A group of Master Masons talk about topics of Masonic interest--each from their own unique perspective. You'll find a wide range of subjects including history, trivia, travel, book reviews, great quotes, and hopefully a little humor as well on topics of interest for Freemasons and those interested in the subject of Freemasonry.
On this day in 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three mermaids, which he described later as "not half as beautiful as they are painted." In fact, they weren't mermaids at all--they were manatees. Mermaids are breathtakingly beautiful, mythical creatures that according to legend can take on mortal shape and marry human men. Manatees are marine plant eating mammals that weight between 800 and 1,200 pounds.
Now judge not, lest we be judged. Haven't we all made that same mistake at some point? I wonder what they were serving on the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria?