HEROES: Almost Ahab

Peerless hero of U. S. mariners is Captain Ahab, the vindictive old salt who sailed the southern oceans screaming for more canvas, cursing tired crews, laughing wildly into the gale as he hunted the Great White Whale, Moby Dick, who had cost him a leg. Last week U. S. mariners heard a voice reminiscent of the great mad Ahab—almost.

Captain H. E. Raabe, 73, an oldtime slave-&-ebony trader in the Solomon Islands, who once skippered a ship with Author Jack London in the crew, had set out by himself in the 40-ft. powered...

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