“The Western Flyer hunched into the great waves
toward Cedros Island, the wind blew off the tops
of the whitecaps, and the big guy wire, from bow to mast,
took up its vibration like the low pipe on a tremendous organ.
It sang its deep note into the wind.”
– John Steinbeck,
ending his travelogue,
Sea of Cortez, p. 271, (1941)