Mourning ‘Uncle Walter’

Vineyard recalls his love of sailing, life on the island

Walter Cronkite at the helm of his yacht, Wyntje, in 1983. Walter Cronkite at the helm of his yacht, Wyntje, in 1983. (Allison Shaw)
By Eric Moskowitz and Jazmine Ulloa
Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent / July 19, 2009

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EDGARTOWN - On television, he was Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America, the nation’s anchor, beamed into millions of homes and recognized everywhere he went. On Martha’s Vineyard, he could just be Walter, relaxing with family and friends in the shingled home overlooking the harbor and plying the waters on the beloved sailboat he kept moored at the ... (Full article: 1280 words)

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