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Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski

1953 to 2016

 
 
In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 10, 2019
1. In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski Marker
Inscription.  
All stories should end with accumulating snow.
Increasing depth racing the concluding plot
Erasing the physical details of the recent narrative
Leaving only softened shapes and relative positions
And as the end obliterating even that fundamental relationship
A memory blizzard
A respite
A clean white slate.
"End With Snow," The Lyric, Winter 2017

Master Mariner, river boat captain, fisherman and musician; Alexandria Poet Laureate and member of both the Environmental Policy and the Waterfront Commissions; and advocate for an Alexandria shoreline that protects the river's ecology and maintains public access.

Captain Ry adored his wife and partner of 45 years, loved dogs, and lived by his credo, "Nuthin' beats fun."
 
Erected by City of Alexandria, Virginia.
 
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Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list.
 
Location. 38° 47.978′ N, 77° 2.384′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Old Town. Marker can be reached from Wolfe Street, 0.1 miles east of South Union Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Wolfe Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shipyard Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexandria Waterfront (about 600 feet away); Wilkes Street Tunnel (about 700 feet away); African American Neighborhoods in the Civil War (about 800 feet away); Shipbuilding at Point Lumley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Alexandria Ford Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 10, 2019
2. In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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