10/3/15 Sakonnet Lobster Sinks South of Block Island
The Sakonnet Lobster and the Edna May had fished together offshore for lobsters since the early 1980’s. Gary Mataronas owns the Edna May, and his brother Jimmy owned the Sakonnet Lobster.
On October 3, 2016, the Sakonnet Lobster sank 40 miles south of Block Island RI. Fortunately all hands got off safely. Check out the dramatic helicopter rescue of the crew in the linked story. I made several fill in trips on the Sakonnet Lobster in the early days, so this story is a little close to home for me. Jimmy and Gary Mataronas caught a lot of lobsters over the years! See linked story…..