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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 10, 1913, Image 13',
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CAN THESE WERVYLADS'CROSS THE, ATLANTIC
IN THEIR 14.FOOT SAILBOAT?
Capt. Lawrence J.-Moran (on left) and Jpseph'Higgins, his crew.and
"The Wink," a 14-foot sloopih which they saileaWronj" Boston, bound for
Liverpool, England. '
Boston, Mass.", 'Sept. 10.--irWe'll
make it, don't worry!"",.,.
Laughing confidently, Captain
Lawrence J. Moran and -Joseph.-Hig-gins,.
both only bqya,- shouted back
ttieir assurance to, the 'flotilla .which
accompanied them; ; dowji harbor
when they started 'from here this
week on a- cruise "that' the hardiest'
Norseman might envy sT.OOQ miles
across the turbulent Atlantic in "The
Wink' a 14-foot cockleshell sloop!"
This chip o'f a boat in which they
are sailing holds onlyi-60igallonsof-drinking
water' and'-boasts ---'only a
fourifoot jco'ckpit as a shelter from
the weather! . ,
Today-.they are out-on the broad
bosom of 'storm-swept water. Not a
single word 'has been heard from
them since "TheWink" left Province
town. - '
Never before 'has any one been,
known to 'attempt' such a feat of
navigation." Jack 'London's cruise on
the "Shark" and Tom Dey"s frequent,
jaunts' onthe "Seabird" arenot com
parablerto this apparently impossiblet
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