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1858

 

There were seven vessels and forty-two lives lost this year, as follows:
four in the Bay of St. Lawrence, one in the P. E. Island trading; and two in the Newfoundland herring fishery.

Schooner Alexandria sailed from Newfoundland for New York, Feb. 2d and was never afterwards heard from. She had a crew of six men.

Schooner Village Belle, Angus Harvey, master; with a crew of twelve men, whose names we were unable to obtain, as they were shipped in the Gut of Canso. The captain’s wife and child, and a young lady passenger, were also on board, making in all sixteen lives lost in this vessel. Lost while coming from the Bay, in October.
Owned by George F. Wonson & Brother. Valued at $3,700; insured for $3,237.

Schooner Premium, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in October. Crew saved.
Owned by David Low & Co. Valued at $800; insured for $700.

Schooner Geranium, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in October. Crew saved.
Owned by Joseph 0. Procter. Valued at $800; insured for $700.

Schooner Three Sisters, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in November. Crew saved.
Owned by Addison Merchant, and others. Valued at $500; insured for $400

Schooner John Franklin, was lost while coming from Prince Edward Island, in the winter of 1858—59.

Schooner Queen Of Clippers, in the Newfoundland herring fishery, was lost with six men in the winter of 1858—59.

 

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