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Center for Wooden Boats, R-boat Pirate, Seattle, WA
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Pirate is the flagship of the collection at The Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle. Since her rechristening in 2005, she has become the center of a new focus at CWB on Pacific Coast yachting and boatbuilding. A museum-quality restoration using techniques and materials as close to original as is humanly possible, Pirate is now sailing and regularly accommodates the public for weekend sailing and interpretation of early pleasure boat construction on Lake Union. Pirate is significant to northwest maritime history for being the best extant example of the R-class, the adoption of which in this region is a very interesting and complex story. She won the National Championship in the class in 1929. A national landmark, Pirate is on the National Register of Historic Properties and the Washington State Historic Register. (from: R-boat.org) Overhead a Cessna 180 floatplane heads in for a landing at the Kenmore Air terminal.
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