The Plaque Commemorating the Visit of the Wanderer IV to Victoria.

by John M. MacFarlane 2017

Monument plaque

The plaque commemorating the 1978 visit of the Wanderer IV to Victoria. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

On the seawall at the causeway on the inner harbour of Victoria is a plaque that commemorates the 1978 visit of the Wanderer IV to Victoria.

This sailing yacht was owned by Eric (1908–1986) and Susan (1913–1995) Hiscock, UK. In 1968 they sailed in Wanderer IV, a Dutch–built sailing yacht, to the west coast of America and on to New Zealand. A third cruise round the world was concluded in 1976.

Hiscock wrote several books including one on the trip that brought them to Victoria: "Sou’West in Wanderer IV".

Eric and Susan Hiscock were awarded the Bluewater Medal by the Cruising Club of America in 1955 for a "Circumnavigation by Canal and Cape of Good Hope by owner and wife, July 24, 1952 – July 13, 1955 in 30–foot Giles–designed cutter."



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