Bad News in Goodnews Bay


The date of the above log was September 17, 1914, and aboard the Patterson, in Goodnews Bay, Alaska, things were not going particularly smoothly:

At 7:25 Launch #38 left ship with cutter & whaleboat in tow.  Launch broke down & anchored – boats got adrift – sent motor dory out to pick them up. Dory launch broke down.  Launch 38 returned to ship – sent Launch 38 after other boats.  Launch 38 broke down soon after picking up the motor dory, but finally managed to get all boats to the Str Yukon.

Talk about perseverance! (And about ironic bay names.)

Find more stories from the high seas, about much more than just meteorology, at Old Weather.

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