Grease gets the squeaky wheel


So, you noticed the sailboat. I couldn’t resist. I haven’t drawn a sailboat for a long time. The bow of the schooner in the strip is called a “spoon bow,” characteristic of the old Grand Banks fishing boats such as the famous Bluenose. Remember the great sailing footage in the old movie Captain’s Courageous? My own limited exposure to schooners, however, has been to the shallow-draft, clipper-bowed variety that shrimped and oystered along the Gulf Coast in the 19th and early 20th century. There are replicas, but reportedly only one original survives, the Governor Stone.