Ships and Lighthouses

     This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a US
naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland:
      Canadians:  Please divert your course 15 degrees the South to
avoid a collision
      Americans:  Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees the North
to avoid a collision
      Canadians:  Negative  You will have to divert your course 15
degrees to the South to avoid a collision
      Americans:  This is the Captain of a US Navy ship I say again,
divert YOUR course
      Canadians:  No I say again, you divert YOUR course
      Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, 
THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' 
ATLANTIC FLEET  WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY
THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND 
NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS  I DEMAND
THAT YOU CHANGE  YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH; 
I SAY AGAIN, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR
COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE  UNDERTAKEN TO 
ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP
      Canadians:  This is a lighthouse  Your call

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