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Old 17-09-2010, 12:36   #1
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Dodge Morgan Passes On

Sadly, after a bout with cancer, Dodge Mogan passed away Tuesday September 14th. He was the first American to non-stop around the globe in 1986. He was one of my inspirational heros. Here is the article.

Round-the-globe sailor Dodge Morgan dies at 78 - Yahoo! News
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Old 17-09-2010, 12:45   #2
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Sounds like a hell of a guy, and a life well lived.
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Dodge was well known to many here in Bermuda, with great affection and respect.
Shortly after leaving the US on the start of his circ/nav, American Promise suffered some gear failure and he stopped here for repairs. I don't think he went back to the US for a re-start. Local lore tells it that he started from here. A great loss to yachting.
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His book is a great read. Yes he did restart from Bermuda, and finished his goal there also. His book was one of the first I read, and still have it........i2f
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Hi John,

Great to hear from you. Yeah, Dodge was quite the man.
All buttoned up here on the Rock for Igor.
Planning on flying my kite (the real kind) on Monday
Think I will use 1/4" polypro
Go up on the snake forum lounge, the guys are looking for you.
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