The Book of Numbers
• In Chapter 1, Bill Nagle waited for a fisherman to provide him with information on how to find a wreck.
• Nagle was the captain of the "Seeker," a charter diving boat that he operated from Brielle, New Jersey.
• When he was in his 20s, Nagle became a legend of diving to shipwrecks.
• In the 1970s and 1980s, shipwreck diving was a new sport with equipment that had changed little since it was invented in the 1940s.
• Nagle was a diver who always pushed the limits.
• Though Nagle usually preferred undiscovered wrecks, he had spent some time diving the wreck of the "Andrea Doria," a ship wrecked in 1956.
• By 1991, Nagle was endangering his charter business by excessive drinking.
• He would spend much of his time at a bar called the Harbor Inn.
• Since shipwrecks were common places to find fish, many shipwrecks were discovered by fishing...
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