Humble Heroes From a Downeast Island
By Mark J. Gabrielson
Published by The History Press 176 pages paperback $19.99
Young readers may not realize that there was a time when the America’s Cup actually was a “friendly competition between nations” in which every member of a yacht’s crew was actually a citizen of the nation represented by that yacht. Furthermore, before the turn of the 20th Century two of these “All American” crews hailed from an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay.