Firebird Photo Albums

Firebird crew member adjusting the lens of his Honeywell camera.
A Firebird crew member adjusting the lens of his Honeywell camera, a then state-of-the-art manual camera. This is one of the 6,000 photos that I took during the Firebird Voyage. Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, January 1976.


Album 1: Newport Beach, Baja California & Mexico
(July – November 1975)

Firebird in shipyard. Newport Beach, California, 1975.

Album 2: Marquesas Islands
(December 1975 – January 1976)

Volcanic structures in Fatu Hiva. French Polynesia. December 1975.

Album 3: Tuamotus & Society Islands
(January – April 1976)

Fishermen on shore. Tuamotus Islands, French Polynesia, January 1976.

Album 4: Cook Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji & New Caledonia
(May – August 1976)

Local children, looking healthy and happy, their faces filled with smiles, curiosity and a little reservation. Samoa (formerly Western Samoa), May 1976.

Album 5: Australia, Indonesia, Cocas (Keeling) Island, Seychelles, Djibouti, Egypt, Israel & Others

Fellow sailors greet us as they sail past the magnificent Sydney skyline. Sydney, Australia, August 1976.

Album 6: Mediterranean (Greece, Malta, Turkey & Others)
(May 1977 – January 1978)

A good day’s catch destined for the dinner table. Mediterranean, 1977.

Album 7: Homeward Bound (Caribbean Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, & USA)
(January 1978 – July 1, 1978)

Pelican aboard the Firebird, Grand Caymen Island, April 1978.




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