Schooner Rosemary Ruth
Hold on...that's not the Lettie G. at all...
No, that is the CUTEST little schoonerlet I've ever seen!
I'm practically cooing - AaaaaaW! - and the crew notices me sitting over by the edge with a big grin and a camera & they are obliging enough to come by close enough for me to get a good shot (unfortunately not from the best side lightwise, but there's nothing I can do about that without putting myself right where they're gonna need to go when they tack in about 40 seconds), and shout
"That's gonna be BEAUTIFUL! What's her name?"
They answer with where they berth & an invitation to come up for a drink sometime. I may just have to take them up on that next time I'm up their way! But I still wanted to know the name of their charming minischooner - "Thanks! But what's the BOAT'S name?" - they were already getting pretty far away but I could just make out as they called across the widening expanse of water, "Rosemary Ru...". I was thinking Rosemary Rue (like Ophelia) but I really wasn't sure.
Well - hurrah for the Internet. A quick Google search under "Schooner Rosemary" a couple of days later, and I find out that she's the Rosemary Ruth, and even the name of her type of boat is adorable - she's a Pinky Schooner! That's just too perfect. A Tom Colvin Yin Yang Pinky Schooner, to be exact. Her current owner found her in St. Helens, Oregon, on the Columbia River, so she's a transplant from out West, just like me - he had her packed up on a flatbed truck & driven across the country on a flatbed truck to Staten Island, where he had her all fixed up & now sails her around the Hudson enchanting random paddlers (and anyone else who likes sailboats, too!).