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It was a very exciting and busy week for me. On Wednesday, April 4th, I got a call to tell me that the Hindu was in town, suggesting that I go down there and take a few pictures.
So, I headed for the docks and took a few shots of the Hindu.
Hindu from Stern
As I stood on the dock admiring the schooner, the captain came up from below deck and I introduced myself. He offered to give me a tour if I'd return later that day.
I returned later that day but he was on his way out again to meet some people who were coming in from Nantucket.
I returned on Thursday, the following morning, and he welcomed me aboard along with the set director, the special effects guy, and another photographer.
Entance to Below Deck
He told us some stories on the fascinating history of the boat. He told us how her original name was Princess Patty, how she raced, and how she served in the war. He showed us logs of who owned her and when, and he also showed us pictures of what she looked like when he got her.
The old owners called and said that they were going to cut her up. Kevin bought and restored her.
Kevin was a very busy man. Several old friends were stopping by to see the Hindu. He could have talked all day about the Hindu. It is definitely his life, and he is so proud of her. His wife is in Key West where they spend their winters.
Later that same day, I had to go to the library. On my way home, I swung by where the Hindu was docked and it was gone! I was told it had sailed over to hyannisport. I wasn't sure what I'd find when I got there but I hurried over anyway.
[It really was ironic that I'd be chasing another boat at this harbor because I spent nearly 90 days, (every day) taking photos of the rescue of another sailboat, Duchess, (When she finally sets sail, I'll do a story on her). Senator Kennedy would occasionally drop by to visit and check on the progress of the Duchess. He once sent soup and sandwich to the captain and crew as he said he could sympathize with their efforts.]
When I arrived at Hyannisport, there was the other photographer again. Someone said they were shooting the film from Sam's place. The weather was windy, raw, rainy, and cold. Just plain nasty.
The Hindu in the Distance from the
You can see the videographers from the distance here:
I later found out that the captain on the marmalade doubled as Carradine for this scene:
Another pictures of the marmalade:
Marmalade and Hindu:
I have been lucky up to this point, so I am going to post this amount and follow this with Part II