Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, Democratic nominee for the presidency of the United States, sailed into the waters of Dukes County late Wednesday, although not into the waters of the Vineyard. The Roosevelt yawl, Myth II, slipped into Cuttyhunk after logging fifty miles from Stonington, Conn., where the previous night was spent, and Mr. Roosevelt stepped ashore, his arms aching from a long day at the wheel.
The Vineyard Gazette was in touch with the newspaper cortege accompanying the Myth II, and Joseph C. Allen of the Gazette staff relayed a press association report of the days run to Boston when difficulties with the telephone connection from Cuttyhunk developed.
Governor Roosevelt started off yesterday through Buzzard’s Bay and the Cape Cod canal.
Incidents of his stay in neighboring waters were a fresh south-west wind Wednesday afternoon, a roast duck dinner Wednesday night, and great interest on the part of the Cuttyhunk populace.
The town of Gosnold, of which Cuttyhunk is the major part, gave 44 votes to Hoover and 11 to Smith four years ago.
Governor Roosevelt’s approach to the Vineyard was taken as another illustration of the tendency of national events and personages to develop or reveal some link with Martha’s Vineyard.