Out of GloucesterHome ] Up ] 1830 ] 1832 - 1836 ] 1837 ] 1838 ] 1839 ] 1840 ] 1841 ] 1842 ] 1843 ] 1844 ] 1845 ] 1846 ] 1847 ] 1849 ] 1850 ] 1851 ] 1852 ] 1853 ] 1854 ] 1855 ] 1856 ] 1857 ] 1858 ] 1859 ] 1860 ] 1861 ] 1862 ] [ 1863 ] 1864 ] 1865 ] 1866 ] 1867 ] 1868 ] 1869 ] 1870 ] 1871 ] 1872 ] 1873 ] 1874 ] 1875 ] 1876 ] 1877 ] 1878 ] 1879 ] 1880 ] 1881 ] 1882 ] 1883 ] 1884 ] 1885 ] 1886 ] 1887 ] 1888 ] 1889 ] 1890 ] 1891 ] 1892 ] 1893 ] 1894 ] 1895 ] 1896 ] 1897 ] 1898 ] 1899 ]

1863

 

There were nine vessels and six lives lost in the fishing business this year: two vessels in the Newfoundland, and one in the Bank. fishery. The pirate Tacony made a raid on the fishing fleet at anchor in the South Channel, June 22d, burning six of the vessels.

Schooner William Parkman was dismasted off Beaver Island, in a gale, and was subsequently towed into Beaver Harbor, and sold. One of the crew, named Philip Carey, was drowned. Owned by George Steele. Valued at $3,200; insured for $2,800.

Schooner Success , Capt. William H. Parsons, lost in the mackerel fishery on the Nova Scotia shore.  Owned by Mr. David G. Allen, 47 tons, valued at $2,500; insured for $1,200 in the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Co.  Crew saved.


January

Schooner Alfalfa was lost at English Harbor, Newfoundland, in January. Crew saved.
Owned by Charles Parkhurst. Valued at $2,500; insured for $2,000.


February

James Murphy and Daniel Buckley, were lost overboard from schooner Horatio Babson, Jr., on Georges, in February.

16th - Robert Mitchell, of Kittery, Me., lost overboard from schooner Oliver Burnham, on passage to Georges.

26th - Schooner Mary E. Hiltz, John Hiltz, Master; was lost off Marblehead, on her homeward passage from Newfoundland, during a violent snow storm. One of her crew, named Thomas Christopher, was drowned. Owned by the master and George P. Rust. Valued at $7,600; insured for $3,500.


June

22nd - The following are the names of the vessels burned by the Tacony. They were valued at $25,000, and insured, but the manner of their being destroyed rendered the insurance invalid. Claims have been made upon the Government for indemnification, and it is presumed that the insurance money will be paid by the United States.

Schooner Marengo, owned by George Steele.
Schooner Ripple, owned by Win. A. Pew.
Schooner Elizabeth Ann; owned by Fitz E. Riggs.
Schooner Rufus Choate, owned by Pettingill & Cunningham.
Schooner Wanderer, owned by George Perkins & Co., and her master, Capt. Charles H. Pierce.
Schooner Ada, owned by James Power and James Tobin.


November

9th - Benton Lewis, of Boothbay, Me., lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, from schooner Charlotte Brown.

 

  Out of GloucesterOut of Gloucester Back ] Home ] Up ] Next ]

   The contents of this site, including but not limited to the text and images and their arrangement, are
Copyright by R. Sheedy - all rights reserved.