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In Memory of Novadoc

On March 1st, 1947, loaded with 3,860 tons of gypsum, the freighter Novadoc left Deep Brook crossing the bay in front of you bound for Staten Island, New York. Two days later, March 3rd, in the midst of a nor'easter off the coast of Maine, Captain Vallis called the Portland Coast Guard and reported that the Novadoc had badly damaged hatches and bulkhead. "We are running before the storm trying to keep the deck free of water," he said. "We request that a coastguard ship be asked to stand-by until we reach port." Those were the last words from the Novadoc. The ship and crew were never heard from again.

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