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Dead Men Tapping : The End of the Heather Lynn II

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The gripping true story of a failed rescue and a tragedy at sea

In the predawn darkness of September 5, 1996, the Heather Lynne II was struck by a barge and overturned in calm seas 10 miles off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Trapped inside, three fishermen were alive in the diesel-choked air pocket that kept the boat afloat.

Onlookers waited for the Coast Guard, but when a Coa

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Hardcover, 403 pages
Published September 24th 2003 by International Marine / McGraw-Hill
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Andreasoldier
Jan 28, 2014 Andreasoldier rated it really liked it
A gripping account of a boating disaster that essentially closed down the fishing industry in the small seaside Massachusetts town of Newburyport.
Yeomans did a great job of recreating a day that still haunts many fishermen in Gloucester where I work.
The three men of the Heather Lynne II drowned in 1996 after their fishing boat flipped upside down when it was struck by a tugboat pulling a 272-foot barge about 10 miles off the coast of Gloucester.
Fishermen who answered a call for help could hear t
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Daniel
Apr 13, 2008 Daniel rated it really liked it
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I was mightly impressed with the research and writing of this book. Though a hefty 400 pages, it read smoothly.

Occassionally, early on, I was disappointed with the side-tracks ... the reporting on other vessel wrecks or seaches or the history of some of the people, but as I got further into it I realized how it helped create a complete picture of the incident in question.

A good read of a disappointing loss of life.
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Jan 15, 2013 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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