This page is dedicated to the memory of Crosbie Crowe From Treasure Beach who lost his life at sea.
Please leave your remembrances and pictures of him in his honor.
RIP, Crosbie Crowe
Crosbie you were just a child when you left us in 1971 or 72. It seemed so unfair. I think of you so often and wish you were still with us. It brings tears to me even now, as I write this but the Good Lord knows best.
Rest in peace, cousin.
Refer to the first line I wrote in the Tribute:
"It starts with a piercing scream. A high-pitched, agonizing cry from a lone female voice…"
That line actually came from listening to Miss Audrey, Crosbie's mother, who, for days... weeks... months after he was lost, would suddenly burst out in agonising screams.
I was quite young, and it was my first encounter with the reality of life... and death in the sea.
I have never forgotten that experience and so Crosbie has always been special to me for that reason.
I have vague memories of his face; a friendly face; that of a teenager who used to love cricket, and homemade cars and trucks just like my older brothers.
It is important to keep his memory alive. He was, after all, one of us.
This is an excerpt from a story I wrote for The Gleaner on October 9, 2004. The story is principally about Clarence 'Moses' Moxam, but I've reproduced the relevant section relating to Crosby:
For young fishermen life is full of hard knocks, and Moses grew up quickly. Nine years later, he was in charge of his own boat, operating from a Honduran cay, when he and a young cousin, Crosby, were caught in a hurricane.
"That morning when we woke up to go to sea there was no sight of the hurricane. The forecasters said it had moved away, so all the fishermen went out," he recalled.
Then the sky suddenly got black and they knew they were in deep trouble. Things only got worse when the boat developed engine trouble.
Having lost engine power, the two young fishermen were unable to resist the now boisterous waves and winds. Their canoe was sent crashing against the reefs and broke in two.
In desperation, Moses and Crosby did their best to secure themselves in the stern section of the boat and hope for the best. Fatigue eventually set in and they drifted off to sleep.
When Moses woke up, he was alone. Somehow, Crosby had slipped off the shattered remnant of their boat never to be seen again.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEART. CROSBY I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. MY FONDEST MEMORY OF YOU WAS, YOU WERE RUNNIN RUDIE AND I DOWN TO BEAT US AND RUDIE JUMP OVER THE GUTTER AND YOU FELL IN. WE END UP NOT GETTING A BEATING.RUDIE AND I STILL TALK ABOUT AS IF IT WAS YESTERDAY.I WAS VERY YOUNG BUT YOUR HANDSOME FACE WILL FOREVER BE IMPRINTED IN MY HEART.
LOVE ALWAYS AND
Amazingly, he would be about 50 now. How time passes. From a fresh faced 15 year-old, to 35 years of painful memories, and so many 'what if' questions.
Who was Crosby Parents was he related to My Brother Calvin Crowe, Was He related to me daughter of Hytis Crowe?of Treasure Beach.. Patsy Crowe Georgia USA
The parent of Crosby is Audrey moxam who is Calvin's mother from Treasure Beach
My brothers Aubrey and Crosby both lost their lives at sea in the 60's and early 70's. I can remember the pain my mother Audrey Moxam went through, the sadness she encounters, Sometimes still to this day, she reflects on the memory of her two young sons, she often question where would they be now? What if....? It is always sad and devastating to loose love ones, but especially at such a young age. Mom love you both and I do too.
In loving memory of my brothers Aubrey and Crosby Crowe, may your souls rest in peace.
My brothers Aubrey and Crosby both lost their lives at sea. In 1962 Aubrey was on the Snow Boy Fishing Boat on his way to Pedro Keys when the boat dissapeared and in 1972 Crosby went out on a fishing boat also heading to Pedro Keys encountered a horricane and eventually lost his life.
I can remember the pain my mother Audrey Moxam went through and the sadness she sustained. Sometimes still to this day, she reflects on the memory of her two young sons, she often question where would they be now? What if....? It is always sad and devastating to loose love ones, but especially at such a young age. Mom love you both and I do too.
In loving memory of my brothers Aubrey Crowe and Crosby Hill, may your souls rest in peace.
Thank tou for responding to me about Crosby Crowe ,on who he was,so sorry i did not know miss Audrey lost two sons to the sea .I m so,so sorry .Calvin, this is your sister,how can we get in touch again.I now live in georgia.Love..J.C.My e-mail address is Junecmclaughlin@hotmail.com.