Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field.
He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer.
Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
One important factor why the Spanish Flu spread so quickly and so extensively was through modern transportation, which at the beginning of the 20th century offered global coverage.In short, transportation plays a pivotal role in the spread of viruses, which is why airlines, trains, subways, taxi services, and boats saw such huge drops in usage following outbreaks of COVID-19.
The virus was spread around the world by infected crews and passengers of ships and trains, and severe epidemics occurred in shipyards and railway personnel.
Occasion sometimes aris in which the officers and crews are called upon to face situations of desperate human need which put their resourcefulness and energy, and even their courage, to the severest test.“The Influenza at Unalaska and Dutch Harbor,” U.S. Coast Guard Annual Report, 1920
very large proportions of isolated populations tended to contract Spanish Influenza all at once.
The sick outnumbered those doing the nursing.
The sick, therefore, lacked fluids, food, and proper care, which caused very high death rates… effective leadership was vital to keeping death rates down.
If complacency, incompetence, sickness, or bad luck crippled the ability of the leaders to react efficiently to the pandemic, then Spanish Influenza could be as deadly as the Black Death.