Meeker native sails solo around Pacific on second research trip

Rory Wilson loads the fruit, vegetables and nuts that will sustain him on his second solo sail to Hawaii and the surrounding waters to carry out scientific research. He had trouble with the water-making machine on the first leg of his trip but he was able to repair the system.

MEEKER I Rory Wilson, a Meeker native and 1957 graduate of Meeker High School, is somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, sailing alone in his 27-foot sailboat from Bainbridge Island, Washington, on his way to Hawaii first and then on to the center of the North Pacific Gyre — for the second time. […]