The ballad of the stranded whale watch ship

Eoin O'CarrollThe Christian Science Monitor

(With apologies to Sherwood Schwartz.)

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale. A tale of a fateful trip that started from a Boston portaboard a whale watch ship.

The Cetacea is a catamaran,says the company brochure 163 set sail Monday for a three-hour tour.A three-hour tour.

But as the ship was heading back, a communications line got caught in the Cetacea's prop, which it did entwine.Which it did entwine.

The ship was stranded overnight some 14 miles from land The crew provided blankets And snacks they had on hand.And snacks they had on hand.

Coast Guard divers freed the boat At no time was it imperiledThe ship returned next morning.   reports the Boston Herald.Reports the Boston Herald.

The Cetacea's safely back in port And the tourists are all smiles With 500 bucks ... A refund too ... A voucher for their next cruise. While journalists,  who can't just write straightforward prose, are putting theme songs in the news!