was caught in the heavy seas and dashed against an outcropping
of rocks. A line from shore to the vessel, allowed the crew to
steamer La feliz, ground near Watsonville, California with
a sizable cargo of Fireman's Fund-insured sardines aboard. Artichoke
rancher who owned the land wanted $500 to let the salvors cross
his land; under marine law no payment is required. Rancher kept
them off first with a rifle, later by flooding the access road.
Expediency overrule principle and the Company paid. Bronson