Officers on board the Vancouver
tug Bermuda, which arrived yesterday at Tacoma from Vancouver, reported having witnessed a
wonderful mirage while crossing the Strait Of Fuca(sic) Wednesday afternoon. During the
mysterious phenomenon, which lasted nearly two hours, the Olympic mountain range was
mirrored in the heavens while several vessels that appeared in the picture seemed to float
in the clouds like so many aeroplanes.
"The horizon seemed
scarcely a mile away," said one of the officers, "and the mountains seemed to
hang from the clouds."
Province, August 1998