LOST AT SEA
There is little to say but good bye:
Mee Mah really wanted to be on deck that particular morning, and was still upset after being kept indoors the night before.Log Excerpt:
A captains worst fear is to loose a crew member at sea. The most desperate feeling any living being can have is watching the boat disappear over the waves, knowing no one saw you go overboard.
On Thursday July 27, 2000 we faced this particular spectre.
Shortly after departing Prinyers cove, on course for Indian Point I noticed Mee Mah on the port side aft deck, beside the aft cabin. She was so happy I did not have the heart to chase her inside as the day was clear and only a small ripple broke the surface of Aldolphos Reach.
I clearly remember commenting to Edgar upon finishing stowing the fenders that she could not have chosen a worse place to lie, since we could not see her.
Almost no time elapsed at 10:30 hrs she was there and by 10:40 we noticed her missing. Our location was 44 degrees 07.50 minutes. West, 76 degrees 50.82 minutes North when we turned on a recipacoal man overboard course. We ran this course to the entrance of the cove scanning the water for a glimpse of our beloved feline, but to no avail.
For the following 45 minutes we ran a grid search pattern over the area with no success and finally abandoned the search at 11:30 hrs.
Mee Mah was a bright light in our household from the day we found her firmly occupying the road to the dump (we live in the deep country with no garbage pick up) .
We will always miss you Mee Mah