BLUE HILL — Former mariner and award-winning author George Foy will discuss his new book, “Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m.
On Oct. 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship that made regular runs between Florida and Puerto Rico, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin with five alumni of the Maine Maritime Academy aboard.
It was the greatest seagoing U.S. merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II. The ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment and advance warning of the storm. How, in this day and age, could something like this happen? The answer is that a ship as large as the El Faro doesn’t vanish for just one reason; it vanishes because many factors intersect.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
For more information, call the library at 374-5515.