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#NEWS UPDATE - More than three decades after their whirlwind romance, an American sailor is trying to reconnect with his long-lost Irish love.
As World Irish reports, Jarvis Boykin was on shore leave from the USS Mount Whitney when he he me the "gorgeous little strawberry blonde" at a nightclub in Dublin in 1976.
"We spent as much together as we could for those nine days that I was there," Boykin told the Mooney show on RTÉ Radio 1.
The pair exchanged letters for a time, but after the 1979 postal strike they lost touch, and Boykin later lost the woman's contact information.
But last week Boykin contacted Mooney from his home in North Carolina to appeal for anyone who can help in finding his lost love.
World Irish has more on the story HERE.
This week's edition of Seascapes on RTÉ Radio 1 features accounts of two very different voyages across the Atlantic.
Presenter Marcus Connaughton hears from Pat Hanafin who is currently crossing the pond on board the US Coast Guard clipper Eagle, which as previously reported on Afloat.ie is due to call at Waterford on 27 May ahead of the Tall Ships Races.
The show also features news of a group of sailors hoping to retread the route of St Brendan's famous voyage.
A crew of "mariners, poets and musicians" will set sail from Dingle on 16 May - St Brendan's Day - on the 45ft vessel An Seachrán, heading up the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland towards Iceland.
The latest edition of Seascapes is available to listen HERE.
RTE's marine programme Seascapes will broadcast live from Kinsale Yacht Club this Friday night. The show will start at 10.30pm and will feature guests including KYC Commodore Alice Kingston and Hanna Jenner, the skipper of Cork's entry in the Clipper Round the World Race. Music will be supplied by Garland and Cape Breton, and John Eagle will also talk to the Seascapes crew about his photo essay, 'Ireland's Lighthouses', published by Collins Press.
Seascapes follows the rest of RTE to Kinsale, where several shows on Friday's schedule, including Morning Ireland, will be broadcasting from the RTE Roadcaster parked in Kinsale's dinghy park.