Yachtsman Cabot Drowns in Newfoundland

Photo/Cabot Family Dr. Edmund B. ‘Ned’ Cabot, a retired surgeon and scion of a Boston Brahmin family, drowned Saturday off the coast of Newfoundland, when a rogue wave swept him from his yacht, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said today.

Cabot, 69, a lifelong sailor, was on the final leg of a journey he and friends had pursued over the past 7 summers on his sloop, Cielita, that had taken them from Nova Scotia through Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland to the coast of Norway, said Peter B. Ellis, a friend of Cabot’s for 40 years.

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