Full and By – July 2008
In each year’s race, when our boat passes Gray’s Reef lighthouse, several crewmembers toss handfuls of candy or other offerings overboard for former mates asleep in the deep. The ashes of many a Mackinac sailor have been spread on the water near this iconic mark of the course, suggesting the race meant so much to some sailors they couldn’t abide missing it, alive or otherwise.
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