The life of a sailor is often lacking in excitement, but never in appeal. A sailor by his very nature is struggling against the elements whether they be sea or weather. For this reason a sailor must have a husky and rugged physique to meet the challenge that he encounters every day of his life. Even when ashore he finds it hard to let up and finds companionship with his buddies with whom he has shared so many of the perils of his shipboard life.
For all his virility, his massive chest and powerful biceps, he is at heart a tender and sensitive individual who can express himself in his off hours by painting or needlework. Versatility is therefore a prime requisite of any seafaring man.
SUMMER — 1963
Photos from “Crew” magazine