"Mary Elizabeth"

"Mary Elizabeth" was taken on an average day somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean. The rusty net reel and gunnels have since been replaced, This photo serves as the last vestige of an average day during a particular time in my life. A day - like most other seemingly uneventful days, when such details are obscured then dissolved by the fugue of time. Eventually lost forever, but I find myself lucky enough to have it immortalized in this photo. While time and progress have replaced the net reel and gunnels - pretty much the entire back of the boat,  I'm grateful to have this snapshot back into my past. Fishing was some thing I thought I would always be able to do, I would have never guessed what destiny had in store for me. But Because of this I am more grateful for the presence of such memories and the nostalgia that goes with time passed at sea.

While looking at a photo such as this a tickle of nostalgia flows through my mind as happy images and short clips of things done and seen in the past. Things which would've  seemed uneventful and unimportant at the time are now valuable little nuggets of personal history. Little events like learning how to cook over easy eggs for the first time, finally mastering it on the skillet in the rocking ocean. Looking again a Still image of myself handing a paper plate with one over easy egg on a piece of toasted white bread up the galley steps to the captain materializes and fades. We had backyard eggs- it was a big deal. Another moment appears, suddenly I am on the deck of the Mary Elizabeth, off the shores of Nantucket. It's July - it's hot. It's day 4 of a very unsuccessful fishing trip. A Large boulder stands in the middle of the fish pen. A boulder where a pile of fish should be. A boulder symbolizing the end of a trip and spiraling moral. Then the memory of the boat speeding toward port, in defeat and  being cooled by the wind as we steamed from the stifling still heat.

Maybe it's the heat of the end of June triggering the memories of summer squid fishing out of Galilee, Rhode Island but with another glance I'm im in RI at the dock. This time I'm hiding behind my sunglasses, still half cocked from the night before- I catch a bucket and lower It down the fish hold. It bangs against the steel on its way down to the man the squid processor sent to unload the hold. I signal then catch the now loaded squid barrel on its way up. A waft of cigarette smoke floats by as I push the bucket toward Scott. He's up On the dock catching and dumping the buckets into a big hopper that takes the squid away with briny salt water. His father operates the boom on our signals and body language. The scene is noisy as machinery operates in the background.

That summer I didn't put in an air conditioner, consequently I got in the habit of sleeping naked. So when I awoke for  work drunk and naked from the night before I assumed no harm no foul. but as it turns out l, weeks later I would find out I climbed into my bunk completely nude and well, there's no polite way to say this but I dangled my balls in the captains face as I ascended to the bunk. Just a drunken accident but c'mon now. I don’t think much is expected of a 23 year old deck hand. Years later, The story is still funny to us. The adventures at George's seaside restaurant. I've spent many a warm summer night there- and later a few  cold winter ones as well. But that is years later on a different boat and a different time. Same restaurant but no hangovers and a much bigger boat. Maybe a story for another day.


180 comments

  • ARE YOU A VICTIM OF INVESTMENT OR NFT SCAM? DO YOU WANT TO INVESTIGATE A CHEATING SPOUSE? DO YOU DESIRE CREDIT REPAIR (ALL BUREAUS)? SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH AN ETHICAL HACKER ASAP TO GET STARTED.

    Let us show you the art of Ethical Hacking….!

    ASOREHACKCORP is a financial regulator, private investigation and funds recovery body. We specialize in cases as regards ETHICAL HACKING, CRYPTOCURRENCY, FAKE INVESTMENT SCHEMES and RECOVERY SCAM. We are also experts in CREDIT REPAIR, we analyze what’s impacting your score.
    All software tools needed to execute RECOVERIES from start to finish are available in stock.
    Kindly NOTE that the available tools does NOT apply to CREDIT FIX.

    Be ALERT to FALSE reviews and testimonies on the internet, the authors and perpetrators unite to form a syndicate.

    Contact our team as soon as you can via the email address below to book a mail meeting with an ethical hacker.
    asorehackcorp@gmail.com

    Stay Safe out there !

    Recovery Intel
  • Bitcoin Scams are becoming more sophisticated and many people fall victim to them. This can be very upsetting, but don’t feel ashamed – if you’ve been the victim of a bitcoin scam or USDT scam and it’s important to report it and share it with friends and get the help you need. There is a new Agency set by the Government to help people recover their stolen funds from scammers or Bitcoin , USDT other cryptocurrency if you have ever been a victim of scam and you wish to recover your Money please visit(coinsrecoveryworldwide@gmail.com ) the genuine process to retrieve your stolen/scammed funds. Sometimes in early January I lost about £287,500 to a fake broker who promised me 100% profit on my investment monthly only to discover few days ago it was a shady investment and I became worried my money is gone until I got referred to COINSRECOVERYWORLDWIDE SERVICES by my close friend and this team was able to totally recover my stolen funds within few hours I hired them This has been the best service I ever got on the internet and this agency worth the positive recommendations they got on here… I WASNT CHARGED A PENNY ON THIS PROJECT…

    WHATSAPP[+1(347) 674-6411]
    EMAIL; COINSRECOVERYWORLDWIDE@GMAIL.COM‬

    HARDEN SCHOLES
  • HOW I RECOVERED MY LOST CRYPTO ASSETS.

    Hello everyone, I’m James Walton from North Dakota, I saw an opportunity to invest in cryptocurrency and I took it, not aware of the risk involved.

    I was a victim like many others and these crypto con men stole $883,000 worth of Ethereum and Bitcoin from me. They got access to my wallet and stole all my crypto assets.
    I thought I had lost everything for good until I saw a pop-up while scrolling through the internet about Cipherspy Cyber Security Service, a team of cyber security experts with years of experience in the cyber security community.

    With their sophisticated and robust firewall technology, Cipherspy Cyber Security Service was able to recover my stolen crypto in less than 72 hours. I was shocked and out of words to describe how amazing their service was. Cipherspy Cyber Security Service will be able to recover your crypto, secure your wallet, and provide other security services for your digital assets.

    Cipherspy Cyber Security Service can be contacted via Email/WhatsApp below:
    cipherspy@cyber-wizard.com
    +447561195118

    JAMES WALTON
  • HOW I QUICKLY RECOVERED BACK MY STOLEN FUNDS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF WALLDRIVE CYBER SECURITY SERVICE.

    It is very important to be vigilant and carry out enough research before investing in crypto. I was among the victims of a huge crypto investment scam that saw me lose all my money. 
    I was depressed and thought of giving up until a family friend of mine introduced me to Walldrive Cyber Security Service. This is a professional and reliable crypto recovery company with many years of experience in the recovery business. Walldrive Cyber Security Service was able to assist with the recovery of my lost crypto after I provided them with enough information about the fake investment company. I will warn future crypto investors to be extra cautious and avoid falling for any crypto scam. 

    If you need the service of Walldrive Cyber Security Service for the recovery of your crypto, data, or stolen assets, you can reach them via the following information:

    E-mail: walldriveservice @ techie . com 

    WhatsApp: +4 4 7 9 6 1 2 0 2 4 9 3

    David Garcia
  • HOW CAN I RECOVER A STOLEN BTC/USDT/ETH? HIRE BLISS PARADOX RECOVERY
    Never took much time for me to be able to recover a stolen bitcoin worth of $124k. Reaching out to Bliss Paradox Recovery, one of the trusted and reputable hackers out here can save you the energy of becoming a stranded victim of crypto fraud. Here is how to contact these hackers; E-mail- Blissparadoxrecovery @ aol. com, Telegram- Blissparadoxrecovery, WA- 1 3 8 0 2 0 6 9 7 1 2, Signal- 1 7 2 7 6 1 5 9 0 3 0, Web- https://dev-blissparadoxrecovery.pantheonsite.io

    Regards.

    Marrieta Brown

Leave a comment