CLASSY

We had some very serious problems develop in our family and my father, determined to “get our act together” mortgaged the family home and took the family aboard the Canadian Steamship’s, Lady Nelson, for 28 days in the Caribbean. I did not recognize then what he was doing, but after he and mother had celebratedContinue reading “CLASSY”

CHANNEL MARKERS

Standing on deck, I was reviewing the events of the previous week when a Norwegian Cruise Line ship had run aground in Bermuda. There they have a long narrow channel, close to twenty miles, that finally enters Two Rock Passage and subsequently to Hamilton Harbor. One stands on the deck and thinks: “I could jumpContinue reading “CHANNEL MARKERS”

AN ENSIGN

As the son of a “signalman” at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda, I became quite familiar with the flags and their code to communicate. I must admit that much of what I learned as a child has long departed. However, a few tid-bits out of my past return on occasion. One of the first things thatContinue reading “AN ENSIGN”