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Half Mast at Anchor posted: 2/24/2003
by Carolyn Lee Vehslage Printable Page
Category: Mixed
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11.25"w by 14.25"h by 1"d
Hand painted fabric, hand quilted, appliqué, trapunto, embroidery, embellishment

Collection Debbie Gaudioso, Erie, PA
Currently touring the US with "AMERICA: From the Heart"

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On September 8, 2001 we left Long Beach Island, New Jersey aboard our Mariner Yacht '36, Fandango for our annual two-week sailboat cruise. We were going to circumnavigate Long Island and pass right by the Towers along the East River of Manhattan on our way back to our homeport. We were anchored in Montauk harbor at the north tip of Long Island when we learned of the tragic events.

As we continued on our voyage, we went ashore a few times and looked for sports bars to watch CNN. We listened to NPR when we were able to tune it in, and we were spared the constant viewing of the video tape that so many of our friends have talked about.

For the duration of our cruise, we flew our Yacht Ensign at half-mast. The marine Ensign is a version of the American Flag. It has an anchor surrounded by a circle of thirteen stars. This quilted wall hanging is our tribute to all the souls lost on September 11, 2001.

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