Harry built his boat on the mudflats in L.A. harbor and once upon a time a smaller boat he built for open water
and I think his second one... been awhile... was on display at the Port of L.A. Maritime Museum. Unfortunately the museum sent it down to Riverside for storage
. In it's place a celebration of the Tuna Canneries on Terminal Island and not even a trace of Pidgeon's story. Those Canneries, the tuna fisheries in general were important for a lot of people particularly new immigrants but it was unfortunate to lose that part of the port's role in the history
of circumnavigators. I will have to find his book.
Thanks for the real time version Phil. That was a funny
bit of hair splitting on my part that didn't help much in making the point I wanted to.
And yes Powels repeated refrain was "and I barely made it home with just a spoonful of rice" With Jessica Watson
(she's a fav of mine) the refrain was "then I called mum and dad..." And with Captain
Woody (Circumnavigating Low Key) it was "...and I opened another coldy"...