A memory of the Fishing Vessel Patricia Marie in Provincetown

An error in the Banner brought Provincetown resident Joan Cordeiro to our doorstep on Friday. Her handwritten note pointed out the inaccurate description of what was the worst night for the Provncetown fishing fleet in over 60 years, when the scallop-laden Patricia Marie sank with all hands aboard Oct. 24, 1976. The boat went down about three miles off Nauset Light in heavy seas and rain, the Provincetown Advocate reported that week. Only the body of vessel captain William King, was immediately recovered — the next day, on a buoy. Immediately after the sinking, the crew remained missing and were presumed dead. >click to read< 08:25

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