“Captain, this storm’s too much,” yells the first mate. “We don’t know our position anymore.”
The captain thinks, “There must be a landmark out there, but how will we see it in this blow?”
Another crewman yells, “Look, there’s a light off the starboard rail!”
“That must be Old Hanford Light,” says the captain. “Get a fix on that light – it’ll keep us off the rocks.”
After arriving safely in port, the captain tells the harbormaster about their good fortune.
“That’s impossible. The Old Hanford Lighthouse was blown down in a nor’easter 20 years ago and never rebuilt.”