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Key West, A Sailing Destination



Lumbering beyond the breakwalls of historic Key West Seaport, with a frisky zodiac acting as a bow thruster, Captain George Smith eased the throttles and brought his vesselís long bowsprit into the wind. As the schooner Western Union slowed, the 20 or so guests helped the crew haul up the gaff-headed main and foresail. I admit, most guests were more concerned about keeping their drinks on an even keel than putting their backs into the job at hand. As the first mate gave orders to ease the peak halyard a bit and take up on the throat, the onboard musician broke into the shanty "Hard Away Joe," accompanied by his hammered dulcimer.  more...


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We chartered with Southernmost, on the island next to Key West. Nice people, nice boats. We did a three day, two night and just day sailed out to the reef. I would like to go again and try one of their small cats for 4-5 days out to the Dry Tortugas.4/26/2005 9:40:25 PM
Dave Franckowiak
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