Steinbeck’s Western Flyer purchased, coming to Monterey

,The Western Flyer, a ship immortalized by author John Steinbeck, has been purchased by an investor who plans to restore it to its former glory and bring it back to Monterey Harbor, said Cannery Row historian Michael Hemp. “Bob and I have been working since 1983 to get our hands on the Western Flyer with basically no money and no resources,” Hemp said. “In recent years it’s been moored in a boat yard in Port Townsend, Washington, where it sank twice in the past two years.” Read the rest here 17:23