Out of Gloucester


November 29, 1941

Two Fishermen Lost Off Seal Island Grounds

Two veteran dory fishermen were lost from their dory off Seal Island late yesterday afternoon, during heavy weather, according to a telegram received this noon by the United Fisheries company of Boston, from Capt. Frank Hines, skipper of the Gloucester dory trawling sch. J. M. Marshall, on which the ill-fated men were crew members.

The telegram was sent from Yarmouth, N. S., which is about 20 miles away from Seal Island.  The two fishermen were Joseph Roberts, 53 years, married, of East Boston, and Samuel Cotreau, 68 years, married, of Lynn.   Both were well known here, having gone dory trawling on Gloucester boats for years.   Cotreau hailed originally from Westport, N. S.  He has a brother James in Lynn and several sisters there and resided with one of his sisters when ashore.  His family reside in Nova Scotia, it is believed.

The J. M. Marshall left Boston Tuesday, for her final dory fishing trip, according to Capt. David J. Pino of this city, who states that she is then due to come to Gloucester where she will be converted into a dragger and renamed the Dorothy and Mary.  She will be ready for fishing again next March, it is expected.


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