Thank you, Little Dorritt, for making sure this didn't go unnoticed in this community. It's so touchig to see people who never knew these fishermen care so much about what their death-- and life-- meant. I think the music in our lives has everything to do with that awareness, no matter how far from the sea we were raised.
Speaking as the wife of a fireman, I hope they died doing something they loved, and I hope their families can grieve in the company of people who are as good as the dear folks I've read on this thread.
They, and you, are in my thoughts tonight.