The Walter Mitty sailor who paid the ultimate price

The mail ship bound for the Caribbean was in the mid-Atlantic when a lookout spotted a small yacht with a single sail aloft, a thousand miles from land, with not a soul in sight. A blast on the foghorn failed to stir anyone into action, so a launch was sent over to investigate. The crew climbed on board and found . . . no one.The cabin of the three-hulled trimaran was a mess, with dirty dishes in the sink and radio parts strewn everywhere. An empty sleeping bag was stretched out on a bunk. Bu...