Sunday, March 23, 2008

Weekly Quote and Important Anniversary

Our weekly quote from the Mariner's Book of Days:

A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. ~Roy Blount, Jr.
If this is all it takes to keep one from another gin and tonic, someone needs to learn the art of multi-tasking!

Also, in all the activity surrounding my birthday, Easter, etc. I forgot to post one very important anniversary on Friday, so here it is:

On March 21, 1791 Hopley Yeaton was commissioned by George Washington as "Master of a Cutter in the Service of the United States for the Protection of the Revenue." Thus, Mr. Yeaton became the first seagoing officer of the United States of America. Happy Anniversary Master Yeaton!

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