This book is dedicated to the following;
CAPTAIN LOUIS DOUCETTE, JR.
My father, and the mate of the F/V Venus, during a vicious nor’easter storm, while fishing the Northern Edge of Georges Bank, on November 15th, 1962.
A New Bedford Fisherman for fifty years.
CAPTAIN LOUIS DOUCETTE, SR.
My grandfather, and the holder of the Carnegie Medal for Extraordinary Heroism, for his role in the rescue of the crew of the six-masted schooner, the Mertie B. Crowley, on the backside of Martha’s Vineyard, in a vicious nor’easter snow storm on January 23, 1910. His lessons allowed my father to have the skill to bring the F/V Venus home,
after being “Hove Down at Sea,” on Georges Bank.
My great-grandfather, lost at sea while fishing on Georges Bank, in the year 1880.
CAPTAIN MAGNE RISDAL
AND THE CREW OF THE F/V MIDNIGHT SUN
They lost their lives (11 men total) battling the unexpected Nor’easter Gale of November 14th & 15th, 1962, on Georges Bank.
CAPTAIN JOSHUA “SPUD” MURPHY,
ENGINEER HERBERT DOUCETTE,
AND THE CREW OF THE F/V DORIS GERTRUDE
They lost their lives (11 men total), in a nor’easter snow storm on
Georges Bank, in January of 1955.
MY SISTER’S FATHER-IN-LAW
Swept from the deck of the F/V Terra Nova, while fishing in heavy weather, on Georges Bank in November of 1966.
“THE FINEST KIND”
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM!