Friday, April 12, 2013

Jonathan Winters, RIP -- April 12, 2013

I was sad to learn that Jonathan Winters had died.  He always made me laugh, except when he didn't want to.   

In his honor, I thought I would post a photo of the square rigger Balclutha.  On 12-May-1959, he was arrested by Harbor Police at Pier 43, where Balclutha was moored.  The ticket seller didn't know who he was and was disturbed by his comments.  Winters, who had been troubled by spending too much time on the road, wound up spending two weeks in a psychiatric hospital.  He denied stories that he had climbed the ship's rigging. 

I took the photo of Balclutha on 19-October-2010.

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