BARRINGTON — Another bittersweet memorial service Thursday recalled the life of another of the five young men lost at sea Feb. 17 in a raging winter storm off Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
At 33, Billy Jack Tom Hatfield was the oldest of five Shelburne County fishermen who never returned from a halibut fishing trip when their vessel Miss Ally, out of Woods Harbour, capsized.
The funeral home in Barrington where the service was held was packed to overflowing, and it wasn’t hard to tell what kind of man Hatfield was.
If you had Billy Jack for a friend, you were fortunate indeed, said many.
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National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14
In this episode:
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Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
Ballot item would protect Bristol Bay salmon
NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest
National Fisherman Live: 8/26/14
In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about his early days dragging for redfish on the Vandal.
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