Great sailing, warm water and wonderful family gatherings: That’s how Dick Godfrey of Santa Barbara, Calif., remembers his parents’ home on the inner portion of Sippican Harbor in Marion, Mass.
The storied 50-foot schooner Niña, once considered one of America’s greatest ocean yachts, disappeared on the brutal Tasman Sea
The 85-year-old staysail schooner Niña, a fabled 50-foot (LWL) ocean racer that once was the flagship of the New York Yacht Club, disappeared without a trace on the stormy Tasman Sea with its American owner, his wife and 17-year-old son, and four crewmembers.
In the summer of 1983, as a young journalist at the Newport (R.I.) Daily News, I was assigned to cover the America’s Cup races. I knew nothing about sailing or the America’s Cup, but it sounded a lot better than covering town hall meetings.
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