The Mysterious Loss of the Sarah Anne – Part II
Above: Doughboy Cove, where Isaac Kettle’s body was found, 11 days after the sinking of the Sarah Anne
When the longliner Sarah Anne, out of St. Lawrence, was overdue from crab fishing on May 25, 2020, a quiet anxiety quickly spread throughout the town. Captain Ed (Eddie Joe) Norman, his son Scott, his nephew Jody Norman, along with a family friend Isaac Kettle were experienced fishermen but the town was no stranger to tragedy at sea and everyone was aware of the deadly ...
The Mysterious Loss of the Sarah Anne – Part I
Above: Jody Norman, Captain Ed Norman (Eddie Joe) and Scott Norman
Monday, May 25, 2020, was just a few minutes old when the fishing longliner Sarah Anne pulled away from the dock in St. Lawrence on Newfoundland’s south coast to head for the snow crab fishing grounds.
Captain Ed Norman, age 67, known to everyone as Eddie Joe, was a meticulous and precise man and if the plan was to depart at midnight, his crew knew they had better be there before then because midnight was when the ...
Tragedy in St. Lawrence
Four Lives Lost with Sinking of Fishing Vessel Sarah Anne
The community of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland has seen its share of tragedy down through the years.
Residents of the close-knit Burin Peninsula town witnessed firsthand the tragic aftermath of the deadly tsunami of 1929. Then there was the loss of more than 200 American sailors when the USS Truxtun and USS Pollux went aground off St. Lawrence in February 1942. And spanning several generations are the hundreds of local miners ...