Nonsuch (ketch)
One of the most unusual arrivals on Puget Sound and British Columbia waters in 1971 was the replica of the early Hudson's Bay Co. ketch Nonsuch, built in England in 1968 to commemorate the company's 300th anniversary. After sailing British and Canadian East Coast waters, she was placed on her side in a specially designed trailer and hauled overland to Seattle, where she was launched by crane and rerigged and fitted out during the winter months. She then spent the spring and summer of 1972 visiting Puget Sound and B.C. ports, where she was visited by thousands. The Nonsuch, now a permanent museum ship at Winnepeg, was commanded throughout her sailing career by Capt. Adrian Small of Devon, England, an experienced sailing master who served his apprenticeship on the Finnish four-master bark Passat from 1946 to 1948. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1971, H. W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest 1966 to 1975., p.103.
Citation: Tacoma Public Library