Newport Shipyard Personality: Hamilton Porker Bacon VI
The late Hamilton Porker Bacon VI, of Salem Connecticut died last Friday in the arms of his good friends, Brian and John (Capt. and mate of M/Y Windscape).
In a poignant last gesture his friends loaded him onto a bed of ice and took him for a symbolic last fling at Mohegan Sun where they recklessly gambled away his legacy to them. Having fulfilled Ham's last wish they sped him back to Newport Shipyard where they put him on a funeral pyre (425 deg. for 6 hrs.)
At eight o'clock, accompanied by a three-piece band, he was served to the 150 or so hungry sailors who had come to pay their respects. Thank you Brian and John...and Eli for making good 'ole Ham's demise a tasty tribute.