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Lonely Hunter Boston, MA

Vessel Details


On September 8, 2003, at about 1:40 a.m., the Lonely Hunter was struck by a much larger fishing boat, the Katrina Lee, about 28 miles east of Nantucket. The Lonely Hunter  flipped, capsized, and sank in nearly 200 feet of water. The crew of the Katrina Lee pulled Captain John Weckesser to safety, but Jose Da Costa and Jonathan Beauvais were both lost at sea.

On November 17, 2003, the Sea Siren, a New Bedford fishing boat, pulled up debris from the Lonely Hunter, including Mr. DaCosta's remains.

Name Age
Jonathan Beauvais 25
Jose DaCosta 25

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery Scalloper
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Ship Builder: Joseph Richard Cottreau
  • Owner: John J. Weckesser, Jr.
  • Previous Owners: James M. Sanborn
  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • USCG Doc. No.: 528930
  • IMO Number:
  • Call Sign: WYZ3794
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  • Length (ft): 47.7 ft.
  • Hull Depth (ft): 8.7 ft.
  • Hull Breadth (ft): 15.6 ft.
  • Gross Tonnage: 43
  • Net Tonnage: 34