The Many Lives of Aphrodite

The Saga of a Great American Yacht
  • Published: September 2010
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(P. Color)
  • Pages: 120
  • Size: 8.5x11
  • ISBN: 9781426901881
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The commuter yacht Aphrodite was built in the depths of the Great Depression by the Purdy Boat Company for Jock Whitney, one of the richest men in America. She hosted such show business personalities as Shirley Temple, David O. Selznick and Tallulah Bankhead. She served in the Coast Guard during World War II, where she served as an escort to the "Queen Mary" and a chase boat for PT boat trials. She has long been admired for her beautiful lines. Not once, but twice, the boat was rescued from near-certain scrapping, and today she continues to astonish viewers. This is her story, told by a descendant of the Purdy family, and accompanied by many photographs of her lives and her rebirth.

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