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1865

 

There were eleven lives and eight vessels lost this year, as follows:
two vessels in the porgie oil business, two trading vessels, one in the Bay of St. Lawrence fishery, one in the Newfoundland trade, one Western Banker, and one in the Prince Edward Island trade.

February

3rd - Christopher Crouse, a native of. Liverpool, N. S., was lost overboard from schooner Carrie E. Crouse, on the passage from Newfoundland.

12th - Capt. John McLellan, master of schooner Sabine, was lost overboard on Georges, while at the wheel.


April

Schooner J. L. Gerrity, Knapp, master; was wrecked on Stirrup Key, in April, while on her passage to New Orleans, with a cargo of mackerel. Crew saved. Owned by H. C. Knapp. Valued at $6,500; insured for $6,000.

30th - Horatio Bartlett, of Camden, Me., one of the crew of schooner William Babson, was washed overboard on Georges, and drowned.


May

17th - Angus E. Gillis and Thomas E. Ladd, two of the crew of schooner Prince of Wales, were lost overboard and drowned, while on the passage from Surinam.

31st - Schooner Northern Chief was run down and sunk by the English steamer Bosphorus, off Cape Sable, while on her return from Western Bank. She had a crew of eleven men, five of whom were in the cabin, and rushing on deck, succeeded in scrambling up the rigging and getting on board the steamer, just as the schooner was going down.
The other six were drowned, viz.: Winslow R. Hopkins, of Vinalhaven, Me., master; John Lindsey, James Colby, Peter Welch, William Parkhurst, John Kent. The disaster was attributed to carelessness on the part of those keeping watch on board the steamer. Owned by John Low & Son. Valued at $9,000; insured for $6,000.


July

20th - Schooner Swan, of Annisquam, porgie. oil business, was lost near Madison Point, Conn. Crew saved. Owned by George Butler and Epes Davis, Jr. Valued at $1,800; insured for $1,400.

31st - Schooner Edwin, loaded with bricks and lumber, sank on the night of July 31st, about ten miles N. E. of the Isle of Shoals. Crew saved. Owned by William P. Dolliver. Valued at $1,500; insured for $1,000.


October

14th - Schooner Sea Fan, in the porgie oil business, was lost on York Ledges. Crew saved. Owned by .Win. P. Dolliver and Addison Procter. Valued with her outfits at $2,500; insured for $2,000.


November

Schooner St. Lawrence, engaged in the Bay mackerel fishery, was lost near Ragged Island, on her passage home, early in November. Crew saved. Owned by George Brown. Valued at $3,500; insured for $3,000.

24th - Schooner Minerva was lost near Pictou, N. S., while on heir homeward passage from Prince Edward Island, with a load of produce. Crew saved. Owned by C. C. Pettingill and Capt. Robert Allen. Valued at $3,500; insured for $3,000.


December

10th - Schooner Col. Allen was lost near Louisburg Harbor, C. B., while on her passage to Newfoundland. Crew saved. Owned by Daniel Sayward. Valued at $12,000; insured for $10,000.

 

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