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The Oriole


November 23, 1915

Strayed in Fog From Halibuter
Sch. Oriole Comes In With Flag Half Mast
Searched in Vain on Quero for William Waters and Dennis Hubbard

With her flag at half mast for the probable loss of two of her crew, William Waters and Dennis Hubbard, sch. Oriole, Capt. Daniel McDonald, came into port yesterday afternoon.  The men in their dory strayed from their vessel in a thick fog November 9, and although search was made, the men were not found.

Nearby at the time were sch. Waldo L. Stream and sch. Paragon.  The former vessel arrived here this morning, but Capt. Stream reports that he saw nothing of the men.  Capt. McDonald stated yesterday that there were five dories close together working on a little spot of fish.  On hearing the horn, four of them returned safely, but the other containing the missing men was never seen again.

Waters was 50 years of age, and was a native of Harbor Breton, N. F.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Rose of this city, and three sons, Amos, Theodore and Harry, also of this city.  The family moved here from Lunenburg, N. S., about nine years ago.

Hubbard was a younger man, about 30, a native of Yarmouth, N. S.  It is thought he had been fishing from this port but a short time, as he is but little known about the waterfront.

Capt. McDonald feels the loss of the men very keenly, although he is hopeful that they have been picked up.  It was not very rough weather at the time, and the next two days were clear and calm.  After the fog, a fisherman was seen passing the eastward, and the crew of the Oriole hailed her, but those on the former evidently did not see the signal, and the craft kept on her course.


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