Dorothy M

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Dorothy M (#248634) (1945-1958), a 38-foot wood-hull fishing vessel that sank at Anacapa Island on February 5, 1958. She was anchored on the north side of the island when the winds shifted and her anchor dragged [MVUS 1959].

In the News~

February 25, 1958 [OPC]: “Distress call heard; two men spotted on Anacapa Island. Crewmen aboard the Coast Guard cutter Minnetonka today reported sighting two men on the rocky shoreline of Anacapa Island after a 39-foot fishing vessel radioed a distress call from there early this morning. Aboard the fishing ship when it ran aground the Island's rocky shore line were the owner, Donald L. Marvin of Los Angeles, and Harry Bethel of Santa Monica. The boat, the Dorothy M, reportedly is based at Port Hueneme. The cutter was dispatched after the Coast Guard here received the call: "May Day! Am on rocks one mile north of light station. Am abandoning ship now."”