Messing About in Boats actually picked it up a week ago but I SWEAR I am not getting my NYC news via the UK! Saw it in the paper on the way to work that day.
Reminds me of a story I heard once about Frank & Malachy McCourt. Frank is of course the author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. And Malachy...I wonder how tired Malachy gets of being "brother of Frank" when he's a pretty well-known
And once a month, they gathered at the 79th Street Boat Basin cafe to drink a toast to their unused mooring ball.
I'd heard this a while ago & never known whether it was true - posting the liveaboard story made me think of it & do a new search on the Times.
Well, although the details aren't QUITE right, it would seem that there is actually something to the basic story.
Oh those whacky literary folk.