Newfoundland October 1995
US Navy Ship: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
Canadian Authorities: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
US Navy Ship: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert your course.
Canadian Authorities: No, I say again, divert your course.
US Navy Ship: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largets ship in the United States’ Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vehicles. I demand that you change youyr course 15 degrees north, I that is one-five degrees north, or counter measures will be taken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Canadian Authorities: This is a lighthouse. Your call!
Liam Goliger (ed Greg Haslam)