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"Nobska — Last Captain and Chief Engineer"

Submitted by: Michael J. Dawicki

From: Massachusetts


Captain Richard Faria, aka Snapper (left), and Chief Engineer Joe Dawicki Jr. were the last Captain and Chief Engineer of the Steamer Nobska (Nantucket Steamship Authority). Captain Faria passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 94. Chief Engineer Joe Dawicki Jr. will be 74 years old in May and lives in Sarasota, Florida. More information can be found at


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