from the Gloucester Daily Times
"Brother, can you spare a nickel"
was the plaintive song sung by one of the crew of sch. Superior, recently in Manhattan this spring, when Capt. John A. Dahlmer's craft went in there with a trip of fish. The young fisherman who had taken his first peep at New York, was warned not to wander too far from the dock for fear that he would get lost in the canyons of high buildings.
But he forgot all about the warnings, and didn't even take a cent of change with him, and for a couple of hours had a great time viewing the sky-scrapers. Then came time to return to his craft and for the life of him he failed to appreciate which way was north or which was south. He missed his compass, and the fact that the stars hadn't yet made their appearance so that he could navigate to the boat.
Gloucester Daily Times June 1934
The seiner Orion had some interesting times of late according to the gang. On the last trip out there was one Charley Cavanaugh who received an impromptu ducking when he was swept into the drink as they were fishing off Chatham. It seems that Charlie was stationed in a dory and the boat was traveling along at a good rate, when as he stood in bow at work, he lost his footing and over he went. Instead of being worried he waited for assistance and was saved without any undue excitement. They are one of the youngest crews in the fleet and Capt. Ronald Dahlmer, their skipper, one of the youngest masters.