I thought it might be interesting to have a thread specifically just for Sea Stories since everyone seemed so interested in those that I told on the other thread, 219 hits, and still counting. LOL Anyway, I have decided that I will post any future sea stories here, and I hope that the rest of you will post yours here as well. I will also answer any questions about life aboard a commercial vessel on the Great Lakes that you may have as well here. Capt John S. Keller Great Lakes Pilot, and Author of; "The Very Basics in Safe Boating" Sorry for the following commercial folks but my brother insisted. He's a big fan of my work. I recently wrote, and had published online, and ondemand, a small Illustrated book just for this reason; My concern over the growing cost of life due to an overwhelming uneducated boating public, especially in first time boat owners, and those who think they know enough, but only know enough to be dangerous to themselves, and their unwary passengers, mostly family, and friends at that. And some have just been lucky long enough to think that they don't even need to read that much. And it isn't much more than a panthlet in thickness. But can be carried aboard any sized boat for quick reference, or studied over the time when their boat is out of the water. It can be found along with my other books here: http://booksurge.com/search.php3 (Once on that page change Title to Author, type in Dunkin, and touch GO underneath.) I recomend purchasing the electronic version as it is in color, and you can print out the very usefull lists that I've incorporated in it, and laminate them for use by all hands on your own boat. However owning a copy that you can keep in your boat library is very nice indeed as well.