Lost at Sea
By (author) Patrick Dillon
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Lost at Sea by Patrick Dillon
Book DescriptionOn February 3, 1983, the men aboard Americus and Altair, two state-of-the-art crabbing vessels, docked in their home port of Anacortes, Washington, prepared to begin a grueling three-month season fishing in the notorious Bering Sea. Eleven days later, on Valentine's Day, the overturned hull of the Americus was found drifting in calm seas, with no record of even a single distress call or trace of its seven-man crew. The Altair vanished altogether. Despite the desperate search that followed, no evidence of the vessel or its crew would ever be found. Fourteen men were lost. And the tragedy would mark the worst disaster in the history of U.S. commercial fishing. With painstaking research and spellbinding prose, acclaimed journalist Patrick Dillon brings to life the men who were lost, the dangers that commercial fishermen face, the haunting memories of the families left behind...and reconstructs the intense investigation that ensued, which for the first time exposed the dangers of an industry that would never again be the same.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684869094
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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In the tumultuous aftermath of the Trojan War, a young man battles to save his home and his inheritance. Setting out to find his father, he ends up discovering himself.
Story of Buildings, Hardback (April 2014)
"From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would last forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center designed by two young architects, Patrick Dillon's stories of remarkable buildings and the remarkable people who made them celebrates the ingenuity of human creation."--Amazon.com.
Story of Buildings: from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond, Hardback (April 2014)
A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with sixteen intricate cross sections.
Story of Britain, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Patrick Dillon
A narrative history of Britain from 1066 to the end of the 20th century.
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Author Biography - Patrick Dillon
Patrick Dillon is the Adventure and Sailing Events Programming Director at QuokkaSports, Digital Sports Entertainment. He has won numerous awards, including a share of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. His columns and essays have appeared in many publications throughout the nation, including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Fast Company.
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