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Can October already have arrived? Summer 07 chucked into the memory?

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Surely autumn winds must be hurling this cute sloop. Anyone know the name of this vessel in Greenport last weekend?  And the four sails’ names?  jib, staysail, gaff-rigged main, and topsail?

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Not a day younger than a century plus a year, the Mary E sails towards the east and soon headed west. Catch her as she heads through the west end of Long Island Sound.  By the way, what name goes with the forwardmost sail currently set here?

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Other than that this schooner with tanbark sails goes by Gallant and has sailed out of Greenport for decades, I offer nothing.  I gather the color came originally from a bath used to preserve sail cloth?

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I caught a glimpse of Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware‘s tall ship, the other week as I crossed westward on the Verrazano. Thanks to Daniel for sharing this foto and to Fielding for helping me identify what I saw. It looked tiny as it motored toward Sandy Hook past an anchored tanker.  As to sail names here, guess I’ll just have to go to Delaware and take a tour.

was yesterday. I took these fotos before 7 am on that holiday.

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Well, I was on my way to work, and not that anyone had the day off around here. Yet, I’m glad to read such a day exists, given how much of the stuff in our lives arrives from across the seas. The last few miles look like this.

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Amy (stern) and Brothers McAllister move in. By the way, talking of the holiday of who to recognize, which nation provides 20% of the world’s merchant seafarers? Hint… it has less than 3% of the world’s population.

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Amy’s on the bitt.

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Brothers push dockward.

Answer to the 20%–less than 3% question…. here.

Happy M-day.

Tis holiday season: September 30 is Estuary Access Day. Support your local estuary. Also, it’s Chile Pepper fiesta. Hug and savor your favorite chile pepper.

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