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Onward April 21, 2000
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Posted: April 21, 2000
April 21, 2000
Newport, RI
It's 6:45 on this bone-chilling late April morning. Douglas and I are on ladders at the boatyard, trying to apply Ithaka's name to her stern before she meets her date with the Travelift in an hour. As we measure off each of the gold vinyl letters, Douglas admonishes me for leaving this task till the last minute. Unable to feel my fingers in the 37-degree cold, I stay quiet about the other things I still need to get done this morning before the boat is splashed. Just then, it starts to rain. Hard.

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