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Help Needed in Montauk on a Documentary

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 12:53

The Montauk Historical Society has announced it is producing a documentary film about the Pelican II, a 42-foot fishing-party boat that foundered and sank in a squall a few miles southeast of Montauk Point in September 1951. Its captain and 44 guests were lost at sea.

Although the tragedy occurred nearly 73 years ago, many in Montauk have never forgotten it, or have links to the Pelican II's captain and crew. "If you, or anyone you know, has any personal connection or memories of that event, we would love to hear from you," the organization said in a press release.

Those interested in participating or offering memories or suggestions can call 631-668-5340 or email the historical society at [email protected].

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