What a surprise to look out my window and see a square rig vessel on Lake Union. Moments later I received an e-mail from the Center for Wooden Boats with the haps.
It was a replica of La Niña, one of the sailing vessels used by Christopher Columbus. This boat was hand built in Brazil using methods of the 15th century.
Steerage is with a large tiller. The steering "wheel" for the helm had not yet been invented. Only the captain had a berth below deck. All other hands slept on the open deck.
Gracias por el visitante!