Monthly Archives: June 2013

Free Time

When you’re away from your family for months, free time is the enemy. This probably sounds counter-intuitive. I’m sure there are plenty of parents out there that would like nothing more than a day where they could just relax and do anything they wanted. While that has a certain appeal at first, it gets old …

navyhistory: On 12 June 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place, when HMS Margaretta, commanded by Captain James Moore, entered Machias Harbor to commandeer a load of lumber for the British Army at Boston. They were engaged by the American sloop Unity led by Jeremiah O’Brien. After an hour-long bloody struggle, …