FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
“When the next war is over, and if I live though it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.” So said George S. Patton about the sixty-three-foot Alden schooner he and his wife had commissioned in 1939. Built by FF Pendleton in Wiscasset, Maine, When and If, as she was named incorporated improvements for comfort and safety on the high seas.. General Patton’s dream was not to be. He was killed in an automobile accident in Europe shortly after the war ended.
The National Sailing Hall of Fame will host When and If at the DNR/Hall of Fame pier at Annapolis City Dock from May 21 through May 26.
Contact: Lee Tawney