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Memorial Service to Be Held for Crew Member Aboard El Faro

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    Memorial Service to Be Held for Crew Member Aboard El Faro
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    Four of the victims in the wreck of El Faro were from Maine - left to right, Captain Michael Davidson Dylan Meklin, Michael Holland and Danielle Randolph are presumed dead.

    A memorial service is being held for a Maine man who was a crew member on board a cargo ship that sank in Hurricane Joaquin.

    The Kennebec Journal reports the celebration of life for Michael Holland will be held 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jay Community Building.

    Holland was one of 33 people who were on board the El Faro cargo ship when it departed from Florida on Sept. 29. Family members have said three others are from Maine.

    The El Faro lost power and went down in water east of the Bahamas Oct. 1 while attempting to outrun Hurricane Joaquin on its regular route from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, authorities have said.

    The Wilton man was one of five Maine Maritime Academy graduates that died on the ship.

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