"January 1st, 1913. New Year's Day. Comes pouring rain, and at 2:30 a.m. for mine. Got Mascot afloat but couldn't handle her alone in the tideway and had to call H. on deck. Hanged if the boy wasn't asleep again. Soon snugged up and after a hot mug-up turned in for some good rest. Turned out about eight and felt fine. Barometer rising. Sky clearing. Wind a beauty at northwest and just what the doctor ordered....."
From "The Boy Me and the Cat" by Henry M. Plummer, a sail down the coast in 24' Cape Cod catboat Mascot.