Monday, April 30, 2012

The Sailor at Port Jeff

"I must go down to the seas again,
to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship
and a star to steer her by..."

A statue of a sailor at the Port Jefferson Harbour, looking to the sea.

This statue was once part of a triumverate of a sailor, soldier and marine on a New England public building. It was dedicated in 1984, "In recognition of the shipbuilders who from the late 1700s launched over 400 vessels to answer the call of country, commerce, whaling and pleasure." The dedication line on the statue is from John Masefield's poem Sea Fever.

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