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1851-1937

   "If we can fly today in the San Francisco Bay, this is because there have been "adventurers" like Walter Greene and Mike Birch.
   To understand the future, we must know and respect the past."

Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

Real "snapshots"

There are not many pictures of America. Yet his long career has largely overlapped the existence of cameras, we must believe she really was forgotten as evidenced by her end of life. Fortunately, she has inspired many painters in various styles but realism often left us beautiful "shots".

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EdSycamoreVTHE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, OCT 3, 1901 (races not finished)

Captain Sycamore and Captain Barr are emphatically men of the day and men of the week, though they may have no mention as yet in “Men of the Times.” Their names have gradually displaced, on the popular tongue, the names of Shamrock II and of Columbia, and we have had a duel in New York waters ...

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JohnBarrV2Capt. Barr was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but removed with his parents at an early age to Gourock on the Clyde. Here the famous skipper sailed his first race and began his career as a yachtsman, which resulted in the first 12 years of racing in an average of 10 winnings a year, all in small boats.
Capt. Barr during his career had charge of the Neptune, a Fife boat, in which he won 35 prizes out of 50 starts, all sailed in Scotch and Irish waters.

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LaneRV Richard Lane began to develop an interest in Marine Art and History at a very young age, spending summers in Cape Cod and Nantucket, Massachusetts. He studied fine art and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Richard graduated in 1977, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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