Music: A Nickel in the Piccolo

When the 250-ton fishing boat Barnegat put out of Beaufort, N.C. for the menhaden*grounds one morning last winter, she carried some visitors who had never made the trip before. They were Bendix engineers, on board to check on the Barnegat's electronic "fish-finder." The reports from the finder came through just fine and the boat closed on a big school of fish. Then, as the Barnegat's 20 fishermen began to haul in their first good catch of the day, the engineers heard something that made them look up from their graphs in wonder and surprise.

"Put a nickel in the piccolo!" cried one...

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