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Men Lost Fishing from Gloucester in the 1900's

 

 Gloucester Schooner Leaving the Harbor

A  list of men fishing out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA who have been lost or died at sea.
All of the names and the spellings of the names are as listed in the accounts and in the death records of the time.
(
Newspapers include the Gloucester Telegraph, the Cape Ann Advertiser, and the Gloucester Daily Times.
Also records from The Fishermen's Memorial  & Record Book, 1873 and The Fisherman's Own Book, 1882.)

1900 - A year of extreme leniency, a total of eight vessels and fifty four men lost.

October - The Sigfrid - entire crew of thirteen men lost
December - The Mary A. Brown - entire crew of five men lost

1901 - Nine vessels, forty-eight men lost, leaving nine widows and 21 children

February - The Commonwealth - entire crew of fourteen men lost
November - The Iolanthe - entire crew of fourteen men lost
November - The Eliza H. Parkhurst - entire crew of eight men lost

1902 - Eighty two lives lost this year, leaving thirty widows and fifty two fatherless children

January - The Alva - entire crew of seventeen men lost
December - The Annie Wesley - entire crew of fourteen men lost

1903 - Nine vessels, seventy three men lost, leaving 14 widows and forty fatherless children.

May - The Gloriana - fifteen men lost
September - The George F. Edmunds - fifteen men lost

1904- Names of 22 men lost at sea

1905 - Names of 19 men lost at sea

1906 - 27 men lost at sea

January - The Avalon - one man lost
May - The Juno - two men lost
May - The Illinois - one man lost

1907 - Names of 33 men lost at sea

October - The Clara G. Silva - ten men lost

1908 - Sixty three  men lost at sea

February - The Northern Eagle - entire crew of ten men lost
May - The Fame - eighteen men lost
August - The Maggie and May - nine men lost

1909 - Forty seven men lost, leaving 12 widows and 25 fatherless children.

August - The Orinoco - eleven men lost

1910 - Only one vessel, twenty five men lost, the smallest number with one exception for nearly half a century.

1911 - Five vessels and two boats and 62 men leaving 22 widows and over 40 fatherless children.

January - The Ella M. Goodwin - entire crew of ten men lost
November - The Alice R. Lawson - entire crew of eight men lost

1912 - Ten vessels and forty five men toll of sea from this port

March - The Patrician - ten men lost

1913 - Only twenty four men lost.

1914 - Twenty five souls lost this year.

1915 - Twenty six men lost.

December - The Ella M. Doughty - entire crew of six men lost

1916 - Twenty eight men lost

December - The Cavalier - one man lost
December - The Jessie Costa - six men lost

1917 - Twenty five men lost.

February - The Joseph P. Mesquita - one man lost

1918 - Twenty five lives lost

1919 - nineteen men lost.

August - The Francis A. - six men lost
November - The Gleaner - four men lost
December - The Benjamin A. Smith - two men lost

1920 - Ten lives lost

1921 - Ten lives lost

February - The Monarch - two men lost

1922 -

January - The Teazer - two men lost
February - The Caldwell H. Colt - eleven men lost
June - The Puritan - one man lost
July - The Malicia Enos - entire crew of five men lost
August - The Elva L. Spurling - one man lost
September - The Good Luck - one  man lost

1923 -  Twenty four men lost this year.

January - The Louise B. Marshall - one man lost
March - The Elizabeth Howard - four men lost
August - The Sibyl - one man lost
June - The Agnes - one man lost
November - The Grace N. Pendleton - sixteen men lost

1924 - Thirty Men lost this year.

August - The Dorcas - one man lost
August - The Alice and Wilson - three men lost
August - The Helen E. Murley - entire crew of six men lost
August - The Anita and Bernice L. - entire crew of eight men lost
December - The Elizabeth and Ruth - one man lost

1925 - Twenty seven men lost this year

January - The John J. Fallon - one man lost
January - The Elk - two men lost
January - The Oretha F. Spinney - one man lost
January - The Gov. Marshall - one man lost
February - The Republic - two men lost
April - The Hesperus - one man lost
May - The Elsie - one man lost
May - The Elizabeth W. Nunan - one man lost
June - The Rex - fifteen men lost
August - The Nirvana - one man died
November - The Pilgrim - one man lost

1926 -

January - The Catherine - one man lost
February - The Ralph Brown - three men lost
March - The Henry Ford - one man lost

1927 -

April - The Commonwealth - twelve men lost
August - The Columbia - entire crew of twenty two men lost
August - The Mayflower - one man lost
October - The Avalon - eleven men lost
October - The Ingomar - one man lost

1928 - For the first time in recorded history of the port, not a man who sailed for the Banks failed to return safely.

April - one man lost when his motor boat was run down 

1929 - Thirteen vessels and eight men lost this year, the largest number of vessels since 1918, while loss of life at sea jumped from a low record of no losses in 1928 to a number sufficient to make us realize the dangers that still beset our men on the water.

January - The Seiner - twenty men lost, one from Gloucester

1930 -

January - The Independent II - one man lost
July - The Governor Al Smith - one man lost  
August - The Natalie S. - one man lost
December - The Rhodora - one man lost
December - The Alpar - one man lost

1931 -

November - The Edith and Elinor - six men lost

1932 -

January - The Aberrance - one man lost
February - The Eleanor Nickerson - 21 men lost
September - The Patara - seven men lost

1933 -

December - The Ellen T. Marshall - three men lost 

1934 -

August - The Killarney - one man lost

1935 - Fifteen men lost in the first six months

January - The Natalie Hammond - one man lost
April - The Arthur D. Story - entire crew of seven men lost

1936 -

March - The Adventure - one man lost
April - The Laura Goulart - one man lost
November - The Virginia and Joan II - entire crew of six men lost

1937 -

January - The Andrew and Rosalie - one man lost
March - The Frances C. Denehy - one man lost
May - The Killarney - one man lost
August - The Eva M. Martin - one man lost
September - The Bettina - one man lost
October - The William L. Putnam - one man lost

1938 -

February - The Raymonde - one man lost 
March - The Joffre - one man lost
August - The Doris M. Hawes- one man lost
December - two men lost

1939 -

March - The Adventure - two men lost
March - The Leretha - one man lost

1940 -

February - The Pollyanna - one man lost
April -  The Rio Douro - one man lost
December - The Catherine Graffeo - one man lost

1941 -

January - The Mary E. O'Hara - eighteen men lost
May - The M. V. Consolidated - one man lost
November - The J. M. Marshall - two men lost

1943 -

January - The Saint Anne - one man lost
April - The Idle Hour - three men lost
April - The Columbia - one man lost
May - The Alden - one man lost

1944 -

January - The Inca - entire crew of seven men lost

1945 -

February - The Mildred Silva - four men lost
November - The Old Glory - one man lost

1946 -

April - The Superior - one man lost
May - The St. Christopher - two men lost

1947 -

January - The Belle - entire crew of seventeen men lost

1949 -

September - The Corinthian - six men lost
November - The Tina B. - one man lost

1951 -

January - The Gudrun - entire crew of seventeen men lost

1952 -

December - The Kingfisher - one man died

1953 -

February - The St. Bernadette - one man lost
July - The P. K. Hunt - one man lost
December - The Edna Fae - one man lost

1956 -

January - The Eagle - one man killed
January - The Mother Ann - one man lost
March - The Cushmeer - one man died

1958 -

March - two men lost
May - The Manuel F. Roderick - one man lost
July - The Comet - one man lost
August - one man lost

1960 -

December - The Agnes and Myrnie - three men lost

1962 -

October - The St. Stephen - three men lost
November - The Midnight Sun - eleven men lost
December - The  Austin W. - entire crew of five men lost

1967 -

January - The Serafina II - one man lost

1975

May - The Eugene H. - one man lost

1977 -

November - The Sea Breeze - two men lost

1978 -

February - The Can Do - entire crew of five men lost
September - The Captain Cosmo - entire crew of six men lost
September - The Alligator - entire crew of three men lost

1982 -

March - one man lost

1991 -

October - The Andrea Gail - entire crew of six men lost

1994 -

September - The Italian Gold - entire crew of four men lost

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