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Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

Even though I only virtually knew Jon on forums, I am really going to miss him.
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Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

I'm new to this forum and did not have pleasure of corresponding with Jon. However, I've always found solace this poem. I hope some of Jon's friends and family will too.

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

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Heavy loss for the entire sailing world.

Perhaps the best tribute we can pay to Jon is to do what we can to follow his example, on board, at sea, or in life.
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Still miss you Jon but still miss Wolfie as well. Trouble with exposure to a good man is missing them when they're gone.
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Jon, may you have a safe passage.

Crossing the Bar
by Alfered, Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
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Wow...

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Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

Not really sure what I could possibly add to the very awesome things said about Jon. He and I have had many, many discussions. Always a gentleman with a bit of wit about his (grins). A true sailor and one who would always share his knowledge. What knowledge he did share was always first hand and never 'arm chair'. He is one of a just a few posters whose opinions I always respected. As I mentioned on Facebook, I will never forget his wit... or his disdain for 'Oxygen Tents' (Full cockpit enclosures). A good man and a real loss to the sailing world.

Fair winds, Jon.
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Look here for 2nd time in two weeks or so, get slammed with this!

Really no words or thoughts, other than RIP to John, and peace to the famly

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Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

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Can someone dig up a photo of Jon or his boat s I can post on on SA please?
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PS. Is there a thread on SA about Jon?

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PS. Is there a thread on SA about Jon?
It's over in CA:

Jon Eisberg - Cruising Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums
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