DR. SWEPSON J. BROOKS
Title: 1912 - 1915 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRIP AND TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED YACHT RACING DENTIST AND ALL AROUND 'OLD SALT'
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher: HARRISON NEW YORK WESTCHESTER COUNTY BLOCK ISLAND  1912
Seller ID: 0002221
On offer is a super, original 1912 - 1915 manuscript relic of one man's utter dedication to sailing and yacht racing. Dr. Swepson J. Brooks of Harrison New York in Westchester County from August 1912 to March 1915 keeps a remarkable travel diary detailing his sailing, sometimes motor boat, trips. As he states at the outset: "An account of my wanderings by sea chiefly in the good ketch Sindbad". The 150+ page book begins with a first voyage that appears to be Long Island Sound oriented and it soon becomes evident that Swepson is a real salt and a dedicated, highly experienced sailor and captain. Position, weather and wind all recorded faithfully along with a rousing narrative of all the ship and mates encounter. The work as a whole shows a man who as early in April as he can takes his boat out whether for his personal pleasure or to represent his yacht club. In 1913 he details a renowned area race between April 9th and June 18th 1913; he titles the section: Log of "Saxon" Block Island Race June 21 1913 under Edward G. Faile with Brooks as Mate". They only made the middle of the pack as we note in the clippings about the race and results which are tipped in. His voyages continue on his own boat with other trips to 1915 which includes a New York to Florida race. Overall G+.
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