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Tinkerbelle: The Story of the Smallest Boat Ever to Cross the Atlantic Nonstop

Manry, Robert


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Robert Manry (June 2, 1918 – February 21, 1971) in 1965 sailed from Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Falmouth, Cornwall, England,[1] in a tiny 13.5-foot (4.1 m) sailboat (an Old Town “Whitecap” built by the Old Town Canoe Co. of Old Town, Maine, which he had extensively modified for the voyage) named Tinkerbelle. Beginning on June 1, 1965, and ending on August 17, the voyage lasted 78 days.

At the time, Tinkerbelle was the shortest but not the smallest boat to make a non-stop trip across the Atlantic Ocean (till today the smallest is Lindemann’s folding kayak). Manry later wrote about the voyage and its preparation in his book Tinkerbelle, in which the sailor expressed shock and surprise at the huge crowds and armada of small boats that greeted his arrival in Cornwall

(Refer image for wear to dustjacket.) pp. 223 illusts maps #0721

Additional Information

AuthorManry, Robert
Number of pagespp. 223 illusts maps
PublisherHarper & Row, London
Year Published1967
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

Book Condition

Very Good. Damaged dustjacket.

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