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Madaket Tours of Humboldt Bay

The MadaketIf you’ve never taken a spin of Humboldt Bay on the Madaket find time to work it into your schedule this summer. Whether you’re looking to entertain guests from out of the area or hoping to get better aquatinted with Humboldt’s maritime features and history, the Madaket is a great way to spend an afternoon.

The 75-minute narrated tour is packed with facts about Humboldt Bay and the history of the area.

According to the website, the Madaket “continues to be the oldest vessel in continuous service in the United States, boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state and is a California historic
vessel.”

Be sure to take a camera. There’s more than 230 bird species on Humboldt Bay at which to aim your shutter.

Birds_Humboldt_Bay

Call (707) 445-1910 to reserve a cruise, or just wander down to the foot of F Street and get in line.

  1. Andrew Bird
    July 18, 2007 at 10:01 am

    You know I’ve never taken a Madaket cruise. I think I will.

  2. July 18, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Andrew, I was thinking about your question of whether Humboldt Bay is larger than San Diego Bay when I wrote this. I think the answer is yes. Even this 75-minute tour doesn’t reach the far corners of the 13-mile (?) long Humboldt Bay. But it’s a great tour. You will enjoy it.

  3. Andrew Bird
    July 18, 2007 at 10:46 am

    I can’t find any data on the Web comparing the size of the two bays. I was just curious. I’ve lived on both.

  4. July 18, 2007 at 11:53 am

    I am afraid I will get seasick. Maybe on a very calm day we will go.

  5. July 18, 2007 at 11:57 am

    It’s not nauseating unless you’re really sensitive. Calm days are better for pictures.

  6. Anonymous
    July 18, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    A Native Son of Eureka makes Good (sort of)

    ———————————————————

    Purify set to settle cases

    By Steven M. Sipple/Lee Enterprises

    LINCOLN – It appears Nebraska standout wide receiver Maurice Purify’s two recent arrests will be resolved in court today in one fell swoop.

    According to court records, Purify has made a plea arrangement that would essentially cover both cases.

    Purify, regarded as the Huskers’ most potent weapon on offense, was arrested May 5 and charged with two counts of assault, trespassing, failure to comply and resisting arrest. The charges stemmed from an alleged altercation at a downtown bar. Nearly a month later, the 21-year-old was cited for driving while intoxicated.

    Purify’s attorney, Jon Braaten of Lincoln, filed a motion Monday in Lancaster County Court that requests a plea arrangement for the DUI to take place in front of the same judge and at the same time that was set for Purify’s plea to charges relating to the tavern altercation.

    The exact nature of Purify’s plea agreement won’t be known until he appears before a judge. Purify’s attorney has requested that sentencing for both cases also take place today.

    The plea deal could be good news for Purify because it would mean his legal matters basically would move into the hands of Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan. He said last month he won’t make any permanent decisions regarding the status of the suspended receiver until the player’s legal issues were resolved in court.

    A 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Eureka, Calif., Purify became Nebraska’s go-to receiver a few games into last season and finished the year with 34 receptions for a team-best 630 yards and seven touchdowns. Among his 34 receptions, 29 were good for first downs, and 14 of his catches went for more than 20 yards.

    Purify, who transferred to NU last year from San Francisco City College, hasn’t been allowed to work out with the team in this summer’s offseason program.

    The Huskers begin preseason camp Aug. 6 and open the season Sept. 1 in Lincoln against Nevada.

    Copyright © 2007 Columbus Telegram

  7. Hardley Ableson
    July 18, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Not sure I get the “Purify” connection. Did he crew on the Madaket?

    The smallest licensed bar in the State? As long as they don’t pour small drinks, I’d love to check it out.

  8. Anonymous
    July 18, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    Mr. Purify is a native of Eureka, California.
    He is an ambassador of goodwill to the midwest,
    where he is an awesome athlete.
    He has had some problems with the law, but today’s news tells us he has avoided jail time for his offenses. (Assault and drunk driving.) He made a gentlemanly statement of contrition to the court in Nebraska, home of the Cornhuskers football team, for which he plays. Since our local newspapers have been ignoring Mr. Purify (I don’t know why) I’ve brought this good news back to Eureka and Humboldt via the Humboldt Herald, home of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

  9. hcn
    July 19, 2007 at 7:42 am

    I’ve taken the Madaket “cocktail cruise” and it was really nice. The boat ride, the views, the guided tour, and some cheap wine in a plastic cup (even cheap wine tastes good out cruising on the bay).

    I went on a windy day with a little chop but the Madaket rides well in the water and only a serious lightweight would get seasick.

    Do they still have the “coctail cruise”

  10. July 19, 2007 at 7:48 am

    The one-hour cocktail cruise leaves at 5:30 Wednesday – Saturday.

  11. July 19, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    It sounds like a beautiful area. I’ll keep it in mind if I’m out that way!

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