Death at sea: The sinking of the Starbound

Fifteen years ago today, the Starbound was headed to port in Gloucester with a load full of herring caught on Georges Bank when it was hit head on by an oil tanker.

Joe Marcantonio, the captain, recounts that night.

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Absolutely. It's somewhat reminiscent of the storm at sea many years before that, when five Gloucester fishermen were killed at sea during a really horrific storm--the one that the movie "A Perfect Storm" was based on.

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Dead Men Tapping : The End of the Heather Lynn II

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Sad story. It reminds me of a great (but sad) book Dead Men Tapping : The End of the Heather Lynn II by Kate Yeomans. A fishing boat was struck by a barge and flipped in 1996 near Cape Ann, trapping the crew in an air pocket in the overturned boat. Divers weren't immediately available and nearby boats weren't allowed to help.

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