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Black Friday at Manasquan Inlet, 1938

This is terrifying. I haven’t been able to find a report of the outcome, but it’s definitely a warning to watch the weather, folks… I do hope they all survived and recovered.

I have wondered whether trailing drogues or warps have helped but surely they would hamper steering… Have someone on the stern with a sharp, serrated knife? Or would would that be littering?

PS – Nigel – see comments – suggests staying out. I’m just glad our weather forecasts today are rarely wrong by more than a force, at least in my experience.