|Gen. Patton's Schooner - When and If|
|Wheel of the - When and If|
A gentleman working on the schooner this afternoon gave me a little bit of the history of this old gal and I was invited aboard to see the quarters below. He explained to me that George Patton had the schooner built in 1939 in Wiscassett, Maine. He knew that a war was coming and named the schooner the "When and If" because he expected to sail it when and if he returned from the war. Apparently, legend has it that the General only got to sail it once. If you look closely you can see the name of the schooner in the center brass part of the wheel on the bottom. It's upside down in this photo.
|A bunk down below the When and If|
You can read more on this facinating history on: http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2010/10/pattons-schooner-when-and-if-to-be-sold/