829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Respectful Visit

Steve from Spartina dropped in on Sultana's dock recently at the
end of his cruise down Delaware Bay.  Chestertown is where my 
Dad spent the last several years of his life as a volunteer shipbuilder,
and then as a sometimes 'docent' of sorts, offering his take on the
ship's construction and more specifically, the significance and 
operation of the 'swivel guns', the small cannon posted up and
down the gunwhales of the ship.  He loved everything about 
gunpowder and lead, and he jumped at the opportunity to shoot
those guns and talk about it later. 

This ship's boat was named in my Dad's memory.  I would love
someday to row her around the docks on the Chester River.
While someone fired a swivel gun.  Thanks Steve, for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. I was racing in Chestertown just last Saturday. Not much breeze but enough to overcome the river current and ebb tide.