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Crossing the Bar – The legend of Canadian Fishing Company skipper Benny Lagos runs in the tide now.

39124campbellriverBennyLagos-wheelThe legend of skipper Benny Lagos runs in the tide now. For more than seven decades Lagos was one of the top performing skippers for the Canadian Fishing Company in a career that began in a rowboat and ended on a fully-powered seiner. On Monday, following a brief illness, Lagos died in Campbell River. He was 99. His father was a fisherman and so was his grandfather Rosalio who took the boy gillnetting up to Johnstone Strait when he was just eight or nine years old. [email protected]  19:35

Crossing the Bar – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar.