Today happens to be my birthday and I interestingly I happen to stumble upon a picture of one of my sailing heroes Per “Peter” Tangvald. The picture seems to have been published on 30 December 1958, exactly 61 years ago.
Picture found here:
Lone sailor, 1958
Lone sailor, 30 December 1958. Peter Tangvald (aboard Yawl ‘Windflower’).
Supplementary material reads: ‘Gershon. City Desk. Illus. Lone Sailor. Peter Tangvald, 34, shown seated in Panama native dugout he bought to replace dinghy he carried as lifeboat on board 45-foot yawl Windflower. He is also shown in Sextant only navigational instrument other than wrist watch he has on six thousand mile sea voyage alone in Windflower. He arrived here yesterday after year-and-half voyage from England and is shown at Henry’s Landing, Terminal Island, Los Angeles harbor’.Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis via Getty Images)