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Charles in front of quite a bit of ice
Brief Bio

Charles L. Starke is a physician and photographer. As ship's doctor on many oceanic voyages, and as captain of his own sailing vessel, he has traveled and photographed many places of the world. He was in private practice in Briarcliff, New York for 35 years. Over 200 of his photographs decorate the walls of the Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where he also worked. He has published fourteen books of photographs, and is a member of the Explorers Club, the Cruising Club of America, and the Ocean Cruising Club