During the month of April a severe gale
swept over Georges, where the fleet were engaged in fishing. Three of their number, with
their crews, comprising about twenty-four men, sank beneath the billows. This was the
first serious loss on Georges of which we have the particulars, and those who remember the
event, inform us that it spread a deep gloom over the town, and the widows and fatherless
children had the heartfelt sympathies of the entire community. These vessels were as
Schooner Fair America
Schooner Rising Empire,
Capt. Lane, was run down and sunk while mackereling, July 14th. Crew
saved. Owned by Messrs. Daniel and Michael Gaffney. Valued at $1,000; uninsured.
lost on St. Johns Island, August 10th. Crew saved. Valued at $1,500.