The Seattle Yacht Club held its annual Opening Day boat parade Saturday May 3rd, and the Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper had the honor of leading four ships from the Chief Seattle Council Fleet as they passed thousands of spectators lining the Montlake Cut on the way east to Lake Washington.
The ships in line included West Seattle’s SSS Yankee Clipper (which also hosted guest crew members from the Edmonds based SSS Kelcema of the Mount Baker Council), The SSS Argo from Bellevue, The SSS Hurricane from Port Orchard, and the SSS Propeller of Seattle. The SSS Odyssey from Tacoma’s Pacific Harbor Council was also in the boat parade, but further back so she could compete in the Classic Sail Division, where she took second place.
As the Seattle fleet, with Sea Scouts on all boats in full dress blues lining the decks, neared the judges…
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