Just as the visibility was at its worst, we noticed the last thing we expected in these conditions, a commercial fishing boat emerging out of the spray and the sea smoke!  I couldn’t make out the name at the time, but it turned out to be the FV Caitlin Mairead out of Montauk Harbor captained by Dave Airpotch.  I am sure he had great equipment because the visibility with the blowing spray, ice and sea smoke looked to be awful.  Just seeing that boat out in these conditions made me forget about my numb thumb for a while.  Trish Minogue Collins spotted it first from the south side of the point, I caught the rest of the shots from the parking lot and from sea level at on the north side.

Photo by Trish Minogue Collins

When the vessel finally arrived at the entrance to Montauk Harbor, Valinda Valcich was there and captured the video below, shared with her permission.

Wow, and one more from today, for #Fearfactoroverload 😂 from Valinda Valcich. Each one showing a slightly different "oh dear God" view! 😱😎 Thanks Valinda!

Posted by Bonnie Brady on Monday, January 21, 2019

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