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Imagine being in rough seas in the upper wheelhouse of Wicomico,

or Gulf Service, or

Volunteer.  Air draft of Volunteer is 114 feet.

114 feet! See the two crew standing on the afterdeck below.

So here’s some figuring to take years of rust off my math brain: let’s assume the upper pilothouse is 100 feet from the water, and in rough waters, the vessel pitches and/or rolls 20 degrees. How many feet from top center would a crewman in the house travel with each 20 degree pitch or roll? Answer tomorrow . . . as it may take me that long to do the math.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

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Seth Tane American Painting

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Tale of Two Marlins

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