|There were eleven lives and eight vessels lost this year,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.