It's been quite a while since I've had a ship on the header of the blog. This particular ship was one of the many that were at the 2006 Pepsi America's Sail festival in Beaufort, NC in July 2006. Here's the info on the ship:
The Compass Rose is a replica 18th century gaff rigged schooner built in 1970 in Nova Scotia. She is 55 feet long, 13.5 feet wide, and has a displacement of 25 tons. Here's a link to her website. Her owners claim that she may be the most photographed vessel on the East Coast, and that she has appeared in numerous films. Be aware that the website hasn't been updated in well over a year and the owners unfortunately seem to be enamored with the whole pirate scene (which for our living history group is just plain silly). At the very least, there are some really tacky photos on the website. However, I try not to let that detract from the beauty of this magnificent vessel.