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Cancer fundraiser cruises aboard John Wayne’s yacht in Newport Beach

John Wayne aboard the Wild Goose
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If Hollywood icon, John Wayne were still alive he’d be 110 years old this month--but the revered yacht the Wild Goose a converted WWII minesweeper lives on, home ported in Newport Beach, California.

Join Tom Wilmer for a journey of discovery aboard the yacht Wild Goose.

In celebration of John Wayne’s birthday there’s an assortment of festivities and special cruises offered to the public.

And there’s a greater good component, as many of the festivities are actually fundraisers for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

We’ll meet Wayne’s former skipper, 83 year-old Bert Minshall as well as one of the current skippers, Captain Lars Berg.

Wild Goose under steam
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Wild Goose under steam
John Wayne wax sculpture
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John Wayne wax sculpture
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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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