Yacht Tales: Stories from the World of Recreational Sailing
Previously exhibited at Mystic Seaport
Venturing onto the water for pleasure—once a pastime for the wealthy—is now something that almost anyone can choose to do. The four stories presented in this exhibit suggest the ways yachting has changed to be accessible to all. They feature:
Arthur Curtiss James, a man of wealth who cruised the world's oceans and believed owners should know how to skipper their own yachts;
Captain Thomas Hawkins, a professional yacht captain who worked for those who could not sail;
Star, a middle-class racing sailboat that became popular all over the world;
Albatross, a yacht-turned-classroom that sank in 1961.
Mystic Seaport gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support of this exhibit: The Galkin Family, donors in memory of Chris Sheldon and Harry Webster Walker.