Time is a relentless master, forever marching forward and never altering it’s pace. A boat now lies prone on the banks of the shores of Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island, with only it’s memories, memories that are secret to us now but never forgotten for those who stood upon her deck working the seas. She was once the source of a living on the rugged west coast of Canada, but today only the haunted skeleton of what once was remains behind.
Where is her soul today? Does it remain forever locked at the bottom of the sea in Davey Jones’ Locker? What did she witness all those years she toiled at sea? Surely gales and storms and waves a thousand feet tall pounded on her hull as she pitched on roiling waters, only to come home to survive another day. One day it was her last. She was brought ashore where now she sits in a state of perpetuity, forever longing to return to the oceans that she once traversed with certainty and courage.
Such is the life of a wood fishing boat on the shores of western Canada.
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