Mass Maritime Cadets Begin 2012 Term at Sea

CapeCodOnline: Lorraine O’Shaughnessy has seen and heard it all before. The massive ship. The cadets waving from the deck. The silence among parents as their children set out to sea, some leaving port and home for longer than ever before.

“When it started to go, there wasn’t one word being said by a parent,” said O’Shaughnessy, of Yarmouthport. “I think you start saying to yourself, ‘Oh, it’s really going.’ There were a lot of tears being shed.”

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