I had no idea before reading this post from “Have Wind Will Travel” that General Patton was a sailor or that he actually owned several different sailboats. Always an adventurer, General Patton caught the sailing bug after a sailboat trip from California to Hawaii, after which he bought the sailboat in this post. This is a re-blog, but I think it’s a great video, check it out. If you like it, check out their site.
“When the war is over and if I return,” said General Patton. This was his boat! An immaculately-restored 1939 John Alden Schooner, with her very own Captain Seth giving us a tour and telling us his story and plans to sail When and If around the world. They recently sailed When and If to Cuba […]
via Boat #15: 1939 John Alden Schooner — Have Wind Will Travel
Great post, I recall reading about the restoration of this boat some time ago. Good to see that she is sailing again.
Thank you for the reply, appreciate it
General Patton was a very misunderstood man, but a true patriot. He found his solace on the sea, just as I will. We need more like him.