|I told Susan how fortunate I was to attend this event and have this incredible experience of hearing this story directly from Joshua Slocum's granddaughter.|
|Here is a picture of John and his Admiral crashing through a wave on their way to their next Bahamian destination taken March 17, 2016.|
I wrote a post on John a while back,you can find it here: http://svwandrinstar.blogspot.com/2015/03/captain-joshua-slocum-to-john-crabb-and.html
I first met William Harpster at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival last year. I talked to him about his Spray named "Joshua". He explained that his Spray is the only one that is built to the exact design of the original spry that Joshua Slocum sailed. William lives on Camano Island North of Seattle on Puget Sound and brought his vessel to display at this event featuring Susan Slocum Dryer.
This vessel looks so much bigger than 39'6", I guess it is the long bowsprit and the 14' Beam.
For more information about Susan Slocum Dryer you find find her on her own blog at