I just received an email from Andy Revkin, who is an author for the New York Times blog, and apparently a fellow musician, regarding my great uncle Stinson Davis, whom I wrote about a while back. Mr. Revkin posted an interesting article today about a new line of freighters that are using sail to cut down on fuel consumption.
In his article, he makes mention of my uncle and that he was the ‘last living captain of a ship powered entirely by sail.’
In 1982 Mr. Revkin wrote an article for Offshore Magazine on my uncle most likely talking about the olden days of sail. I’m hoping he might post that article online somewhere soon. Who would have thought, back in 1982, that there might be a new generation of ships under sail? Apparently my uncle, given our ‘keen to be green’ sensibilities, was ahead of his time.