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Opening Day Cannon

The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my friend/informant (DS). HS: So for opening day, your yacht club fires off a blank cannon shot? DS: Yessir HS: And is this tradition particular to your club? DS: Not really. A vast majority of clubs do it. It’s basically signaling that the… Continue Reading »

The Valge Laev (The White Ship) Of Estonia

Informant’s Background: The informant, in this case, is my mother, M, who was a first generation immigrant born to an Estonian family in the North-East of Canada. Her family had escaped from occupied Estonia, and had settled in Canada before she was born. She moved with my father to Los Angeles, in the United States,… Continue Reading »