First Edition hardcover is in good condition and has modest signs of wear to covers. DJ is covered with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. 224 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 1981 ISBN: 0877953422 A true-life ghost story in the form of a novel. In a Coast Guard cutter on the dazzlingly frozen in-shore seas of Maine, where strange events take on a meaning and, some say, even a life of their own, two ghostly figures appear on board: the chief engineer drowned at sea, and a lobsterman whose boat came home empty, portents of unknown, unspeakable things to come. Objects go missing; freak accidents add up; crewmen turn inward, and on each other.