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A NJ Author’s Nautical Themed Biography

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New Jersey resident Nicholas Starace is the author of the book, “White Sails Became Me”. This nautical themed biography highlights how his life was shaped by the sea.

“The boat is symbolic, it’s symbolic of my passion,” he said.

Starace has kept his boat docked at Liberty State Park since the marina opened about 15 years-ago.

“I was on this boat when 911 happened,” he said. Starace offered his boat that day as a trauma center, but among all the chaos it wasn’t used at the time of the evacuations.

His book not only touches on terrorism but on his life in the Navy, family loss, divorce, near-death accidents, earthquakes, cancer, a military death in the family, and even what he calls the pleasant trauma of retirement.

In his retired life, Starace volunteers at the NJ VA Hospital. He conducts surveys with the veterans to find areas that need improvement. He said there have been vast improvements over the last couple years due to dedicated staff.

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