Captain Gunner Pederson was born in Norway and was educated there. He had been engaged in fishing all his life and had been a resident of the United States for 27 years and of New Bedford for 15. He attended the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairhaven. He was survived by his wife, the former Serine Olsen; a son Theodore C., 31, and a daughter, Anna S, 18. He was also survived by his family in Norway: his brother Lars, father Peter, and sisters Margaret and Bertha.
The dragger Four Sisters was returning to New Bedford with a hold full of scallops when she was lost in a sudden storm on April 7 or 8 east of Nantucket. All ten men on board were lost, and an extensive Coast Guard search failed to find any trace of the ship or the crew. Twelve children were left fatherless.
The William Landry was lost in the same storm.