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What ever happened to Robin Lee Graham?

Does anyone know what became of Robin Lee Graham who at age 16 sailed Dove around the world?
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Try this for a starter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Lee_Graham

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I've done web search but nothing new. I was wondering if he ever went back to sailing. For those who havent read his story, it is interesting to see how a 16 y/o could sail solo around the world in the 60s without all the high tech gear we have now.
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Last I heard he and his family were on a ranch somewhere in Colorado, I believe, thoroughly landlubbing.
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He was killed in a car accidient several years ago.

I was very sad when I heard that.
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awww, man ....I was trying find out what happened to him a few years back when I first got into sailing. I thought I was told he had a construction type company he ran.
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Some web sites on the internet have provided incorrect information about Patti and Robin Lee Graham who documented his circumnavigation at age 16 (1965-1970)in this book "Dove," as well as in three National Georgraphic issues, and a movie by Gregory Peck. Patti and Robin still live in Montana (documented in his second book, "Home is the Sailor") and are grandparents of two grand sons of Quimby and her husband. Their son Benjamin is recently married. The Grahams are in the construction business and continue to serve as a positive influence in the lives of young people through their writings and religious service to others. They are remarkable people and provide us all a remarkable story of courage, perserverance, hope and friendship. --Dick Stafford at dickstafford@alltel.net
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Good research, Cam! Thanks for that!
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thanks for the info. glad to see that he and patty are both doing well.
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kewl deal. glad to hear he is still around.
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