By HARLAN OSBORNE,
And, although it's been years since the rugged Nordic seafarer has ridden the high seas, he
returns there every day, painting from memory and first-hand knowledge the authentic wind-whipped experiences he
encountered aboard the square-rigged sailing ships and merchant marine vessels he
served on during his
27-year sea-going career.
(Harlan Osborne's column, Toolin' Around Town, appears every two weeks.
Contact him at harlan @sonic.net)