|L-R: Captain Francis Tuttle and Robert Moran|
Fishing friends enjoying Orcas island, San Juan Archipelago.
Original photo from the archives of the Saltwater People Historical Society.©
Capt. Tuttle had been suffering some with dyspepsia, and as he had heard all his life that sea water was good for it, he started in to take 'the cure.' And it really did help him––or he imagined that it did, which accomplished the same end. One morning he and Mr. Moran were taking a stroll along the beach.
'Bob,' said Tuttle, 'I have been drinking sea water, and it is really helping me. I have been taking two glasses every morning. Would you advise my taking a third?'
Mr. Moran stopped, and cast his eye out over the beautiful waters of East Sound, stretching almost as far as one could see, and then, turning soberly to his friend, replied:
'I really don't think that one more would be missed.'
From the Seattle Argus. 1910