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The lost boys of Montauk : the true story of the Wind Blown, four men who vanished at sea, and the survivors they left behind / Amanda Fairbanks.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library 910.9163 FAI (Text) 33500013407150 New Checked out 07/13/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982103231
  • ISBN: 198210323X
  • ISBN: 9781982103248
  • ISBN: 1982103248
  • Physical Description: xiv, 313 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309).
Formatted Contents Note:
Before. The last voyage ; The boat ; The backstory -- Dave Connick. The summer people ; Choate ; Mahoneyville ; Catherine ; Alice ; Cathy -- Mike Stedman. The Stedmans ; Up-island ; Fathers and sons ; Susie -- Montauk the end. The fisherman's special ; Selling a dream ; Golden tilefish -- Michael Vigilant. The dock rats ; The vigilants ; Kim -- After. At sea ; On land ; The memorial ; Lost at sea ; Shipwreck hunters ; The survivors ; Donna ; Secrets and lies ; Pete ; Mary ; Chris.
Summary, etc.:
"In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller (and Academy-Award nominated film) The Perfect Storm, and with a nod to Steven Gaines' dishy tell-all, Philistines at the Hedgerow, a riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island -- a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals have it -- and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    In March 1984, the Wind Blown sailed out of Montauk on the north tip of Long Island, sweeping the sea for a hoard of golden tilefish that could earn its captain and crew up to $30,000 for a single boatload. Other local fishermen questioned the seaworthiness of the somewhat ramshackle vessel. The captain-owner assembled a disparate crew of two local young fishermen and a son of wealth and privilege out for adventure. The boat made its haul, but on the way back to port it encountered a fierce nor'easter generating hurricane-force winds. The Wind Blown sank without a trace. Former New York Times reporter Fairbanks has dug into this tragic episode, reconstructing these lives that ended unexpectedly soon, interviewing relatives, friends, and other fishermen. She also relates her own life journey from Manhattan to the Hamptons, then California, and back again to Long Island. Readers fascinated by stories of shipwreck such as Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm may be similarly intrigued by this sad tale. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amanda M. Fairbanks is a journalist who has worked in the editorial department of The New York Times, as a reporter for HuffPost, and at The East Hampton Star, where she wrote investigative stories, features, and profiles. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and The San Francisco Chronicle. A graduate of Smith College and a former Teach for America corps member, she has two master&;s degrees from Columbia University&;s Graduate School of Journalism, and currently lives with her family in Sag Harbor. 

Subject: Shipwrecks > New York (State) > Montauk.
Fishing boats > Accidents > New York (State) > Montauk.
Search and rescue operations > New York (State) > Montauk.
Montauk Point (N.Y.)
Fishing boats > Accidents
Search and rescue operations
New York (State) > Montauk
New York (State) > Montauk Point

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