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Mervyn A. Rice aboard the 'Julia A. Decker,' 1891

Mervyn A. Rice aboard the 'Julia A. Decker,' 1891

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Mervyn Ap Rice, class of 1889, of Rockland, is seen standing here aboard the Julia A. Decker.

Rice's sailing experience -- he was known as "the yachtsman" -- proved no match for the rough waters of the North Atlantic, and on his first watch Rice was overcome by seasickness and forced below decks.


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