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.