Give the Pirates Your Whiskey

By William Sweet

[Sailing] When a toothless character reeking of dead fish demands liquor from you and there’s nothing around but miles of ocean, what’s a good Christian to do?

If you’re the Rev. John Potter ’68, you give the man your liquor.

At Reunion 2013, Potter, minister of the First Congregational Church in Wiscasset, Maine, gave a talk about the year he spent in the Caribbean aboard his 39-foot Allied Mistress ketch, the Renaissance.

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Amherst College Appoints New Protestant Religious Advisor

April 13, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College has appointed Reverend Leon Tilson Burrows as Protestant religious advisor to the college. Amherst will share Burrows’s services with Smith College, where he has been appointed Protestant chaplain.