""Vessel" is all-encompassing... if it floats with people aboard, I think it counts as a vessel.
Have you seen "Captain Phillips"? A boat like this should have been awarded a "best supporting vehicle" Oscar."
"She's (we hope) being saved from the scrapyard by a family that wants to take her home to Hawaii.
I don't know if that will work out, but I wish them well.
She was headed for Port Townsend, Washington to prepare her for the transit to Hawaii...…"
"That's Fort Columbia in the background. Construction started in 1896, decommissioned in 1947. I'm reasonably certain that one of the two WWII 5" coastal defense gun turrets is visible just above the bow of the boat."
"That level of freeboard is pretty typical here, so I don't think that that's the case. I have a couple of local sources here that still haven't chimed in. I've been told before that a tug is required to be in tension and astern of a ship at anchor…"