In the early morning hours of February 12, 1983, the SS Marine Electric capsized off the coast of Virginia — and forever changed modern maritime history. The courage of three reformers and a dedicated panel of Coast Guard investigators resulted in an era of safety that lasted 30 years.
Read “Until the Sea Shall Free Them” for free here online. As well as “The Captains of Thor — What Caused the Loss of the SS El Faro”— the 2015 catastrophe that marked the end of the post-Marine Electric period of safety. h