National Geographic : 1954 Jul
+ A Youthful Salt Acquires Know-how from a Seasoned Skipper Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, a charter Member of the Cruising Club of America, sails his 54-foot auxiliary yawl Elsie off the Nova Scotia coast. His pupil is his grandson, Alexander Graham Bell Grosvenor, now Lt. (jg.), carrier jet pilot, U. S. Navy. As co-author and photographer of "Midshipmen's Cruise" in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC for June, 1948, Lieutenant Grosvenor became the fifth generation of his family (Hubbard-Bell-Grosvenor) to con tribute to The Magazine. Melville Bell Grosvenor, 1935 65G The Grosvenor Medal Is Awarded to Its Namesake On Dr. Grosvenor's editorial Golden Jubilee, May 19, 1949, the Trustees bestowed on him the first Grosvenor Medal "for outstanding service to geography." Dr. Charles F. Kettering made the presentation. National Geographic Photographer Robert F. Sisson -Air-minded Grosvenors Span the Pacific On board the China Clip per, Dr. and Mrs. Grosvenor were the first couple to fly as paying passengers from San Francisco to Hong Kong, May 8-14, 1937. The Manila-Hong Kong connection, last link in Pan American Airways' pio neer transpacific air route, had opened only the week before. With her father, Alexander Graham Bell, Mrs. Grosvenor made her first visit to the Far East in 1898. On a three months African trip in 1952, the Grosvenors flew 125 hours.