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Old 23rd August 2016, 10:14
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Ahhhhhhh.....Captain Brown: a memory to treasure, Patrick.

You will have been aboard the Sunbrayton when he had his fall from grace in the bars of Chaguaramas at Christmas 1968, and the wheels fell off his wagon. Maybe you had signed off when Capt Brown signed on an extra 3rd Officer, Jack Lynch, at $485 US per month? She was the local 'girlfriend' that he couldn't bear to leave behind - Jacqueline Lynch. There was an on-board search by the local superintendent at Chaguaramas to discover who this additional officer was! The Payroll Dept were perplexed about this unknown/unauthorised signing-on. Capt Brown was fired shortly afterwards - surprise, surprise - and was last heard of sailing as 2nd mate aboard an ALCOA ship.

Happy days!
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