Mr. Poloski, a native of Pennsylvania, served in the Coast Guard in World War II and was stationed for several months on Nantucket. There he met and married the former Margaret Hull. A fisherman for about three years, he had two children, Theodore Jr. and Michael.
The scallop dragger William Landry was smashed to pieces by pounding seas near the Pollock Rip lightship in Nantucket Sound. Captain Arne Hansen and his crew had been struggling in high seas for several hours, with the pumps out of operation. They remained in contact with the Coast Guard. The ship's running lights had become visible to the lightship crew, but it suddenly vanished and radio calls went unanswered. The wreckage was later washed up on Wauwinget Beach near Great Point, but the bodies of the crew members were never found.