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LOOKING BACK WITH FRANK O'HARA OF ROCKLAND
This is the Portland Fish Company in the early 1900s. The sardine carrier NOVELTY at the O'Hara dock in Rockland.
was owned by Harvey Gamage and Maynard
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Lamey of Rockport and fished for a number of
spelled backwards, owned by the O’Haras years out of Rockland.
was a yacht his mother and father owned. She The 84-foot NOTRE DAME, was one of
was built in Massachusetts and was taken by the four big boats designed by McInnis and
the Navy during World War II. Following the built at the Donaldson yard in South Port-
war, she was returned and they turned her land. The others were FORDYME, JEAN
into a side trawler. D’ARC, and VILLANOVA. The NOTRE
Next came a photograph of the sardine DAME was one of the last, working as a
carrier NOVELTY, which was owned by swordfisher out of Gloucester in the 1970s.
Burnham & Morrill. Frank said that she would Frank also mentioned that there were six
come over, buy fish and take them back to 56-footer built, QUEEN OF PEACE, TRIN-
Vinalhaven, where Burnham & Morrill had a ITY, RIVA MARIA, BOSTON COLLEGE,
plant, and flake them. That operation shut HOLY CROSS, and GEORGETOWN Frank
down in the late 1950s and the building today added, “My father was in Portland at that time
is owned by Alfred Osgood. doing whiting and red fish. Those 56-footers
Next came a photograph of the Harvey were nice boats.”
Gamage built scalloper POCOHONTAS. She A view of the Portland Fish Company,
Edmund A. Cutts Sr. Passes Over Bar
The eastern rigged dragger NOTRE DAME, built at South Portland.
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Cutts; and a sister Adelaide Cutts
Durstewitz. Friends may call at Fellows,
Nautical Treasure. He was an institution Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, PA, in
within his industry. He is survived by his Easton, MD, on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, from
three children, Edmund A. Cutts Jr. of 6 until 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held
Oxford, Md., Linda C. Featherman of on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 11 a.m., at
Clarksville, MD, Ronnie Cutts of Oxford, Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, MD.
MD; close friend Dennis Risher of Trappe, Arrangements made by Fellows, Helfenbein
Md., who he considered one of his own; and & Newnam Funeral Home, PA.
five grandchildren, L. Ashley Featherman, www.fhnfuneralhome.com
Ryan A. Featherman, Sarah Barclay Cutts, contributions may be made to: The Talbot
Charlotte Trippe Cutts, and Sophie LaMotte Hospice Foundation 586 Cynwood Drive
Cutts. He was an amazing husband, father Easton, Maryland 21601 or to the Oxford Fire
and friend, and a regular good man. His home Company’s Ambulance Fund 300 Oxford Rd.
was always open to anyone in need. He was Oxford, Maryland 21654
preceded in death by his wife Marguerite M.
Wishing you a healthy & prosperous 2010!
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