Friday, September 14, 1962
JFK gave remarks in Newport, Rhode Island at a dinner for the America’s Cup race hosted by the Australian Ambassador’s Dinner.
I really don’t know why it is all that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea.
And, it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or watch it – we are going back from whence we came.
[127, p. 12]