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Boat Tales
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:13:59 PM »



Yesterday I was looking for an internet pic of a sailboat similar to the one we sailed to the USVI just so I could share it...and I ran across some pics of a nice old wooden yacht. I clicked on it and it turned out it was movie director John Ford's boat, the Araner. I learned that it was the boat John Wayne was supposed to own in the movie Donovan's Reef. Now when I was a kid that movie was on TV a lot and I watched it on the late show many times.

Today I ran across this story. The internet is pretty cool sometimes. I won't post the whole thing, just a link. It's a personal story of someone who sailed the boat later.

The Araner was an enlarged version of Joshua Slocum's Spray, it turns out.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?75470-John-Ford-s-Araner



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Re: Boat Tales
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »



Yesterday I was looking for an internet pic of a sailboat similar to the one we sailed to the USVI just so I could share it...and I ran across some pics of a nice old wooden yacht. I clicked on it and it turned out it was movie director John Ford's boat, the Araner. I learned that it was the boat John Wayne was supposed to own in the movie Donovan's Reef. Now when I was a kid that movie was on TV a lot and I watched it on the late show many times.

I LOVED Donovan's Reef!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gb1hLt9s2K0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gb1hLt9s2K0</a>

Lee Marvin's Gilhooley character was my favorite.  :icon_mrgreen:

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