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Four Sisters

Vessel Details


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.

Name Age
Martin Johnsen 36
John Correia Jr. 38
Louis Boino 22
George St. Claire 24
Victor Boino 25
James Morrison 35
James Lopes 29
Gunner Pedersen 56
Kenneth Dyer 41
Manuel Moniz Jr. 35


The Four Sisters was fishing off Nantucket when a large wave washed George Trinidade and Rudolph Myrden overboard. The next wave threw Mr. Myrden back aboard the vessel, but Mr. Trinidade drowned.

Name Age
George Trinidade 31

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery dragger
  • Hull Material: wood
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Ship Builder: Thomaston, Maine
  • Owner: Abe H. Reservitz, New Bedford, MA
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  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • Length (ft): 64.6 ft
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  • Gross Tonnage: 45
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