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Confederate torpedoes could not sink John Crosby for long

To paraphrase Psalm 107, Orland sailor John K. Crosby literally “went down [in]to the sea in ships” twice, but Confederate subs and torpedoes could not keep this “old salt” sunk for long. Born in Cutler on May 9, 1831, Crosby arrived in Orland with his family nine years later. He joined a Grand Banks-bound fishing […]