By Stanley McShane
Published: August 18, 2012.
Can't a guy ever catch a break? Finding a quick way out of Brummagem seemed like a really good idea at the time, especially when I ran into Lucky Joe, 2 years younger than I and disarmingly charming with looks enough to let both of us in the door. We were off to seek our fortune in the hills above Sonora, California, in 1901, so HOW did we end up on that stinking whaler bound for the Bering Sea?