Lobsterman Recounts Deadly Incident off Matinicus Island

Lobsterman Recounts Deadly Incident off Matinicus Island
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Bangor Daily News: Christopher Hutchinson said he and his 2 crew members were on their way back to the mainland Saturday afternoon [Nov. 1] after a day of hauling traps when the seas and winds quickly intensified, causing his 45’ lobster boat to flip.

“We got hit by one large wave, and that pushed us into another. The windows to the wheelhouse blew out, and we began taking on water quickly,” Hutchinson said. “I’m not 100% sure what happened next, but the next thing I recall is being in the wheelhouse and the boat is upside down in the water.”

Read more about Christopher Hutchinson’s account of the tragic sinking of his lobsterboat off Matinicus Island.