View Full Version : "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for..."

Art Read
02-01-2003, 11:06 PM
Just thought this "tag line" seemed appropriate tonight...

Mike Field
02-02-2003, 03:07 AM
Thanks, Art. I've been musing on these words too.

02-02-2003, 08:58 AM
Overlooking all of the actual objections,

...if you were asked to go on the next flight...
...would you?

Greg H
02-02-2003, 09:10 AM
Can't be much more dangerous than being on the road with Middle age women talking on cellphones and driving SUV's. :eek:

Bill Dodson
02-02-2003, 11:06 AM
I picked that up from someone in a bicycling forum I used to belong to. Sad to say I never researched who the quote is from originally. I didn't pay it much attention the first time I saw it, but it sort of grew on me, if you know what I mean.


Mike Field
02-02-2003, 11:07 AM
Your by-line says it all, Bruce.

02-02-2003, 03:24 PM
aren't the ones that stay tied at the dock all the time, also the ones that sink at the dock from lack of maintenance?

02-02-2003, 03:32 PM
Next trip? Sure.

The frequent internet version seems to be "A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. -- William Shedd"; but further information seems to be buried.

02-02-2003, 07:43 PM
I would go on the new shuttle with out hesitation. I hope that this in no way slows the advancement of science. some one asked what will we replace the lost ship with I think the much could be done with unmanned flights like the supply craft being sent to the space station next week if a larger crew stayed there and the exparaments were sent up perodically then returned when they were completed. perhapse not quite as good as having 4 shuttals and a fresh crew every time but still dooable and a lot cheaper

Ken Hall
02-02-2003, 10:44 PM
No question about it...I'd go.

O hear us when we lift our prayer
For those in peril in the air