|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 captains 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 185859.
Schooner Queen Of
Clippers, in the Newfoundland herring fishery, was lost with six men in
the winter of 185859.