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The Laura Goulart


April 28, 1936

Lost From Local Vessel Sunday

Benjamin Goddard, 54 years of Gloucester, was lost from his vessel, the local sch. Laura Goulart, Capt. John J. Goulart, Sunday, according to a telegram from Capt. Goulart received here late yesterday afternoon from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, into which port the vessel had sailed, her flag at half-mast, to report her loss.

Goddard, who had bee a member of the Laura Goulart's crew for over seven years, was a native of White's Cove, Digby County, Nova Scotia, and had been fishing all his life, coming to this port about 30 years ago to join the dory haddockers.  He was considered one of the best of dory fishermen, a class which is fast becoming extinct in American fisheries.  He is survived by a daughter who resided in Boston, and a brother, Able Goddard of Digby county.

The telegram failed to state in what manner Goddard was lost from the vessel, whether it was in a dory or from the deck but it is believed that it was by the latter method.

The Laura Goulart was reported as having 40,000 pounds of market fish aboard, and is expected to sail for Boston Fish pier shortly.


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