Thursday September 18, 1947 - The Chronicle Herald


Youthful Guysboro Seaman Lost

LUNENBURG Sept 17 - Sounding a tragic note amid the gaiety of the Fisherman's exhibition here today, the freighter "Velvet Lady" docked here today with flag flying at half mast in memory of 18 year old Jude Cashin, Port Felix, Guysborough County, one of the 10-man crew who lost his life while the ship was in foreign waters. The youthful seaman is believed to have fallen off the freighter while the vessel was docked at Port-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, September 3. The skipper, Capt. George Corkum, on arrival said Cashin was last seen on the night of September 3, by fellow crew members. A search proved fruitless and only when the ship moved from the wharf two days later was Cashin's body discovered, floating on the surface of the harbor waters. He was buried at Port-a-Pitre with fellow crew members attending the funeral in a body. The fatal trip was Cashin's first with the Velvet Lady. He joined her at Halifax August 21, but previously served aboard the coastal freighter Good Luck, out of Halifax. The Velvet Lady, owned by W. Laurence Sweeney, Yarmouth, sailed from Sydney with coal for Newfoundland. From there a cargo of fish was taken to the French West Indies.


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