SSS Chaser was originally commissioned as the M/V Albacore for the California Department of Fish and Game in Southern California. She was used as a patrol boat and later as a research vessel. In 1986, the ship was donated to the Napa Sea Scouts. As SSS Chaser, she has cruised the West Coast of North … Read more

C. A. Thayer

Served the coastal lumber routes between California and Washington, with occasional lumber voyages to Mexico, Hawaii, and Fiji. Switched to fishing in 1912, as steam schooners took over the lumber trade. She was the last large commercial sailing ship on the West Coast at the time of her retirement in 1950. She's been part of … Read more


Brigadoon was built as Joann in 1924 by the Britt Brothers in Lynn, MA. She is the first design by L. Francis Herreshoff, son of Nat Herreschoff. She sailed on the East Coast under various owners during the 1920s,1930s and 1940s. Sterling Hayden, sailor, actor, and writer renamed the boat Brigadoon of Booth Bay and … Read more