Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ...
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying passengers and cargo anywhere from Hong Kong to Pitcairn Island. His original partner was Chinese-American Oliver Lee, and he was assisted by first mates Clay Baker and later Chris Parker.Written by
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The series was shot almost entirely in California so a partial mock-up of a real vessel, floating but dock bound, was used. The real vessel was used for the stock seagoing shots of the character boat "Tiki III" and it had a history. The "Pilgrim" was an eighty-five foot Alden Schooner which had sailed around the World starting in the Summer of 1932, a voyage that was chronicled in National Geographic in 1937. It was subsequently owned by several celebrities and others, including reputedly for a time Gardner McKay. In 1980 it met a sad but colorful end when it sank in the category five hurricane Allen in the Grenadines. See more »
One of my first television memories - Born in 1956, my parents watched it faithfully, and I can still remember, as a young lad, being fascinated with faraway places such as shown on this show. The theme is still with me to this day. Perfect music. I wish I could now see the shows today, and see if they bring back more memories.
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