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Posts tagged as “L.J. Wallace”

Tuggin’ Along

Although my nautical pursuits mostly involve pleasure boating, the recent tragedy of the container ship M/V DALI running into and destroying the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore – and then all the theories, opinions and speculations expressed by so many with no real knowledge…

Why Boats Are Good

I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that boats – or just being on or near the water – make life better. Although not my cup of tea (actually, one of my worst nightmares), the appeal of cruise ships as a way…

Green Grasses, Small and Tall

Although you’ve
probably never given it much thought,
I think it’s fair to say
that grass connotes
luxury. Think about
it. Don’t you always
admire that one
house on the block
whose lawn is always lush, thick and
green? Even a modest home looks so
much more elegant
when surrounded by
a rich emerald carpet
of grass. And…

Speaking of Speed Skiffs

An issue or two ago here on the pages of L.I.B.W., I wrote of my fondness and appreciation for sportfishing boats. They remain my favorites in what I call “Big Boats”, meaning up to 60 or so feet. Beyond that length, I’m not much interested…

Old Ironsides

Every year around this time, the following “article” makes the rounds through various social media outlets:The USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) as a combat vessel carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months…

Weathering Life

The period from 1630 to 1730 is considered the golden age of piracy and Rhode Island was a major haven for buccaneers. The wars between England, Holland, and France gave rise to privateers who were licensed by their respective governments to raid enemy shipping. This…

The Wonders of Water

“Water, water, everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”-The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge It’s a simple three-atom molecule element that covers three-fourths of the earth’s surface at depthsup to 6-1/2 miles deep.…

Speaking of the Sea…

There is nothing on Earth that has inspired more soul felt scribbling than the sea. Whether stormy or calm, arctic or tropical; back when under sail or now with engine hum, there’s just something about the sea that leads to transcendent thoughts and emotions put…