November 18, 2021
El Primero, a landmark of US maritime history, is currently docked at Elochoman Marina. A remarkable (originally steam-powered) vessel, El Primero is the first yacht built on the west coast, and is a "palace afloat" built with two bathtubs when only 15% of San Francisco had running water. El Primero has hosted at least two US Presidents, including President Theodore Roosevelt and President William Howard Taft.
Owner Christian Lint is is looking for a permanent home, perhaps in Cathlamet. At this writing, El Primero is seeking moorage with the hope of establishing a home port here. Lint in the meantime is working with Port #1 on a temporary basis.
Submitted by David Olson