An old ship captain, after years of good service, dies…
He was one of the most revered captains in his nearly 50 year career. The crew had little idea what to do with all his belongings gathered from all the countries he’s visited.
After a few weeks of talking it through with the crew and family, the first mate remembers a weird habit the captain had.
Every single time, just before docking, the captain took out a small locket from his jacket pocket, looked at it, and put it back.
In all his time with the captain he never asked what was in the locket.
After looking through the boxes of his clothes they fished out a jacket.
Finding the jacket and the locket within, the first mate, for the fist time in his time knowing the captain, opens it.
All that is in the locket are 4 words: “Port = left. Starboard = right.”
Many years ago, after selling Maine tourmaline for a dozen years, a customer said, “Why don’t you make a pair of pink and green tourmaline ‘Port and Starboard’ earrings?” What a hoot we thought. We made up a pair and sold them the first day. We made a second pair and sold them quickly too. Over the years we’ve sold hundreds to passionate sailors.
Important Disclosure: All tourmaline we sell is mined in Maine with the exception of a rare occasional gem which we always fully disclose. These Pink and Green World Tourmaline are not from Maine.
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