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Staten Island Lighthouse Charles Evans Cron I'd spend 6mos. to a year at sea and when returning I'd ask the watch Mate to call me when they made their first fix on that lighthouse. I knew I'd be home within 24 hrs. I was in the Blackgang, 3 decks below the water line, not much to see there. But when I got that call, I'd break boiler watch, blast down shaft ally, up the forced draft out on to the fan tail, park it on a capstan, burn one singing, hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on. God I wanted to jump overboard, I could have swam faster, no Customs, Immigrations, Pilots, tugs to slow me down.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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