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C A Thayer

The 1895 lumber schooner, CA Thayer.
The lumber schooner, C. A. THAYER, built in 1895.
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Extreme Length 219 feet
Length on Deck
156 feet
Beam 36 feet
Depth 11.38 feet
Gross Tonnage
453
Height of Mainmast
105 feet

 

The CA Thayer is a wooden-hulled, three-masted schooner, designed for carrying lumber.


She was built in 1895 in Northern California at Hans D. Bendixsen’s shipyard in Fairhaven, CA.


The original hull was made of dense, old-growth Douglas fir carefully chosen for shipbuilding.


She sailed with a small crew consisting of four seamen, two mates, a cook, and the captain.

 

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