Rode along on
the boarding of a small freighter coming down the river that leads to
Umm Qasr, the big port town in Iraq. The captain, with his big, thick
glasses, reminded me of a friend of mine from Boston. The Coast Guard
is patrolling this river looking for any escaping Iraqi leadership and/or
Al Qaeda terrorists. This freighter was fine though. Kuwaiti flag. Iranian
crew. Smiles all around.
When you think about your next boat, you should probably think about the big picture before you get too crazy. Like, where are you going to tie up your new boat? Sightlines columnist Michael Peters laments the latest trend in the real estate market.
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