The sinking of the Maverick: A survivor’s account – Sequim Gazette

Following is Will Oosterga’s account of the incident, recorded on the evening of the wreck at the home he shares with Dennis Bender in the upper village at La Push.

Some time early this morning I woke up you know to go to the bathroom. There was a light outside the boat. I woke the captain up and told him you know I thought it was the Coast Guard out there checking on us. Maybe want to do a safety boarding or something. From the time I that I had seen the light turned away to wake him up the lights and looked back out the lights had gotten a little closer. And you know…trying to figure out if they’re coming at us or not. And all of a sudden I didn’t see the light anymore…Read More