Out of Gloucester


January 23, 1956

Falling Block Kills Fisherman

Charles R. Longo, 27, of Gloucester, is reported accidentally killed aboard the dragger Eagle off Canso, Nova Scotia, Saturday.  Capt. Vincenzo Marino, 31, acting skipper of the Eagle, was injured in the same accident.  He was taken to the hospital at Antigonish, N. S. for treatment.

From what could be learned here, a shackle on a block gave way.  The block fell and hit Longo in the head.  The accident took place early Saturday while the dragger was fishing off Canso.

The vessel made for Canso.  There Salvatore Orlando, a crew member, telephoned his brother, Capt. Joseph S. Orlando to tell him what had happened.

Longo's body is being shipped overland to this city, expected to arrive tomorrow.  The funeral will be Thursday.

The Eagle left here Sunday, January 14, on her latest fishing trip.  Capt. Frank Dunphy was to leave here today to join the dragger at Canso and take command so that she may complete the trip.  Capt. Orlando is recuperating from illness at his home here.

Longo was born in Boston in 1929, son of Donald and Sarah (McAllister) Longo, now of Gloucester.  He leaves his wife, Margaret Ann (O'Maley) and a daughter Sharon, 14 months of age, his parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

He came to this city 12 years ago and has engaged in fishing ever since with the exception of Army service.


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