The Titanic and an iceberg came into contact in North Atlantic waters many years ago. Similar conditions exist today re icebergs in the North Atlantic. In the same area where the Titanic went down.
More than 400 icebergs have drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes this past week. Causes two fold.
The first, too much warmth too early in the season. Second, winds are running counter clockwise. Thereby drawing the icebergs south.
Sort of like the lobster currents problem I mentioned the other day.
One ship has made contact with an iceberg. Damage minimal. The ship in dry dock under repair.
My first stop last night was Tavern ‘n Town. Same problem. No seats available at bar. Tourists galore. No room for Louis.
Opted for the Chart Room.
John bartending. Always good company. Great with guests.
Met Susan and Huggie. Huggie husband’s nick name. Both retired school teachers from Charleston.
Susan and Huggie married in 1988. Honeymooned in Key West. They have been visiting Key West once a year ever since.
Huggie was stationed in Key West with the Navy in 1968. I asked him about whore houses at the time.
I have been trying to settle on a topic for a Key West book. One whose subject matter not written yet. Not sure it will be whore houses, though the subject is under consideration.
Huggie was a reservoir of information. Three streets came out of his mouth without hesitation. Fleming, Eaton and Southard. Today the location of some of Key West’s finest homes.
He could not recall the names. I mentioned a couple I had come across in other areas. He was not aware of them.
Dinner was alone at the bar at Hot Tin Roof.
Abigail bartending. She had waited on us when I was out with Chris and Don the other night. I recalled after I left that night that I had short changed her on the tip.
Told her, apologized, and made it up in cash last night.
Abigail is new to Hot Tin Roof. Her name interesting. Not many Abigails around these days.
Did some research. Abigail comes to us from Biblical times. Abigail was David’s third wife. Reportedly lovely and sweet.
The dictionary describes an Abigail as super sweet, extremely gorgeous, and tons of fun.
Abigail a beauty! All I know about her.
I noted in the Key West Citizen History Section that Joseph Smith began the Mormon Church this date in 1830 in Fayette, New York. Fayette is to the south of my hometown Utica. In Seneca County.
Multiple wives. Initially sounds great if you are a man. I don’t think I could have handled it. One wife was enough for me.
Harry Truman again. I mention him whenever I can. He is an integral part of Key West history.
I came across a Truman quote. Reflects the humor of the man: “My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a President of the United States.”
Bocce tonight. Just before, a manicure with Tammy.
Enjoy your day!
The Church of Latter Day Saints was actually started several years earlier after Joseph Smith was presented the gold plates/tablets by the angel Moroni at the Smith farm in Palmyra New York that has come to be known as Hill Comarah which conducts a celebratory pageant every year. Smith moved to Fayette a couple years later.
Because there has never really been any freedom of religion in this country the church was being moved west and Joseph Smith was murdered during the trip.
Palmyra and Fayette are a couple hours west of Utica.
Our summer home is near the burial site of Joseph Smith’s brother William. I have been to the gravesite. We pass the cemetery often, on our trips back and forth to our home in Cedar Rapids.
IIP[ International Iceberg Patrol] reports show the greatest recorded year for iceberg activity was 1984. The years 1966 and 2006 had no activity [no icebergs] within the 3 North Atlantic shipping lanes. The yearly average is a bit less than 500 per year and that has remained about the same since records have been kept.
Iceberg activity is directly related to the NAO [ North Atlantic Oscillation].