The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the heroic search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge, which Daniel James Brown calls "A terrific read."
I am floating in the middle of the night, and nobody in the world even knows I am missing. Nobody is looking for me. You can't get more alone than that. You can't be more lost.
I've got too many people who love me. There's no way I'm dying like this.
In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success.
A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.
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About the Author
John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski co-own and operate the Anna Mary, a lobster boat, in the open ocean surrounding Montauk. Best friends for decades, Aldridge and Sosinski are seasoned sailors and fishermen.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Overboard 7
Chapter 2 Montauk Fishermen 21
Chapter 3 A Speck in the Sea 59
Chapter 4 "He's Not Here" 69
Chapter 5 Daylight 85
Chapter 6 In the Command Center 91
Chapter 7 "We're in Big Trouble" 107
Chapter 8 "Johnny Load Is Missing" 115
Chapter 9 To the West-End Buoy 143
Chapter 10 Command and Control 149
Chapter 11 The Landward Watch 167
Chapter 12 Cutting Loose 179
Chapter 13 Found 191
Chapter 14 "it's Over" 195
Chapter 15 Saved 203
Chapter 16 The Good Daughter 211
Chapter 17 Postscripts and Parties 217
Appendix A Assets Deployed to Find and Rescue John Aldridge 239
Appendix B "The Tale of Johnny Load 245