Sailing Past a Destroyer
While cruising the York River with the family of Grace and Scott Daugherty of Midlothian, we yielded to the USS Milius, an Aegis guided missile destroyer bound for the Naval Weapons Station. As the ship passed Yorktown, a loud cannon shot from land startled all of us, as if we were under attack. “Gee, with us out here near the ship, we could become collateral damage,” Scott joked. The Milius proceeded apace.