Category: San Pedro Shelf

Johanna Smith off Long Beach, CA

Johanna Smith

The Johanna Smith (257 ft x 50 ft) was a wooden hulled lumber schooner build in North Bend Oregon in 1917. Built during the first world war, shortages prohibited the installation of engines in...

Gambling barge Monfalcone. Photo from the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.


Be sure to read to the end. This ship has a colorful history and a special connection to Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. The 282 foot five-masted barkentine Monfalcone was built in...

Olympic II. Photo courtesy of Steve Lawson.

Olympic II

The Olympic II was an iron hulled sailing ship built in Belfast, Ireland in 1877. Originally named the Star of France, she sailed in the Australian wool trade for many years before eventually being...