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pirateofcapeann 05-20-2008 12:49 PM

S/v Truant
Jeezs. That's sad. I grew up on TRUANT. She was my education. Everything I know, love and am today I owe to her and her skipper, P. T. Harling. It was upon her decks that I learned the ways of the sea, the “old-school” ways. And there I got the knick-name: "Pirate". That’s a story for more private venue. I shall lift one to her memory tonight for sure.<O:p</O:p

Schooner breaks apart off Narragansett’s shoreline | Rhode Island news | | The Providence Journal

TrueBlue 05-20-2008 01:06 PM

A schooner wreck is always a sad story PoCA - especially sad to hear that she was enroute to be restored, only to end up on the rocks. Sorry to hear it was also your loss too.

I saw the video of her breaking up on last night's local evening news. I commented to my wife that there didn't seem to be much effort to save her - or it was just too expensive to do so.

sailingdog 05-20-2008 01:34 PM

That's a damn shame. Oh well...

teshannon 05-20-2008 02:02 PM

She looks like a really nice boat, what a shame. I though it interesting that the owners prime concern under those circumstances was to keep the fuel from getting into the bay. I hate to admit it but my priorities probably would have been elsewhere. I'll have drink to him and the boat tonight.:(

sailingdog 05-20-2008 02:17 PM

Teshannon- she's mostly driftwood unfortunately.

merlin2375 05-20-2008 02:32 PM

A shame indeed, :(

Boasun 05-20-2008 04:00 PM

My last summer in the Navy I worked weekends on the schooner Diosa del Mar. And like the Truant she ended up on the rocks, at Catalina Island off the coast of California. It was a lost to be morned.
I enjoy crewing on her as she took passengers out to the Islands for a weekend trip. Last sailed on her Labor day of '78; Retired from the Navy Jan '79.
A lot of ships that I have sailed on over the years are no longer in service. And that is the kindest way of putting it.

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