Neptune’s Nor’easter (Book)
by Paul Doucette
Neptune’s Nor’easter is the true story of a severe storm that struck the Western North Atlantic on November 14-15, 1962. This storm was unexpected, and the United States Weather Bureau failed to forecast that it was coming. This nor’easter storm generated 105-mph winds with seas reaching 60-feet in height. Over 48-hours, it caused the sinking of six vessels and resulted in the deaths of 36-men, including the F/V Midnight Sun, a New Bedford Scalloper, and her 11-man crew. Today, this storm would be labeled as a “Bombogenesis Storm” by meteorologists. This book highlights the skill, courage, and tenacity of the men who are known as New Bedford Fishermen.