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Yesterday I had the unique opportunity to sail with a 100 vessel flotilla led by Hermione, a replica of Lafayette’s 18th century tall ship.
It was amazing experience but I couldn’t shake a sense of gloom, and it was not due yesterdays grey skies. I couldn’t shake the dark cloud looming over our maritime heritage, as we celebrated and replicated the French ships historical voyage to our shores.
With increasing rapidity, too many of our own beloved historic vessels are buckling under the weight of mounting costs for maintainance, insurance, and rent, assuming you can find a place to berth at all.
The once many stalwart individuals who have worked tirelessly for decades keeping our maritime heritage alive, are dwindling as they tire…
The alarm bells are clanging, but no one hears.
Our piers are being turned into albeit beautiful parks, and our seaport is being turned into towers and ’boutique’ shops, but all too often there is no plan in ‘the plan’ for preserving our maritime heritage. It’s heartbreaking to watch history being forced to fade away.
Each loss is a stab right to the gut.
And now, this. Pegasus. Capt. Pamela Hepburn. The legacy wrapped up in these 2 names is boundless. And we are about to lose them both.
The New York Times reported on Friday on the all too familiar plight facing tug Pegasus. It’s bad, really bad, and I quote: “Wouldn’t it be a horrible thing if she ends up in a scrapyard?”
Something has to change. This can’t keep happening.
Read the entire article at the The New York Times here…
OpEd by Mai Armstrong. Views expressed in this post are my own.