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President John F. Kennedy's thoughts about the sea:

"I really don't know why it is that all of us are
so committed to the sea, except I think it's because
in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and
the light changes, and ships change, it's because
we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting
biological fact that all of us have in our veins
the exact same percentage of salt in our blood
that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have
salt in our blood, our sweat, and in our tears.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back
to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it,
we are going back from whence we came."

--Pres. John F. Kennedy, Australian Ambassador's Dinner for
the America's Cup Crews, September 14, 1962, Newport, R.I.

A poem written by Jacqueline Bouvier when she was 10 years old.


When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me.

I can run about - when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea is all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish
Oh - to live by the sea is my only wish.

by Jacqueline Bouvier ~ 1939

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