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Special book signing of “A Speck in the Sea”


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Friday, August 25
6PM – 8PM
Montauk Ocean Institute, on the grounds of Montauk Lighthouse

Special book signing of “A Speck in the Sea”

John Aldridge’s story of survival and perseverance unfolds as a remarkable search by local fishing crews and the U.S. Coast Guard mobilized in three states. A story that culminates in a rare and exhilarating success!

Meet John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski at the Montauk Lighthouse Lighthouse.

A Speck in the Sea
Harrowing Rescue-At-Sea Story of Long Island Fisherman John Aldridge Told In Just Released Book

40 Miles From Shore, Having Fallen Off Boat Overnight, New Memoir Tells Of Aldridge’s Desperate 12 Hours Afloat & The Massive Search To Find Him

Story Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture

NEW YORK (May 2017) – In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, some 40 miles off the coast of Long Island, lobster fisherman John Aldridge fell off the deck of his boat, the Anna Mary, as his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, unknowingly slept below. A mere speck in the sea, Aldridge faced the overwhelming likelihood that he would not survive.

The next morning, once Sosinski awakened, a massive and desperate search began, involving the United States Coast Guard and the local, tight-knit Montauk fishing community. Some 12 hours later, after fending off sharks, attacks by sea birds, and the ocean itself, Aldridge was miraculously spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter and, against all odds, rescued.


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