|Hemingway's Pilar - preserved in Cuba|
Here at City Island Yacht Club George Ignatius Robinson had the same vision for his Wheeler Playmate Top Hat. Robinson applied to the Coast Guard hoping to convert his sailboat - usually chartered for weekend cruises - into a patrol craft complete with foredeck mounted machine gun and depth charges.
|Page 1 of George Robinson's application to the Coast Guard to convert|
Top Hat from weekend cruiser to anti-submarine patrol craft.