Haul off, haul off, Master Bumppo,” cried Benjamin, “your top-light frightens the fish, who see the net and sheer off soundings
Now the Dreadnought she lies in the River Mersey, Because of the tugboat to take her to sea; But when she's off soundings
you shortly will know
Of course, one of the reasons ships are a danger to small boats in the first place is that the individual at the wheel may not be keeping a sharp eye ahead; indeed, off soundings
, he may not even be looking ahead period, because he's letting the autopilot worry about navigation.