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11 January 2016

❖ MONDAY'S MARINER, Barbara Leighton, 1930

Miss Barbara Leighton
Schooner WANDERBIRD
Transatlantic crossing January 1930.
Photo by Acme
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
      Driving famous schooner WANDERBIRD, commanded by Captain Warwick M. Tompkins, who later brought his ship to live and be loved in San Francisco. They are sailing 'er home on a transatlantic, 5,000 mile crossing from Vigo, Spain to Miami Beach, FL. There was a crew of 6 men and 2 women. Barbara was from New Haven, CT.
      According to one report the journey took 48 days. 

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