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"Hesper was a wooden Boston Pilot schooner designed by Dennison J. Lawlor and built by Montgomery & Howard in 1884. One of the finest pilot schooners and one which had considerable influence on subsequent fishing schooner design. She was sold out of Boston pilot service in 1901. LOA 104ft. LWL 95ft. Beam 22ft. Taken on occasion of the first Fisherman's Race on May 1, 1886".
· Date: Mon, 9 March 20 · Views: 260
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Keywords: Hesper
Source of Image, If not your own: Collection Historic New England. Photographer Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore)
Location photo was taken: Boston
Date photo was taken: 1st May 1886
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Wallace Slough
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Mon, 9 March 20 12:25

Pilot schooners were common in the United States and the schooner California (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_(schooner) was operated by the San Francisco Bar Pilots until 1972. She was still in service when I was sailing off shore and also when I came ashore in 1972 to work on tugs in the bay. According to the attached link, she was the last operating sailing pilot schooner in the U.S. before she was replaced by motorized pilot boats.

When Pier 7 on the waterfront caught fire in 1973, I was at work at Pier 3 with Red Stack Tugs. We took the wooden Miki tug Sea King and tossed the California a line and towed her out of the berth. I remember Captain Don Grant up on the bow of the California doing a rain dance as we nosed into the slip to get our attention. The pier was a raging inferno and burning embers were dropping on to the wooden tug as we towed her out of the slip. As we were backing her out of the slip, the ebb current caught the tug and the schooner came down on the corner of Pier 9. The old boat was so soft that she just yielded to the impact like a loaf of bread and then popped back to her normal appearance.
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