Steinbeck ship to be refloated by new owner and Northwest Shipbuilders

A new owner gives new hope to a dilapidated, unseaworthy fishing boat with remarkable literary pedigree. Shipwrights from the Northwest will be hired to restore the Western Flyer, a ship made famous by author John Steinbeck. In 1940, Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts – who later inspired Doc’s character in “Cannery Row” – chartered […]