03-13-2014, 07:07 PM #1
AK - John Anderson, Ketchikan, 12 March 2014
USCG: Station Ketchikan - Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard ends search for Ketchikan man missing from drifting houseboat -
The Coast Guard said Wednesday it suspended a search for a Ketchikan man who went missing from a houseboat in the Tongass Narrows.John Anderson's 40-foot houseboat, Diver III, was first spotted Tuesday morning dragging anchor off Pennock Island, about a quarter-mile south of Ketchikan. The boat had drifted dangerously close to a breakwall, officials said. A dog was on board, and hot coals were in the wood stove, but there was no sign of Anderson, the boat's registered owner, officials said."When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."