Designer: William H. Hand, Jr
Builder: Hodgdon Brothers Shipyard, East Boothbay, ME (1924)
Home Port: Belingham WA
- Huge (160 long, 127 feet tall) gaff-rigged schooner.
- 8 on mainsail
- lots of brown topside woodwork.
- White hull with brown bulwarkan extension of a ship's sides above the level of the deck..
- Unlike Adventuress, only the mainmast is two piece, with brown connectors.
- Foremast is noticeably shorter than mainmast.
Built for the heirs of the Johnson & Johnson family, Zodiac travelled to the Arctic in 1924, then placed fourth in a 1928 King's Cup Transatlantic Race. During the Depression she transferred to California and was renamed California, serving as a pilot schooner alongside Adventuress: they were two of the last three sail-powered pilot vessels in the United States.
She welcomed home troops returning from World War II. Retired in 1972, she was restored and returned to her maiden name. In 1982 she made the National Register of Historic Places.