DEMISE OF THE BECKY LYN

shrimp boat in action

A macabre, blackened skeleton

Emerged, from morning fog

Attached to a tow rope

Masts, rigging–burned to stubs

Blue and white-trimmed hull

Dull, soot-covered and stained

The gleam in her eye, long gone

Left anchored, to burn out at sea

Captain and crew–abandoned ship

Fire gutted her heart and soul

No tears, only memories

This lovely lady, sailed no more

Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

7 thoughts on “DEMISE OF THE BECKY LYN”

      1. My friend, also named Lyn, was almost in tears, telling about it. She lives near the home port, watches these beautiful watercraft, come and go–knows some of the captains and crews by name.

  1. When I was a kid we lived in England in a sea town named Hunstanton and their were remnants of wrecks there. Always made me wonder where they had sailed to. In New York at the South Street seaport there are some that have been restored. We saw the US Constitution in Boston last year. Incredible ship I am so glad it is still with us.

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