sailing a tall ship
You can read the closed captions under the picture in case your laughter drowns out the young lady's brilliant discourse!
Sorry we don't have more.
Until next time,
PS: Just remembered this: Two days ago was the anniversary of one of America's worst naval defeats during the War of 1812: US Frigate Chesapeake vs HMS Shannon off the coast of Boston (Cape Ann actually). June 1st 1813, Chesapeake, commanded by James Lawrence who had a somewhat inflated opinion of his abilities, sailed out of Boston Harbor to meet and do battle with HMS Shannon, commanded by one of the Royal Navy's most experienced skippers. 15 minutes after the engagement began it was over, the American ship was captured, sailed to Halifax as a prize, and Lawrence, his first lieutenant and about half his crew were dead.
Not a happy memory, but that's the "nutshell" version.
But Lawrence, with his dying words, did leave us with an iconic slogan which the US Navy still uses: "Don't give up the ship!"
|The engagement begins|
|the unhappy result|