Nora on the Zaca!

23 Jan

Thanks so much Rory Flynn …

— David DeWitt


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    January 23, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, Rory! That’s awesome! Thank you

    Anyone know what Nora is reading?

  2. Karl

    January 24, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Cruise of the Zaca by……

  3. Karl

    January 30, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Sloppy seaMANship on my part… as in WRONG one!

    The photo* I supplied was of William Beebe, author of “Zaca Venture” and “The Book of Bays”- both about expeditions along the Pacific Coast aboard Zaca.

    “Cruise” was about a year long adventure about the world also aboard the Zaca and written by Templeton Crocker.

    The better title “guess” might be of Nora perusing one of the 2 Beebe efforts as this “still” was, no doubt, taken during the filming of the film, “Cruise of the Zaca”!

    I’m headed off to the broom closet now in my preparations for swabbing the decks.

    * BTW, a Crocker photo not so easily obtainable as it turns out!

    • Gentleman Tim

      February 1, 2020 at 4:36 am

      Excellent exploration on the HMS Holmberg, Captain Karl!

      Is it Beebe or not Beebe? That is the question. …I’ve done a deep dive and came up with this video, much of it filmed at my old stomping grounds and waters on and off Brooklyn, where Beebe’s Bathysphere ultimately landed after its famed descent off Bermuda.

      Beebe was very big in Errol’s day and world. An exemplary explorer he was.

    • Gentleman Tim

      February 1, 2020 at 4:58 am

      On the topic of Harry Crocker, he was a fascinating character, long before The Zaca. A world explorer, a central figure at Bohemian Grove, an outstanding librettist, a Hollywood (Behind the Makeup) columnist, close friends with Charlie Chaplin (and Paulette Goddard), owner and resident of the “world’s greatest apartment” on a hill in San Francisco, an Art Deco advocate, and on and on and on. Errol likely knew him, probably a decade before purchasing The Zaca.

      Here’s a photo:


  4. Karl

    February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Here’s a wonderful “thumbnail” that will make all of you, to borrow a phrase~ just wild about Harry:…

  5. Gentleman Tim

    February 3, 2020 at 4:05 am

    What a world cruiser he was, King Karl! – both North and South of the Border!!

    In Yankee (Doodle) territory …

    And in Miranda Land…