The pilot to Burgess, Captain Harry Pearson.

The pilot Captain Harry Pearson.

Captain Harry Pearson. He piloted William Burgess on his successful swim in 1911 22hrs 35mins. Also pilot for Millie Corson in 1926 15hrs 23mins; Edward Temme on both of his successful swims 1927 14hrs 29mins & 1934 15hrs 34 mins; Tom Blower 1951 18hrs 42mins;and Henry Sullivan on his 1913 attempt.

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