Top positive review
Gripping tale, but I’m biased...
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2018
I admit I am biased as I grew up sailing the waters of Gloucester, Salem and Beverly and recall how terrifying the Blizzard of 78 was even while tucked safely away in a suburban house. I remember seeing the Can Do on her runs out to freighters, but never knew the full story of her amazing and heroic crew.
This book does a great job filling in the backstory of not only the Can Do’s crew but also the equally heroic men of the USCG. Yes, there are some odd sidebar stories which some may consider filler, but they all provide additional context of the players in this real-life tragedy.
A very quick read and I am purchasing additional copies for my sailing friends and family.