By Mark J. Gabrielson

In 1895, emissaries from the hot York Yacht membership traveled to Deer Isle, Maine, to recruit the nation's most sensible sailors, an "All American" workforce. This distant island in Penobscot Bay despatched approximately thirty of its fishing males to sail "Defender," and lower than skipper Hank Haff, they beat their rivals in a tricky and arguable sequence. To the satisfaction of the yank public, the charismatic Sir Thomas Lipton despatched a shock problem in 1899. the hot York Yacht membership knew the place to show and back recruited Deer Isle's fisherman sailors. Undefeated in safety campaigns, they're nonetheless one in all the simplest American sail-racing groups ever assembled. learn their interesting tale and relive their adventure.

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