Table of Contents

NEPTUNE’S NOR’EASTER… 1

A STORM AT SEA.. 1

HOVE DOWN ON GEORGES BANK… 7

“There was very little that your father didn’t know about fishing.”. 9

“His father saved my father’s life.”. 9

This book is dedicated to the following; 10

Prologue. 11

SETTING THE STAGE… 11

PART I. 14

THE SAGA BEGINS.. 14

Chapter 1. 15

DID YOU SEE THE MOUNTAINS?.. 15

Chapter 2. 17

MOMENT OF CRISIS.. 17

Chapter 3. 19

HOVE DOWN… 19

Chapter 4. 21

GEORGES BANK… 21

NAUTICAL CHART OF GEORGES BANK.. 22

Chapter 5. 23

NEPTUNE’S TRIDENT.. 23

NEPTUNE’S TRIDENT.. 24

THE THREE PRONGS OF NEPTUNE’S TRIDENT.. 25

Chapter 6. 26

BOMBOGENESIS.. 26

Neptune’s Nor’easter on Georges Bank. 31

The Journey Up the East Coast 32

Chapter 7. 33

IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS.. 33

THE “FINEST KIND”. 33

New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts. 34

PILOTHOUSE or WHEELHOUSE.. 35

THE FOC’SLE.. 36

VESSEL ABBREVIATIONS. 37

Chapter 8. 38

BACKGROUND & MOTIVATION… 38

THIS REST OF THE STORY STARTS HERE AT CHAPTER #9

Chapter 9. 49

THE TROUBLE BEGINS: 49

ENTER THE S/V KRIA.. 49

PART II. 58

IN THE VICINITY OF BERMUDA.. 58

Chapter 10. 59

The M/V CAPTAIN GEORGE… 59

Chapter 11. 72

A SCHOONER RACE TO THE CARIBBEAN… 72

The Story of the “Magical” Curlew.. 73

CURLEW IN THE GRIPS OF NEPTUNE’S NOR’EASTER.. 90

The Story of Windfall 94

Chapter 12. 104

ANY PORT IN A STORM… 104

Chapter 13. 108

The M/V EAST STAR… 108

PUERTO RICO.. 111

PART III. 112

“HOVE DOWN” ON GEORGES BANK… 112

Chapter 14. 113

THE HISTORY OF GEORGES BANK… 113

Chapter 15. 120

THE NOR’EASTER COMES TO GEORGES BANK… 120

Chapter 16. 123

THE PROFESSIONALS ON GEORGES BANK… 123

Chapter 17. 128

THE F/V MOONLIGHT.. 128

THE F/V SANTA CRUZ.. 128

F/V Moonlight 128

F/V Santa Cruz. 134

Chapter 18. 136

THE F/V FLORENCE B. 136

Chapter 19. 139

F/V MONTE CARLO… 139

F/V SUNAPEE… 143

Chapter 20. 144

THE SAGA OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN… 144

THE F/V ALOHA.. 147

John Isaksen.. 149

THE F/V FLEETWING… 150

THE F/V MIDNIGHT SUN.. 151

Steaming Away. 151

SHIPS LOST DURING THE STORM… 152

Chapter 21. 153

THOSE LEFT BEHIND BY THE F/V MIDNIGHT SUN… 153

Chapter 22. 156

THE F/V VENUS.. 156

Chapter 23. 165

Captain Doucette’s Story. 165

Captain Doucette’s Chart 186

Bound for Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. 190

THE F/V GAY HEAD.. 191

Chapter 24. 192

The Storm – Neptune’s Nor’easter. 192

Chapter 25. 198

NEPTUNE’S ANGER… 198

ENGLAND.. 198

SPAIN.. 200

ITALY.. 200

ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD THIS WEEK.. 201

PART IV.. 202

THE AFTERMATH… 202

Chapter 26. 203

CONGRESSMAN KEITH’S MEETING… 203

The Whaleman Statue. 211

“Shedding a Tear”. 211

Chapter 27. 212

THE COURT CASE… 212

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 215

January 5, 1966. 215

Chapter 28. 233

So, What Did Happen to the Midnight Sun?.. 233

Nautical Chart of Nantucket Shoals. 237

The F/V MOBY DICK.. 239

CAPTAIN REIDAR BENDIKSEN.. 239

The F/V 3&1&1. 241

Chapter 29. 243

Growing up in a Fishing Family. 243

THE F/V GLEANER.. 250

Chapter 30. 251

NEPTUNE’S BURDEN… 251

Chapter 31. 254

EPILOGUE… 254

Role Reversal 277

Me and My Dad. 277

SPECIAL THANKS. 278

ALBERT LOUIS DOUCETTE, SR. 278

In Memoriam.. 280

KYLE MILLIKEN.. 281

In Memoriam.. 282

The F/V DORIS GERTRUDE.. 282

The Crew of the F/V Doris Gertrude. 283

Captain Joshua “Spud” Murphy. 284

Engineer Herbert Doucette. 284

ABOUT THE AUTHOR.. 285

Bibliography. 286

ISBN-13: 9781728709673

ISBN-10: 1728709679 (E-book)

ASIN: B07K5ZN3LW (Kindle)

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