Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
34 42.54 N 081 05.58 W

Here's a picture of Libby flirting with some man at the Christmas dinner. Who is it? Don't you dare say Dick.   It is actually Captain Jack.

Captain Jack is part of the local color here in Boot Key Harbor.   He lives alone on his sailboat at the City Marina. I'm not certain how many years he's been here; longer than we've been coming to Marathon.   Jack is ancient, in his late eighties we think. His skin is very leathery.  He's not too nimble any more, so the cruisers in the harbor have sort of adopted him.   Everybody goes out of their way to be nice to Captain Jack and to help him out any way.  I think that's sweet.  I even look the other way if my wife gives him a flirtatious smile.

1 comment:

  1. Patty & I had a chance in Mar 08 to attend a birthday party for Capt Jack. Reouted to be in his early 80's at the time. Through conversation with him and his lady friends, it seems to be he arrived in Marathon in the 50's, leaving Chicago behind. He was, I believe, a firefighter at the time.



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