1963The Mariner’s Medal Award was presented to Robert E. Martell for his heroic attempt to rescue Arthur L. Miller, who had fallen overboard from the dragger Ellen-Marie on Georges BankPeople and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Notable People

Gloucester Daily Times. “‘Real Gloucester Fisherman’ Gets 2nd Mariner’s Medal.” March 1, 1963. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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Martell dove into the ocean on December 20, 1962. The water temperature was cold enough to cause death within 10-15 minutes. Unfortunately, although he reached Miller, the seas were too rough to hold on to him.

Martell was the first to receive the medal twice, as he had also been awarded it in 1959 as part of the crew of the Saint Nicholas.

Gloucester Daily Times. "'Real Gloucester Fisherman' Gets 2nd Mariner's Medal." March 1, 1963. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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