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The Wethea - One of John Ringling's Yachts

Photos: Sarasota History

Credit: Sarasota County History Center

Sarasota History - The Wethea - One of John Ringling's Yachts photo

A shot of the Wethea, with Captain Rowe and his crew aboard, just off Golden Gate Point and next to today's Marina Jack and Island Park. John Ringling never had much luck with his yachts, and they all either sank, ran aground, or in the Wethea's case, the engine blew up. Heck, even Mable Ringling's peapod shaped gondola sank in front of their mansion, Ca'd'Zan.