National Geographic : 1966 Feb
4A - - ''F R/I CAk A0at * ., ~d C)Davao EQUATOR Sine -Ascension Znzibar Dakar Christmas Island Cocos orKeeling slands- Bali St.Helena Rodrigues Ind a Oce Ti Durban CapeTown Brigantine Yankee With the islanders I went aft to shake the hand of Irving Johnson, a broad-shouldered, powerfully built man with piercing blue eyes and an aquiline nose shaped like a well-cut jib, and of his wife Electa, "Exy" to Yankee crews and friends in many ports of the world.* Before the second World War, Irving John son had sailed his first Yankee, a schooner, three times around the world, each time with an expense-sharing amateur crew. All during the war Johnson, then a lieu tenant commander in the U. S. Navy, took the survey vessel Sumner through the waters he knew so well, charting and sounding. His intimate knowledge of the reefs, currents, and coasts of the Pacific was invaluable. After the war the Johnsons received proof of this from a friend in the Tonga Islands to whom they had sent a copy of their book *See, in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: "New Guinea to SUPERANSCOCHROME BYTHOMASJ.ABERCROMBIE N.G.S. Bali in Yankee," December, 1959; "Lost World of the Shooting the sun, Capt. Irving Johnson navi- Galapagos," May, 1959; "South Seas' Incredible Land Divers," January, 1955; "Yankee Roams the Orient," gates the brigantine Yankee. He gave the same March, 1951; "The Yankee's Wander-world," January, proud name to her predecessor, a schooner, 1949; and "Westward Bound in the Yankee," January, 264 and to her successor, a ketch. 1942-all by Irving and Electa Johnson.