When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea,
I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like.
But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident... or any sort worth speaking about.
I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck
and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament
that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.