Today I learned of the Goldfish Club where the membership requirement is that you have survived ditching in to the sea or your life has been saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The Robertson family survived being adrift at sea for 38 days, 6 of them mostly in a 3m dinghy, after their schooner was holed by killer whales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
The man who would be King of Italy had the monarchy not been abolished, shot and killed a man after his rubber dinghy was stolen. He was given a 6 month suspended sentence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
Today I learned of special value to the military during WW2 was navigator Harold Gatty’s long study of Polynesian seafaring skills over millennia. In 'The Raft Book', he laid out simple and practical methods of determining location and charting a course to shore in a lifeboat or dinghy without a map and compass blog.library.si.edu/blog/…
During 'Brainstorm' filming, Natalie Wood drowned while on a boat with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken. Wood's body was discovered 1Mile away and small dinghy found nearby. The autopsy showed bruises on her body and arms as well as an abrasion on her left cheek. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
There is a club for people who have jumped by parachute from an aircraft into the water, or whose aircraft crashed in the water, and whose lives were saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy, or similar device. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Robert Wagner is a person of interest in actress Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning death. The captain of the boat admitted that he lied to police & that Wood & Wagner had argued the night she drowned & that Wagner had prevented the captain from turning on the search lights & contacting authorities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Germany has 'Tauchgondeln' [diving gondolas]. They're tourist attractions where a pressurized room on a pole gets lowered down into the sea. They're unique to Germany and there are only four of them. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau…
Today I learned of Terry Jo Dupperrault who in 1961 at 11 yrs old survived 4 days at sea on a cork float after the boat she was on sank. The boats captain murdered everyone aboard including her parents and siblings. Police thought the soul survivor was the boats captain. rd.com/true-stories/survi…
A famous bar on the British Virgin Islands is named the Soggy Dollar because people would anchor their boats and swim in for drinks, therefore paying with... soggy dollars. soggydollar.com/
Christopher Walken was present during the mysterious death of Natalie Wood in 1981 cbsnews.com/stories/2008/…

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