Length: 136 feet
Seated Meals: 127 Guests
Buffet Meals: 127 Guests
Cocktails: 127 Guests
The Wild Goose has been featured on the Discovery Channel and California's Gold with Huell Howser.
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Shipyard: Ballard Marine Railway Company
Location: Seattle, Washington
Keel Laid: July 6, 1942
Launched: December 19, 1942
Completed: May 26, 1943 (John Wayne's Birthday)
Composition: 3" Douglas fir
Overall Length: 136 feet
Draft: 9 feet
Displacement: 287 tons
2 G.M.C. Cleveland 8-268-A straight eight cylinder diesels
Total Shaft Horsepower: 1,000
Classification: Motor Minesweeper YMS 328, U.S. Navy
Operations Area: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Guns: (1) 3-inch 50-mm; (2) 20-mm
Complement: 4 officers; 29 enlisted men
Retirement: Struck from Naval Vessel Register October 29, 1948
1943-1948 United States Navy
1948-1956 Harold Jones - Vancouver, BC (Tug Boat Co. & Shipyard Owner)
1956-1962 Max Wyman - Seattle, WA (Lumber Tycoon)
1962-1979 John Wayne - Newport Beach, CA (Actor)
1979-1986 Lynn Hutchins - Santa Monica, CA (Attorney)
1986-1989 City of Los Angeles
1989-1996 Deil Gustofsen - Cannon Falls, MN (Banker, Real Estate)
1996-Present Hornblower Cruises & Events
This was a birthday gift for my husband as he is obsessed with anything that has to do with water or water vessels. He is a history buff as well so being able to enjoy a yacht (Wild Goose) with some history was everything my husband could wish for. The food was absolutely amazing and Michelle was great, going above and beyond to check up on us and make us feel welcomed.
– Arlene E
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