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Horace Elgin Dodge, Jr
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The 257 ft. Dodge yacht "Delphine" named after Delphine Dodge, Horace Jr's sister. Built by Horace Sr. in 1920 at Great Lakes Engineering Works, River Rouge near Detroit. Horace Jr's mother gave the yacht to him after Horace Sr. died in 1920 . This photo was taken in the 1960s when Horace Jr's mother put it up for sale after he died. Mrs. H.E Dodge had offers for the yacht but she didn't want to sell it to people who would use it as a "bananna Boat". Delphine had no takers and was eventually Donated in 1967 to the "People to People Health Foundation". The donation gave her a $56,000 tax deduction. One year later Delphine was to be used by the Lundeberg Maryland Seamanship School, who renamed her DAUNTLESS. For nearly 20 years she was to serve as a training ship for merchant seamen. Delphine has since been restored and is now moored in Monoco.

Photo Source: The Detroit News
Added by: Michael Hojnacki
11/15/2006
 
 
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