Friday, May 1, 2009
This is the last I saw of my friend Hugh before he set sail under the Golden Gate Bridge in a replica of a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) War Junk. They were attempt to be the first ever documented Chinese Junk ship to ever sail across the pacific and back. Unfortunately their trip was cut short just hours before completion when another shipping vessel collided with them, cutting their ship in half. This is a video Dempsey and I rode bikes down to Aquatic Park to see Hugh off. I have heard from him only in his posts online. He, as well as everyone else that was aboard, seem to be recovering.