Joe Carstairs, Part 2


As Carstair's speedboat racing career faltered, the heiress traveled the world and found other diversions, until she decided to purchase an island in the Bahamas. Then she turned Whale Cay into a kingdom of her own design.

Joe Carstairs (second from left), circa 1930, in the workshop of her vessel Sonia II with her mechanic, engineer and designer, all of whom were also called Joe. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: Caribbean history, heiresses, LGBTQ history, racing, colonialism, Joe Carstairs, Lord Tod Wadley, LGBTQIA history, biographies, women, 20th century