Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Can't post tonight. I'm broken hearted.

I spent the day talking to sea urchin fishermen who are mourning the loss of three of their colleagues.

The Bottom Basher sank late yesterday in Cobscook Bay taking three young men with her to the bottom. One body has been recovered.

I am numb as is the entire Down East fishing community. This makes the sixth loss at sea in 11 months.


Lisa said...

My stepfather drowned while urchin diving in Somesville in February of 1998. My 19 year old brother was tending. As devasting as it was for my family, the sadness seemed to add a leaded weight to the already burdened shoulders of the other fisherman. If stoicism and witheld tears could buoy a man home, no fisherman would ever die at sea.


Libby's Library said...

I am so very sorry.

Elenka said...

That is so very sad.....

Tatersmama said...

Oh hun... how heartbreaking..
May God keep them safe in his arms...

Someone sent this to me when my son drowned, and it brought me such comfort.
Comfort that I hope those families are feeling.

God grant that I may live to fish
Until my dying day
And when it comes to my last cast
I then most humbly pray
When in the Lord's safe landing net
I'm peacefully asleep
That in his mercy I be judged
As good enough to keep.