Obituary: Edward McDevitt

Edward McDevitt, at 80
Edward McDevitt died April 20 at age 80. 
Mr. McDevitt grew up in Hull and, as a young boy, he was a mascot on the steamboat Allerton, which fueled his love for the sea. He joined the Coast Guard and later became the caretaker for the then privately owned Peddocks Island, where he and his now late wife, Judy, raised four children. 
Mr. McDevitt then became the town’s harbormaster and a police officer. His love of the sea resulted in countless rescues. He was the program manager and company commander of the Massachusetts Harbormaster Academy at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a program he founded, and a past president of the Massachusetts Harbormasters Association.   
Mr. McDevitt was a lifelong member of the Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling in his camper and spending time with his children: Edward, Michael, Christine, and Judith.