September 7, 1937
Fisherman Drowned in Dive From Dragger
The local dragger Bettina,
Capt. Patrick Kelley, arrived at Boston Fish pier late Saturday afternoon
with her American flag at half-mast for the loss of one of her crew, Reuben Kenney,
50 years, of Dorchester.
Capt. Kelley reported that as
they were nearing home about 3 o'clock, Kenney who with others was
engaged in dressing fish, suddenly left his position at the bench, and dove overboard,
before anyone could prevent him. That is the last that any of the crew saw him, the
skipper said. Kenney had no people that anyone at the pier knew of.
The crew knew of no reason for the strange act.