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Old 03-10-2015, 06:00   #16
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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

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Gosh, could it be the same guy, 80 years later?
I wouldn't have said it if it wasn't the case.

...Tompkins, who is still cruising the South Pacific aboard his Wylie 38+ Flashgirl with his wife Nancy, was born aboard the 1896 Elbe River pilot schooner Wander Bird, crossed the Atlantic six times in his first five years, and rounded the Horn as a youth. Commodore has spent his whole life at sea or getting ready for sea. He was not only a mentor to a whole generation of then-young Baby Boomer sailors who came to the fore in the '70s, but he's always been a larger than life figure in sailing.

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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

Spectacular Post!

I ended up watching the next in the youtube queue too... about an hour long... very enjoyable...

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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

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I wouldn't have said it if it wasn't the case.

...Tompkins, who is still cruising the South Pacific aboard his Wylie 38+ Flashgirl with his wife Nancy, was born aboard the 1896 Elbe River pilot schooner Wander Bird, crossed the Atlantic six times in his first five years, and rounded the Horn as a youth. Commodore has spent his whole life at sea or getting ready for sea. He was not only a mentor to a whole generation of then-young Baby Boomer sailors who came to the fore in the '70s, but he's always been a larger than life figure in sailing.

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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

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Cool film.
It's Jr. The little boy from the film. He was only 4 at the time.
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Cool film.
Yup, Hes 83 and still out cruising. I believe the young guy on the crew is Sterling Hayden.
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4:54/4:55 adults teaching children how to fire handguns.

huh, I did that just 5 months ago with my 5yr old daughter.
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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

Thanks for posting. True adventure and no nanny state
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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

Fantastic clip! Today, book smarts often trump common sense. Back then, they went hand in hand. Perhaps not totally within context...just got me thinking.
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Re: Kids in 1930's rounding cape horn video!

Hayden's personal boat was the WANDERER, different boat... he was mate on the schooner YANKEE according to this:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?i...g=3637,4956463

The Bird is still flying, apparently:
THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN / Rejuvenated Schooner Sets Sail for Seattle, Ending an Era in Sausalito - SFGate

article about Tompkins, with a video of him and the flashgirl. wow is he in good shape, moves about very well
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I loved this video - thanks for sharing. Funny about those invisible McMurdo PFD's.

Putting this in perspective - I have my Father's High school varsity letter in marksmanship and his rifle & pistol. He carried them to school & kept them in his locker at Flint HS in Michigan. He also competed on the U of M team. Back in the day when every boy carried a pocket knife for the necessities of cleaning your nails & removing splinters. Nobody thought negatively about it, nobody felt threatened.

I learned to shoot at summer camp. I mentored the Boy Scouts at the range with carbines and M1 rifles while the cub scouts shot off 1000 round bricks of 22. You don't need to own or love guns but everyone should spend at least a day at the range. You are not allowed to have an opinion if you never touch one or shoot off a round.
My nephew came for a visit a couple years ago from Australia so I took he and his Dad to the range for few hours. The young'un was so taken with shooting, he really wanted his own rifle. Because his father had a Stockmans license he could own firearms so I sent my nephew a Browning .22 for his birthday about a year ago.
He is now the target champion of South Australia for his age group (16-18) and travels around Australia participating in shooting competitions.
The US naysayers who want an Aussie type firearms prohibition don't understand the sport and have a closed mind to the fun that young people can have at the range. Phil
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