Friday, January 5, 1923
Much Rejoicing in Safety of Men
Manuel J. Silva and Edward Upham Return Home
After Perilous Experience
There was great rejoicing yesterday, when it was learned
that the two fishermen, Manuel Joseph Silva and Edward Upham,
for whom the coast guard crew were searching for hours in the storm, were safe in Ipswich.
They returned yesterday afternoon after an experience which seems almost miraculous.
Their little craft went on the rocks at Ipswich Neck and
they had to get to the shore through the icy water. They found they were in the summer
colony and that it would be a long walk to any house where they could find warmth and
shelter. The only thing for them to do was to break into one of the cottages, where they
were fortunate enough to find fuel. They dried their clothing and as soon as they could,
notified their families of their safety. Everyone spent a night of anxiety, for it seemed
almost impossible for them to weather such a storm. The coast guard did valiant service
and did not give up the search till Capt. Pearce found that he was
endangering the lives of the whole crew, with no hope of picking up the unfortunate men as
the snow was blinding. He, however, telephoned to the Dolliver Neck station as soon as he
reached shore and the crew from there put out in their larger boat.