Out of Gloucester


April 18, 1946

Fisherman Lost from Superior
Dennis Amero, 70, Saugus, Fell Overboard Last Night
Never Seen Again

Believed to have been taken with an ill turn while on deck of the local dragger Superior, shortly after 6 o'clock last night while the craft was 60 miles east of Thacher's, Dennis Amero, 70 years, Saugus, cook with the Superior for the past year fell overboard and was never seen again.

Capt. Ronald Dahlmer, the skipper and his crew circled the area until dark in an effort to locate a trace of the man once they realized he was missing, but their efforts were in vain.

Amero was well-liked along the local waterfront, having gone fishing out of Gloucester for many years, sailing as hand with Capt. Archie A. MacLeod halibuting for a long time.  He came aboard the Superior about two years ago, first as a hand, and then a year ago as the cook.

The Superior left here yesterday noon bound for Brown's bank to resume groundfishing.  Amero had prepared and served supper to the whole crew and then came on deck to take the wheel while the gang were below.  Around 6 o'clock, Capt. Dahlmer came into the pilot house, to relieve Amero so that he could get his supper.  That was the last seen of the cook.

About a half hour later, someone asked where Amero was, and when no one could answer, a search of the dragger was made to no avail.  They then figured he had fallen overboard after being stricken.  They spent considerable time looking for a sign of him, but he apparently sank beneath the waves weighted down by his fishermen's clothing.  Capt. Dahlmer then set the course for Gloucester, after hoisting the flag at half-mast and arrived here early this morning reporting the loss to the police.  Amero is known to leave his wife and several children in Saugus.


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