Friday, January 22, 1922
Two More Lives Lost in Big Gale
Myron Lennox and Fred Thorne Met
on Brown's Sunday - Former Leaves Large Family
Sunday's terrific gale took a toll of four
lives and caused untold suffering to the men and considerable damage to the fishing fleet
on Brown's bank, additional reports having been received from Liverpool, N. S., where four
vessels have put in for shelter. A telegram came yesterday afternoon, announcing the
loss of two hardy fishermen from the sch. Teazer, Myron Lennox
and Fred Thorne, both residents of this city. The loss of two men from the
Corinthian on Sunday was reported on Wednesday afternoon.
The Teazer , Capt. Horton
Mason, arrived at Liverpool, N. S., yesterday noon and reported the loss of two
of her crew. Lennox was lost when his dory capsized in the heavy
seas. Thorne was swept overboard from the Teazer's
The drowning of Lennox is a
pathetic case. He is only 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and five
children. He resided at 15 Bass Avenue. For a long while he worked at the Reed
& Gamage plant of the Gorton-Pew Fisheries Co., and only recently took up fishing as
means of earning a livelihood and providing for his family.Thorne was a
little older, about 37 years, and boarded with Mrs. Mary J. McCarthy, 16 Maplewood avenue.
The Teazer was hard
hit by the storm and the heavy seas that swept the two men to their death, also carried
dories and almost everything movable into the ocean.
Besides the Teazer ,
sch. Governor Marshall, Gertrude DeCosta and Corinthian
are in Liverpool. All were heavily iced up and felt the full force of
the severe gale of Sunday.