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Old 07-11-2012, 05:40   #16
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

The time has come the walrus said to speak of many things
of shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings
and why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:55   #17
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May you always be where the new wind comes from.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:56   #18
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I MUST down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they are dry.

Apologies to John Masefield
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:00   #19
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Re: Favorite Nautical Quotations

"Keep the rags in the air and the barnacles in the water"
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"That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs but what a ship is...really is... is freedom." ~ Jack Sparrow
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:24   #21
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:27   #22
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There are 5 things wrong with your boat and you know about 4 of them - unknown

Like that!

Mine is

"A collision at sea can ruin your entire day," supposedly attributed to some Greek philosopher.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:20   #23
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"A collision at sea can ruin your entire day," supposedly attributed to some Greek philosopher.
That one so closely resembled one I like: "A mid-air collision will ruin your entire day" that my curiosity made me look up where thay actually originated and which came first. Flying wins apparently!
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"Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!"

Admiral David Farragut

The back story...

On August 5, 1864, Farragut won a great victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Mobile was then the Confederacy's last major port open on the Gulf of Mexico. The bay was heavily mined (tethered naval mines were known as torpedoes at the time). Farragut ordered his fleet to charge the bay. When the monitor USS Tecumseh struck a mine and sank, the others began to pull back.

Farragut could see the ships pulling back from his high perch, where he was lashed to the rigging of his flagship, the USS Hartford. "What's the trouble?", he shouted through a trumpet from the flagship to the USS Brooklyn. "Torpedoes!" was shouted back. "Damn the torpedoes!" said Farragut, "Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!"

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"There are three kinds of men:
- the living
- the dead
- and those who go on the sea"

(Ancient Greek saying)

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Old 08-11-2012, 04:41   #26
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A mate on the tug Schmitt Houston told me, "she could pull hell out of a hurricane"
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A common saying in Denmark is:

Only a fool fears not the ocean

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After a serious bout of seasickness on one of his voyages, Charles Darwin wrote to his father "If it wasn't for seasickness, every man would be a sailor".
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