Letter to Ernest Hemingway from Wheeler Shipyard, Inc.

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Typewritten letter to Ernest Hemingway from Wheeler Shipyard, Inc., dated November 14, 1934.

This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.



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[Letterhead: Manufacturers of FAMOUS "PLAYMATE" CRUISERS . SEA SKIFFS . HAND MOTOR SAILERS

WHEELER SHIPYARD, INC. FOOT OF CROPSEY AVENUE BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Telephone ESPLANADE 2-5900]

November, 14, 1934

Mr. Ernest Hemingway Box 406 Key West, Fla.

Dear Mr. Hemingway:

We were certainly glad to receive your letter of November 3rd together with the photographs which you sent along with it. Your authority to use these photographs in our catalog and publicity work is very much appreciated, and we are going to take advantage of it in a new catalog that we are printing.

With reference to the water pump on your motor, I have just written Chrysler another scorching letter telling them what you thought about their motors particularly their water pumps. I hope it does some good this time and I hope I have a definite reply from them in the next few days advising us that they are shipping us some of the new style pumps. You can rest assured that as soon as we get a new pump we will send it along to you without any delay.

It sure is a pleasure to us to learn that the boat has proven to be such a good sea boat, and we certainly hope that we get the pump trouble straightened out so that you can breathe easier as you are trying to cross the Gulf stream.

If we can be of any further service to you at any time, we want you to feel free to call upon us. In the meantime, we want to thank you for your many past kindnesses.

Very truly yours,

WHEELER SHIPYARD, Inc. Eugene M. Wheeler

EMW:AMS

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BY ALL MEANS SEE THIS NEW MODEL

38 Ft. "VEE DRIVE" SUPER PLAYMATE

[drawings of boat: side external, side internal and from above]

This Nw Boat Is Sweeping the Country—Get Information

JUST IMAGINE . . . . this new boat, which is 39 ft. x 11 ft. x 3 ft. draft, is free of machinery from the bow to the after cockpit; and even this cockpit is a grand place for lounging and fishing as the motor compartment is fully insulated and perfectly ventilated. Latest in "VEE" DRIVE engine equipment gives this boat economical speed of better than 20 miles. Note the fine cabin arrangement — three compartments, sleeps 8; fine galley, ample closets, two toilets and fully enclosed bridge. JUST IMAGINE yourself, family and friends afloat in this latest creation . . . . ACT NOW . . . . GET YOUR LITERATURE . . . . VISIT OUR SHIPYARD and see for yourself.

NEW MODELS READY . . . . NOW Sea Skiffs . . . Motor Sailers . . . Diesel Cruisers and Yachts

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