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Macomber tours combine heritage and history

By Staff | Sep 1, 2015

Island author Robert Macomber aboard the 47-foot ketch, Alondra.

Robert N. Macomber, local author and historian, continues to delight crowds with his maritime expertise and acuity for history.

If you’re looking for the perfect combo of a little heritage and history while enjoying a unique outdoor excursion, join one of Macomber’s upcoming history tours on the water.

The featured subject will be Theodore Roosevelt, and the voyages will be distinct experiences depending on whether you want a trip on a classic wooden sailing yacht, the 47-foot ketch, Alondra, designed by L. Francis Herreshoff (6 passengers max) or on Island Girl 1 of Island Girl Charters, a nearly new, custom built 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran under motor power (35 passengers max).

Macomber’s tours on Alondra are titled: “Theodore Roosevelt: The Right Man At The Right Time.” Be amazed by Macomber’s tales about the former president’s incredible accomplishments while you sail through the islands of the Southwest Florida coast, as Roosevelt once did. For more info about this option, call Nancy Koucky at 239-233-3003 or email her at info@pineislandsailing.com

Macomber’s tour on Island Girl Charters is titled: “The President and The Devilfish.” This excursion also focuses on one of the coast’s most unusual visiting fishermen and conservationists, Roosevelt, whose legacy on this coast is still strong; most visible to anyone who ventures forth upon the jade green waters of Pine Island Sound.

For details about this memory-making voyage, contact Island Girl Charters at 239-633-8142 or visit www.IslandGirlCharters.com.