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  • This was just one of those moments that come along and happen fast, gone almost as quickly as they began.

    I was running the boat from Monhegan in a long straight shot to Vinalhaven one late-summer afternoon. It was a lowering, gray day and the fifteen-mile offshore run from island to island was uneventful until, just as we were running in just south of Hurricane Island, the sky opened.

    There had been no hint of a possible break in what seemed a seamless & heavily clouded sky, but suddenly this amazing beam of light flashed downward, lasting less than a minute.

    When you're on the water a lot, you see wondrous things - sightings - and I know that a lot of fishermen have a deeply special relationship with their environment. Certainly, being on these waters instills a profoundly deep respect for all that nature offers.

    It sort of pleased me to observe that the men on TWO CROWS briefly paused in their hauling to behold this light.
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