Tribute to a shipmate..

Jim Ferrier, ex Bank Line and a friend all the way from sea school passed away on the 28th Decenber aged 84.

We both had a long voyage on the Liverpool crewed Maplebank – not to be forgotten!

Crossing the Bar 

 ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

Sunset and evening star,
      And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea,

   But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
      Turns again home.

   Twilight and evening bell,
      And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
      When I embark;

   For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
      The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
      When I have crost the bar.

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