|My grandfather and I aboard the family sailboat on Great South Bay along the |
South Shore of Long Island in the summer of 1971.
|The massive wooden helm of the U.S. Coast Guard sailing ship Eagle in Boston|
on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Michael liked all the woodwork on this ship.
|The comparatively gigantic tanker Maritime Anita viewed from the diminutive|
ferry Island Adventure in Boston Harbor on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Michael and I were returning from Georges Island when the two vessels met.
|The lightship Frying Pan, now a restaurant, moored at Pier 66 on the West Side |
of Manhattan on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. This vessel's history interested
me very much; dining on board her did not. I was content with my homemade
|Pier 76 on the West Side of Manhattan, still proudly lettered for United States|
Lines, but now used by the New York Police Department. Someone there has
a good sense of history!
|The Merchant Marine Memorial at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in|
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. A very sad place.
A reminder of how precious and fragile life is.
|The tablet honoring the deceased crew of the coal carrier Marine Electric, lost|
at sea on February 12, 1983. A very sobering sight.
|Now for a much happier occasion. Yours truly with the passenger ship Nieuw|
Amsterdam in Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten, on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
My children insisted that I pose for this photo.
|Another view of the Nieuw Amsterdam, same day and same place. These two|
engine room crewmen from the Westerdam got some amusement out of me
wandering around the waterfront taking pictures of all the ships.