Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost

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On Mount Desert Island in Maine, where Acadia National Park is there is a hidden cove. This small harbor is a lobstermen haven. Bass Harbor is authentic Maine with hard working sailors that work the lobster traps so that we can enjoy those delicacies.

Arriving in the harbor during the fog, a memorial to those lost at sea stand tribute to the courage of these men and women.

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In spite of the risks, these lobstermen are hearty on the water. Even in the fog, they begin the preparations for getting underway.

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The Bass Harbor Lighthouse stands true and strong. Signaling bright to show the way for the sailors.

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THE SAILOR’S LAMENT

ON A SAILOR’S GRAVE, NO ROSES GROW, NO GRASS, NO STONE TO SHOW
THE RESTING PLACE THAT WILL ALWAYS BE, HIS BILLET IN THE SEA
THE SILENT SHARK STANDS WATCH, FOR ALL ETERNITY
SO LONELY HE WILL NEVER BE, IN THAT BILLET IN THE SEA

HE SALLIED FORTH WHILE YOUNG AT HEART TO SAIL UPON THE SEA
TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A MIGHTY SHIP, A MISTRESS THAT WILL ALWAYS BE
STRONG IN HIS HEART SHE TREATS HIM WELL,
AWAY FROM LAND THAT HE FINDS HELL
SO SHARE HIM WELL LASSIE, SOME THINGS JUST HAVE TO BE
“A SAILOR’S PLACE IS ON HIS SHIP, AND THE SHIP MUST SAIL THE SEA”

by Unknown.

Source and full poem:Β http://www.ussindependence.us/thesailorslament.htm

21 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost

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  2. I loved Acadia and Bass Harbor when I was there. This reminds me of an older couple who I witnessed laying a floating wreath in the water at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. They cried and embraced one another as it floated out to sea. It was a very moving sight.

    • That is an incredibly touching moment that you got to experience Mark. How fortunate that you were to be there to appreciate such humanity. Isn’t Acadia wonderful? We go back in July and I can’t wait.

  3. Hauntingly beautiful…
    I’ve never been to Maine, but it’s on my (long) list of places to visit.
    We have lighthouses here in Washington, too, and I never tire of admiring them.

    • Thank you so much for your visit Denise. I bet you have amazing lighthouses in Washington. Maine is fantastic. Put it this way, if I’m going back a third time this year, you know it’s great ! You should place it a little higher on your list. πŸ™‚

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