Stonington, CT, Blessing of the Fleet

TheDay.com: On the morning of April 12, 1990, Wayne Cale woke, and from his bed, peered through a window and watched the wind violently whip a flag outside.

Immediately, Cale thought of his brother, Robert. He picked up the phone and reached his sibling. Cale suggested that Robert, a lobsterman, take the day off from work.

By noon, Cale was on the phone again – another call he will never forget.

Robert had not heeded his advice, he was told, and had been involved in a fishing accident. He soon died from his injuries and became another fisherman to lose his life on a fishing boat that called the Town Dock home.

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