February 25, 1953
Lynn Man Loses Life -
Washed From Deck
Losing his balance on deck when a heavy sharp
sea caused the dragger to take a sudden lurch, Isar L. D'Entremont, 48
years, Lynn, was hurled to his death from the Gloucester auxiliary fishing dragger St.
Bernadette 135 miles east of Gloucester about 8 o'clock last night.
D'Entremont was the chief
engineer aboard the St. Bernadette, a 90-foot dragger owned by
Capt. Alfonse Mineo of Gloucester. The dragger skipper is Capt. Willis
L. Powers of Gloucester, on his first trip as the dragger's master.
Capt. Powers in taking by
radio telephone to Alphonsus F. Hayes, delegate of Atlantic Fishermen's
Union here, this forenoon, is quoted as saying that the starboard light on the pilot house
had gone out. D'Entremont went on deck to fix it. A heavy sea
slammed against the dragger causing the latter to take a sudden roll. D'Entremont
was caught off balance, smashed against the rail and then overboard to his death.
Capt. Powers and his crew searched the neighboring waters for three hours
in a vain attempt to locate the man. The captain reported the tragedy to Coast Guard
headquarters at Boston, and turned his craft toward Gloucester. He is expected to
arrive in port about 2 o'clock this afternoon, with the flag at half-mast.
(A further sad not was added the next day by
the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Telesphore D'Entremont, parents of the victim, arrived
yesterday from Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, for a family reunion at the Lynn home.
The late Mr. D'Entremont was born in Yarmouth County, where he learned marine
engineering. He and his family have resided in Lynn for the past 28 years.)