KNOX COUNTY– Governor LePage has ordered all U.S and state flags on public buildings be lowered to half staff this Sunday in Knox County.
It’s to honor Dylan Meklin who was one of the graduates of Maine Maritime Academy who were lost earlier this month when the El Faro container ship got caught in Hurricane Joaquin.
The 23 year old Meklin was from Rockland and a memorial service will be held for him Sunday at one o’clock at the Samoset Resort.
Governor LePage and his wife issued a statement saying they are deeply saddened by the loss of life and their hearts go out to the families and friends of the Mainer’s who died along with the other crew members who were lost.
The cause of the ships sinking is still under investigation.