Steinbeck boat sits sadly
Author rented it; tourist-draw plan raises some ire
Posted: March 10, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — John Steinbeck couldn’t find a boat, and he needed one desperately. His marriage was in trouble. People in his hometown were vilifying him as a communist rabble-rouser. He figured a sea expedition with his wife, Carol, and marine biologist buddy Ed Ricketts would be just the thing.
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