By: Michael McKinney (glassparman)
Harry Pidgeon was my Grandmother's Uncle. Many times as a young boy, I remember my Grandmother telling me about her 'uncle harry'. I can also remember my father telling me about him and his love for photography. When my Grandmother passed away, my Aunt began to throw out boxes of old stuff from the garage. I started looking through this stuff and carted it all home.
When I began to look through this stuff, I realized that it was mostly old books, photos, glass negatives and other items that belonged to Harry Pidgeon.
Harry Pidgeon is known worldwide as the first man to sail around the world single-handed after Joshua Slocum. Harry was also the first person to complete this task twice. Following is the history and story about Harry Pidgeon.