American Promise

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American Promise is Rozalia Project's trash-hunting mothership. She is a Ted Hood 60' built for Dodge Morgan (who was also very involved in her design) to make an attempt at the solo, nonstop circumnavigation record. He broke that record in 1986 and then donated it to the US Naval Academy who used it for sail training. In 2010, Rozalia Project acquired this amazing boat to fulfill our mission of finding and removing marine debris.

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American Promise with Dodge Morgan at the helm. In addition to the book, he also did a video with onboard footage. It is a fascinating film and even better if you have been on the boat with Rozalia Project. Marine Debris, Electronics Companies, Navi, Naval Academy, Sail Away, Sailboats, Nautical, Sailing, Road Trip

DVD Review: Around Alone

In 1983, Dodge Morgan, then 53, sold his electronics company and made a promise to himself: he would sail around the world, alone, without stopping. He hoped to complete the 27,459-nautical-mile voyage onboard his 60-foot cutter, American Promise, in 220 days. That would require him to sail 100 miles a day at an average speed of 6.25 knots. As Morgan boarded American Promise in

Dodge Morgan crossing the finish line in Bermuda after breaking the around alone record on American Promise! Morgan Crossing, Marine Debris, Naval Academy, April 11, Another World, Dodge, Sailing, Globe, Happiness

Dodge Morgan, first American to circumnavigate globe alone, dies at 78

From WashingtonPost Dodge Morgan, 78, a millionaire who braved fierce winds and endured profound loneliness to become the first American to sail single-handedly around the world without stopping, died Sept. 14 of complications from surgery for cancer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Mr. Morgan was the fourth person in history to complete a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe. Piloting a 60-foot custom-built boat, he had set out to break the world speed record -- 292 days…

Dodge Morgan built American Promise with the goal to break the solo-nonstop circumnavigation under sail record. He did - blew it away by over 60 days in Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Dodge, Photo Galleries, Sailing Yachts, Boat, Memories, American, Pictures

Elizabeth Brackett Pictures and Photos

Elizabeth Brackett included within the Thrill Seekers Memorial Site Photo Gallery

American Promise under sail on a beautiful day. Sailing Yachts, Sailing Ships, Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Strand, Beautiful Day, American, Collection

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American Promise under sail on a beautiful day.

Dodge Morgan sailed American Promise around the world alone. The US Naval Academy sailed her with 16 midshipmen and Rozalia Project averages a nice middle with people onboard picking up marine debris and running education programs. Sailing Yachts, Sailing Ships, Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Sailboats, Boating, Dodge, Middle, Around The Worlds

Dodge Morgan sailed American Promise around the world alone. The US Naval Academy sailed her with 16 midshipmen and Rozalia Project averages a nice middle with 7-8 people onboard picking up marine debris and running education programs.

Rachael and Smudge hanging out after collecting marine debris on American Promise at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol, RI. Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Sail Boats, Hanging Out, Bristol, Sailing, Museum, American, Boating

Rachael and Smudge hanging out after collecting marine debris on American Promise at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol, RI. July 2011

American Promise making great time and taking a few waves over the bow on the way to her home port of Kittery, ME. Marine Debris, Sailing Yachts, Naval Academy, Dodge, Hunting, Waves, Bow, American, Life

American Promise making great time and taking a few waves over the bow on the way to her home port of Kittery, ME.

After breaking the record, Dodge Morgan wrote a book about his experience as the first American and the fastest person to sail around the world alone without stopping. It is out of print but can still be found in used book stores. It is a great read and even better  if you have joined us onboard. Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Writing A Book, Sailing, Around The Worlds, Boat, American, Movie Posters, Travel

After breaking the record, Dodge Morgan wrote a book about his experience as the first American and the fastest person to sail around the world alone without stopping. It is out of print but can still be found in used book stores. It is a great read and even better if you have joined us onboard.

Before Rozalia Project put American Promise into service to clean the oceans, she was used by the US Naval Academy as a sail training ship. Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Sail Boats, Oceans, Sailing, Hunting, Ship, Train, American

Before Rozalia Project put American Promise into service to clean the oceans, she was used by the US Naval Academy as a sail training ship.

American Promise at our expedition base, Kittery Point Yacht Yard in Kittery, ME. This was taken before heading off to survey for derelict fishing gear with the Blue Ocean Society. Marine Debris, Taken Before, Naval Academy, Dodge, Boats, Sailing, Hunting, Fishing, Yard

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American Promise at our expedition base, Kittery Point Yacht Yard in Kittery, ME. This was taken before heading off to survey for derelict fishing gear with the Blue Ocean Society. August 2011

American Promise intern Alyssa and ship's dogs Hickory and Smudge ready to greet guests for a boat tour. Ship Dog, Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Boat Tours, Bikinis, Swimwear, Ted, Sailing, American

American Promise intern Alyssa and ship's dogs Hickory and Smudge ready to greet guests for a boat tour.

American Promise beneath a double rainbow in Kittery, ME. Marine Debris, Sailing Yachts, Naval Academy, Wind Turbine, Rainbow, Boat, American, Rain Bow, Boats

American Promise beneath a double rainbow in Kittery, ME.

American Promise in Downeast Maine, bringing interns and crew to do island cleanups. Marine Debris, Naval Academy, Maine, Sailing, Hunting, Bring It On, Boat, Island, American

American Promise in Downeast Maine, bringing interns and crew to do island cleanups.