by Sal Larsen
Today was a red letter day for me: I got to stand watch on the tugboat. Standing behind the wheel, I was so excited I thought I’d burst. Remember the absolute joy you felt as a kid when you got to do something you had only dreamed of? Well, multiply that feeling by a thousand and you’ll have some idea of how thrilled I was. It was impossible to stop smiling.
So thank you Roger, Art, Erick and Kerry for teaching me what I needed to know, and for giving me the thrill of a lifetime. Your generosity embodies the spirit of the whole tour and I am deeply grateful.
A graduate of Weslyan University, Sal has been a member of the museum for many years. This is her first time as a volunteer aboard the Lois, and she has fulfilled a lifelong dream of helping crew on a tugboat.