I joined the navy in 1945.
In 1946 I was stationed at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York.
One day I was ordered to drive a loaded truck
over to Fort Dix in New Jersey.
I had to use a ferry to cross the Hudson River.
Then returned to my base using the ferry again.
I didn’t get wet but I saw a lot of water.
I joined the great Navy to see the sea.
But I only saw a great river
And some airplanes in Brooklyn.