One of the highlights of my career as executive director of the American Sail Training Association was sailing on the Schooner Adirondack in NY Harbor for several hours with Walter Cronkite, his girlfriend, Rick Scarano and the crew. It was a real thrill to spend time with an American icon and passionate sailor. I love this photo that I took of him at the helm in his USCGC EAGLE hat. He truly loved sailing and the sea. It was an honor and privilege to sail with him.
Here’s a link to my original post on the ASTA blog. (Sailing with an American Icon)
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May I please use your wonderful photo of Walter Cronkite at the helm for my blog in Examiner.com? http://www.examiner.com/x-2424-Yachting-Examiner~y2009m7d25-Walter-Cronkite–a-sailor-at-heart?cid=examiner-email. Thank you very much for your consideration.
Yes and thanks for asking and for the link and attribution. I enjoyed your post and look forward to following your blog. Fair winds.
Ditto your comments, Peter. I’ve signed up to follow your blog, too.
Great photo! I searched Google so many times but couldn’t come up with much.