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1860

 

The Georges fishery was quite disastrous this year, there having been five vessels and forty-eight lives lost in its pursuit; one vessel was lost in the mackerel fishery, with, eleven men; thirteen men were lost from vessels other than Georgesmen, making a total of seventy-three lives.
One vessel was lost in the Prince Edward Island trade.

Lost overboard, on passage to Newfoundland, schooner Sarah E. Smith a man named Myers.
Lost overboard, on Georges, from schooner Typhoon, Samuel P. Huse.
Lost overboard, from schooner Sarah B. Harris, Haynes Low, of Rockport.
John Marstons was found drowned in the dock of the wharf of A. Merchant & Co.

February

Schooner George Washington was lost in the February gale, with nine men.
Schooner Advance was lost in the same gale with eight men.
Schooner William S. Wonson, lost in the same gale, with nine men.
Schooner Relief, with nine others.


March

18th - Henry Hill, of Winterport, Me., died on board schooner Romp.

30th - Francis Wyman and George Granson, two of the crew of schooner Fearless, left their vessels on the Bank to set their trawls, and were never heard of afterwards.


April

Schooner Plesant Bay was lost in April. Crew of eight men.


May

8th - Capt. Benton Story, of Rockport, was lost overboard from schooner We're Here off this harbor.


June

13th - William Fowler was lost overboard from schooner Rattler, in the Bay of St. Lawrence.


July

Charles F. Anderson, of the schooner Traverse, was lost overboard on Georges.


September

Orrich H. Wixon was lost overboard from schooner John Pew, on the passage from the Bay, in September.

7th - John D. Allen, son of James D. Allen, was lost from schooner Brant.

18th - Joseph Parsons was lost overboard from schooner S. E. Smith, in the Bay of St. Lawrence.

20th - William F. Bowen, a lad of fifteen years, son of John D. Bowen, was lost overboard from schooner Rescue, on the passage from the Bay of St. Lawrence.

22nd - Schooner Neptune's Bride, lost on Malcomb's Ledge, Me,. with eleven men, in the shore mackerel fishery. 


October

20th - William Hart was lost from schooner Coquette, on the passage from the bay of St. Lawrence.


November

5th - William Potter, of Providence, fell between the wharf and vessel, at Charles Parkhurst's wharf and was so badly injured that he died.

23rd - Capt. Joseph Greenleaf, was lost overboard from schooner Nile, on the passage from Boston.


December

20th - Schooner Pilot, in the P.E.I. trade, went ashore near Chabham Camp, N. S. and became a total loss.  No lives lost.  Owned by H. Babson & Co.  Valued at $1,600; insured for $1,000.

 

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