Jersey Proud: Rowan professor sails around the world without navigational tools

Marvin Cramer was born Jan. 24, 1916, and what he did in the 1980s was Jersey Proud.

News 12 Staff

Jan 25, 2022, 3:44 AM

Updated 871 days ago

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A Rowan University professor and Vineland native pulled off one of the great navigational feats in human history.
Marvin Cramer was born Jan. 24, 1916, and what he did in the 1980s was Jersey Proud.
He got on a sailing boat and took it around the world without any navigational help.
He used no compass or sextant - he navigated simply by eyeballing the position of the sun, moon and stars and went around the world.
He left from a dock south of Philadelphia before he returned 18 months later to that very spot.
Today, the university has a memorial of his accomplishment.
Cramer died in 2020 at the age of 104.
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