Dwight Long's Circumnavigation, 1934—1940.
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Collection
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Title:
IDLE HOUR and the full—rigged ship JOSEPH CONRAD.
Collection Description:
Dwight Long Collection.
Description of Photograph:
An illustration from the book, "Seven Seas on a Shoestring", the American—published version of "Sailing All Seas in the IDLE HOUR".
Explanation of Details:
In the book, this image was captioned, "IDLE HOUR and the Full—Rigged Ship JOSEPH CONRAD".
Background Information:
The 32' ketch IDLE HOUR lies near 118' full-rigged ship JOSEPH CONRAD, commanded by author and shipwright, Alan Villiers. Villiers sailed around the world in the ship, JOSEPH CONRAD, with a crew of 30 young men he was teaching how to sail. He wrote the Preface to "Seven Seas" saying about Dwight, "What a life! Yet it takes courage of a high order and determination rare in these days, and a sea-skill born of long experience, and the ability to suffer much for the lonely circumnavigator in his little craft must be content with slow progress." p.x
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