'And All I Ask Is a Tall Ship'

July 20, 1964
July 20, 1964

Table of Contents
July 20, 1964

Trapshooting Events
Barbecue Contest
Men And Boys
  • By Tom C. Brody can do better. That is the fierce belief of the Vesper Boat Club. To prove it, Vesper beat two great college crews for an Olympic berth

Valley Of Sin
How I Know
Bobby McGregor
Dame Vs. Dame
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

'And All I Ask Is a Tall Ship'

So wrote the sea-struck poet John Masefield. And, because they have found no better training ground for future officers than the forest of rigging atop old-fashioned sailing vessels, many of the world's navies feel the same. This week the exemplars of that grand tradition will be visible in the U.S. School ships from 13 nations, including Portugal's Sagres (far right) and Denmark's Danmark, rendezvous in New York Harbor after a mass cruise from Lisbon, where the pictures on this and the following pages were taken.

This is an article from the July 20, 1964 issue Original Layout

Nets rigged under the bowsprit of Norway's bark Statsraad Lehmkuhl are there to catch falling sails and—possibly—falling sailors.

Like monkeys at war with snakes, cadets manhandle tightly furled sails high in a forest of masts.