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Attacked by a swordfish in Ipswich Bay

Killed by a swordfish, August 19, 1886

Captain Langsford sailed from Cape Ann in pursuit of swordfish. After spotting one in Ipswich Bay, the fish fish quickly turned thrust sword up through the boat, causing the captain to fall backward. Not yet realizing that he was wounded, he seized the sword and exclaimed, “We got him anyway!”