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Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews: Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island

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In 1895, emissaries from the New York Yacht Club traveled to Deer Isle, Maine, to recruit the nation's best sailors, an "All American" crew. This remote island in Penobscot Bay sent nearly thirty of its fishing men to sail "Defender," and under skipper Hank Haff, they beat their opponents in a difficult and controversial series. To the delight of the American public, the charismatic Sir Thomas Lipton sent a surprise challenge in 1899. The New York Yacht Club knew where to turn and again recruited Deer Isle's fisherman ...

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Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews: Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island
2013, History Press, Charleston

ISBN-13: 9781609497286

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Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews: Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island
2013, History Press Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781540207432

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