Some prefer to cross the Atlantic in a luxury liner - others prefer a plane.?
MLS CREW MEMBER CLIMBING DOWN FROM PIER AND ONTO DIOGENES, CLIMBS INTO CONNING TOWER AND DISAPPEARS INTO CRAFT.
MCS NAME OF CRAFT "DIOGENES" ON STERN
41 1/2 ft
MS & ZOOM OUT AS CRAFT LEAVES PIER AND IS TOWED OUT TO OPEN SEA.
CUTAWAY ELS OF CROWD OF PEOPLE WATCHING FROM TOP OF HIGH CLIFFS.
MS CRAFT BOUNCING AROUND ON SWELL.
MLS THE VESSEL ST GABRIEL IN FG BOUNCING ON SWELL THE SMALLER CRAFT DIOGENES IN DG IN TROUGH OF MASSIVE WAVES.
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Background: Some prefer to cross the Atlantic in a luxury liner - others prefer a plane. But the choice of three Montrealers is a watertank. One of them, at least, thinks their chances are good.
The watertank has been converted into a home for the three intrepid mariners - a home they think they'll have to live in for sixty days. But they're taking along food for a hundred days just in case Europe is their goal-anywhere in Europe. They have no power - except that provided by a small sail -so they hope to pick up the Gulf Stream and drift eastward
The craft has been christened "Diogenes" - the name of the Greek philosopher said to have lived in a tub. They leave the harbour off St. John's Newfoundland, heading for the grey wild younger and quickly get a foretaste of what is to come. And so it's bon voyage for the three men in the tub - Richard Mellish, Robert Frantz and Albert Barth.