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Adrift off Thatcher's Island


January 22, 1928

Adrift Off Thacher’s For Six Long Hours
Joe Parisi’s 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 port.

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 Thacher’s.

This happened at 10 o’clock yesterday morning, and for six hours after the echo of Parisi’s voice carried itself across the waters in the vicinity of Rum Row.

At 4 o’clock, the watch of patrol boat 155 out of this port, under command of Chief Boatswain’s 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 o’clock last night, none the worse apparently, for his experience.


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