In Memory of Captain John Boltz

The Canaveral Pilots Association is sad to report on the passing of one of our own, Capt. John Boltz.  Captain Boltz “crossed the final bar” on August 22, 2017.  He started his service as a State Harbor Pilot at Port Canaveral on June 1, 1987 and retired June 30, 2006 with over 19 years of service.  He was a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and spent 15 years as a Merchant Marine Deck Officer at sea prior to his career as a Harbor Pilot.  Fair Winds and Following Seas to our shipmate, Capt. John Boltz, “Unit Foxtrot.”  May you rest in eternal happiness.

CROSSING THE BAR
By 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 crost the bar.