UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Times Have Changed

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Times Have Changed

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Times have changed
This photo was submitted by Arthur Jennings, seen seated here near the seawall of Pequot Yacht Club many years ago. "This photo was in the Fairfield Newspaper of the day. There was no channel 9 or two way back then..... just a marine radio telephone connecting to landlines through a marine radio operator in New York. So, during races, especially regattas, the Ripple and Lashara would use the radio telephone on a ship to ship channel to communicate with the clubhouse. Someone would monitor the shortwave shown in the picture under the porch and then go to the flagpole and dip the club burgee with a signal back to the Sound."-Arthur Jennings

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