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Mail Bag! Compass of the Zaca?

17 Oct

The Mail Bag brings another Question!

I am trying to find out information about the compass/binnacle that was originally installed on the Zaca.

My friend has one that he believes came from it. I have researched the compass and it was purchased from ES Ritchie & Sons in 1930.

I do not know if you would have more information about the binnacle from the Zaca like the serial number or what happened to it?

 

Thanks!

Crystal

 

— David DeWitt

 

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  1. timerider

    October 18, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    It would be so special to have a piece of the Zaca, even a small memento to inspire thoughts of the sea and Errol’s adventures thereof…… I can see why someone would cherish the compass that the Zaca steered by…

     
  2. David DeWitt

    October 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Agree! Or something like the ship’s wheel! I suppose Alberto Memmo, the current owner or Luther Greene might have some info …

     
  3. Gentleman Tim

    October 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    E.S. Ritchie is still with us – the maritime compass company, that is, not the inventor! Especially considering the super-hgh-end prestige and celebrated nature of both Zaca and Flynn, they may still be in possession of manufacturing and design information, serial number(s), and/or sales records. Moreover, they may well be/should be very interested in helping investigate such a historic treasure of their own provenance. They’re in Pembroke, Mass:

    www.ritchienavigation.com…

    E. S. Ritchie was quite celebrated himself, and very rightfully so!

    en.m.wikipedia.org…

     
  4. Gentleman Tim

    October 22, 2017 at 1:46 am

    E.S. Ritchie is still with us – the maritime compass company, that is, not the inventor! Especially considering the super-hgh-end prestige and celebrated nature of both Zaca and Flynn, they may still be in possession of manufacturing and design information, serial number(s), and/or sales records. Moreover, they may well be/should be very interested in helping investigate one of their own historic treasures.

    P.S. E.S. Ritchie was quite celebrated himself, and very rightfully so!

    en.m.wikipedia.org…