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Crew members stand in the rigging of the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain. Morro Bay, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 20347Add To Light Table
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Crew members stand in the rigging of the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain. Morro Bay, California, USA

Stock Photo: 20347
Location: Morro Bay, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
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