For His Sick Mothers Sake 1927

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Item title reads: " For his sick mother's sake. 17 year old Canadian boy swims dangerous San Pedro Channel in 15 and 3/4 hours and wins fame and £5,000! He was the only one of 102 starters to finish."

Catalina Island, California, United States of America (USA).

M/S on a palm tree...

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Cataloguer:
Margaret
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Silent
Media URN:
26591
Sort Number:
G 1369
Time in/Out:
01:30:51:00 / 01:32:43:00
Canister:
G 1369
Film ID:
668.21
Issue Date:
03/02/1927

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  • The swim featured here took place on 15-16 January 1927.

    "The winner is wrapped in blankets" - his name is George Young. A short article about him can be read here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo
    rge_Young_(swimmer)

    jamied 7th Jun 2012

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