|1972 Route of the IMPERIAL, Captain "Corkey" North and son Chet.|
Photo from the archives of the Saltwater People Historical Society©
Son Chet pointed behind us where maybe ten boats streamed out in our wake as the fog lifted and sun brightened the morning. Some one called on the marine radio "good job, skipper". Much later I was informed that voice had been one of the investors following behind us in the fleet since we had left Rosario.
In Anacortes passengers rushed to get aboard, some of them looking in every box and compartment, even in my own day-bag and passed theories on everything. Not all theories of a correct nature as we cruised back to the resort among wisps of fog in the warm, fall sun.
|Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, WA.|
Undated photograph by F. Wear.
From the archives of the Saltwater People Historical Society.
One can only smile and say "maybe we will do better next time you visit".
Written by L.W. North, historian and long time Orcas Island resident
For the Saltwater People Historical Society