“Sign on, young man, and sail with me.
The stature of our homeland is no more
than the measure of ourselves.
Our job is to keep her free.
Our will is to keep the torch of freedom
burning for all. To this solemn purpose
we call on the young, the brave, the
strong, and the free.
Heed my call, Come to the sea.
Come sail with me.”
-John Paul Jones, captain
Continental Navy (1775-1788)
Father of the American Navy
Dan tells the pilot to go "up"
Dan, former Navy officer (also our friend and crew from Monterey to San Diego) was stationed on a sistership of the aircraft carrier, USS Midway. It was such a special treat to have Dan give us a personal tour of this impressive ship before he himself reported for duty back home to his wife!
Dan, thank you to your service to the Navy and thank you for your service on our boat! Not only were you GREAT company, you helped us calm down a bit which was definitely necessary!
We took notes on the anchor system. Do you think we should get chain this large for our ship?
USS Midway anchor "locker." It is only slightly larger than ours... but not by much
I will never complain about electrical work on our boat again….
Electrical wires on the USS Midway
This is a photo of refueling at sea- scary!