|The number of vessels lost this year is the largest of any
one year thus far from this port, being fifteen. Number of lives, forty-four.
There were four vessels lost on Georges, three in the Bay of St. Lawrence, three
Georgesmen in the harbor, one on Cape Cod, one at St. Marys, one at Ragged Island,
one at Louisburg bar, and one at Cole Bay.
Frank Williams was lost overboard from schooner Daniel
McPhee, on a trip to Western Banks.
lost on Georges, crew of eight men.
Schooner Susan Young was lost the
same time, nine men.
Schooner H. M. Stanwood was
probably lost in the same gale, crew of eight men.
Schooner White Swallow lost at the
same time with nine men.
12th - Schooner Narragaugus,
from St. Pierre, Miquelon, went ashore at St. Marys, near Guysboro and was lost.
Crew saved. Owned by George Hughes.
16th - Schooner Telegraph,
while returning from Georges, came into collision with the schooner M. C. Rowe,
off Eastern Point, and, becoming unmanageable, went ashore near Normans Woe, and
became a total loss. One of the crew, Emanuel Ferdinand, was drowned; the
remainder were saved. Owned by Charles Parkhurst. Valued at $3,200; insured for $2,800.
Alfred Adams, lost overboard from schooner Lucille
Curtis, on Georges.
William L. Elmore was lost on Georges from schooner Rival.
John Witham was lost about twenty-five miles off Eastern Point, from schooner Sparkling
Wave, on a return trip from Georges.
Schooner St. Cloud, lost in March, on Cape Cod, while on a
voyage from New York to Boston. Crew saved. Owned by George Steele. Valued at $3,800;
insured for $3,000.
21st - Schooners Mary D.
Babson and D. P. Gale drove out of the harbor in
the severe gale and went ashore near "Old House Cove," where they became a total
loss. The former was owned by H. Babson & Co., valued at $4,500; insured for $3,775,
and the latter by David Parkhurst & Co. Valued at $4,600; insured for $4,000. Crews
Capt. Wm. E. Bambrick, sailed from this port for the Seal Island Ground,
about the 23rd of May. Some three weeks after she put into Halifax, N. S., for
a supply of provisions, and sailed again for the fishing grounds, since which time nothing
has been heard from her.
Schooner Mohenie, while returning
from the Bay, went ashore at Cape Sable, and became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by
David Parkhurst & Co. Valued at $3,450; insured for $3,150.
Schooner Coquette went ashore on
the bar at Port Hood and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by George F. Wonson and
Bros. Valued at $3,200; insured for $2,800.
Schooner E. K. Kane went ashore
at Liverpool, N. S., on her return trip from the Bay, and became a total loss. Crew saved.
Owned by Pettingill & Cunningham. Valued at $3,400; insured for $2,800.
Schooner Republic, while
returning from a trading voyage, went ashore at Ragged Island, and became a total loss.
Crew saved. Owned by Charles Friend & Co. Valued at $2,500; insured for $2,000.
12th - Duncan McMullen and William
French, left schooner Cynisca on the Banks to examine
their trawls, and were never seen again. McMullen was a single man,
and a native of Harbor Bouche, Straits of Canso, N. S. French was a
native of Poole, England, and leaves a wife and five children in this town, where he has
resided for several years.
Joseph Skankling, lost in the Bay from schooner Lodi.
Schooner Ella Osborne went ashore
at Cole Bay, and became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Capt. John McMullen.
Valued at $3,200; insured for $2,500.
James Clarey was lost from schooner General Butler, in
the Gut of Canso.
24th - Schooner R. H.
Oakes went ashore on Louisburg Bar, and became a total loss. Crew
saved. Owned by Sinclair & Low. Valued at $6,000; insured for $5,000.