By 1987 the
houseworks and interiors were roughed in, and mechanical, electrical,
and engineering systems were well underway. Paddy had even successfully
incorporated a westcoast style wheelhouse with the 18th century
hull. Paddy chose to rig Blarney Pilgrim as a Square
Pilgrim grew, the good stories grew with her. The friend that
brought the 50 foot long mast timbers to town with a boat trailer
lashed onto one end of the log and the other end chained into
the trunk of his old Chevy. The retired shipwright that helped
Paddy aquire Blarney Pilgrim's
6 cylinder Gardner diesel engine. The diver that found the perfect
anchor winch on a wreck on the ocean floor.
were stepped in early 1989. With temporary rigging still in place,
her maiden voyage was in May of 1989 to the Northwest Folklife
Festival in Seattle, Washington.
she has spent her time as a private home and charter vessel travelling
the west coast of British Columbia. Blarney Pilgrim is a familiar
sight in anchorages and at many festivals throughtout the Pacific
She participated in "Tallships 2002".
She was awarded "Boat of Greatest Interest" at the Vancouver
Wooden Boat Festival in 2001.
She has also been featured in two films and a number of television