Because I’d posted about Grouper in winter, spring, and summer, I wanted an autumnal foto as well. Yet I feared it wouldn’t be there. What I found was worse: it was still there but vandals had left their marks.
They knocked windows out, and that could mean the beginning of the end, especially with winter approaching. While taking fotos, I met the owner, who
said the vandal was caught and the tug will soon be hauled out. He also said it had a very deep draft: 18’! Other reliable sources say 12.’ I’d love
to get up there again when it’s hauled to foto the hull and machinery. Please get in touch, D.