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Posted May 4, 2008
Why and how of the Pelican disaster
Dark Noon is a retelling of the Pelican disaster where a overcrowded party fishing boat capsized losing about 2/3s of its passengers. Clavin writes authoritatively, but I believe he had at least one fact wrong concerning Nazi saboteurs. His overall portrayal of events is probably accurate and fair to the understanding of the causes of the disaster. The story reads well though it is mostly of local Long Island history. I enjoyed it because I grew up on the Eastern End of Long Island and had heard references to the sorrowful day.
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Posted March 16, 2012
A Must Read for all Long Islanders
I found this book to be quite interesting. It gave a full insight into the beginnings of the fishing boat industry on Long Island. It also gave insight into how and why Long Island's fishing boats regulations came into effect.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.