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We all have stories to tell and it
is said that there is a budding
author in all of us. Well, here's
your chance to publish that story of your time at sea
and share your experiences with other seafarers.
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 Graham McGlone - An Atlantic Storm           

 Graham McGlone - Hymns on Mont Royal     

 Graham McGlone - A Vindi Boy's Story     

 Mark Noffler from the band "Dire Straits" penned this song from his "Get  Lucky" CD.

 Delmar Letham - Chicken Run 

 Dave Heffernan at Gravesend 

 David Foy - My Gravesend Sea School and First Trip History

Peter Crago - Goodman
 - A Potted History Of My Life -

Michael McLaughlin

 - To Sea, To Sea -
 - Upon The Deep - 
 - Kiss Of The Wind - 
 - A Tall Ship - 

Neil Morton
- "Barranca".

Kevin Kilpatrick
- Gravesend - A Rude Awakening!

 Alf Corbyn
 - "The Start Of My Sea Career" 
 - "My Second Trip"
 - "Pretoria Castle", 1948    

Barry Wilton
- The Next Bend -Part 1 Gravesend Sea School

- The Next Bend - Part 2 First Trip

John Wallace
- "A Good Life" 

Tommy Mitchell
 - "The Channels" - A series of short stories about his life at sea.

Frank Ferri
 - "Baptism in Sea Sickness"

Peter Harrison
- "Cook's Dead, Skip"
- "Cook's Dead, Skip" Part II

Ron Kerr
- "Playing With Fire 

Story by Wilfred Cromie (R 562042)
- "Voyage of the Bonnie Ethel"

Alan Creasey (Vindicatrix 1950 R 531813)
- Profile of a Captain

Peter Martin (R865345)
- Log of a Midshipman's First Trip
- A personal diary of a cruise on the Aureol

Tony Dwyer - Gravesend 1951 R 552100
- "The Liners"
- "The Whale Chasers"

Ted Heath (Vindicatrix 1955 R 639621)
- "Just There And Back"

Brian Chaplin
- "An Uneasy Feeling"

  - "Jimmy Frith & The 'Arpic"

Kenneth "Nesty" Wheatland (Gravesend 1965)
- "My First Trip to Sea"
- "Nutters I Have Known"
- "Another One"
- "A Cheap Run Ashore"
- "A Trip Remembered - Ionic"

Bill Young (Vindicatrix 1966)
- "Just Another Vindi Boy"
- "Fools & First Trippers"
- "Purgatory"
- "Fishy Tales"
- "Rock Dodger"

- "Breadcrumbs"

  - "Walking The Dog"

Glenn Baker
- "Londoner Floats On Whisky"

Ray Murray (Gravesend 1963 - R787221)
- "Fog Watch"

Neil Robinson (R364755)
- "Hot Nuts in Montreal"
- "He Didn't Want to Leave"

- "Cocos Island Rendezvous"

- "Farewell to Gravesend"

- "Salvation at Samarai"

  - "Bobby And The Holy Stone From Aloft"

Mike Beasley (Gravesend 1960)
- "Purgatory On The Great White Whale"

- "Recollections of Gravesend"

  - "Two Instant Christians"

Bill King (R618035)
- "Eye of the Storm"

Joe Earl (R680857)
- "The Indefatigable"

- "Joe's First Voyage"


- Poems
- "The Western Ocean"
- "The Stokehold"

- "Bill The Gunner"
- "The Vindicatrix"
- "The Indefatigable"

Dennis Crosby (R318269)
- "Ghost Walks Ships Deck"

Dave Partridge (R531727)
- "Down the River"

Trevor Castleton (R531727)
- "A Vindi Boy Downunder"
- "A Vindi Boy's First Voyage"

Dennis Harper (Vindicatrix 1941)
- "MV Aldington"