Alcyone, Port Townsend, Washington

Launched in 1956, Shipwright Frank Prothero built Alcyone over a period of 6 years. She’s a 81′ gaff-rigged topmast schooner setting eleven sails: mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, flying jib, main and fore gaff topsails, fisherman, fore course, raffee and stunsail. These can be raised in different combinations to suit various wind conditions.

Topmast schooner Alcyone under sail, Port Townsend

Topmast schooner Alcyone under sail, Port Townsend

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