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Neptune’s Nor’easter (Book)




Neptune’s Nor’easter

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.



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Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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