Saturday, November 26, 2016


The 76-ft solid oak, copper-sheathed, deep-sea schooner WANDERBIRD--having sailed 5,000 miles from Vigo, Spain to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands and on to Miami Beach, Florida--was commanded by Captain Warwick M. Tompkins, whose home was in Berkeley, California. With no auxiliary motor, it depended on sail, even in the gales of the Bay of Biscay, where she encountered eighty-three mile an hour winds.


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