Staying here briefly beside the port of Mobile, Alabama, I chanced to read a little about what happens at sea.
The cranes and derricks that handle container cargo are gargantuan.
The lifts are also inhumanly beautiful.
This monument, placed by several seafarer's unions, disguises, perhaps intentionally, who the sailors are.
Someone thought it worthwhile, in the shadow of a gleaming new building, to preserve this small shrine to the patron of the sailors.
The patron of seafarers looks out from his niche. They need him.
I had no idea that contemporary cargo shipping was so dangerous until I read Monsterwellen by Donovan Hohn in a recent issue of Outisde. That article is the source of all the quotes in this post.