If you compare my latest image of the Zodiac schooner with the last one I posted, you'll notice something is a little different. Okay, a lot different. If you haven't clicked on the link to the other post yet, you may be thinking to yourself "Don't schooners usually have masts or something?" Bingo!
In late September the Zodiac had a boatload of kids on a sunny, windy day. Suddenly-- CRACK!-- the mast broke off and fell in the water, and the boom crashed down to the deck. Luckily, there were only a couple minor injuries, and the trusty Coast Guard helped everyone get home safely. For now the biggest working schooner on the West Coast is not a working schooner at all, but I'm sure she'll be sailing these blue waters again soon. Until then, she looks pretty even with a haircut.