Please tell me who said: "A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not what ships are built for."

I googled it and one site attributes it to someone called William Shedd, but that's not a very helpful answer.

William Shedd then turns up on: and

so it seems he said lots of things which people remember, bt if he wasn't the originator of this, maybe he snitched some of his other famous quotes too.

Another site attributes it to someone called Admiral Grace Hopper: "A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships were built for."

I give up.
edgar lee masters
from "george gray" in the spoon river anthology

that's not an exact quote
but if that quote came from somewhere else, it's most likely a ripoff
Captain Jack Sparrow... ye savvy! Arrgghh!
You did.
There was a reference to it in Nelson Demille's Plum Island.

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