WEALD II TRANSATLANTIC RACE 1975

THE TRANSATLANTIC RACE OF 1975 STARTED IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND FINISHING IN COWES IOW. WEALD WAS A SWAN 48 DESIGNED BY S&S. A BOAT IN MY OPINION THAT WAS FASTER THAN “CARINA” IN THAT ERA.

THIS WAS ONE OF 9 TRANSATLANTIC RACES I HAVE COMPETED IN. EACH WITH IT’S OWN SPECIAL MEMORIES. ADDITIONALLY AN EXCEPTIONAL PRIVILEGE TO COMMUNE WITH NATURE IN A WAY PERMITTED TO ONLY A FEW.

 

WORKING WATERFRONT, NEWPORT, RI

The Newport of my youth was a working waterfront. fishing boats, commercial boats and yachts co-existing side by side in the same water and the same docks.

Today, the is not a shred of evidence of this life.

WORKING WATERFRONT, NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND

LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM BANNISTER'S WHARF
LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM BANNISTER’S WHARF
TONY VIERIA AND JOHN SHAY
TONY VIERIA AND JOHN SHAY
LOOKING ACROSS MATHINO'S SHIPYARD
LOOKING ACROSS MATHINO’S SHIPYARD
THE NEWPORT BRIDGE AND THE NEWPORT FERRY
THE NEWPORT BRIDGE AND THE NEWPORT FERRY
NEWPORT SHIPYARD
NEWPORT SHIPYARD
BOOK COVER
BOOK COVER

What do I do with the archive of photos I have accumulated over half a century? I jumped in with both feet and produced a book titled “WORKING WATERFRONT”. These are images of Newport’s waterfront, which has long since disappeared from the landscape; along with those who worked there.

Each photo has a story connected to it for me. Anecdotes unconnected other than by the waterfront that I remember in these photographs.