Sailing on Rum Tum Tugger

For 15 years I had a sailboat on Lake Michigan, moored in Jackson Park Harbor.
I loved my catboat, Rum Tum Tugger, an 18' Herreshoff America,
and I took loving care of her.
I sold her in 1996--by then I was camping in the summertimes.
Here are some memories of my Golden Days of Sail.

See my Google photos of sailing

At anchor in Jackson Park Harbor

Her beautiful sail
Her captain and caregiver

Sailing her single-handed was easy.

Her gaff rigging
A summer home

Anchoring offshore to swim

John Burger
Twilight

All her teak was oiled, her brightwork shone.

The wind-pennant tells wind direction.
Jackson Park Harbor sunset

Michigan City start of the Tri-State Race

Gerry Nolf
Marie Galoney

Waiting out a shower

Jack Cannuli
Polly Hudak

Gerda Schild

Margaret Saliga, 1995
Alice Barter, now Baird

Returning from Michigan City with George Gecas

Heading out for a daysail
Jackson Park Yacht Club summer luau

Mike Shaughnessy after the boom hit him. Otto Kopence Charlotte Jones Kopence
   
In my dinghy with Rich Greene
   

Rum Tum Tugger: A Personal Narrative

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