The Triton

News

Snowden at the show? It’s Capt. Snowden

ADVERTISEMENT

The show has a celebrity (of sorts). Edward Snowden is the captain of M/Y JW, a 130-foot Westport.

He’s not the Edward Snowden, the man who leaked classified documents last spring and has been hiding out in Russia. This Edward Snowden has worked on yachts for 25 years. But when people hear his name, they all wonder: are you related?

He’s not. But that didn’t stop the government from freezing his wire-transferred paycheck and credit cards for a time. And it doesn’t help that he’s from North Carolina, too, just like the other Edward Snowden. Reporters and even lawyers have called his house, wondering the same thing.

On a recent trip back from the Bahamas, a U.S. Customs officer, upon hearing his name, said ‘Where are you right now, exactly?’

Capt. Snowden was a good sport yesterday and talked to me when I asked the question he’s heard a million times: are you related?

Related Posts...
Foreign trade zone offers new options for foreign-flagged yachts By Read more...
By Dorie Cox Wednesday worked. For as long as most Read more...
About 105,000 buyers, sellers and browsers visited the Fort Lauderdale Read more...
Crow’s Nest Yachts brokerage, based along San Diego’s Shelter Island, Read more...
Online registration for the 2018 Refit International Exhibition & Conference Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

FLIBS17: Show tests yacht sale in duty-free FTZ

FLIBS17: Show tests yacht sale in duty-free FTZ

Foreign trade zone offers new options for foreign-flagged yachts By Dorie Cox M/Y Clorinda is able to do what few other …

FLIBS17: New FLIBS dates get rave reviews

FLIBS17: New FLIBS dates get rave reviews

By Dorie Cox Wednesday worked. For as long as most people remember, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has started on Thursday …

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

By Carol Bareuther It felt like business as usual at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, hosted by the newly formed Virgin Islands Professional …

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Nearly 300 captains, crew and industry pros joined us last night for Triton Networking at chandlery Longbow Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Low …

Featured Listings