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Happy Columbus Day!

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  1. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,987 posts, 476 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    A great man, and a life worth celebrating. I shall drink to his memory ... just not yet, it's only 7:30 AM. ;)
     


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  2. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    5,556 posts, 352 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Me, too... waiting for 8:00 A.M. :dancing:
     


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  3. uncledom

    uncledom

    Joined Jun 11, 2011
    739 posts, 77 likes
    Hunter 41
    US Lewes
    When you hear the phrase "it's five o'clock somewhere" to give us a civil time to start drinking you might be misconstruing what your hearing. If they wanted you to wait till evening they would have said "it's eighteen hundred somewhere". It's perfectly fine to drink now!
     


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  4. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    1,800 posts, 247 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    In 1993 my office window was a baseball throw from the Delaware River. I got to see the replicas of the NiƱa, Pinta, and Santa Maria sail by on the 500 yr anniversary.

    OMG they were small but...
    the original Men aboard were Giants.

    They crossed the Atlantic on the Easterlies, that we now know very well causes...
    Hurricane Seasons

    It was mid season too! :yikes: August-October.

    Great sailor!
    Jim...
     


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  5. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,319 posts, 287 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Small.. yes.. the books illustrations mostly show a huge ship when in reality, they weren't very big.. This from their trip to Baton Rouge, end of December '07
    Nina at BR08.jpg
     


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  6. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    3,190 posts, 592 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    So Columbus was the one who started all the fuss about sailing ships and blue water adventures... A pox on all of it..

    Ooops wrong message board... Never mind...
     


  7. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    5,556 posts, 352 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Right, JS. I think his estate still gets a percentage of the action.
     


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  8. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,603 posts, 816 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Why wait?
     


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  9. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,987 posts, 476 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Wow - thank you for that!!

    Good grief, I've been REALLY NEGLIGENT in my drinking all these years! :yikes:
     


  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    3,190 posts, 592 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Gene... Negligent is such a strong word. Maybe tardy better describes the events...
    as is "Gene has been tardy with his drinking, not tipping a pint till after 5 somewhere."
     


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  11. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    3,486 posts, 327 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US Oceanside, Ca MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL
    I think it was a race. The three boats were built by the great great great andcestors of the Pogo boar
    Dang that was a small boat for that long a journey back then.
     


  12. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    1,800 posts, 247 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Believe It Or Not [BION for future short hand] the islanders had gold trinkets, but not fashioned.

    So...
    The journey back was with the Westerlies, which are faster, carrying the trinkets and smiles on their faces.
    He left a few guard sailors to set up a fort and camp.

    On his second trip, the guard sailors were evidently killed and eaten by the islanders.

    Historical fact that the islanders got...

    Indigestion from their first Italian Food!!!

    Jim...

    PS: Columbus never saw a North American inhabitant.
     


  13. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    1,800 posts, 247 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    OMG I just zoomed on @kloudie1 picture.

    On the bow you can barely read...
    "Design from China by Marco Polo.."

    Not Pogo
    Jim...
     


  14. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    3,190 posts, 592 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    LOL
     


  15. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    2,228 posts, 274 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Ventura Harbor
    A great sailor who did not know where he was going, and never arrived to where he thought he had gone.
     


  16. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,987 posts, 476 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Sounds a lot like me, except for the "great sailor" part. :biggrin:
     


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  17. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    2,868 posts, 209 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY Greenport, NY
    Totally tired of judging historical figures by today's ethos! Age of discovery explorers were tough men who drove their crews fiercely and were uncompromising in discipline. They weren't nice guys. But they accomplished the discovery of the non-european world and peoples. Whether the peoples wanted to be discovered or not, they were not going to exist in their niches forever. They were destined to be found, as they found earlier peoples when they migrated to where ever they were in 1400's.
    Kinda like sailing in New England.
     



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