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Goodwin, Charles A
Log of the Golden Hind, 1928 [cover title]
Oblong 4to; bound in at the front is the Log of the Dauntless / May 29, 1928 / James Lord Pratt, Master / George H. Day, Mate / Charles A. Goodwin, Navigator; 3 leaves typed on the rectos only; the Dauntless sailed round trip from Essex, CT via Point Judith, and Newport, apparently a Memorial Day weekend cruise, May 29 to May 31, 1928; bound with: Log of the yacht Golden Hind; 4 leaves accomplished in manuscript on rectos and versos, and with nine 3½" x 4½" photos pasted in; the Golden Hind sailed June 3 to June 10 to Fisher's Island, Old Saybrook, and return to Essex; bound with: Log of the Waiandance / Halifax to Essex / June 1928, 9 leaves typed on rectos only; frontispiece chart showing the navigation; the last two leaves consisting of a letter from Charles A. Goodwin regarding the voyage, written to Herbert L. Stone of Yachting Magazine. The Waiandance, the first American 12-Metre (see below), sailed from Halifax to Essex, June 20 to June 26 in foul weather and the yacht was hove-to for 29 hours: "The spray and rain short-circuited the electric light in the compass ... One man had to sit beside the binnacle and hold a copper lantern so the helmsman could see ... Shortly after this, the mainsail blew off the slides and it was inadvisable to carry on longer. We were glad for the life lines and glad of plenty of beef when it came to taking the sail in. Most of it went into the water and we finally had to work her on to the other tack to roll it on board again. The boom was like a flail until inch by inch we gathered it in ... Finally at 11:20 everything was secure and we … [Click Below for Full Description]
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