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Thread #90283 Message #1710986
Posted By: Charley Noble
05-Apr-06 - 08:11 AM
Thread Name: Barry Finn/Charley Noble - NYC 4/22
Subject: RE: Barry Finn/Charley Noble - NYC 4/22
And I just got a message from Al, as he flew out the door with Barb for Oz, that Mark Maniak is coming down from Massachusetts for the Seamen's Church gathering. It will be a joy to hear from him.
Jan usually starts the chantey sing but I haven't heard from him directly and I would hope that Frank and Ken would also be in residence.
The Bellport gang on Long Island include some folks I sailed with in the Bahamas way back in 1965. They had a 40-foot ketch and I flew down to Great Abaco Island to help them sail back to Annapolis. What a lovely lazy sail! I got a good start on singing sea songs with that crew, not to mention learning some of the vilest bawdy songs, and outrageous parodies. My head still reels from the pub crawl we did when we finally reached Annapolis – 13 rounds! And as we crawled back toward the yacht basin we passed by the big yacht club and decided to pay them a visit. We managed to stagger in upright, there was some momentary confusion inside, and I then remember dragging one of our members by his heels bumping down the carpeted stairs as we beat a hasty retreat. My next memory was of our captain standing boldly on the bridge railing anoiting the harbor. What a glorious spree! We will have to check and see if Capt. Clevidence has any memory of that experience.