And by that sewer he died
So at the coroner's inquest
They called it sewer-side.
Chorus: Oooohhh, it aint gonna rain no more no more,
Ocean-going tugboats are built for two purposes: to tow huge inanimate objects across the ocean at a snail's pace or to slam
ahead at full speed into the teeth of a gale to come to the assistance of a vessel in distress. Of the two, it is hard to say which is the most
exciting. Personally, I found the long slow trips towing a dry-dock, a dredger or even a whole factory in the shape of a tin-dredger a more exacting experience than the salvage business. For, during the long trips, the officer of the watch develops a tendency to gaze astern instead of ahead, which he will find a difficult habit to lose. When, later, he is on watch on any other ship's bridge, pacing up and down at the comfortable walking speed that is the secret of relaxation, he will often experience a sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach on seeing the empty wake.
Jan de Hartog A Sailor's Life