|Five vessels and nine men were lost this year, one on
Georges, three in the Bay mackerel fishing, and one in the coasting trade, viz.:
lost on Georges, in February. She had a crew of nine men.
Schooner Hosea Ballou,. lost in
the Bay of St. Lawrence, in October. Crew saved. Owned by John Parker. Valued at $l,200,
insured for $1,050.
Schooner Mary Hart, lost at Cape
Breton, in October. Crew saved. Owned by James S. Ayer, and others. Valued at $3,000;.
insured for $2,700.
Schooner Montezuma, lost at Cape
Breton, in October. Owned by Andrew Leighton. Valued at $2,300; insured for $2,000.
Schooner Priscilla, in the
trading business, lost on Normans Woe, Gloucester Harbor, in July. Owned by James
Mansfield & Sons. Valued at $1,000, and uninsured.