Texas Bar in the Gulf Stream
On the edge of the Stream, southbound off Cape Fear, 2,000 feet of 2-inch wire rope hawser connects the tug and tow: 50,000 barrels of jet fuel headed for Jacksonville, Fl. The air is warm and the sea is alive with leaping dolphins and sea turtles flying by in slow motion. Beautiful, yet unavoidably somber if you pay attention to your position. We are very near the location of the Valour when she went down on a stormy January night. They don’t call these waters the Graveyard of the Atlantic for nothing…..