Touchstone: August 2000
On February 3, 1983, the men aboard Americus
two state-of-the-art crabbing vessels, docked in their home port of Anacortes, Washington, prepared to begin a grueling three-month season fishing in the notorious Bering Sea. Eleven days later, on Valentine's Day, the overturned hull of the Americus
was found drifting in calm seas, with no record of even a single distress call or trace of its seven-man crew. The Altair
vanished altogether. Despite the desperate search that followed, no evidence of the vessel or its crew would ever be found. Fourteen men were... View More...