I have always loved that term 'go down,' does anyone know how or where it originated?
India used the term too & still does.
As to Blue Flue, yes their ships always looked powerful & business like similarly well cared for though I never hankered to join one, nor a Ben boat either. Not sure why. Guess I just liked my delightful trampers often looking unkempt by 'line' ship stds but always enjoyable, as well you were never sure where you would wind up. Crews also had that feeling of being born under the wandering star as Lee Marvin sang. Yes sir would love to do it again.
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