A mystery boat

This boat overnight washed up on the Beach at St. Simons Island, on the Georgia coast.  While we waited for someone from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, I speculated on where it might have been.   Could it have been one of the lifeboats from the Titanic?   My “smarter than I am wife”, Gisela assures me it’s not likely since the Titanic sank near Greenland, about 25-hundred miles from St. Simons.  In my fictiional world, those ocean currents could have carried the rotted-out craft any distance.  Journalism offers a tongue-in-cheek aphorism:  “never let the facts get in the way of a good story.”  We are not bound by the facts at all in writing fiction…only that the story is believable…that it could be true.  While I’m working on a Titanic plot line, a deputy sheriff arrives.  He tells    me it’s very, very old, but not Titanic old.  The deputy believes it’s a fiber glass fishing boat.  Imagine the story you could tell of two men who went fishing and never came back.  I’ m working on it.

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One Response to “A mystery boat”

  1. Jim Parks Says:

    Sounds like a new version of “The Old Man and the sea” in the works….

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