01 September 2009

A Bigger Boat

On this day in 1965, Robert Manry arrived in New York after a 5 1/2 day voyage across the Atlantic aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary. The trip was undoubtedly much more relaxing -- and probably more boring -- than his initial trip to England. On June 1, Manry had left Falmouth, Massachussets, aboard his own 13 1/2 foot sail boat, Tinkerbelle, sailing for 78 days non-stop to Cornwall (he went too far south and missed landing at Bishop Rock). At the time, Tinkerbelle was the smallest boat to cross the Atlantic.

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