Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski
1953 to 2016
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 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.
Location. 38° 47.978′ N, 77° 2.384′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Wolfe Street 0.1 miles east of South Union Street, on the right when 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); Wilkes Street Tunnel (about 700 feet away); The Alexandria Ford Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Cove Filled: A New Shipyard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Alexandria and Keith's Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal District and Alexandria (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
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