Preview: Oregon’s ‘Pacific Lady’ and a Friendship Forged at Sea

This is the amazing story of Sharon Sites Adams. Shortly after learning how to sail in her mid-thirties, Sharon became the first woman to sail across the Pacific alone. First, she sailed single-handed from California to Hawaii in a 25′ folkboat, SEA SHARP in 1965. Four years later, she singlehanded from Japan to California in a Mariner 31, SEA SHARP II, and made landfall 45 minutes after eil Armstrong stepped on the moon in 1969.

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    Merwin Diaz says:

    Surprising that no one with means cared enough to keep the boat afloat, restored, etc. It seems it could/should have belonged in a museum.

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    James Thomas says:

    its the way you do it. Make up your mind and do it

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    Nancy Davis says:

    So proud of our local news station KOIN 6 News for sharing this story! and a big thank you, Steve, for sending it out to a broader audience.

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    An inspiring story from beginning to poignant end. Love this! SO glad you found her story, Sandy and thank you OCH for including it on your site.

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      kathleen hartman says:

      Thank you for bringing me this story. Unlike the broadcasters, I did shed some tears.
      Sailing is all about the stories, inspirational, adventerous, heartbreaking and everything in between.