Sailing All Seas (1977) – The A.V. Club


In the early 1930s, 21-year-old Dwight Long decided to try to sail around the world in a 32 foot ketch-rigged former fishing boat. Sailing south from Seattle then west across the Pacific, he didn’t have enough money to be sure of being able to circumnavigate, but he did have a film camera. After 6 1/2 years, and several near disasters, he completed his circumnavigation in Seattle. Years later, with experience gained as a combat cinematographer in World War II aboard the USS Yorktown and others, he edited the film he shot during his voyage into this film. His documentary footage of the pre-war South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Red Sea and Mediterranean is both rare and beautiful.

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