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“David Lewis was the most wonderfully fantastic scallywag I have ever met. His love for the ocean can only be balanced by the love of beautiful women for him” (Dick Smith). David Lewis – sailor, doctor, womanizer, anthropologist, and author – was born in England, raised in Rarotonga, but “always called himself a New Zealander.” He achieved fame in the late 1960s for learning first-hand the traditional navigation techniques of Pacific islanders, which had long been a mystery to European sailors. He also paved the way for private enterprise in Antarctica by founding the Oceanic Research Foundation in 1975. He died this month aged 85.
David Lewis: 1917 – 2002