Life saver

This lifebelt was spotted in a shop window in Sausalito. It’s hard to imagine a ship called Nellie, though less hard to imagine those who sail on her referring to one another with the term, which I’d previously assumed was only British. It’s heart-warming to find it a spit from San Francisco, less Querelle of Brest than Poofter of Portsmouth, and all the better for it.

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