Dwight Long's Circumnavigation, 1934—1940.
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Collection
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Title:
Dwight and shipmate glide towards Big Ben on the Thames River aboard ketch IDLE HOUR.
Collection Description:
Dwight Long Collection.
Description of Photograph:
Photographic print was stamped on the reverse by Keystone View Company with a London address.
Explanation of Details:
"Then I met Wilbur Thomas who had come all the way from Los Angeles to join me." ———From Sailing All Seas in the IDLE HOUR, p. 162.
Background Information:
"I had visited Canada, The Cook and Fiji Islands, New Zealand, New Guinea, Australia, Singapore, India, Aden, the Holy Land, Malta and Gibraltar; and now I had reached the very heart of the British Empire. As I listened to Big Ben striking the hour, as I had heard it the world over on radio, it was hard for me to realize that IDLE HOUR was lying within site of the famous clock tower." From "Sailing All Seas in the IDLE HOUR." p. 285
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