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Fishing captain’s wallet went down with his ship, but was recovered by a trawler 4 years later

Four years ago, Capt. John Allen Baker lost his ship — and his wallet — to the bottom of the North Atlantic. It was Dec. 22, 2013, when the fisherman from Canso, N.S., realized that the Gentle Lady wasn’t going to make it. Its load of sea cucumbers had shifted too quickly, causing the ship to lean over and water to pour onto the deck. Baker and his three crew members darted for a life-raft and watched the ship go down about 130 kilometres off the coast of Sable Island. The Gentle Lady is still lost to the sea, but thanks to another trawler, Baker’s wallet has risen from the depths. click here to read the story 15:01

Fishermen in life raft rescued off Sable Island

admin-ajax  gentleladyFour Canso fishermen were rescued early Sunday after spending about five hours in a life raft off Sable Island. Another fishing vessel came to the rescue of the Gentle Lady, a small fishing vessel owned by Larrys River-based W.T. Grover Fisheries Ltd. The Gentle Lady couldn’t be saved, company director Thomas Grover said Sunday.  “We’re just very happy that everybody’s coming home safely,” he said. At 1:30 p.m., he had spoken only briefly to the four fishermen, who are all in their 40s or 50s, he said. They are longtime employees of the company. READ [email protected]  10:02