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Adam

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Another crosses the bar....
« on: October 28, 2015, 04:12:07 PM »
A great man, sailor, past steward of 12 1/2 MINX ("Target"), and all around Herreshoff aficionado has crossed the barÖ.

http://www.powellfh.com/tribute/details/647/Owen_E_Brooks/obituary.html#tribute-start

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheelís kick and the windís song and the white sailís shaking,
And a grey mist on the seaís face, and a grey dawn breaking.
 
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
 
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gullís way and the whaleís way where the windís like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trickís over.