Did You Know?

May 2016

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. He happened to be an avid swimmer, watersports lover and boater who also served in the Navy.

On May 6, 1856, father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud was born. He could analyze peculiarities like why doesn’t everyone love houseboating, and why repress that feeling?

On May 7, 1833, composer Johannes Brahms was born. He composed over 300 songs, including a few in seaworthy movies like “The Pride of the Marines” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.”

On May 14, 1607, the first permanent English settlement in America was established at Jamestown, Va. Check out the area now on a pontoon boat with Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours

On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart departs to become the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic. What a view!

Photos credited to Brandon Wilson

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