Dwight Stanley Long’s (1915-1993) adventures as a circumnavigator, photographer and film director between 1930 and 1959 are
revealed in photograph albums, programs, correspondence, books, articles, and press releases. His 32’ ketch was the IDLE HOUR,
subject of a movie entitled “Sailing All Seas”, as well as his numerous articles.
Dwight Long, sailor, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In 1934 he left Seattle
to sail a 32 ft. ketch, the “IDLE HOUR”, around the world via the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the East Coast of
the United States when the ketch was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938. Long wrote a book, “Sailing All Seas” documenting
his circumnavigation of the globe. He lectured in numerous cities both during and following his journey. During World War
II he joined the U.S. Navy and became a documentary film producer. After the War, he continued making films, such as “Tanga
Tika”, released in 1954.
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