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Tile Artwork Tells Sea Stories of Pacific War Dead

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What really caught my attention were the small nautical pictures along the borders of the maps. To those who enjoy a good sea story, the colorful bits along the margin are sometimes the best part of the tale. Continue reading

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Attention All Hands: Sea Stories Wanted

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Attention sea story authors: Submit your work for publication in THE SEA ADVENTURE COLLECTION Continue reading

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Making Peace With Japan, A Sea Story

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After weeks at sea, the sailors only want an exotic meal and a cold beer, but this port visit turns into a reckoning with history after they meet some friendly locals and find themselves Making Peace with Japan. Continue reading

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Salty Art Sparks the Imagination

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Back in the old days only bikers, sailors and hookers had tattoos. Continue reading

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When the Wife Sees a Picture of You in Sin City

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It’s a bad thing when you’re a sailor and your wife back home sees pictures of you on liberty in the Philippines. Continue reading

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“How much is your bar fine?”

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Chris drank a TruCola and admired the delicate line of Maribell’s jaw and her long black hair falling on petite shoulders. Maribell liked his clean shaven chin and the way his T-shirt stretched across his chest. She was relieved that he sat back and kept his hands to himself. Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 Years Ago

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Making Peace With Japan is a free Sea Story about three young sailors who meet anti-nuke protesters and friendly locals while visiting Sasebo, Japan aboard the USS Enterprise. Continue reading

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Protesters Greet USS Enterprise in Japan (Part I)

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A funny story about the time in 1983 when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise arrived in Sasebo, Japan and anti-nuke protesters blocked the entrance to the harbor. Continue reading

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Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines

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Marlow spends his free time in the ship’s library looking at books about the Philippines. Pictures of beaches and volcanoes make him daydream about taking an adventure when the ship drops anchor in Subic Bay. Continue reading

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Protesters Greet USS Enterprise in Japan (Part II)

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In this sea story, which is funny and mostly true, three sailors off the USS Enterprise go ashore in Sasebo, Japan where they encounter anti-nuclear protesters and friendly locals. Continue reading

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