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Old 05-28-2018, 10:39 AM   #43
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City: Saltspring Island
Vessel Name: Retreat
Vessel Model: C&L 44
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,587
The former Boeing yacht, Taconite, is presently anchored in Maple Bay. Looking very abandoned, run down, going green. Sad to see what was for 85 years a floating palace.
She was owned from 1987 to 2015 by Gordon Leavitt, who chartered her in BC and Alaskan waters. With her twin Atlas direct reversing engines, she was always a wonder to watch while maneuvering. A low rpm she would pop donuts of thin smoke out her stacks. When off Steward Duty, her crew would keep the varnish fresh and the brass polished. Lots of each aboard.
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