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International Seaman's House in Norfolk sold

Sunday - 9/29/2013, 1:33pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. -- The new owner of the International Seaman's House in Norfolk says she plans to preserve its nautical heritage.

Tricia Greene bought the century-old house from the Norfolk Seaman's Friend Society last week for $253,000.

Greene tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/164NC69 ) that she knew she had fought the right place when she looked out an upstairs window and saw the masts of ships. She's a third mate with the Military Sealift Command and a lieutenant junior grade in the Naval Reserve.

The house had served as a home away from home for mariners from around the world since the late 1960s.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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