17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Going Solo at 78 Sailing The World

Inspired by "Moby-Dick", at the age of 77, Vittorio Fabris embarked from Venice, with the intention of making a 20,000-mile solo trip around the world. In his sloop, "Mia", he had been at sea for over a year, when he visited Nantucket, a place of inspiration for Melville’s classic novel. His vessel ran aground in Nantucket Sound and was towed to nearby Falmouth Harbor. This photo was taken aboard the "Mia" as he awaited word on the fate of the sloop and prepared to return to Italy by plane.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Sang Hwan Kim