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Bob Manry and Tinkerbelle

Robert Manry was working as a copy editor at the Cleveland Plain Dealer when, on June 1, 1965, he sailed from Falmouth, Massachusetts, aboard the Tinkerbelle, a 13.5-foot sailboat. When he reached Falmouth, Cornwall, England, on August 17, he set a record for sailing the shortest boat non-stop across the Atlantic. The 78-day voyage was covered by news outlets from around the world, including the Plain Dealer, for which he continued to work after his accomplishment.

Bob Manry aboard the Tinkerbelle
Bob Manry aboard Tinkerbelle

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