As an old salt, Capt. Tom, who owned, and was the original Chief Engineer on the Virginia S , ex. SUISUN, 1914 Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel, told us one day, when he was 83, " I never let the truth get in the way of a good sea story". What's the difference between a sea story and a fairy tale? A fairy tale starts, Once upon a time. ...a sea story starts, Now, this no ****!