Power & Motoryacht

AFLOAT IN FINLAND

The Turku Archipelago. Or as the locals simply call it, The Archipelago. Offhand, that’s not a destination most U.S. boaters would know. But if you’re thinking about boating and exploring in Scandinavian waters, it’s a must-see. Or so I was told by the broadcaster considered “the most trusted man in America.”

It was 1984, and I was the newly minted editor of , then located in Annapolis, Maryland, and owned by Manhattan-based Whitney Communications. Walter Cronkite served on the board of that corporation, and being a highly experienced cruising yachtsman who transited the East Coast every year, took a special interest in our series of coastal cruising guides. My assignment was simple: Have lunch with

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