Geraldo Rivera Gives Up Beloved Sailboat

Friday, 27 Sep 2013 03:14 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Television journalist Geraldo Rivera has donated his beloved sailboat Voyager to the Maine Maritime Academy, a nautical training college.

The 68-foot boat — which Rivera has sailed all over the world — will be used to help instruct students in marine engineering and small-vessel operation and design.

"It was a bittersweet moment, but it just feels like the right thing," Rivera, a Fox News Channel host, told the Bangor Daily News's Nell Gluckman.

He called Voyager — which he sailed to the Maine school to donate — "Not a sailboat, the sailboat.”

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He said he was donating the boat because his busy work schedule made it tough to use as much as he wanted.

Among the trips Rivera took aboard Voyager was a 1,400-mile journey up the Amazon River.

Rivera could easily have sold the boat, but decided to donate it instead, because it would have been "like selling one of my family, so I couldn't do that."

Voyager was built in 1972 for Thomas Watson Jr., the former president of IBM.


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