Someone’s gonna be re-taking “Knots 101”

Imagine you’re in charge of piloting a tug boat, pulling a barge, from Erie, PA to Buffalo, NY. At 4:30am or so you finally make port in Buffalo, pleasantly cheered by the good time you’ve made on a breezy night on Lake Erie.

That’s when you realize that you don’t have your barge anymore.

Luckily, it’s easily found, as it washed up on the shore near Dunkirk, about halfway from Erie to Buffalo.

Well, maybe “luckily” doesn’t apply. I’m sure there’s a tugboat crew that’s going to be seeing some unfortunate entries on their next performance reviews.

“Uh, Bob?” “Yes, Cap’n?” “I have a question….”


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