The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30604   Message #394413
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
09-Feb-01 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Northwest Passage (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: I will take the Northwest Passage!
Keith. It is not uncommon for wooden Cape Islander type fishing boats to hit a large wave trough, and open up their seams. The boats are often neglected, and worms or rot cause them to leak and weaken. Occasionally collision with a whale, or nowadays a steel container washed off a passing freighter could cause such a condition. Sometimes in Canadian waters during the winter, a piece of sea ice too....Yours, Aye. Dave