Dead Men Tapping opens in a Boston federal courtroom with the Coast Guard defending itself against a charge of negligence for a rescue gone wrong – and the tragic story unfolds as each witness testifies. Just before dawn on a warm September night in 1996, a 45 fishing boat was run down by a 272 barge under tow by a tugboat ten miles off Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
The boat capsized but remained awash in a calm sea. Fishermen in gathered boats could hear a trapped man or men tapping and yelling for help, the Coast Guard was called…………
403 pages HB