The renowned yacht design firm Sparkman & Stephens reported the passing of Robert Lee Garland, who died Dec. 22 at the age of 101.
Garland joined Olin, Rod and Drake in 1930 and served in the brokerage department and as a board member and president until his retirement in 1994. His 64-year service at Sparkman & Stephens Inc. was only interrupted by his service to his country, Scuttlebutt reports.
During World War II, Garland was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, where he was involved with development and construction of fast motor torpedo boats.
Garland sailed on all of the famous S&S boats out of Oyster Bay including Baruna, Windigo, Gesture, Northern Light, Argyll and Tempest. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club, Cruising Club of America, and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club.