Monday, August 4, 2008

Search by Planes Fails to Reveal Missing Trawler

Boston Globe Jan. 18, 1947

An all-day search under very favorable flying conditions by three Navy and five Coast Guard planes yesterday failed to reveal any trace of the missing trawler Belle. The same number of planes will be sent aloft today to continue the search which has now occupied a full week.

No word has been heard from the trawler since Jan. 9, when she radioed she would arrive the following day. The trawler is skippered by Peter Linehan of Houghs Neck and a crew of 16 men. She is owned by the Standard Fish Company, 146 Atlantic Ave.

Yesterday the search covered nearly 50,000 square miles and included most of the nearby fishing grounds from Georges Bank, south of Cape Cod, to the northernmost tip of Browns Bank and over 300 miles to sea.

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