The sailing schooner Elegant viewed from her
My father owned and ran the schooner with my uncle as the only crewmember and
occasionally with my mother at the steering wheel, especially when two men was
required to manage the sailsetting.
During the World War II the fuel was expensive and hard to get. Therefore they
used the sail as much as possible. To afford to use the engine at all, the
crude oil had to be mixed with pine tar.