The Adventures of the Lady Jane Author:Merle and Janie Sprock Merle worked at the University of California, Davis Campus where he became interested in skin and SCUBA diving and was appointed chairman of the diving control board for UCD. He became well known for his underwater photography. The interest in diving prompted the idea for building a yacht to see more places and go diving. Merle had no experien... more »ce in sailing but figured if he could build a yacht, he could learn to sail it.
Janie, Merle's wife, became interested in diving. She gave up her home and moved aboard a yacht for ten and a half years.
Together during those years, they lived and cruised on the "Lady Jane" while covering some 30,000 nautical miles.« less