National Geographic : 1976 Sep
Wary of the suction created by a ship in the Stockton channel (below), boaters hang on to their craft. Bow waves from a freighter once heaved 600-pound cement blocks off an island and washed a sleeping camper into a slough. Stern waves carried the man back ashore, still in his sleeping bag. Mad, wet, cold, and minus most of his clothes, he called the sheriff, who called the Coast Guard, who suspended the speeding pilot for 30 days.