View Full Version : Dick Hathaway of Martha's Vineyard

06-25-2017, 08:04 PM
I have been informed that Mr. Hathaway passed away today.

He was a legend in my mind, and my schoolboy hero long before I ever met him. I was riding my bicycle beach fishing in NJ, while he was on the front cover of SWS repeatedly, for winning the Bass Derbies.

I came out to M.V. a college summer of 1966 to work construction for Grant Bros. in Edgartown. Jean Hathaway was the company secretary. Dick Hathaway was good to me, BUT not right away: Protecting your "turf" and hard won knowledge were considered privileged, and to be earned.

O.D. Mike
06-25-2017, 08:16 PM
Sorry for your loss

06-26-2017, 06:30 AM
A legend....
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06-26-2017, 08:39 AM
Great memories Alan. RIP.
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Sea Dangles
06-26-2017, 08:40 AM
Great memories SK
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06-26-2017, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the info. I ran into him in Linda Jeans a couple weeks back. If Dick liked you you were all set .If he didn't it wasn't like he hid it.A true surf fishing hard core legend. He was still claming up to a month ago.

06-26-2017, 06:53 PM
Condolences to you Alan and to Mr. Hathaway's family.

06-27-2017, 07:02 AM
Another legend has reached the big pond.

06-27-2017, 04:57 PM
Sorry to hear that Allen

Fish On
06-28-2017, 05:11 PM
Still holds the MV Derby striped bass record of 60 lbs 2 ounces. Though I fished many derbies I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I enjoyed reading about the bass he caught. Rest in peace.

From mvderby website:

"The derby produced some special stars. In 1956, Richard D. Hathaway of Edgartown walked into the derby headquarters with a winner, a 52 pound 9 ounce fish. Mr. Hathaway returned to the headquarters with a leader in 1978 and another in 1979."

07-01-2017, 09:29 AM
Thanks for posting Alan
Dick was also my hero and very nice guy