US NAVY STOPS 1ST SHIP AT QUARANTINE LINE
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) The White House announced today that at 7:50 this morning the 1st ship was stopped & searched by the United States Navy at the "Quarantine Line" east of Cuba.
A boarding party from the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (named after JFK's older brother) inspected the cargo of the Marucla, a Lebanese freighter under charter to the USSR.
The inspection, according to the White House, turned up no offensive weapons & so the Marucla was allowed to proceed towards Havana, Cuba.
USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
US Navy Photo
October 26, 1962
JFK RECEIVES LETTER FROM KHRUSHCHEV
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) According to White House sources, President John F. Kennedy received a letter from Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union this evening in which he proposes an idea on how to end the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Khrushchev began by restating that Soviet missiles in Cuba are for defensive purposes only.
Then, the Chairman proposes, in the letter, that if the United States will recall its fleet & make a promise not to invade Cuba, "the necessity for the presence of our military specialists would disappear."*
"I've got an old mule, her name is Sal
15 miles on the Erie Canal
Shes a good old worker
and a good old pal
15 miles on the Erie Canal."
15 Miles On The Erie Canal
by Thomas S. Allen (1905)