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The Hi-Jack of the Trump “Princess”

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The captain was an author of several sea stories of adventures since his birth at sea. He had been born on the two mast schooner the LIZZIE MAE while she was hove to in a bad winter storm, around Boon Island Lighthouse.

Now with recall he was ready to use his experienced for a new caper. With so many boats being stolen from Floridas ports going to Cuba and Mexico, it seemed that all one had to do was steal a sport fishing boat. While after a bribe to officials another charter boat was in business.

If some person stole a loaf of bread to feed a hungry child he was a thief; if someone stole big he was considered to be smart. The captain decided he would think big. He would use his experience to hi-jack a big yacht. One he had just read about in the newspaper. She lay exposed at her dock site opposite the owners casino.

The PRINCESS seizure was completed and now was offshore of Atlantic City. The problem was to keep her from being seen and the pirates caught. The older captain used all of his experiences of a lifetime at sea. He confused his pursuers with several divisionary course directions. The deal was completed to return the PRINCESS to the owner. No! A last minute double cross killed the deal.

Part 2

The PRINCESS was off on a cruise to the Far East, to be delivered to an oil rich sheik. The captain and his pirate crew were off for another dangerous cruise.

The transfer of the big yacht was completed. The successful pirate crew now no longer identified as pirates was free to return home. They had their stashed aboard loot to incriminate them, one last cruise to finalize the venture.

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I was born near a lighthouse far out at sea on January 20, 1913. I must have heard the ocean roar and heard it pounding on the shore. Eight summer’s came and with it a big three-mast schooner. Prohibition was the name of the game. I was at the tiller, far at sea and my father was out from sampling the tea; I was the youngest rum runner of them all. I needed all that I could earn to support a pretty nineteen year old wife and home; 10-27-1931 we married and bought property in Milbridge, Maine. Vera Alley Kelley and I were married for 65 memorable years. I was a rigger at the Boston Navy Yard during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 12-7-1941; I also worked on “OLD IRONSIDES”. South Portland’s West yard in Maine, where I worked as a “pusher rigger”, I helped build and steered Liberty Ships for Captain Litchfield at all of the harbor trial test runs. I moved to North Carolina to enjoy my boat and the weather, I developed a small marine railway yard in Harkers Island near the Outer Banks. There in 1969 I got a call; The “BIG BAD JOHN” had run aground. I was recommended to Jimmy Dean as the right licensed captain to pilot her to Florida. Later I was hired to Captain the “M.V. MOUNT HOPE” for cruises from Rhode Island to Canada. The forty five foot ketch the “FROLIC”, I bought for my own. The “FROLIC” was berthed at Morehead City close to my home. The last 25 years I have written of experiences of my wonderful lifetime. I am now 98 years old and still going strong; I now reside on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina with my family. Capt. Gardner Martin Kelley

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The Hi-Jack of the Trump “Princess” - Capt. Gardner Martin Kelley

252-241-7641

The Hi-jack 

 of the 

 Trump 

 PRINCESS

Capt. Gardner Martin Kelley

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Phone: 1-800-839-8640

© 2012 Capt. Gardner Martin Kelley. All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author.

Published by AuthorHouse 3/20/2012

ISBN: 978-1-4685-5503-5 (sc)

ISBN: 978-1-4685-5502-8 (hc)

ISBN: 978-1-4685-5501-1 (e)

Library of Congress Control Number: 2012903064

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Contents

Preface

Another Search Gave Up On

Synopsis

Part 2

Foreword

List of characters

List of Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Only a Dream

Part Two

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

About the Author

Synopsis

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Preface

Miami Fla., a mysterious ship that sailed through Hurricane Andrew’s eye just an hour before the storm smashed into Florida is being sought by federal meteorologists.

The ship, which could have valuable information about the hurricane, was tracked steaming south to north along the coast until winds knocked out the radar system.

If the ship had totally disappeared we would figure it was part of the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. We tracked it north out of the eye, so we’re sure it survived. The ship must be 300 to 400 feet long, probably a tanker or a freighter. It was spotted off Key Largo about 10:30 p.m. and at about 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 24, the vessel was in the center of the eye just off Homestead, Florida.

The almost undetectable trace ended north of Andrew at 4:30 a.m. when the storm blew out Miami’s radar. The ship’s track was discovered only in October when the Hurricane Research Division reviewed radar images of the storm. Meteorologists hope the ship’s crew kept a log of wind speed, air pressure and wave height that could give a better idea of the hurricane’s development.

We don’t have any wave measurements offshore. Of course, it’s possible that the crew may not have had time to log anything due to all the wind; the seas out there were incredible. They probably were trying to stay alive in this massive storm. Emergencies received priority that night, due to all the calls we were getting. During the hurricane there were a lot of search and rescue cases of boats in distress.

NOAA has had a few tips on the ship, but so far none have checked out. One suggestion was the replica of the HMS BOUNTY, which was in the Florida Keys at the time. But that ship would never have survived and there was no indication that it had moved north into the hurricane.

A cruise liner did move through the area around that time, but it was moving south. One reason the ship hasn’t been found may be that the Captain and crew are less than eager to reveal their identity. There may be a bit of embarrassment involved here. It is not something that you would normally want to do, go into the eye of a Hurricane.

Another Search Gave Up On

The Coast Guard has given up hope of finding a runaway sludge barge after more than 100 people using computerized search equipment has failed to spot the barge. We searched visually and with radar, at day and at night. It’s a great big object and we should have seen it, but we didn’t.

Searchers spent a week scouring 65,000 square miles of Atlantic Ocean for the empty barge. It had been cut loose Feb. 25 by a tugboat’s Captain when stormy 25-foot seas about 100 miles from New York threatened to sink the barge and drag the smaller craft down with it. The barge was not presumed sunk because the owners had sighted it after the storm had subsided. However, it soon disappeared.

Even at night, jets with video monitors could not detect the huge barge. We covered the area a number of times until we had a probability of detection of 99 percent. That means the barge might have sunk or drifted out of the area. Of course, it’s also possible we missed it, but it’s a gigantic object.

Synopsis

Captain Gardner Martin Kelley is an author of several sea stories of adventures since his birth at sea on January 20, 1913. He had been born on the two mast schooner the LIZZIE MAE while she was hove to in a bad winter storm around Boon Island Lighthouse, off the state of Maine.

Now older and with recall Captain Gardner Martin Kelley was ready to use his experience for a new caper. With so many boats being stolen from Florida’s ports going to Cuba and Mexico, it seemed that all one had to do was steal a sport fishing boat. While after a bribe to officials another charter boat was in business.

If some person stole a loaf of bread to feed a hungry child he was a thief; if someone stole something big and expensive he was considered to be smart. The Captain decided he would think big. He would use his experience to hi-jack a big yacht. One he had just read about in the newspaper. She lay exposed at her dock site opposite the owner’s casino.

ThePRINCESS seizure was completed and now was offshore of Atlantic City. The problem was to keep the PRINCESS from being seen and the pirates (Kelley’s Heroes) caught.

The older Captain used all of his experiences of a lifetime at sea. He confused his pursuers with several divisionary course directions.

The deal was completed to return the PRINCESS to the owner for the ransom. No! A last minute double cross killed the deal.

Part 2

The PRINCESS was off on a cruise to the Far East and be delivered to an oil rich sheik. The Captain and his pirate crew were off for another dangerous cruise.

The crew was prepared for this; they changed the appearance of the PRINCESS one more time from looking like the Russian fishing trawler into looking like an American-Bermuda Cruise Line heading toward the south east.

The rich Sheik was delighted with the transfer of the big yacht and the crew got the loot they wanted and a lot of relief that the job was completed. Kelley’s Heroes, the successful pirate crew now was no longer identified as pirates and was happy with the out turn, rich and free to return home.

The Captain and crew find an old two mast schooner to buy and fix up a little to sail their way back to the United States. They had their stashed aboard loot to incriminate them, as they only had one last cruise to finalize the venture.

Foreword

The big white painted yacht with varnished rails and all the bright works shining in the sun lay at her berth in front of the casino.

I thought how nice it must be to have the power that money brings to do whatever you want. When I had brought a yacht into Absecon Inlet the deep channel led to the state pier only. Now the owner of this magnificent-vessel had been allowed to dredge a channel and build a dock here in front of the casino.

Here in my hotel suite that overlooked the huge craft and with a view of the entrance of the casino for two days, I thought of how this could be done. With two days of studying behind me I had made several telephone calls. Men that I knew could be counted on and would like another adventure.

With big business men and politicians everywhere stealing and cheating; judges and senators taking bribes; stealing was now a way of the land and sea. One was a crook if he stole small but was looked up to if he stole big, I decided to think big.

I would use all my sea going experience to hi-jack this 282 foot yacht that lay’s at her berth below my hotel window. The helicopter resting on its high pad was even now being worked on; the blades slowly turning in the sun.

My first call was to Skilly as his skill in carpentry was needed to make my plan work. He was six foot tall and could plan and execute a carpenter job skillfully and quickly. My first call caught him at home; yes he was ready for anything, tired of being retired and drinking too much beer. I told him, Come prepared for a lengthy stay.

My next call was to Ray and Foggy and I left a number for them to call. I was able to get through to Orville and Walter as I knew they would be home and sleeping after a night of shrimping in Core Sound. The promise of excitement and a chance at big money brought these two younger men into the crew.

It took some doing to track down Harold, my older Coast Guard friend. Harold had lost an eye while in the service. The small pension barely got him through with the help of selling crabmeat to summer tourists in Maine. He was only too glad to join me in anything I had planned. He wanted adventure before his big sleep. He was on his way.

The call came from Ray and red whiskered Foggy. After the small talk of Ray’s mustache and his beer belly we got down to the matter in hand. They would come to Jersey for the get together; I would then enlighten them to the plot.

There would be need of an electrician, so I contacted Bernard Gould an old friend that had some trouble with the law over a tangle with muggers. He seemed to be the right sort of a person for this endeavor. I arranged for him to meet with us at the hotel. I would soon find out if he was my man. It turned out that he would be glad to get out of the limelight for a while and was glad to join in the venture.

Ed was my friend from the yacht sailing days. He had lost his wife and was drinking too much now without her nagging. He didn’t give a damn what happened now. He would be aboard for the duration.

As they arrived I talked to them separately or in pairs. It was imperative that total secrecy was maintained. That is why I had chosen carefully from past acquaintances except in the person of Bernard. I liked what I had heard of him and

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