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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Family Trip: Madaket Boat Tour

After our adventure to Fern Canyon we had reservations for a tour of Humboldt Bay on the 1910 Madaket.  It was an awesome way to see the area and learn about the history.  
From their website:
MADAKET is the last survivor of seven original ferries that transported mill
workers and families around Humboldt Bay. Built in 1909, launched in 1910 and
refurbished in 1989, she remains as a reminder of Eureka's bustling waterfront
era.  The completion of the Samoa bridge in 1971 put the ferry service out of
MADAKET continues to be the oldest vessel in continuous service in the
United States, boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state and is a California
historic vessel.

The clouds were spectacular during our boat trip.  

 The horn blowing was very loud, really upsetting Aiden.  
Eventually he was able to settle down and hang out, poor guy!

 Samoa Bridge

 A mix of old....
 and new....

 Company housing on Samoa
 Samoa Cookhouse

 The old railroad tracks where they would dump the logs into the water for easier transport

 Old warship getting restored.....


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