Overview of Raymond Hodgkins
Raymond was last known to be fishing from his boat "JOSHUA'S DELIGHT." Anecdotal information suggests that he was fishing about 25 miles off the coast in a location called Schoodic Ledges for haddock, cod and flounder; that the had radio contact with other fishermen about heading to port due to an incoming storm; that other fishermen came to port while Raymond reportedly was going to return to port when he was finished with his "tow"; that he never made it to port and a search ensued. It was reported that a life boat was found and had not been used as well as a possible oil slick. It is unknown exactly where these were found. Raymond was alone on this day. Raymond was known to wear orange or yellow "oil skins" while fishing and regular clothes when heading to or from the fishing grounds.