Archive for the ‘Scientists and their Sailboats’ Category


Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Two comments have informed me that other picture of Albert and his boat was incorrectly placed at Saranac Lake in upstate New York. In fact, the boat shown is the Trummler, given to Einstein by wealthy German friends and later confiscated by the Nazis. I think the picture above is Einstein on Saranac Lake. Am I right this time?

Einstein the sailor

Monday, August 31st, 2009


Einstein owned and sailed a number of boats. This one was on Saranac Lake in upstate New York.

Lord Kelvin’s Sailboat

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009


In 1870 at the age of 46, Lord Kelvin (or William Thomson or Baron Kelvin of Largs) was delighted with his purchase of a 126 ton yacht, the Lalla Rookh. This boat was both a pleasure craft and a floating laboratory.