Strange Pennants Fly as Endeavour's Mate Hangs Out the Wash - Rain falls so often in the Inside Passage that days when clothes would dry were not frequent. Scarcity of water on shipboard for clothes washing was another factor causing laundry to pile up and produce a flapping bumper crop when conditions were favorable.
National Geographic, June 1947: Endeavour Sails the Inside Passage
I had not seen my ship since Pearl Harbor. For five years she had ridden to mooring at Seattle with no steering pressure or salt water against her staunch oak rudder.
I had come back now to sail her from Olympia, Washington to Cape Spenser, Alaska -- a thousand mile voyage among the covered mountainous islands that shelter the Inside Passage.
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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. -- Jim Rohn
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Gone fishing. - c