Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr. Historical

Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr. Historical (HM1V0P)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53203 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 2.517', W 87° 54.967'

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Born January 26, 1930 in Elkhorn, WI, Harry "Buddy" Melges, Jr. is recognized as one of the most successful competitive sailors in history with dozens of National and International Championships in many different classes. Melges won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1972 and Bronze in 1964. He was a two-time Star World Champion (1978, 1979), a three-time 5.5 meter World Champion (1967, 1973, 1983), a five-time E-Scow National Champion (1965, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1983), a seven-time Skeeter Ice Boat World Champion (1955, 1957, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1981) and a three-time Yachtsman of the Year. To cap off his competitive career, he helped steer America to a successful defense of the Americas Cup in 1992. Inducted 2007
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HM NumberHM1V0P
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByPresented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by the Friends of Family of Buddy Melges
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 425379 N 4765880
Decimal Degrees43.04195000, -87.91611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.517', W 87° 54.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 31.02" N, 87° 54' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-953 N 4th St, Milwaukee WI 53203, US
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