Go Back Report # 269


‘Object’ Snags Dragger, Tows It Backward

PORTLAND, Me (UPI) --- The 90-foot dragger Resolute limped into Portland Harbor today and the crew told the Coast Guard the vessel had been towed backward and nearly submersed by an unidentified object.     

       Capt. John Larson, the boat's skipper, said the vessel was nearly capsized yesterday when the object became tangled in its nets. Larson said his boat was moving so fast backward that it began to heel over and take on water.

       Larson said he and his six-man crew cut thousands of dollars worth of nets to save the Resolute. The boat also sustained damaged radio aerials and loosened planks.

       The crew said the object was either a submarine or a huge whale. The Navy said it had no submarines operating off the Georges Banks where the incident occurred.                           

This reference: The Boston (MA) Globe, Saturday, August 10, 1963. With thanks to Barry Greenwood for supplying the article.  

UFOCAT PRN – 76753

UFOCAT URN – 076753 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 52, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 081371 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 52, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 141799 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #1003, © 1980

North America – United States, Maine

Portland                       Latitude 43-39-41 N, Longitude 70-15-21 W (D-M-S)

Georges Islands          Latitude 43-52-00 N, Longitude 69-18-34 W

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990   

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.67 N, Longitude 70.26 W (D.%) 


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