FRANKENSTORM PASSES: EGO ALLEY ANNAPOLIS OVER TOPS ITS BANKS
|Hurricane Isaac on its final approach to New Orleans|
|EGO ALLEY, ANNAPOLIS LOOKING TOWARDS THE CAPITOL DOME FROM THE VICINITY OF THE FLEET RESERVE CLUB|
The over topping of EGO Alley is always bad news for the shops and restaurants located along Dock Street. But for the FLEET RESERVE CLUB sitting right on the water's edge it probably means water in the club! That means temporary closure, clean up and repairs. The FLEET RESERVE CLUB is the main watering hole for many of us old boatswain's mates. The damage to the soul of even a temporary closure or loss of artifacts is too painful to imagine. Picture a bunch of old lions that have utilized the same watering hole for sixty years, then it goes dry! The pain reaches across the nation. not limited to just Annapolis. The Fleet Reserve Club is part of a larger naval psyche, a place of the heart that goes with members and patrons, including Midshipmen long after one leaves the area. With closings over the last several years in Pensacola, and San Diego of vintage naval watering holes, "THE FLEET" as it is often simply called ,stands alone as a cross generational ultra traditional naval watering hole, eatery, and gathering place. Its like wilderness, the naval soul needs to know it is there even if it is a thousand miles away. Let us hope that "the Fleet" is up and running and once again serving area sailors active , retired , and veteran in a day or two and not weeks. THE FLEET BY GAWD MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED!