Friday, April 08, 2005
The Regina Maris
The Regina Maris was a 144 foot long, three masted barkentine owned and operated by the Ocean Research and Education Society (ORES). The Regina Maris was used to teach marine science to university students. I came aboard straight out of high school in July 1978 for a two month cruise to the Galapagos islands. I embarked at Balboa, the Pacific ocean entrance to the Panama Canal. At the end of the trip I decided to stay aboard as a deckhand. I remained aboard until late December 1978. We were anchored at La Paz, Baja California. Regina was on her way to Alaska to study Humpback whales.