Sea Ghost - Bilge
From the hatchway you can see a little in the gloom below. The area seems to stretch the full width of the ship and, for all you can see, the full length, for no bulkheads are in view. What must be the bottom of the ship is covered with a thick layer of wet sand (presumably the ballast) on top of which is an inch or so of greenish, greasy water. A scuttling noise towards the stern indicates there is some life here — perhaps living off the garbage thrown in occasionally by lazy crew, for there are heaps of garbage near the area immediately below the hatch, which have formed small ‘islands’ in the ‘sea,’ a particularly large one having formed at the base of the main mast. As you move your light source back and forward, you catch a yellowish reflection some 15’ forward and to port of your position, in one of the garbage piles.