Anglesea, NJ (off shore) Fishing Boat Sinks, Nov 1921
11 FISHERMEN LOST OFF JERSEY COAST.
THREE BODIES OF THE ILL-FATED CREW ARE WASHED ASHORE AT ANGLESEA.
ON LAST TRIP THIS FALL.
IT IS SUPPOSED LASHED BOATS WERE SWAMPED AFTER NETS HAD BEEN PULLED.
Cape May, N.J., Nov. 1. -- Eleven fishermen were drowned last night off Anglesea, when they went out to take up their nets for the Winter. They were employed by the Hilton Fishing Company of Anglesea. Two boats, lashed together, went off shore to pull up the pound net poles, which are sixty-five feet long and weigh over one hundred pounds each.
It is supposed by Captain James A. Price of the Coast Guard Station of Anglesea, they pulled up the poles and started in shore when the heavy seas on the Anglesea bar caused their boat to fill and capsize. The seas were running high on the Anglesea bar at the time.
Augustus Hilton, former Mayor of Anglesea, President of the Hilton Fishing Company, notified
Captain Price that the men were missing at 8 o'clock last night. Despite the heavy sea running, Captain Price and his crew put to sea and searched the coast from Sea Isle City to Cape May for the boats. Not a light or a boat could be seen. At daylight the Coast Guard crew put back to the beach. Captain Jesse Hearon of the Coast Guard station at Stone Harbor on being notified put out to sea, but after an all-night search failed to find the boats.
Those in the boats were:
CHARLES STEVENSON of Dennisville.
RICHARD STEVENSON, a brother of Charles Stevenson.
JOHN LUNDY, Anglesea, whose body came ashore at Wildwood Crest, as did the bodies of the STEVENSON brothers.
Captain ANDREW HANSON, of Anglesea, commander of the two boats.
CHARLES JOHNSON, Anglesea.
Captain GUNNY JOHNSON, Anglesea.
JOHN JOHNSON, of Anglesea.
Captain GEORGE NICHOLSON, of Anglesea, who leaves a wife and two small children.
HARRY KEEN, of Brooklyn.
N. T. DALSTROM, of Brooklyn.
TONY DOMNICO, of Wildwood.
Crowds of anxious watchers lined the beach all day hoping that some one would survive the big seas and heavy tides that have prevailed on the New Jersey coast. Only the three bodies have washed ashore. It is thought that the southerly breeze now blowing will set the bodies on the Delaware shore.
New York Times New York 1921-11-02