- Category: News & Views
- Created: Monday, 04 April 2011 21:16
- Written by Charles Doane
Dateline: Petit Martinique, Grenada (guest post courtesy of Chas. "May I Cast Off Now?" Lassen, fugitive and crew aboard charter vessel Tiando)
It was 6:30 a.m. when Susan "Sooky" Lassen took her dog, Phoebe, on a short boat ride from the island where they lived to a dock in Portsmouth, NH. It was a trip she had often made, but this time it was nearly fatal.
Her husband had warned her about the balky gearbox and had often told her to respect the huge tides and frigid waters of the fast-flowing Piscataqua River. As she approached the dock, she could not engage reverse gear and was thrown on to the dock by the collision. The tide swiftly took the boat, with Ms. Lassen's beloved Phoebe on it, in its grip.Write comment (0 Comments)