The Bill of Rights schooner ia a replica of a 19th century schooner, built in Maine, 1971, and with the distinction of being the lead Tall Ship through New York Harbor during the 1976 Bicentennical Celebration.
Since then she spent time in San Pedro Harbor, Los Angeles. And when I took this image, she sailed students during the weekdays and tourists on weekends out of Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, California.
Currently she is in San Diego County. She also continues to participate in Tall Ship and pirate festivals.
The Bill of Rights is 136 feet long with a beam of 25 feet. Her mainmast is 115 above the deck and her tonnage is 160 gross.
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eldancer1 (28529) 2014-02-05 10:15
Awesome capture of this schooner! I will be in San Diego next week I sure to catch this beauty with its full sails. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
jemaflor (85536) 2014-02-05 11:05
Beautiful sailboat, well taken, perfect exposure and sharpness, good resuly with these flags, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-02-05 11:24
Ray, OMG!!! what a beauty..I wish that I could sail with this magnificent sailboat too...this is a great documentary picture, action at its best, fabulous light and shadows play and the gorgeous sea!!!
hopefully they will start sailing again here in San Diego and I´ll be the first one on it!!!
thanks for this very beautiful picture!!
ktanska (24944) 2014-02-05 11:28
A beautiful shot of this schooner with full sails and big flags. Horizon leans to the left but on this case it emphasizes action. Excellent direction of light, i like shadows of the smaller flag. A rather tight framing missing top of a flag and part of that thing in front.
jhm (140090) 2014-02-06 5:09
The proud of America the big flag upwards the boat.
A lovely schooner with all the crew in a very quiet water
Your picture is very well taken with a high sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
nikkitta (14858) 2014-02-06 14:58
Imteresting capture of the schooner in full action
Like the waving flags and their shadows to add contrast and mouvement
COSTANTINO (56271) 2014-02-12 11:42
amazing schooner into the amazing blue
blue horizon blue sea
perfect exposure and sharpness
I like the shadows of the small flag
your picture is very well taken
have a nice new day
serp2000 (40394) 2014-02-16 8:06
Good name of the schooner, I like this attractive photo on your page. I just imagine this fresh seawind, good atmosphere. TFS!
I hope to see the San Pedro Harbor soon.