No one knows when the Wilbur County Yacht Club came into existance, not even Donnie Wicker, who owns the craft, which is half-buried in the sand behind the old Wicker place. Donnie began meeting there with a group of friends a few years after he returned to Germaine from college.
How did the boat get there? That would be Donnie’s father, who brought it over from the coast, years ago. He had an uncle who was a fisherman in Newport in the Great Depression years, and Donnie figures it might be the origin of the boat.
But why? Donnie says his dad had strange ideas about a great tide that would one day come and carry him and his family away.