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Month: October 2018

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle

For as long as I can remember, I have heard stories about the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.  The Bermuda Triangle covers a large area of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, from Florida, to Puerto Rico, to Bermuda.  In the last six centuries, dozens of planes and ship’s have mysteriously disappeared in this area, earning it a new name… “The Devils Triangle”. There are no shortages of speculation when it comes to the Bermuda Triangle.  For years people have believed that these disappearances…

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Write a book with me

Write a book with me

A Buck and a Quarter, Part One The reason this website was created was to help aspiring writers to finally start that book they have been thinking about and putting off for years.  I know how difficult it is to start something that seems so big and unattainable, so I had an idea.  I have just started writing a new book, and I am going to write and publish the entire book right here on this website. You are probably…

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Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Ever since the first man set foot on a ship, Sailors have believed in sea monsters.  These gigantic, fierce creatures have been the talk of the seven seas for centuries.  It was a great fear when Columbus crossed the ocean to America.  Back in 1734, Hans Egede, a Norwegian missionary set out on a voyage to Greenland.  Here is his report on what happened: “On July 6, 1734, there appeared a horrible animal of the sea which came up out…

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The Disappearance of the USS Cyclops (AC-4)

The Disappearance of the USS Cyclops (AC-4)

  USS Cyclops was a massive carrier ship that supplied fuel to the American fleet during World War-I.  The 522-foot Cyclops displaced 12,000 tons of water.  On January 8, 1918, the ship sailed from snow-covered Norfolk towards Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, under the command of Lt. Commander Worley.  The ship was relatively new and in good shape.  The purpose of this voyage was to unload coal in Rio and load Manganese ore, used mainly for making steel. On January 28,…

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Small Great Things Review

Small Great Things Review

New York Times Best Seller Once in a while, you will come across a story that is so powerful that it has to be told. This is one of those stories, with one difference; it needs to be told twice. Based on a true story, this powerful, gripping story outlines one of the biggest problems that all of us face, and that is the inborn compulsion to be racist. This is the story of a nurse, a twenty-year veteran of…

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The Legend of the Mermaids…

The Legend of the Mermaids…

As far back as any seaman can remember, there have been tales of Mermaids.  From the crow’s nests of the Spanish Fleet to the fireside stories of the liar’s den, Mermaids have been a part of nautical history since before Davie Jones was just a whelp.    This origin of the Mermaid has been pieced together from the sea stories of many men over centuries, and compiled here so that you too can look out at the sea as the…

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