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The John J. Fallon


January 20, 1925

Fisherman Lost Life When Craft Rammed Dory
Seymour Cochran Drowned on Georges Bank Sunday Morning
Dory-Mate Saved from Similar Fate

Seymour Cochran, one of the crew of sch. John J. Fallon, was drowned last Sunday on Georges, when the craft fouled the dory containing Cochran and his dory mate.  The latter saved himself by grabbing the bowsprit stay.

Cochran and Thomas Hosdon had started from the craft, when the former discovered that he had left his mittens on board.   The men headed the dory about and rowed to the schooner which was under power with the engineer at the wheel, to get the mittens.

Evidently the engineer did not see the dory as it neared the bow of the craft and almost in an instant, the vessel rammed the dory, upsetting the men into the water.  Hosdon grabbed the bowsprit stay and was rescued, but Cochran was not so fortunate and sank almost immediately.  When the craft arrived at the Boston fish pier today, she had colors at half-mast as an emblem of mourning for the missing man.  Cochran was a native of Guysboro, N. S., and was 65 years old.  He was a widower but had no children.


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