Dead Men Tapping : The End of the Heather Lynn II
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...more
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 ...more
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.