America has lost one of the most famous sailboats: Sunday, March 29, went under water 98-foot three-masted schooner Pilgrim.
This schooner, built in Denmark in 1945, was an exact replica of the trading brig of the same name (1825 construction), which became famous due to the fact that on Board were unfolding, the plot is extremely popular in the United States of the novel Two Years Before the Mast writer-a classic Richard Henry The younger.
Nearly forty years of the “new” Pilgrim faithfully served as a non-profit Marine Institute (Ocean Institute) located in the California city of Dana point. Schooner participated in educational campaigns, it was used for seminars and lectures. As highlighted yesterday, the Director of the Maritime Institute Wendy Marshall, four decades on Board the Pilgrim visited hundreds of thousands of lovers in the sea of people.
As time went on, the ship was old, it needed major repairs, and at the Institute announced they are raising funds. But to collect enough money all had failed, and last Pilgrim who spent the last months in the dock, suddenly lurched to starboard, and…
As stressed today the American press, is now schooner, alas, can not be repaired.legend