|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||12 long tons (12 t)|
|Beam:||10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
The Islander was modelled on the Sea Bird, a 25-foot V-bottom boat that was designed by Charles D. Mower with input from Captain Thomas Fleming Day. Pidgeon built the Islander from 1917 to 1918 using only $1,000 of materials. The Islander was built mostly from oak, Douglas fir, and Oregon pine. Writing about his voyage later, Pidgeon commented that the Islander "proved to sail well, and all remarked on the ease with which she handled."
Islander was also the trade name of a California-based sailboat manufacturer.
- "The Invisible Workshop: The Islander". theinvisibleworkshop.blogspot.co.uk. 7 January 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- Serjeant, William (31 December 2009). "Bill's Log: 'Islander' and Harry Pidgeon (1869-1954)". bills-log.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- "List of solo circumnavigators". joshuaslocumsocietyintl.org. 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
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