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CRONKITE FINDS SAFE HARBOR WHILE SAILING STORMY SEAS

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Walter Cronkite found a safe harbor when he ran into stormy weather while sailing his 48-foot ketch south for the winter.

Cronkite was making the annual voyage with his former news editor, Ralph Paskman, and Paskman's wife, Erica, from New York to Wrightsville Beach, N.C., when Hurricane Grace kicked up the seas.The former CBS anchorman pulled into Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday, where he joined other boaters for a party held each evening at the waterfront.

Cronkite explained that his vessel, Wyntje, is named for "the first woman to marry a Cronkite" in New York, then known as New Amsterdam, in the 1600s.

"We name our boats after the women who make us Cronkite men happy," he said.