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  • A new book relates forgotten stories from along the Seaway Trail
    A new book relates forgotten stories from along the Seaway Trail
    The Seaway Trail recently published a book ‘Sailors, Keepers, Shipwrecks, and the Maid’ by Steve Benson. There are great stories and legends that were set in the area from the St. Lawrence to Erie, Pennsylvania. It might be said that...
  • Wearing the Stripes of 1812
    Wearing the Stripes of 1812
    Fort Mac Henry Baltimore was well defended some 200 years ago. As we celebrate Independence Day, and the 200th year of that turning point, it might be worth looking back.“Sixty percent of the army company defending (Baltimore’s) Ft....
  • Sailors Without Borders
    Sailors Without Borders - Sail Aid to Haiti
    The earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010 left over 300,000 people dead and more than 600,000 displaced. Aid from around the world poured into the capital city of Port-au-Prince however, very little was reaching the outlying islands. La...
  • Annapolis Sailboat Show - A sailors dream
    Annapolis Sailboat Show - A sailor's dream
    One of the greatest parts of any boat show is listening to sailors from around the world speak the same language: sailing. For five days in October the United States Boat Show in Annapolis becomes a melting pot of sailors each in different phase...
  • Midwatch--but years ago
    Midwatch: Bain of Sailors; Backbone of the Navy
    Say hello to my guest blogger today, Chief Petty Officer (ret) and critically-acclaimed award winning author Jeff Edwards. If you haven’t read Jeff, you’re in for a treat. Authorof Sea of Shadowsand The Seventh Angel, Jeff is a retired...
  • The Future
    The American Homefront
    It is in the Nantucket Travel Examiner’s opinion very difficult to say what this country has lost or gained since it has been at war after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Many people say that the US is an expansionist country but what the US...
  • Navy humor
    16 Funny Scenes From the Navy
    If you come visit me often, you know I like humor. Here are some posts about the funny side of the military:Nothing Like American Humor–Love ThoseSoldiers23 Common Sense Rules to Thrive in theMilitaryMilitary Academies Have a Sense ofHumor58...
  • Welcome to the world of blue water cruising
    Welcome to the world of blue water cruising
    What would it be like to sail around the world on your own boat, to cruise to remote Pacific islands, to drop anchor in the Greek Isles or round Cape Horn? What would it be like if suddenly nothing were ordinary anymore, if every morning the...
  • USS Bainbridge
    Surviving as new Navy wife in Norfolk as USS Bainbridge deploys
    Christine*, a new Navy spouse, sent in this email:"I moved to Norfolk two months ago as a new Navy wife. I’m having a very hard time trying to feel happy here. How do I do it? How do I learn to live this life? I’ve never been away...
  • Soldiers gather for mail call
    Deciding to support deployed troops
    Giving from the heart is a wonderful feeling. Knowing that the troops deployed to the Middle East are facing extremely harsh conditions as well as putting their lives on the line, fighting for freedom from terrorism, adds much to the overwhelming...
  • Christmas party
    Norfolk Navy holiday division party do's and don'ts
    Navy division parties at someone's house. What would the holidays be without them?In ritualistic glee, Norfolk division party-goers get together typically gather and exchange spirited, idle chitchat. Lingering diehard party animals eventually...
  • Thanksgiving
    A Thanksgiving message
    Today, Americans enjoy a freedom unequaled in the history of civilization. Our good fortune goes unnoticed by most everyone in their day-to-day lives. We are free to express ourselves. We are free of oppression. We are free of fear.We move about...