As It Relates To The First Cruise
By Frank And Violletta In Wildcard
The author and his wife sailed their 37 foot sloop
the Ragdoll on Long Island Sound.
They sailed the route taken by Frank and Violletta
in the novel Wildcard.
The author at the helm of Ragdoll
on a nice sailing day in the summer
on Long Island Sound.
Doris, the Author's wife at the helm
while sailing on Long Island Sound
The author and his brother
Bob relaxing aboard
New London Ledge Light House was built in 1909
and guards the entrrance to the Thames River where
Frank and Violletta sailed on their way to the Tident
Boat building complex at New London.
Trident Boat under construction at the
New London Electric Boat Works
where Frank and Violletta were
intercepted by the Coast Guard.
Sailing into the US Coast Guard station at New London,
Connecticut, Frank and Violletta passed by the USS
Eagle. The Eagle was a WWII war prize taken from the
Germans as part of their reparations and has ever since
been a Coast Guard training vessel.