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Launching the Classic Sailboat Orca at the Homer Boat Harbor - 5/21/2013 5:54 pm

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An Airports Heights family portrait - 4/13/2013 2:58 pm

Launching the Classic Sailboat Orca at the Homer Boat Harbor

In 2010 David and Aulikki Knight and daughter Cassidy Knight headed out of San Francisco with their newly purchased classic 38 foot 1959 wooden Herreshoff Ketch. They got as far as Cape Mendocino before being turned back by the weather. They went for plan B and sailed out of Bellingham, WA up the inside passage to Homer, AK. They had a glorious trip, watching whales being escorted by porpoises. They have been working on restoring the ketch; refinishing the teak deck and this year they pulled it out of the water and refinished the hull. On Thursday, May 9, 2013 John Cox and Todd Hyde, of the Homer Boat Yard, launched the Orca at the Homer Boat Harbor. The Orca is from a long line of sailing ships starting in 1878 when the Herreshoff family started building them in Bristol, RI. The Herreshoff’s Reliance won the Americas Cup in 1903.SClassic Wooden Sailboat OrcaClassic Wooden Sailboat OrcaMasthead of the OrcaMasthead of the OrcaThe OrcaThe OrcaSailboat OrcaSailboat OrcaDavid and Aulikki Knight and the OrcaDavid and Aulikki Knight and the OrcaV

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