On the Ship to Shore Radio

Thacher Island Light

Painting by E.J.

Cute – submitted by Sylvia DeBoever (you remember, Sarah Lawrence’s niece from “The Mail Must Go Through”)

On the ship to shore radio:

SHIP: “Please divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.”

SHORE: “Recommend that you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.”

SHIP: “This is the Captain of a U.S. Navy ship. I say again divert YOUR course.”

SHORE: “No, I say again you divert YOUR course.”

SHIP: “This is the aircraft carrier Enterprise, we are a large warship of the U.S. Navy. Divert your course NOW!”

SHORE: “This is a lighthouse. Your call.”

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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6 Responses to On the Ship to Shore Radio

  1. Lois McNulty says:

    That was delightful! Was it based in fact?
    If so, I’d love to know the source.
    My dad, John McNulty from Chester PA, served on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise in WWII. I thought the Enterprise stayed in the Pacific…..

    • John McNulty says:

      I found this while doing a google search for “John McNulty, USS Enterprise”. Got a good chuckle out of it! Hi Aunt Lois!

  2. swimdad says:

    LOL Good one EJ!

  3. Erin says:

    Love it! And the painting is wonderful.

  4. E.J. says:

    Hi Lois, I don’t think it was based on a real event, but I suppose it could have been. I thought it was meant to be a joke.

  5. Lois McNulty says:

    Oh I appreciate the joke…It’s a great story. It’s just that the Enterprise caught my eye.
    Thanks EJ

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