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The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 1974, Volume 20, Number 4

Original Articles

Yachting: Its History In San Diego
By Linda M. Pearce Nolte
The Mission of Ulises Urbano Lassépas to Baja California
By David Pinere Ramirez. Translated by Ronald R. Young
The Puerto de Don Gaspar: A Note On An Erroneous California Place Name
By W. Michael Mathes
John Steven McGroarty: From The Green Verdugo Hills
By Reverend Francis J. Weber
San Diego’s Horton Plaza
By Mary Maud Burnham

Book Reviews

cover photo

On the Cover: Yachts Intrepid & Medea
The 12-meter racing yacht Intrepid (fore­ground) on her historic recommissioning February 23, 1974, accompanied by the steam yacht Medea. Intrepid won America’s Cup in 1967 and again in 1970 when she became the second two-time winner in history. The 64-foot, 3-inch sloop was shipped to Newport, R.I. in June, 1974, to again contend to defend America’s Cup. After several trial races, Intrepid, on September 2, lost to Coura­geous. The Medea, built in 1904 for Captain MacAllister Hall of Scotland by Stephens of Linthouse, first sailed in Scottish waters. During World War I the French armed her and, with a 22-man crew, patrolled for submarines in the English Channel. The British used her during World War II and she also served the Free Norwegian Navy as a supply vessel. Following the war, Medea served a series of owners. In 1969 she went to Sweden and cruised the North Sea. Paul and Olive Whittier subsequently bought, restored and donated her to the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego where she is now on exhibit. Photograph by: HARRY MONAHAN Editor, Sea Magazine. Courtesy Maritime Museum Association of San Diego

This issue of the The Journal of San Diego History was scanned and proofread by volunteer George Bailey.