Dillard composed this poem from the text of Cugle's Practical Navigation, by Charles H. Cugle, published in 1936.
(If the flags in A's hoist cannot be made out, B keeps her answering pennant at the "Dip" and hoists the signal "OWL" or "WCX.") CXL Do not abandon me. A I am undergoing a speed trial. D Keep clear of me - I am maneuvering with difficulty. F I am disabled. Communicate with me. G I require a pilot. P Your lights are out, or burning badly. U You are standing into danger. X Stop carrying out your intentions. K You should stop your vessel instantly. L You should stop. I have something important to communicate. R You may feel your way past me.
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