Encore Sails South for the Winter

Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Beaufort, North Carolina

September 11 – October 19, 2001

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Preparation

      This morning terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York. Gwen called me after the planes hit but before the towers collapsed. I was unable to get a line to call her back until the afternoon. News reports were confused but Gwen assured me that she was fine and that most of our friends had been accounted for.

      I continued to load provisions and discovered that I needed water. Encore’s tanks were empty and I couldn’t fill them at the public pier because it was under construction so I called the marina and Beth said, "I don’t know you and it’s against the rules" and that made me feel bad.

Wednesday, September 12, 2001, From Provincetown, MA to Onset, MA. 28 nm in 5.5 hr.

1119 Cast off home mooring in Provincetown.
1135 Passed Long Point G "3".
1154 Passed Wood End G "1" with jib set but very little wind, making 6.9 knots.
1452 Entered Cape Cod Canal.
1528 Left Fuel dock at Sandwich after taking on 8 gallons diesel fuel and 90 gallons of water.
1745 Anchored off Onset, MA in 13’ of water with CQR.

      News reports continued to be confused but by morning it was obvious that there had been a concerted attack on the US by somebody or something. There was talk of war but nobody seemed to know just who was the enemy. So I set sail from Provincetown and stopped for water and fuel at Sandwich, where I had to jump off on the dock and tie up with the engine still running because there was no one to help.

      Spent a peaceful night at anchor in Onset. It was very calm, but the news reports from New York and Washington were very bad.

      I began flying the flag because it seemed the right thing to do and because I thought it would decrease the likelihood of being shot at by the Coast Guard. Because of the suicide attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon I began flying the flag.

      I don’t often fly the flag because I see it as an empty gesture, easily misused, provoking emotion without content. Being a good citizen and patriot involves much more than waving a flag. It requires thought and a lot of hard work and is not nearly so easy a thing as flying a flag.

      I do believe that in spite of its basic inhumanity our system of government is the only one that seems to work in the crazy world we have created. Anyway, I began flying the flag when I left Provincetown the day after the suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Thursday, September 13, 2001, Onset, MA to Point Judith, RI., 50 nm in 8.5 hr.

0618 Started engine and began hauling anchor. 0633 Left anchorage.
0645 Entered Cape Cod Canal from channel into Onset.
0712 Cleared the Sand Spit at the western end of the canal and entered Buzzards Bay.
0921 Passed Buzzards Bay G "1".
0957 Passed Buzzards Bay R "8".
1054 Passed Buzzards Bay G "4".
1501 Anchored in Point Judith Harbor of Refuge.

      When I entered Buzzards Bay there was some chop and a headwind. It became progressively less comfortable as I traveled down the bay toward Point Judith. By 1830 the anchorage at Point Judith was extremely uncomfortable (without being dangerous) because of seas out of the south and wind out of the southwest which caused lots of rocking. It felt as if I was still under way. This was a nasty day followed by a nasty night.

Friday, September 14, 2001

      By 0252 a front had passed and the wind was out of the east north east. The seas subsided and it was much more comfortable. But by 0500 the wind was increasing and I could see lightning to the south. The seas rose and were very irregular. I kept checking the anchor, anticipating trouble but none developed.

      Coast Guard broadcasts reported that the Port of New York was closed. I wasn’t at all excited about taking the outside route around Montauk and down the Jersey coast because I had promised to meet Gwen in New York and didn’t want to have to do an overnight passage through the traffic lanes single handed. All these things led me to decide to sit out the day in the relative shelter of the Harbor of Refuge and see what developed.

      For the entire day I watched a little sailboat which was on a lee shore with the rock breakwater. It was being tossed unmercifully and I saw no sign of anyone aboard.

      There is talk of war but nobody seems to know who is the enemy…

Saturday, September 15, 2001, Point Judith, RI, to Westbrook, CT, 48 nm in 10 hr.

      Early this morning the little sailboat began motoring upwind from the breakwater. There seemed to be only one person aboard and he looked very tired and battered as he disappeared in the direction of Newport, RI.

0905 Prepared to haul anchor and get under way.
0958 Left PJHR under sail.
1226 Started engine when wind died.
1338 Passed Watch Hill.
1534 Passed Race Point Light and entered Long Island Sound.
1726 Passed a sea turtle swimming toward New York, struck main sail.
1730 Received Coast Guard report that East River had been reopened.
1915 Anchored in Duck Island Roads on CQR.

      The news that the East River had been reopened was very welcome and competed very effectively with the sea turtle sighting for high point of the day. President Bush declared war today but didn’t identify the enemy… Could all this be a ploy by the president and the insurance companies to refuse to pay life insurance claims on the World Trade Center vicitms? No, surely not…

Sunday, September 16, 2001, Westbrook, CT, to Port Jefferson, NY., 38 nm in 8 hr.

0937 Finished replacing broken sail slug and doing engine checks.
0956 Started engine and left anchorage in Duck Island Roads motoring.
1125 Passed Faulkner Island.
1141 Coast Guard broadcast announced that the East River was closed to non-commercial traffic.
1600 Entered Port Jefferson Harbor.
1630 Took on 23.8 gallons of diesel fuel.
1730 Anchored with the CQR and motored ashore in the dinghy for provisions.

      The re-closing of the Port of New York was a frustrating development. In addition I found that Port Jefferson was much less hospitable than it had been in past years. There was no longer any sort of public dinghy dock. In fact the town dock expected to receive $6 per hour for hourly dinghy tie up. The only store available for provisioning was a convenience store several blocks from the harbor.

Monday, September 17, 2001

      I sat out this day at anchor waiting for news about the openings and closings of the Port. I phoned my friend Pat Harris, who kept his charter sloop, Ventura, in the boat basin adjacent to the World Trade Center. He returned my call saying that Ventura had survived undamaged. Pat also gave me the name and phone number of a friend and business associate in Port Washington who could assist with information about anchoring or taking a mooring there until it was possible to continue down the East River through New York.

Tuesday, September 18, 2001, Port Jefferson, NY, to Port Washington, NY, 38 nm in 6.5 hr.

0716 Started Engine.
0741 Motored out of Port Jefferson.
1152 Passed G "21" off Matinicock Point.
1315 Entered Manhasset Bay.
1345 Anchored with the CQR and Fortress (2 anchors) off Port Washington.

      After anchoring off Port Washington I went ashore, walked to the train station and got train schedules for the Long Island Railroad’s service to Pennsylvania Station in NYC. Everyone in Port Washington was very friendly. People smiled and nodded on the street much more than I was used to.

      As I was returning to ‘Encore’ I walked past a large group, of perhaps 30 very well dressed people, standing on the front steps of a substantial home having a family portrait made. They were all facing me as I passed on the other side of the street. I waved and they all simultaneously waved back.

      I would guess, from their appearance, that the family was Southeast Asian in origin but there was nothing to suggest that they were newcomers to this country. They were substantial middle class Americans celebrating some family occasion, some personal milestone.

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

      This morning I received a voicemail message from my brother Neil who reported that the automobile I had shipped to North Carolina had arrived relatively intact. I went into New York on the train, which was delayed because of a suicide on the tracks, and met Gwen at her apartment in Chelsea.

Friday, September 21, 2001

      I returned to Encore this day, found all in order, stayed overnight and then took the train back into New York expecting to have to wait at least until Wednesday before the tides would coincide with the Coast Guard regulations and allow me to continue on my journey.

      Gwen and I made a couple of trips on the Staten Island Ferry and I photographed the desolation at the former World Trade Center site.

      The smell of death quite literally hung over the lower end of Manhattan. It will be a long time before things return to normal.

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

      I returned to Encore from New York around 1500 and again found all in order. I brought supplies from a nearby supermarket and prepared to get under way Thursday morning.

Thursday, Spetember 27, 2001, Port Washington, NY, to Atlantic Highlands, NJ., 37 nm in 6.75 hr.

      When I hauled the anchors I found that the Fortress had speared a beer can. Fortunately it was never required to hold the boat because it probably wouldn’t have worked.

0700 Started engine and began hauling anchors.
0742 Motored out of the anchorage.
0817 Passed Stepping Stone light.
0822 Passed Coast Guard Cutter "552" at anchor in Little Neck Bay.
0831 Passed R "48" at Throgs Neck.
0850 Passed Whitestone Bridge.
0906 Passed R "6" off Hunts Point in unusually heavy commercial traffic.
0930 Passed Tri-Borough Bridge.
0951 Passed Coast Guard Cutter off the Water Club below the United Nations complex.
1013 Passed Brooklyn Bridge.
1104 Found R "2" (a new buoy) near the Verrizano Bridge.
1111 Passed Verrizano Bridge.
1157 Passed RG "CH" and continued toward Sandy Hook Bay.
1230 Stopped engine and continued sailing on jib.
1330 Started engine at Atlantic Highlands breakwater.
1345 Anchored behind breakwater with CQR.

      I elected not to continue to Manasquan because I didn’t know if the Shrimp Box there was still allowing overnight tie-up and because I was tired. After having some difficulty getting the phone number I called the Shrimp Box and was told that they were under new management but were still permitting overnight docking with a new $20 per night fee.

Friday, September 28, 2001, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, to Point Pleasant, NJ., 33 nm in 6.25 hr.

0825 Started engine and began hauling anchor.
0836 Left Atlantic Highlands.
0919 Passed R "16" and entered Sandy Hook Channel.
0946 Passed G "3" and turned out of the channel to continue down the coast.
1055 Passed G "1" off Shrewsbury Rocks.
1353 Tied up in Manasquan at the Shrimp Box.

      I walked down to the convenience store for supplies, ate a huge dinner at the Shrimp Box and had a nap before 2030. By 2100 lightning and a thunderstorm began. Moderate rain began but there was little or no wind, which was just as well because I was against the dock inside a raft-up of 3 boats.

Saturday, September 29, 2001

      I stayed at the dock today because of gale warnings. Winds of 30 to 35 knots and seas of 8 to 12 feet were predicted for the following day. The raft-up was not comfortable because we were all using braided line and the boats were jerked and snapped about in the wind.

Sunday, September 30, 2001

      By 0423 there was a gusty wind 20 to 35 knots straining the dock lines. I set bungee cords on the forward spring and the stern line to ease the jerking and, although this helped, the bungee cords abraided very quickly and failed within a few hours. It remained rainy and cold all day.

Monday, October 1, 2001

      At 0501 I heard a favorable weather prediction for clearing during the day but at 0850 it was still raining and there was an unusually high tide. By 1430 the wind had died completely and the rain had subsided to a drizzle.

Tuesday, October 2, 2001, Point Pleasant, NJ, to Atlantic City, NJ., 67 nm in 8.5 hr. (???)

      At 0718 I began to dump reserve tank fuel into the main tank and walked over to the inlet to check conditions there. There were 6 to 8 foot rollers which didn’t look too intimidating.

0749 Started engine and left the dock in company of four other sailboats.
0839 Motorsailing at 6.7 knots with five other sailboats (including "Ragtime")
1108 Passed RW "BI" making between 6.6 and 7.1 knots motorsailing.
1201 Wind had dropped to 3 knots or less, struck jib and main.
1338 Adusted course to 241 degrees magnetic for Absecon Inlet.
1422 Set jib, continued motorsailing.
1613 tied up at Farley Marina’s fuel dock and took on 23.13 gallons fuel.

      Farley marina’s rates have been radically increased. Overnight dockage was $102.00 for Encore.

Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Atlantic City, NJ, to Lewes, DE., 54 nm in 10 hr.

      I woke early, at 0540 today, to plot my course and enter the waypoints into my GPS unit because I had never sailed into Cape Henlopen Harbor of Refuge before. It’s fall with less than twelve hours of daylight so, since I was single-handing, it was becoming more and more important to know where I would be at dawn and dusk.

0735 Started engine.
0745 Backed down alleyway between slips and left Farley Marina.
0809 Cleared the south jetty in Absecon Inlet.
0819 Passed G "1" and altered course to 231 degrees magnetic down the coast.
0923 Making 5.5 knots motoring.
0943 Altered course to 180 degrees magnetic to sail on jib while clearing fuel separator.
0958 Restarted engine and resumed course.
1137 Was passed by "Reliance", a nicely designed trawler of about 50’ overall.
1141 Passed RG "L" marking The Lump off Townsends Inlet.
1320 Was passed by "Belle" an elegant old wooden yacht of about 80’ overall.
1325 Passed "Shangri-La" a mid-cockpit sailboat from Connecticut of about 44’.
1336 Passed RW "H" at mouth of Hereford Inlet motoring at 5.8 knots.
1553 Received a radio call from "Integrale" saying that they were turning up Delaware Bay.
1624 Stopped engine and continued under sail to allow a ship to pass.
1738 Anchored in Breakwater Harbor, Cape Henlpen with CQR in 2.5’ of water.

      This was an interesting day, what with the backwards exit from Farley Marina, draining the water from the fuel separator and picking up a hitch-hiking sparrow in the afternoon. The nav book contains this notation.

"I just opened the lazarette, bowed down before the great god engine, paid passing obesiance to the lesser gods fuel separator and exhaust water coupling to hot water heater and found that all was good… Praise be to Neptune and Rudolph Diesel."

Thursday, October 4, 2001, Lewes, DE, to Chesapeake City, DE., 67 nm in 10 hr.

0707 Started engine.
0721 Anchor up and under way.
0752 Set jib and continued motorsailing at 8 knots with the tidal current.
0808 Set main and put my knee throughthe face of the old Kenyon wind indicator.
0838 Passed G "WR9".
0917 Pased R "14" motorsailing under full sail at 7.8 knots.
0931 Passed R "16" motorsailing at 7.6 knots.
1019 Passed G "25" off Miah Maull Shoal motorsailing at 8 knots.
1037 Wind died, struck jib and tied main down on centerline, 6.8 knots motoring.
1057 Passed G "29" off Elbow of Cross Ledge Light.
1204 Passed R "38" by Ship John Shoal.
1231 Bay is like glass, stripped down to shorts, being slowly overtaken by tug and tow.
1258 Wind now on nose, struck main sail.
1322 Passed by tanker "Thalassa Desgagnes", set jib, motorsailing at 7 knots.
1431 Passed R "6R" and cut through Reedy Point Anchorage, struck jib.
1503 Entered Chesapeake Delaware Canal.
1700 Tied up at Schaffers dock in Chesapeake City.

      Dockage was $38 cash and the meal that evening was among the worst seafood dinners I have ever had. They should have buried the shellfish and said Mass over it. I was awakened repeatedly by sirens throughout the night.

Friday, October 5, 2001, Chesapeake City, DE, to Magothy River, MD., 47 nm in 8.25 hr.

      I didn’t wait to fuel at Schaffers but continued as quickly as possible because the noise from bridge maintenance overhead was so unpleasant.

0806 Started engine.
0819 Cast off and underway.
0916 Passed G "21" at Chesapeake Bay end of C & D Canal making 5.1 knots against current.
1050 Noted explosions from Aberdeen Proving Ground to the west.
1155 Passed by numerous tugs and tows going in both directions.
1211 Cut speed to 4 knots to let a tug and tow pass.
1256 Passed G "41" at 6.4 knots.
1317 Passed G "35", wind and waves building, seas only about 1’ but choppy, uncomfortable.
1403 Altered course to avoid dredging operations near entrance to northern channel into Baltimore.
1422 Resumed original route.
1607 Entered Magothy River.
1624 CQR anchor down and engine stopped off Fairwinds Marina.

      I called his motel and left a message for my brother Neil who was hosting Russian visitors to Washington and staying in Manassas, VA. He called back to say that he was returning home and would meet me in the Norfolk area for the end of the trip.

Saturday, October 6, 2001

      During the night the wind continued to build and the barometer continued to fall. By 0503 the wind was 11 to 13 knots with gusts to 23 knots. It remained comfortably warm and sea protection was adequate.

      I had expected the wind to change around noon and had made a mental note to keep an anchor watch. Unfortunately I was doing my navigation below and didn't notice when the wind changed at 0925. Fortunately a passing fisherman hailed me and told me that I was dragging into the shallows. We all depend on the kindness of strangers and I was thankful for his. I tried to re-anchor in the new lee but was unable to get the CQR anchor to hold so I continued up the river almost 5 miles to a more exposed spot with a better, more sticky, bottom where I reset the CQR.

      Just before dark I was hailed by a passing sailboat. The skipper and crew had seen me anchoring there in the morning and were concerned that I might be sick or injured. I assured them that I was fine and they continued on their way upriver, another instance of the kindness of strangers…

      By 1931 the wind had died and the seas were flat. During the afternoon I phoned Ben Bailey and asked him to call Gwen and try to cheer her up. In the evening I spoke with Neil and Sue after Neil’s return from Manassas. The advent of cell phones has forever changed the nature of single hand sailing, at least it has changed it where cell phone service is available.

      The CD ROM drive for my navigation computer died but I had already loaded all necessary charts for the remainder of the trip.

Sunday, October 7, 2001 Magothy River, MD to Herring Bay, MD., 31 nm in 6 hr.

0700 Started engine and began hauling anchor.
0720 Anchor up and under way down the Magothy River.
0814 Passed G "3" at entrance to Magothy River.
0842 Passed the Bay Bridge and set the jib, motorsailing at 5.4 knots.
0956 Fueled in Back Creek, Annapolis, MD, 30 gallons.
1002 Left fuel dock.
1302 Tied up at Herrington Harbor Marina in Herring Bay, MD.

      The north winds had driven water out of Herrington Harbor’s channel and I plowed a furrow through the mud at the entrance. I was very tired after the bad weather in the Magothy River and on the way down from Annapolis and forgot to disconnect the inverter when I connected shore power. It burned out and I cursed my own carlessness.

Monday, October 8, 2001

      I relaxed, did laundry and some light maintenance on Encore while the weather cleared.

Tuesday, October 9, 2001, Herring Bay to Solomons, MD., 33 nm in 5.5 hr.

0749 Left dock at Herrington Harbor motoring at 5.7 knots.
0806 Passed G "1" at mouth of entrance channel.
0830 Increased throttle speed to 6.2 knots.
0928 Started radar and altered course to avoid a ship ("Asphalt Victory").
0934 Returned to original course.
0936 Altered course when she turned toward me.
0942 Resumed original course to pass her stern.
1050 Altered course to avoid a tug and tow.
1056 Resumed course.
1253 Passed R "6" daymark and began visual approach to Solomons.
1324 Anchored off Calvert Marine Museum with CQR.

      I put the motor on the dinghy, drained the water out of its float bowl and motored over to the Calvert Marine Museum. Made a side trip to the nearby West Marine and bought a new inverter, two half inch twisted dock lines, 2 pocket flashlights, a fender pump, a modern ICW guidebook, etc. The museum had some especially good environmental exhibits. They employ four full time aquarists to maintain the displays. I was very impressed. I was also given a private tour of the screw-pile lighthouse. Nice people, nice place.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001, Solomons, MD to Fleets Bay, VA., 48 nm in 8.75 hr.

0651 Started engine and began hauling anchor.
0704 Anchor up and under way motoring at 6 knots.
0738 Passed G "3" at mouth of Patuxent River.
0902 Passed bombing range.
0957 Passed Point No Point Lighthouse.
1231 Passed Smith Point Lighthouse.
1547 Engine stopped and anchored in Pitman’s Cove up Indian Creek in Fleets Bay with CQR.

      I phoned Gwen this evening for the first time since she got so mad at me for not waiting for her in Atlantic City. She seemed to have settled down a little but the uncertainties of being in New York and expecting another terrorist attack at any moment can’t be easy for her. I hope she’s all right, in all respects. The entire city seemed on edge while I was there which was very understandable.

Thursday, October 11, 2001, Fleets Bay, VA, to Hampton, VA., 49 nm in 8.25 hr.

      Best night’s sleep yet! It was completely calm and silent.

0633 Started engine and began hauling anchor.
0654 Anchor up and under way.
0738 Set jib, motorsailing at 6.1 knots.
1021 Passed Wolf Trap Lighthouse at 7.1 knots
1107 Motoring at 6.9 knots but enjoying it. Very calm, warm and pleasant.
1128 Over New Point Comfort Shoal with 11.9’ under the keep.
1215 Crossed York River entrance channel.
1230 Set jib, speed 7.2 knots.
1300 Passed G "1BR" and entered small boat channel into Hampton Roads.
1341 Entered main shipping channel for Hampton Roads.
1356 Passed Old Point Comfort.
1432 Off visitors center in Hampton, VA.
1442 Anchors down and engine stopped (CQR and Fortress)

Friday, October 12, 2001

      I spend the day at anchor off the visitors’ center in Hampton and met my brother Neil who arrived by train from North Carolina in the early evening. I was glad to see him looking so hale and hearty because he was recovering simultaneously from back surgery and radiotherapy. When last I’d seen him he was not at all mobile and was in constant pain. Although he wasn’t fully recovered the improvement was remarkable.

Saturday, October 13, 2001, Hampton, VA to Great Bridge, VA., 23 nm in 6 hr.

0914 Started engine.
0950 Anchors up and under way.
1016 Crossing Hampton Roads at 5 knots.
1044 Passed R "10" off Navy Yard holding west side of channel.
1219 Fueled at Tidewater Yacht Agency. 23.2 gallons.
1252 Pased Jordan Bridge (opened early).
1448 Tied up in Great Bridge Lock.
1515 Tied up at Atlantic Yacht Basin, engine stopped.

      This was a quiet day and a simple trip. I was concerned that we might be stopped and searched when we passed the naval yards in Norfolk but, although security was heavy, we weren’t bothered. Must have been the American flag…

Sunday, October 14 & Monday, October 15, 2001

      At Atlantic Yacht Basin. Received the tax packet for 2000 from my accountant, Jim Bandy, and a packet of mail from Gwen. My finances are in a disaster area. I mailed the completed tax forms and filled a propane bottle (1 gal, $3.00). Dockage $1.00/ft./day. We provisioned and ate ashore.

Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Great Bridge VA to North River, NC., 37 nm in 7 hr.

0710 Started engine.
0723 Left dock.
0800 Passed Centerville Turnpike Bridge (hourly opening).
0900 Passed North Landing Bridge (hourly opening).
1310 Passed Coinjock.
1415 Anchored at the head of North River with CQR and Fortress.

      The anchorage at the head of North River is a little unusual. It is a very large section of very shallow water, easy to enter but probably not usable if seas are running. We used two anchors because the wind was predicted to change during the night and I wanted a good night’s sleep.

Wednesday, October 17, 2001, North River, NC to Alligator River Bridge, NC., 22 nm in 4.75 hr.

0814 Started engine and began hauling anchors.
0900 Anchors up and under way.
1025 Crossing Albemarle Sound, choppy, motorsailing w/jib. Hit fishing float at 6.9 knots.
1134 Passed "S" daymark in Albemarle Sound.
1201 Passed G "1AR".
1300 Tied up at fuel dock in Alligator River Marina.

      The Albemarle Sound crossing was very uncomfortable. We pulverized a white fishing float because I couldn’t distinguish it from the whitecaps. Hope there was enough of it still attached to the line for the fisherman to recover his gear. Fortunately the prop seemed to be undamaged.

      We fueled at Alligator River Marina and took a slip for the night, ($26.60 slip, 11.59 gallons of fuel at $0.99 per gallon), then had lunch with Bob and Wanda Pugh, family friends who were vacationing nearby.

Thursday, October 18, 2001, Alligator River Bridge to Bay River, NC., 66 nm in 10.5 hr.

0705 Started engine.
0715 Left marina.
0730 Passed swing bridge which opened on demand.
0945 Passed G "41 of Newport News Point and left open water.
1011 Passed R "54" and entered Alligator-Pungo canal
1433 Passed G "7" below Bel Haven.
1534 Passed RG "PR" at mouth of Pungo River.
1743 Anchored with CQR in north end of Bay River near mile 160.

      I am particularly fond of my secret anchorage at the head of Bay River. It’s only usable when the wind is out of a certain direction but is much more convenient and comfortable than the anchorages described in the waterway guides. Again we had a good night’s sleep.

Friday, October 19, 2001 Bay River Anchorage to Beaufort, NC., 37 nm in 7.25 hr.

0701 Started engine.
0723 Under way.
0758 Set main sail, sprained ankle.
0815 Stopped engine, Sailing at 7.2 mph under full sail with 10 knots of wind.
0822 Passed R "2" at junction with Neuse River.
0830 Started engine and resumed motorsailing at 7.5 knots.
1417 Tied up at Town Creek Marina, Beaufort.

      The ankle sprain was unfortunate but I’m glad it happened on the last day of the trip. Almost two weeks were required before I was back to normal. When we docked in Beaufort my brother Neil handled the lines.

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From Ted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 07:57:03

Wonderful record at an otherwise upsetting period. Thank you for posting the log.

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From Marsha Haber on Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 15:57:42

When Pat Petro took her African vaction she emailed her trip. This was very much like that. I'll see you in a couple of months when you get back this way. Marsha

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