NORFOLK, VA – The Waterside venue here is awash in fluttering red, white and blue flags, not American, but Norwegian, as the indigo blue Scandinavian cross marks the presence of the stately Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a tall sailing ship originally built in 1914. The ship is here for the 15th time.
When I take young sailors out on the high seas, I usually challenge the group with the following: “If anybody can tell me where it is 50-degrees below zero within 10 miles of our location, I will give them this $20 bill.”
GRADY, NC – A blind wild horse that had roamed the Outer Banks has died. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund reports that Amadeo passed away on Friday. The horse was once considered a king of the undeveloped beaches north of Corolla.
The head of the Coast Guard talked about the service’s involvement in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and whether it would follow the Marine Corps’ lean in banning the confederate flag at its installations.
When you stop to think about it…sailing is pretty amazing. From a historical perspective, through its role in travel, trade and war, it was the absolute hinge of western civilization for hundreds of years.
HOLD IT RIGHT THERE: The Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel "Woody" Williams was commissioned in Norfolk, VA, as a warship on March 7, 2020. The ship transfers from military Sealift Command to the Navy. Photo by Waterway Guide News Editor Lisa Suhay