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Guy C. Avery of Tampa being rescued - Azores
Guy Avery being picked up from his sinking sailboat off the Azores by the Italian freighter Belvedere. He set out alone on May 12, 1939 from Hamilton, Bermuda, for Genoa, Italy in his 16-foot yawl, "Miss Tampa". Avery, one-time laundry truck driver in Tampa and a former aviation machinist mate on the aircraft carrier Lexington, started from Tampa in May, 1938, but had to put in at Bermuda to repair damage by insects to the planking of his yawl. When the repairs were finished Winter had set in and he waited until May 1939 before starting out for Genoa, 4,600 miles away. Avery carried neither a chronometer or a sextant.
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Guy C. Avery of Tampa being rescued - Azores. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/12423>, accessed 21 September 2023.
Guy C. Avery of Tampa being rescued - Azores. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/12423>