Surfer Tom Laurie captured a sequence of photos as the whale-watching boat San Mateo was destroyed in the Morro Bay harbor mouth and 32 passengers were thrown into the water.
Surfer Tom Laurie captured a sequence of photos as the whale-watching boat San Mateo was destroyed in the Morro Bay harbor mouth and 32 passengers were thrown into the water. File Telegram-Tribune
Surfer Tom Laurie captured a sequence of photos as the whale-watching boat San Mateo was destroyed in the Morro Bay harbor mouth and 32 passengers were thrown into the water. File Telegram-Tribune

Waves crushed a Morro Bay tour boat and tossed 23 kids into the sea. How did they survive?

February 09, 2018 06:16 PM

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David Middlecamp

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .