The accompanying photograph here was given to us recently by a passenger though I can’t for the life of me remember who. Please claim responsibility if this is yours. Mary Day is rafted up to the Hawkins’ Chesapeake Bay buyboat “Columbia” which they used during the off-season to transport goods to the islands. Now I assume the fine gentleman in the foreground is waving and not giving us a silly face. The photograph gives me a real sense of the changes Mary Day has been through. No more spars painted buff. She no longer berths at what is now the fisherman’s float in Camden. The staysail used to be loose footed and the forestay passed through the spike bowsprit. The shrouds have ratlines on opposing sides instead of the ratboards we have now. How many other changes can you see? There are quite few still to list but you will need a real careful eye to find them. What is different about the hull? How did guests get aboard? Ok Will Shortz… get cracking on this puzzle!
Have a great day. Be well. Do good.