Miller,Patrick December 1, 1928-September 28,2015
Captain Patrick Miller docked at his final port of call on Monday, September 28th, 2015, just a few months short of his 87th birthday.
Dad lived everyday to the fullest. Being the youngest son of eleven children raised on Fogo Island he was not afraid of work. As a young boy he looked forward to spending his summers fishing on the Labrador with his father, Captain Paddy Miller. Second generation in the Marine Industry, he forged his way to always new and unique projects. He was known throughout his life as an honest businessman where a handshake meant more to him than a paper contract , he believed “ a man was as good as his word”. From sailing schooners of salt fish and rum, seal hunting, moving various cargoes from port to port and being the founder of the ferry service to Fogo Island, he had a sparkle in his eye for the sea and adventure.
“The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears or the sea.” Isak Dinesen