The Call of the Sea - A ripple that runs like wind on a harp - from beyond the beginning of time - the call of the sea stirs the heart and the soul of those who hear it - whether they live near the sea of far away from it.
Iowa is far from either of the great oceans that wash the Eastern and Western shores of the Americas. Neither the sounds nor the scents of the sea drift so far inland. Only written words and pictures in books were available to fuel the dreams of Frank Adamson, the young Quaker farm boy whose yearning to see the ocean prompted him to seek a summer of seafaring following his freshman year in college which began in September 1939 just after France and England had declared war on Germany when Hitler ignored their ultimatum to cease and desist.
It was June of 1940 when Frank Adamson left Iowa for New York. Although Hitler's armies were sweeping through France in hot pursuit of French and British forces seeking evacuation from the French beaches of Dunkirk, what was happening in Europe was only vaguely known in the American hinterland. That it could radically affect the summer job plans of a 19 year old college student was unsuspected. That a summer of seafaring would extend for 6 years and two full circumnavigations of the globe was far beyond his wildest imagination, as were the critical events of World War II that he witnessed and was a part of, that shaped the direction of his life thereafter.
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