Phil Richards was a writer in New York for many years, and he died in San Jose, California. John J. Banigan was the Third Officer on the SS Robin Moor, the first American vessel sunk by a Nazi torpedo during World War II. Born in New York, he is buried in Galveston, Texas. Twain Braden, an attorney and a licensed 100-ton master, is a delivery captain who has worked aboard scores of vessels. He is a former managing editor of Ocean Navigator and an instructor at the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship. Twain is the author of three books: In Peril (with co-author Skip Strong), Ghosts of the Pioneers, and The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship. He resides on Peaks Island, Maine.