1999 Blue Water Medal to KAREN THORNDIKE aboard Amelia

For two-year circumnavigation in her 36-foot cutter, from San Diego, covering 30,000 miles to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands, the Argentine, Tasmania, New Zealand, and returning by way of Tahiti and Hawaii. She inspired school children with her daily reports and encouraged them to make adventurous use of the sea.

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