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It's a long-lost tale of a life at sea. "Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail & Steam" is a first-person account by Daniel Killman, a ship captain from Maine. He spent a half-century on ocean voyages and died in 1936.
The book is packed with Killman's toughness and derring-do as the seafaring world was transformed from sailing ships to steam power. A hurricane in the South Pacific broke masts and sent "balls of fire" up and down the wire rigging.
It's an idea borrowed from "Humans of New York" and transplanted to the more placid streets of Snohomish.
With his sensationally popular blog, Facebook page and
Project Homeless Connect, which provides free health care, haircuts, backpacks, hot meals and other resources, will have a new home this year and added services — including a portable laundry and showers. The annual one-day event to help people in need is scheduled for July 14 at Everett High School.
"Laundry and showers are the big new services," said United Way of Snohomish County's Adrian Wieland.
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