Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...
This may have been a navigation error but it is also true that there are still PLENTY of uncharted or vaguely charted rocks lurking just under the surface. Sailing close to shore is always somewhat a game of Russian Roulette. No one wants to be credited with finding the precise coordinates of the next uncharted rock.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.