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[Sharon Sites Adams, first woman solo sailor of Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles, California, July 31, 1969]

Miyatake, Toyo
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[Sharon Sites Adams, first woman solo sailor of Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles, California, July 31, 1969]
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Los Angeles, Calif., July 31, 1969

(96.267.1076)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

2 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

3 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 5, 1969.

Mrs. Sharon Sites Adams, the first woman to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles, California, July 31, 1969..
1P and 5N: Adams, tall blonde woman, presents a letter from the Mayor of Yokohama, Japan to Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty in his office in Los Angeles City Hall. City of Los Angeles emblem and curtains in background.
2P and 4N: Adams, tall blonde woman in pants and polka dot top, and Henry Ohye, a Japanese man in suit and eyeglasses, hold a globe on dock. Boats in slips. (Published)
3N: Adams, tall blonde woman in pants and polka dot top, shows man in suit and eyeglasses awards and gifts from Japan displayed on a table, including Japanese doll and warrior helmet.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Mrs. Adams -- Crossed Pacific Ocean on Boat -- Marina Del Ray.

History
Sharon Sites Adams sailed from San Diego, California to Yokohama, Japan and back on the boat, Sea Sharp II.

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