On Open WaterAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1960
Wayne’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends, especially aboard the Wild Goose. Originally a converted wooden naval mine sweeper (USS YMS 328) christened and launched by the U.S. Navy on December 19, 1942, deep sea fishing, swimming, water skiing and card games with friends and family took center stage. Upon moving to Newport Beach, California where he would live for nearly two decades, the Wild Goose became a familiar site in Newport Harbor.
Aboard the Wild Goose, family and friends cruised from Mexico to the Alaska (where the picture shown was taken of the Wild Goose in Alaska). He especially enjoyed the Sequim Bay area near Port Angeles, Washington, and with a gift of land by John Wayne and his family to the Port of Port Angeles, the John Wayne Marina at Sequim Bay was established in 1985.