Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
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Phosphorescence making the wake glow is an interesting thing to watch on those long overnight passages. It’s even more fun to row in or even better, to swim in!
When I was making my money on the Lady Elaine out o’ Pigeon Cove, killing Mackerel on those cold winter nights offshore, we could spot the schools by that glow. “Fire in the Water” the old-timers called it. Ol’ Georgie Carter, he’d sit atop the wheel-house, pickin’ out the biggest schools like mother shoppin’ at the butcher’s shop, n’ pickin’ out the finest cuts! No modern fish-finder could come close to the smarts of those old boys!
"Who would go to sea for pleasure
would go to hell for pastime."