photo & details ex Betty Black (Stewart)
Today’s post is an example of what makes ww so special & motivates me to keep doing it. I received the email below last week.
My son in Sydney was browsing on the internet presumably looking up about his grandfather Bob Stewart, when he came across your blog about Achernar. I was most interested to read this as I had no idea what had become of the launch “Betty”. It was requisitioned by the Americans during the war. My grandfather died in 1943 and my father became the owner. He got it back after the war in an appalling condition. I remember him saying there was oil all through the bilge. We had a number of family holidays on it until the yacht Helen* was built. The photo was taken by me in 1947 (on a Box Brownie camera).
Betty Black (Stewart)”
To read / see more on Betty / Achernar click here https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/10/14/achinar/
*Photos below of Helen (K1) during 2015 CYA Classic Yacht Regatta
Update 29-07-2019 Oct 1939 photo below