Sea Fog

In the past week sea fog has come and gone here at the port. It is essentially clouds formed at sea level.  When the fog is thick enough the port is closed to incoming and outgoing ship traffic. It is too dangerous for these large ships to move without good sight...

Worship on Two Ships

We were absolutely delighted to be invited onboard on both the Queen B II and the Izmir on National Seafarer’s Day, Sunday, to provide worship services.  In the first case, we were on the deck with plastic chairs and a breeze.  The songs were sweet; and the cake and...

Golf Tournament time

Our Golf for the World Tournament is coming October 9th 8am at IMG Academy Golf Course. It will not be any great surprise to someone who has golfed with me that I am not a very good golfer. I always say that I don’t really like golf, but I like the people I play with....

Truck Center Closed

About 3 years ago Anchor House, Inc. invested in a new ministry to truckers.  A Truck Center was set up outside the Port front gate.  It was a place truckers could get food, drinks, coffee, hot showers and a place to sit comfortably. Most importantly, it included Bill...

Vaccines for Seafarers

I have neglected this blog for 3months.  Here I begin again.     We had our Annual Banquet on May 7th; and then beginning May 10th, we began a journey of helping seafarers get vaccinated. On May 7th I believe I said something about ‘moving heaven and earth’ to get...

The Joy of Baptism

Occasionally a chaplain gets to go deeper with a seafarer and help them along a journey of faith.  Chaplain Trish and I were able to share this journey with Henrick recently; and on Saturday, April 24th, we baptized him in Tampa Bay. His joy was evident before,...
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