Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernadez crew unloads supplies near port of Ponce, Puerto Rico on Sept. 27, 2017 Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse

Updates of efforts to bring relief and reconstruction to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands   The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, arrives to deliver aid near the port …

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The newest winner of a Fire for Random Rewards for Members is Teresa C. of Shingletown, California! Ken; Thanks, it arrived today. I have a dear elderly friend whose tablet is on its last legs. This will be a great …

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Harmony of the Seas a Royal Caribbean's newest ship in 2016

From The Telegraph Overflowing urinals, uncovered drains and muddy carpets’ – Harmony of the Seas cruise liner is a ‘building site’, claim irate passengers ‘Overflowing urinals, uncovered drains and muddy carpets’ – Harmony of the Seas cruise liner is a …

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U. S. Navy veteran Smokey Holcomb Photo by Ken Rossignol

  The following is an interview I conducted with Smokey Holcomb, a Navy veteran who witnessed the D-Day invasion. By Ken RossignolTHE CHESAPEAKE TODAYLEXINGTON PARK — Rastus “Smokey” Holcomb served on the USS Arkansas and participated in 13 convoys across …

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It’s time to thank the Good Lord. We all have a lot to give thanks for and especially those souls who were on the recent foolish voyage of the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas which came very close to …

Paperwhite Giveaway notes 104th anniversary of Titanic just 8 weeks after Anthem nearly rolled over with 6,000 souls on board Read more »

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Anthem pool deck Elwell photo

 From GCaptain: The U.S. Coast Guard says it will inspect the storm-damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas upon its scheduled return to New York Harbor Wednesday evening following a nightmare cruise into a hurricane force storm off Cape …

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Mrs. Margaret Brown of Denver rallied women to survive on the cold sea while waiting for rescue.

‘A likely story’ William Thompson Sloper boarded lifeboat number 7 By Ken Rossignol The story of the survival of William Thompson Sloper who lived when the Titanic sank began when Dorothy Gibson insisted that the 28-year-old stockbroker from New Brittain, …

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The Seaborne Pride at St. Lucia. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

To meet rising demand for cruise vacations — one of the fastest growing segments of the vacation industry — four of company’s 10 brands will add new ships in 2016 New ships underscore the world’s largest travel and leisure company’s …

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