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March 20th 2019 - 21:17

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Portrait for firstmate

by: firstmate
December 10th, 2018
tracking down an old Grand Banker
The Grand Banks schooner Oretha F. Spinney, bought for the Spencer Tracy Film Captains Courageous, re-named We're Here.
After they were done using the Weīre Here, she was tied up in Los Angeles Harbor, where she fell into disrepair.  She was re-discovered in August 1941 by actor Sterling Hayden, who in the middle of the film, Bahama Passage, had coerced the head of Paramount Films, Y. Frank Freeman, into buying her from MGM for Sterling. However by November Hayden, had decided to quit films entirely and become a British Commando. At which point he took a ship to Scotland to train, literally abandoning the schooner where she was, then came the war!!!  I cannot find any further information on her , Can anyone out there toss me some leads???
Thanks, Dave
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