Dwight Long's Circumnavigation, 1934—1940.

Dwight Stanley Long, 1912-2001, a photographer and film director, encircled the world in a small sailboat before World War II. His 32' ketch was the IDLE HOUR, a vessel then 11 years old, built to plow through ice in the North Pacific. The voyage was the subject of a movie entitled "Sailing All Seas". Numerous columns in local papers broadcast progress as the ketch fitfully made its way, and his book "Sailing All Seas in the IDLE HOUR" was published in 1938 in Great Britain, with a simultaneous printing in the United States under the title, "Seven Seas on a Shoestring".

This online exhibit is composed of highlights of the Dwight Long Collection that coincide with his book about his voyage beginning at Seattle, Washington in 1934, and his eventual return to Seattle in 1940. The Dwight Long Collection at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum offers photograph albums, programs, correspondence, books, articles, and press releases Dwight collected from his voyage and shipwreck. See Dwight Long Collection webpage for this collection as well as links to more information.

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Dwight Long's Circumnavigation, 1934—1940.