An overturned boat that is no where near water.
At Oakdale Avenue and Selby Streets. Photo by Walter Mackins

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  1. Thanks for the recommendations! Will need to see about shuffling into my lists.

    40 feet is a good sized boat, and SF Bay can be a lot of damned work. Glad you had an enjoyable experience. 😎

  2. “Ever read IN THE HEART OF THE SEA by Nathan Philbrick?”

    Have not yet had the opportunity to read Mr. Philbrick’s work (nor Mr. Melville’s either).

    I learned boat rudiments sailing on San Diego Bay and in Puget Sound near-ish to Seattle.

    1. Ahoy! Highly-recommend audiobooks of both. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA is a true story, basically picking up where MOBY DICK leaves off. Have had the experience of being on San Francisco Bay on a 40-foot(?) sailboat– once: It was wonderful! Here’s to fair winds and following seas– you “nauty” boy!😁 Cheers!

  3. Mystery, indeed. Keel’s all tore up as though vessel was dropped and then dragged; deck (??) looks like an attempt to cover what “should be” a cockpit (??); and maybe some theft of support material went down (hard to provide support with just one cradle); plus ironic name for a craft that looks as though it never went near a body of water. Good snap, but the image hurts my heart.

    1. A surreal encounter to say the least. Was coming from taking photos in the BV when I came across this. Blue Ribbon… not so much, eh? Almost seems as if it was placed there as art installation. By the way, I get the impression that, to say the least, you know “port” from “starboard”. Ever read IN THE HEART OF THE SEA by Nathan Philbrick?

    2. Checkout the two anchors(!) in the construction area between Mission Bay Drive and Kaiser Mission Bay. No doubt they were discovered when the area was being reclaimed for development.