The double-masted Schooner Zodiac suffered a dismasting in light winds as she was returning to her home port of Bellingham, Wash. on September 25, 2010. The historic vessel is regularly chartered during the summer and it was ironic that vessel is ending one of its best seasons sailing the Pacific Northwest islands. The wooden main mast snapped about 15 feet above deck level as 17 children, four chaperones, and crew watched in amazement as the rig came crashing down on the deck and into the water. A weld in the top mast rigging is currently under review but no conclusions yet
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