In 1974, I grabbed the Monkey's Fist and helped tie up the MV Manitou; I'm still tying up the Block Island Ferries. I wrote a small book containing short vignettes, about my years working the ferry dock in Point Judith. The book is entitled The Monkey's Fist, subtitled The Prince of Knots.

Celtic Legend Books

The M V Quonset, circa 1970

To see samples of my writing, visit The Block Island Times'
website and check my Blog and other articles listed below:

J. V. Houlihan, Jr.

Blogservations: "Notes From the Dock"  Block Island Times
Writer's Block:


My work has also been seen in,
Newport This Week, Nautical Rhode Island, Cruising World Magazine, and Dog Fancy (The Rolling Stone for pets!) 

Nota Bene: I love writing about our dogs, Mac the Scotty, and Sailor!
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