I had an opportunity to stroll briefly past the Maritime Museum of San Diego this weekend. Looks like a nice spot for those interested in ships. I did find a couple nice-looking local wooden work boats. The first is a little fishing boat that apparently traces its roots to the Mediterranean,courtesy of Italian immigrants. Very cute.
The second is a gorgeous little sloop that was used to go meet ships early in her career and then as a racer later in life. I love this boat. She has a gaff rig and long bowsprit that seem Friendship sloop-ish but then has that shallow,double-ended hull. Nice find there.