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.