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The alarm had just sounded when the as­sis­tant cook knocked on Eric Haynes’s cabin door. “I don’t know how bad it is,” he told Eric, “but we’re tak­ing on wa­ter.”

Eric Haynes, 45, had been feel­ing the swells, but the pitch­ing and yaw­ing didn’t bother him. He’d been the cook on the Ranger for the bet­ter part of 13 years, and he knew her rhythms, the way she tum­bled through the sea.

Eric got dressed, then headed to­ward the wheel­house. Cap­tain Pete

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