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Late 80's — Front(Burt Wsters (H20); Bill Pinkney(Committment); Bob Nelson (DayDreamer);
John Buckner (Rhodes); Standing: Unknown; Leon Harris (27 Catalina);
Al Thompson (Rainbow Seeker); Yvonne Nelson (Von Voyage) Jack Lyle and Eunice Lyle (Nightwatch)

In the early 1990s, William Pinkney became the first African-American – and only the fourth person in the world – to travel around the globe on his own via boat. Pinkney, who was born in Chicago in 1935, received post-high school training as an x-ray technician. From 1956 to 1960, he served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman. Over the next three decades, Pinkney held variety of jobs that ranged from being a professional limbo dancer in Puerto Rico to working for the cosmetics company Revlon in New York. Of all of this jobs, however, it was his stint as a crewman on sailboats during his time in Puerto Rico that made the strongest impact....MORE

https://transportationhistory.org/2017/02/28/african-american-transportation-history-captain-bill-pinkney/

Captain Bill Pinkney

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Jack Lyle, Bill Pinkney and Edmond Gueringer
at Chicago Sail Show

Talking to Kim Webb, Pinkney visits home
JPYC where is is an Honorary Member.

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