcoming. Whereas and henceforth a determination will be acquired as to the severity of the keeling to starboard. No raising the mizzinmast’
Maybe the hull sprang a leak and there were insufficient bilge pumps?
Just a wild guess.
Hey, them solar panels don’t work that great at night.
Keeled to starboard = Heeled to starboard? Keeled isn’t a typical nautical term for tipping over...
Water on the inside as well as water on the outside.
Yabutt if the sun is above the yard-arm, DRINK!
Check the sea cocks!
They tried to yell to Rosie O’Donnell and Jerry Nadler:
“No! Permission to come aboard is not granted!”
“It was not immediately clear Sunday morning what caused the ship to sink.”
Probably because water got inside...
Now I’m not saying I have never keeled over from too much - liquid intake.
All aboard the Failboat.
Way before the harbor...
Nor is not knowing why ships tend to sink a sign of intelligence.
Well, there is that. Maybe they were confused by the phrase: “Hey, that guy just keeled over!” People tipping over is more common use of keeled.
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