The boy took the skiff in to a dilapidated boat-wharf at the foot of Castro street, where the scow schooners, laden with sand and gravel, lay hauled
to the shore in a long row.
But the big flat fish was gaffed and hauled in at last.
They hauled together, and landed a goggle-eyed twenty-pound cod.
For the ketch, under her spanker which had just then been flat- hauled, had come into the wind, emptying her after-sail and permitting her headsails to fill on the other tack.
The ketch was so small that she was compelled to tow her one whaleboat astern on long double painters, and by the time the mate had it hauled in under the stern, Van Horn was back.