SEA-TRACKS OF THE SPEEJACKS ROUND THE WORLD
- New York. 1923. Doubleday, Page & Co. 1st Ed. Introduction by Jeanne Bouchet Gowen. LXXVI, (2), 286 PP, plus 1 map on double page and 90 pages with over 105 b/w photos. Fp: The Speejacks, the first motor boat to sail around the world, entering Sydney Harbour. Eps: Track of Speejacks. Green hard cover, gilt title on spine. Signature of previous owner on title-page, light foxing on outside edges, o/wise a very good plus copy. 24.2 x 16.8.
A 16 month voyage of a 30m yacht. She was towed between Panama and Takaroa, Tuamotu Archipelago, by the Eastern Queen of the United States Shipping Board. Papeete, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Sydney to Cooktown, New Guinea, Indonesia, Seychelles, Red Sea, Mediterranean, ... New York.
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