Escapades at
the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Tom Cicala

As the story goes the Manitou was at the shipboard fire fighting school the week before we were and one of  her crew had a little altercation with a few squids, he won. We were not very welcome when we showed up there. We had to tie up next to this destroyer and cross over her to get to class everyday. Not summer camp by any stretch of the imagination. We figured as a parting gift we should leave our calling card. 

Not as good as painting our name on her but, it was the thought that counts. 

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