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1837

 

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 follows:

Schooner Fair America

Schooner Benjamin Franklin.

Schooner Vesta.

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.

Schooner Adrian, lost on St. John’s Island, August 10th. Crew saved. Valued at $1,500.

 

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