This is a special photo for me. There was an incident when the officers head had a problem. (maybe a kotex got stuck in the overboard discharge valve). Anyway, the weather was kinda choppy, but I was wanted to go over the side to check the discharge opening. Things really went to shit and I was getting beat up pretty bad. Bob Parsons, (rest his oars) went here , grabbed me after several attempts, and hauled me aboard. He saved my life. I don't know why I remember, but John Peterson was in the starboard shears.
Photo submittted by Gerry Darnell