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RobGallagher 02-11-2012 02:06 AM

Canadian sailor John Batchelor, 72, is missing in the Caribbean and presumed drowned
 
Canada News: Canadian sailor John Batchelor, 72, is missing in the Caribbean and presumed drowned - thestar.com

Dingo lay curled, close to death, on a sailboat bobbing in Bahamas’ turquoise waters. A deep gash on his hind leg. Protruding ribs. Bulging eyes. The severely dehydrated 60-pound dog had somehow survived alone on the boat for nearly three weeks without his best friend.... Click the link to read more.

chrisncate 02-11-2012 02:31 AM

Man, that sucks. Judging from the article you were my kind of guy:

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Friends describe him as polarizing, both personable and caustic. He looked like an old Ernest Hemingway with thick hair, a full beard and sun-soaked skin. He even had an unpublished manuscript on board — “The Drunken Monkey” — that he wrote.
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He didn’t own a house because that tied him to the land, and land tied him to the rules — in 2002, he listed an Oshawa harbour dock as his home. He loved the freedom and peace of the sea. He taught social studies and French at a Barrie high school, but “didn’t really get along with other teachers.”
Fair winds on your new journey John Batchelor.

Geoff54 02-11-2012 03:16 AM

Anybody who saves an old sea dog and pays the vets bills deserves a little help.
I sent a couple of bucks.
How about it?
Waterway Cruising Guide | Help Dingo Recover


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