Out of Gloucester


May 5, 1941

Lobster Carrier Loses Engineer
John Erickson, Drowned from Craft off Maine Coast Friday Evening

John Erickson, 57 years, single, native of Iceland, who resided in this city, was lost overboard some time Friday night from the M. V. Consolidated, a lobster carrier, when the craft was sailing along the Maine coast, bound from the Consolidated Lobster company  plant at Bay View, to Nova Scotia.

Erickson, who was engineer aboard the craft, was first missed about 10 o'clock Friday night, according to Capt. Fenwick Larkin, skipper, on arriving at Rockland, Me., Saturday.

Erickson was well-known here along the waterfront, having gone as engineer with Capt. Archie A. MacLeod halibuting in the past.   A year ago February, he was a member of the crew of the ill-fated sch. Doris M. Hawes, Capt. Mickey Driscoll when the craft was dragging off the Virginia coast and was in collision with the str. Pygmalion.   The Hawes went to the bottom but all the crew were saved by a crew from the steamer and taken to the West Indies and from there given passage home.  Erickson was injured at one time aboard a boat and ever since has had a lame leg.


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