Scituate: Remembering The Etrusco – Six Decades Later (8-Part Audio Feature)

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On St. Patrick’s Eve, March 16, 1956 the Itailian freightliner Etrusco was blown aground at Cedar Point in Scituate during a northeast storm. Many residents of Scituate came out to assist the crew with food, clothes and housing.

Then came the gigantic task of refloating the Etrusco…

Etrusco run aground in 1956

Etrusco run aground in 1956


Dave Skill‘s 8-part Audio Feature Series Remembering The Etrusco – Six Decades Later aired weekdays from March 7 to March 16, 2016 on 95.9-FM WATD.

Audio archive:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

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Part 7:

Part 8:


Photos Courtesy of The Scituate Historical Society:

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About the Author

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time... Click here to read more about Dave