Gayle King’s Boat

Ansochrome Color Film Slides box containing the boat pictures
Ansochrome Color Film Slides box containing the boat pictures

I found the boat pictures this morning in a small box the cover of which appears above. Clean, eye-catching commercial design, and I like it. I’ve tried to use a two-column page template, but I don’t think it’s going to work. For all it’s good points, WordPress’ features, to use their own terminology, is still a little “janky.” I don’t think two-column’s going to work at all.

Gayle King with his boat at dock - that looks like the Warehouse No. 1 watertower in the background

Gayle King with his boat at dock - that looks like the Warehouse No. 1 watertower in the background

Mr. and Mrs. King

Mr. and Mrs. King

Gayle King with unknown couple

Unknown couple and a guy who looks enough like Gayle King to be mistaken for an uncle or an older first cousin

Gayle King at the helm

Gayle King at the helm

Looking up at the mast - number on the sail - racing maybe?

Looking up at the mast - number on the sail - racing maybe?

Anchorage at, I'd guess, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California

Anchorage at, I'd guess, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California

Gayle King's boat at anchor, Two Harbors, or one of the Channel Islands, California

Gayle King's boat at anchor, Two Harbors, or one of the Channel Islands, California

Seals or sea lions? Aquatic mammals, for sure.

Seals or sea lions? Aquatic mammals, for sure.

An unknown coast

An unknown coast

An unknown passenger

An unknown passenger

Mom wrote in to say: “Boat Pictures: They look good – the guy in the plaid shirt is not Gayle – the one with the unknown couple. He built the boat to sail around the world, but on his first trial run he got to Patrick’s Point near Humboldt and realized it was far too dangerous – he was in a storm – to sail around the world alone. He came back to Pedro, outfitted it for sailing (racing? local cruising? ed.) and joined the King Harbor Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. The name of the boat was the Tazlina I think – I’d have to look that up. I have a boating magazine in which there is an article about the boat and his racing. I still have his trophies upstairs in the attic. It was essentially a ‘Choi Lee’ style boat – probably misspelled.
Mom”

I haven’t found the boat-building slides yet. If I do, I’ll post them to a separate page. The next two slides were in the box marked “Boat,” but are family photos apparently unrelated to things aquatic.

Father and Son

Father and Son

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