Sebastian Junger, W.W. Norton & Company,
Photo credit: Teun Voeten
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June 20, 1998
Dear Scott, Steve, Dave, Don, Matt, Benny, & Ed,
It was just great to get the sweatshirt from all you guys. I've been so busy with this book tour and with magazine assignments, that I can't remember if I gave you all a proper thank you. Anyway, here it is. I am wearing the shirt into the ground!
Since you asked, the movie is getting into gear. They haven't cast it yet, but I've talked to the screen writer, who is very good, and the director is also excellent. Let's hope they do justice to Gloucester.
I look forward to the times when I'm able to make it back to Gloucester, in fact this week is one of those times. Maybe I'll see you then.
From Our Guestbook:
Sebastian Junger stopped in here the other day to pick up a few T-shirts. He has in fact worn his old one out (he said it had a big rip in the back - must be from all those trips to the wilds of Afghanistan), plus he wanted one of our youth size T's for a niece. He had the original style before; this time he chose the "weathered" style. Sebastian was interested to see all the Cape Pond Ice merchandizing going on (an ad is running in Yankee Magazine), but he was more interested in Les Nagy's great 1988 photo of the real Andrea Gail, and even more interested to hear about the National Geographic "Sea Hunters" program about how they believe they've found the wreck of the Andrea Gail off Sable Island, and sent a mini-sub down to look at it. That program is scheduled to air in March, according to our local Gloucester contacts.
-- Scott Memhard, Cape Pond Co. (Gloucester, MA)
"Hey Scott -
It was great to see you the other day. My sister loved the little Cape Pond Ice t-shirt for my niece (she's too young to have an opinion on it.) I will be happy to send a t-shirt [from Sebastian Junger's New York City bar "the Half Knight"], and thanks again for yours. Also, I spoke with National Geographic and it was their opinion that its not the Andrea Gail, though who knows. I'll stop by next time I'm in town."
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