C. A. Thayer

A wooden sailing vessel with three masts. SAFR E3.8495n
The lumber schooner, C. A. THAYER, at Gray's Harbor in 1903.

NPS Photo, SAFR E3.8495n

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Extreme Length 219 feet
Length on Deck
156 feet
Beam 36 feet
Depth 11.38 feet
Gross Tonnage
Height of Mainmast
105 feet


l The CA Thayer is a wooden-hulled, three-masted schooner, designed for carrying lumber.
l She was built in 1895 in Northern California at Hans D. Bendixsen’s shipyard in Fairhaven, CA.
l The original hull was made of dense, old-growth Douglas fir carefully chosen for shipbuilding.
l She sailed with a small crew consisting of four seamen, two mates, a cook, and the captain.


Last updated: April 23, 2021

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