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The Eva M. Martin

 

August 12, 1937

Local Youth Drowned When Dory Capsized

Thrown overboard from his dory when the small craft was swamped in the surf off Rockaway Point, Queens, New York, late yesterday afternoon, James Souza, Jr., 21 years, single, of this city, was drowned.  His body was later recovered and is on its way here for burial.

Young Souza was file fishing in the local 48-foot sch. Eva M. Martin, Capt. John Saltao, out of New York, at the time.   The craft is owned by the United Fisheries company of this city.  Souza with his dorymate, Bernard Markus of Brooklyn, was in the dory when it overturned, spilling both in the raging surf.  Markus swam safely to shore but Souza failed to make it, and lost his life.

The young man was well liked here where he attended the Sawyer school, and in recent years, had spent his summers bluefishing and tile fishing out of New York. 

 

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