On November 6, the 28 foot long fishing vessel Dawn Breaker caugh fire off Plum Island near Ipswich, Massachusetts. The Dawn Breaker was pulling in lobster traps when a fire broke out in the wheelhouse. The captain, the single person on board, donned an emergency suit and was forced to jump into the sea to escape the blaze. Another vessel was able to rescue him a short time later. The Dawn Breaker burned until the lobster boat sank.