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Five Mass. fishermen lost at sea mourned

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
By Mark Jewell | Associated Press — Jan. 4, 2005

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Five fishermen lost when their boat capsized in a storm were honored Sunday at a memorial service where some questioned whether fishing regulations had put them at risk.

About 300 friends, family and politicians, including Sen. Edward Kennedy, filled the 173-year-old Seamen's Bethel in New Bedford, home port to 280 fishing vessels.

"Five more men of courage and determination have gone from our midst and will not return to shore," the Rev. Kenneth Garrett, ...

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