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| I don’t stop to gawk at accidents nor do I have any desire to watch a fire burn.
The Stormy was hoisted out of Crescent City Harbor on Saturday March 28. She was one of 16 boats that sunk as a result of the March 11 tsunami - most of them commercial fishing vessels. Stormy was built in 1942 in Bay City, Ore., and was made of double-planked Port Orford cedar. Triplicate Photo
It’s not in my nature to get in the thick of things that are best
left to professionals. So, during and after the recent tsunami, staying
clear of the harbor seemed like the natural and wisest thing to do.
I had access to photos, videos and eyewitness accounts. All I had to
do was check in with our photographer or one of the reporters covering
the harbor or ask editor Richard Wiens for an update and I had my
tsunami news. And my partner Rick, in his capacity as Coast Guard
Auxiliary public affairs officer, was now at the harbor daily sharing
what he could with this civilian.
It was my desire to see Rick in action that took me to the harbor Saturday. I was curious to see what he actually did there.
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