January 22, 1928
Adrift Off Thachers For Six Long Hours
Joe Parisis Cries for Help
Finally Answered by Patrol Boat -
Lost Craft During Heavy Fog
Fortune smiled on Joe Parisi yesterday,
and instead of bouncing on the bosom of Mother Ocean today in an open dory, he is safe in
Parisi, one of the crew of the Boston
fishing boat C988, fishing out of here, left the boat yesterday
morning to haul trawls. A blinding rain and fog shut down and he became confused and could
not find his craft. Rowing about in a circle accomplished nothing, so he brought his
powerful voice into play and shouted for help across the sea 35 miles from Thachers.
This happened at 10 oclock yesterday morning, and for
six hours after the echo of Parisis voice carried itself across the
waters in the vicinity of Rum Row.
At 4 oclock, the watch of patrol boat 155 out of this
port, under command of Chief Boatswains Mate Jas. E. Pray, heard
the voice and answered with her horn. Later Parisi, considerably excited
and wet, was taken at this port at 8 oclock last night, none the worse apparently,
for his experience.