.....Never anchor near a Parade of Sail! Rule two.....Never anchor near a Parade of Sail! By now you probably know rule three! But it was a great event,the color,the ships and the majesty of it all. There was a lesson I learned while editing these photos. That is be careful on using initials instead of full names when naming a file. To save time I sometimes use the first initials of a vessel such as TEL for the "Thomas E. Lannon" and POB for the "Pride of Baltimore". But I had to hold back on using the first initials for the "Spirit of Bermuda"! That's right....SOB! To me it wasn't dignified ! But now that I think of it, she was involved in a collision at the start of the races. The "Spirit of Bermuda" rammed the schooner "Perception"! And I bet the first sounds out of the skipper of the "Perception" was...SOB!
Update! I just received an e-mail from Mr. Lou Grimaldi and he sent me stunning photos he took of the collision between the "Spirit of Bermuda" and the "Perception".
Lou was aboard the schooner "American Eagle".
Collision at sea!
Main boom of the "Perception" damaged!
No injuries repoted!
"Thomas E. Lannon" sails by anchored spectator vessel!
"Lannon" goes by!
"Lannon" approaches Fishermen's Memorial!
"Liberty Clipper" off Boulevard!
"Pride of Baltimore" close-up!
"Pride of Baltimore" stern view!
Passing port to port!
Back and forth!
"Alabama" before she raises sails!
"Fame" off Pavilion Beach!
"Fame" bow on!
"Fame" heads towards Ten Pound Island!
Crowds on deck!
Schooning off Eastern Point Light!
"Pride of Baltimore" bowsprit!
Off Eastern Point!
"American Eagle" off Eastern Point Light!
"Pride of Baltimore" and "Spirit of Bermuda"!
"American Eagle" offshore!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!