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Sam Lund

of New Bedford, Massachusetts
Born in Karmoy, Norway
Position: Crew
Age: 55

Sam replaced one of his brothers on this trip at the last minute. He was survived by a sister, Maria Lund, in Karmoy, Norway, and two brothers, Sigvart and Peter Lund, both New Bedford fishermen.


The Midnight Sun left New Bedford on November 10, 1962, and disappeared in a storm on November 14 as she headed home to New Bedford from the fishing grounds. Late Wednesday and Thursday a storm packing  winds of more than 90 miles an hour whipped seas into 50-foot waves as it ripped across Georges Bank. Local fishermen considered the storm to have been one of the worst of the century. Last radio contact was reported between 2 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  The Midnight Sun was reported overdue when she failed to return to port along with the other vessels she had been fishing with. The Coast Guard conducted a seven-day, 63,000-square-mile search for the vessel but found no wreckage.