Medea & the Classic Steam Yachts

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Medea & the Classic Steam Yachts

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This publication celebrates the centennial of the museum's 1904 British steam yacht Medea. It is the only publication now in print specifically devoted to the glorious steam-powered yachts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Articles are by recognized experts including Ross MacTaggart, author of The Golden Century and the new book Millionaires, Mansions,& Motor Yachts. Included is a delightful memoir by an author who grew up cruising aboard the Medea in the 1930s, and an important piece about the yacht's role in a top secret Norwegian commando base at Peterhead, Scotland, in WWII.

Contents:
"The Heyday of the Steam Yacht" by Ross MacTaggart
"A Seaman's Encounter with the 'Dam Idle Rich'" by John Bertonccini
"John D. Spreckels' Venetia" by Paul W. Gockel
"A Deckhand's Memories of Venetia" by Bert Shankland
"My Father, Job Longson Wild" by Bidi Evans
"A Top Secret Wartime History" by Olaf Engvig
"Medea Comes to San Diego" by Joe Jessop and Robert Sharp

(2004) 8 1/2" x 11", 64 pages, 69 illustrations, notes
ISBN 0-944580-15-7 (paper)
 

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