Jun 022012
 

Crewed by local Sea Scouts, the 'Morris' docks in Isleton on her way to her new West Sacramento home on Monday (photo by Keith Pronske)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 30, 2012 –

The new training vessel for the West Sacramento Sea Scouts is the 125-foot, former Coast Guard cutter ‘Morris.’

  The Morris was built in 1927 as a “rum-chaser” to catch offshore liquor smugglers during prohibition, said Nate Eckler, skipper of the youth maritime program.

The News-Ledger last reported on the Sea Scouts and their previous flagship here.

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke