Capt. Cedric Woodward, the pilot for the oceangoing Swedish saltie, Avafors, was growing concerned. The Avafors was just entering Superior from the locks at the "Soo" at the easternmost part of the big lake. Capt. Woodward advised the Swedish captain beside him on the bridge: "We sure as hell have got no business out here." But a veteran skipper who had braved the North Atlantic, the Avafors captain could hardly hold back his contempt. "Pilot," he intoned, "It's only the lakes."
BREE'S BLOG: In The Wake of the Fitzgerald
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