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ISBN-10: 0385314213

ISBN-13: 9780385314213

ISBN-10: 0684869098

ISBN-13: 9780684869094

at the morning of February three, 1983, the Americus and Altair, state of the art crabbing vessels, idled on the dock of their domestic port of Anacortes, Washington. On deck, the fourteen crewmen--fathers, sons, brothers and pals who'd recognized each other all their lives--prepared for the ten-day journey to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. From this rough-and-tumble seaport the boys may commence a grueling three-month season in a single of the nation's so much ecocnomic and deadliest occupations--fishing for crab within the infamous Bering Sea. status at the Anacortes dock that morning, the households and acquaintances of the team knew that during the wake of the former year's multimillion-dollar losses, the strain for this voyage was once surprisingly intense.

Eleven days later, on Valentine's Day, the overturned hull of the Americus was once discovered drifting in calm seas basically twenty-five miles from Dutch Harbor, with out a unmarried misery name or hint of its seven-man group. The Altair, its sister send, had disappeared altogether; within the determined seek that undefined, no proof of the vessel or its group might ever be stumbled on. the character of the disaster--fourteen males and vessels,apparently misplaced inside hours of every other--made it the worst on list within the heritage of U.S. advertisement fishing.

Delving into the mysterious tragedy of the Americus and Altair, acclaimed journalist Patrick Dillon vivifies the eighty-knot winds, subzero temperatures, and mountainous waves advertisement fishermen struggle day-by-day to make their dwelling, and illustrates the awesome upward push of the Pacific Northwest's ocean frontier: from a father-and-son enterprise to a dangerously aggressive multibillion-dollar high-tech with one of many optimum dying premiums within the country. the following Dillon explores the lives the catastrophe left in the back of in Anacortes: the bold younger entrepreneur who raised the top-notch fleet in a couple of brief years, the guilt-ridden captains of the surviving sister boats, and the grief-numbed households of the team. Tracing the two-year research introduced via the Coast protect and nationwide Transportation security Board, he brings to existence a heated forged of competitors: inventive scientists, protective marine architects, blue-chip legal professionals and wrangling politicians, all suffering to return to phrases with the perplexing loss of life of fourteen males at sea. and eventually, in his evocation of 1 mother's campaign to cross the security laws that will shop lives, Dillon creates a relocating portrait of braveness and love.

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