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Cruise Update: May 19

Location: N 36 32.1 W 017 10.1    Course: 070    Speed 13.9 kt
Weather: Partly Cloudy    Wind: NNW 18 kt    Seas: Northeasterly Swell 6-8 ft

There is a simple saying that goes, “Sailors belong at sea.” We are not sure if that saying comes from those on land who are not accustomed to our unique ways of life or if it comes from sailors who, once ashore, continuously long to be back at sea. However, this morning the students and crew put one of our shipmates to sea for the last time. We held an internment ceremony for Captain Charles A. Dickman, Class of 1945 in the morning replete with color guard and a bagpipe solo of Amazing Grace. Captain Les Eadie read a short eulogy and the Regiment rendered honors as Captain Dickman was laid to rest.

Captain Charles Alfred Dickman, born June 6, 1925, passed away October 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Marline, and his two daughters Inga Nuccio and Heidi Taylor. After graduating from Maine Maritime Academy, Captain Dickman served as a Second Lieutenant in the USCG during WWII. After the war, he spent the rest of his professional career as Captain in the Merchant Marine on numerous vessels around the world.

His MMA yearbook entry for his senior year reads:
“4.0 Dickman” as he is known, is remembered for his back flips, hand stands and all around gymnastic ability. He is one of the few men that can sleep in a standing position. Charlie, nicknamed “Bowditch,” is a whiz at his studies. His diet consists mainly of fruit juices. Here’s hoping you ship out with United Fruit Lines.
Deck                      Alpha Company
Section D-1      Rowing

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.

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