Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fingerlakes & Great Lakes New York
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Thanks Randy, a good thought.
This site has had me thinking a lot lately about my grandfather, Fred. He joined the merchant marine in 1911 or 1912, when they were still actually sailing! Not all boats, and not always, but often enough to say they were doing it.
When I was a lad we used to row out from Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott MA, out to The Graves just outside Boston Harbor (about 6 NM) in a grand banks dory and fish by handline all day. It's long enough ago that it's mostly generic memory, not so many specific events; but they are all wonderful none the less.
I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
. ..... Gordon Bok