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The author, a native East Hampton Bonacker, is a fifteen thousand hour airline transport rated pilot. He had the utmost privilege for years, of meeting and flying America’s Who’s Who! He then spent the other half of his life flying a Super Cub off Montauk, L.I., N.Y., spotting Swordfish, Giant Tuna, Whales, and Great White Sharks! During this time frame, he was also the captain of sport fishing boats catching many of these same game fish!
In the summer of 1978, he was the only one to capture visible photographs of a Great White Shark, who had been harpooned that same day. In Mr. Grimshaw’s photos taken from his fish spotting Super Cub, the shark is visible under water!
His photos were used by none other than Walter Cronkite on the CBS evening news that night! He was also interviewed on NBC’S Today Show by Jane Pauley! One of his Great White Shark photos was on the front page of the New York Daily News! Nick Karas, Newsday’s chief sports writer interviewed, fished with, and wrote about Mr. Grimshaw several times that summer. Peter Benchley (The author of “JAWS”) fished with Mr. Grimshaw for over a week!
He then received his fifteen minutes of fame with Curt Gowdy, which led to a one hour ABC American Sportsman episode! These Great White Shark capers led to his appearances on other American Sportsmen shows, also morning TV shows, and many newspaper interviews and articles!
He also had the good luck to be invited to fly the Concorde at mach 2.2, twice the speed of sound, and a once in a life time opportunity as the only American to fly the “Hermes” the European space shuttle simulator!