Yacht found adrift in Atlantic

Yacht found adrift in Atlantic

Post by Bill McGo » Tue, 16 Nov 1993 08:58:28


I just saw an item where it was reported that a 40 ft. yacht - the Happy
Ending (bad choice of a name) - was found adrift in the Atlantic.  The
owner's body, Gerald Hardesty, was found aboard but there was no trace
of his wife.  They had left St. Johns, Newfoundland, in Sept.  There
was no indication of what went wrong.  Anyone with more details?  

Bill

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Yacht found adrift in Atlantic

Post by R.J.Ha » Tue, 16 Nov 1993 18:13:23

As of yesterday evening (Sunday) the vessel had still not been taken in tow
due to bad weather. There is still no indication of what happened to the crew.

RH.

 
 
 

Yacht found adrift in Atlantic

Post by M.T.PATERSO » Thu, 18 Nov 1993 18:24:34

 The boat had lost it's mast.

 
 
 

Yacht found adrift in Atlantic

Post by rpo.. » Mon, 22 Nov 1993 10:23:56

Quote:

> I just saw an item where it was reported that a 40 ft. yacht - the Happy
> Ending (bad choice of a name) - was found adrift in the Atlantic.  The
> owner's body, Gerald Hardesty, was found aboard but there was no trace
> of his wife.  They had left St. Johns, Newfoundland, in Sept.  There
> was no indication of what went wrong.  Anyone with more details?  

> Bill

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> **************************************************************
> W. P. (Bill) McGown                     Eastern Ill. Univ

>                                         Charleston, Il. 61920

It was originally a two week voyage to Ireland.  Some reports do say that
the mast was down and trailing in the water.  Some (British?)
coast guard spokesperson speculated that the wife had been washed overboard.
  The last I heard was that the boat could not be towed by the 'rescue' ship
 due to heavy seas.

Roger Power
Torbay, Newfoundland

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