Massachusetts Sailors Rescued Off Bermuda
November 30, 2010
Martha’s Vineyard Times: Several days after Capt. Dennis White of West Tisbury set sail November 6 from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, with his friend William Thorns and Mr. Thorns’ daughter Amanda, a raging Gulf Stream gale rolled his 41-foot Island-built ketch, dismasted her, and left her adrift for 12 days.
Although Captain White and Amanda Thorns were ultimately taken aboard a passing tanker, Mr. Thorns was lost. Mr. White is the husband of Julie Robinson, an interior decorator.
The Emma Goldman was bound for the Caribbean, but the journey ended in tortured seas north of Bermuda.
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