Out of Gloucester


February 7, 1918

Peter Foley Lost On Passage Home

Sch. Hesperus, Capt. Robertson Giffin, at the Boston fish pier this morning, has her colors at half-mast for the loss of Peter Foley, one of her crew, who was lost overboard on the trip home.

The accident happened Tuesday morning early, when the craft was 60 miles east of Boston.  Foley went on deck and some time afterwards, he was missed by his companions.  Just how the man lost his life is not known, but it is presumed that he either slipped on the icy deck or was thrown over when the craft gave a lurch, as it was quite rough at the time.  Foley was about 30 years of age, single, and belonged in Newfoundland.

February 13, 1918

Regret The Loss Of Peter Foley

The relatives of Peter Foley, one of the crew of sch. Hesperus who was washed overboard on February 5, as reported in last Thursday's paper, have been notified of the young man's sad death.

The deceased was 30 years of age, a native of Placentia, N. F., and had fished out of here for 10 years.  He was well-known among the fishermen, well liked, and had a host of friends.

He is survived by his parents, William and Catherine Foley of Placentia, N. F., two sisters, Misses Margaret and Mary Ellen Foley of the same place, also two brothers, Thomas J. Foley of this city, and John J. Foley of Newport, R. I.


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