image Article in Capital Gazette about the mysterious Naval officer’s hat

Eastport shop connects Oregon woman with father’s Navy relics

By Shantee Woodwards
July 23, 2014

A U.S. Navy hat that hasn’t been issued since World War II sent an Eastport businessman on a nationwide search.
It ended in Oregon, where a former Annapolis woman remembers a loving and artistic father who left behind an unpublished memoir.
Tony Kime and Dorothea Derickson have not yet met, but they’ve had conversations about the man Kime knows as R.B. Derickson. Kime, the owner of Annapolis Maritime Antiques, had Derickson’s fore and aft hat and epaulets for sale at his shop.

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