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  FurledSails.com Podcast #64 George Moffett

This week we speak with George Moffett, Captain of the Schooner Brilliant. Brilliant is a 62 foot auxillary schooner Designed by the firm of Sparkman and Stephens and constructed in 1932 by the City Island, New York, shipyard of Henry B. Nevins. The schooner has participated in several Bermuda Races and crossed the Atlantic in 1933, sailing from the Nantucket lightship to Bishop's Rock in the record time of fifteen days, one hour, twenty-three minutes. During World War II she served with the Coast Guard. In 1946, she was restored as a yacht by the well-known sportsman Briggs S. Cunningham, who gave her to the Museum in 1953 for training purposes. Since then, she has taken more than 7,500 participants to sea. Perhaps if you go to Mystic Seaport you can see her on the water!

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 20, 2006 )

  

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