|Twenty-six lives and fifteen vessels were
lost this year, as follows:
three vessels in the Georges fishery, three in the Bay of St. Lawrence, three in the
shore, two in the Newfoundland, and four in the freighting business.
Schooner Dwight, in
the freighting business, lost near Key West. Crew saved. Owned by Capt. Oliver G. Lane,
Annisquam. Valued at $11,000; insured for $9,000.
Schooner M. C. Rowe lost
while on the passage from Newfoundland. Crew saved. Owned by David Low &
Co. Valued at $10,500; insured for $8,000.
10th - William Davis was lost
overboard from schooner Carrie S. Dagle, on her passage from
14th - Schooner Gen.
Sheridan, lost off Cape Canso, on the passage home from Newfoundland.
Four of the crew were lost, viz.: James Pringle, Robert Dahl, George Howard,
Thomas Harris. Owned by Walen & Co. Valued at $12,00; insured
E. Crouse, lost on the passage to Baltimore.
Schooner D. L. Sturgis was
disabled while on her passage to Rochelle, and put into Bermuda, where she was
condemned. Owned by Francis W. Homans, and others. Valued at $11,000; insured
20th - Four men were lost
from the wreck of schooner Maggie McLane, which was being towed
in by the schooner Lady Franklin. Their names were John
Thiis, of Norway; Murdock Finlayson, of Guysboro, N. S.; Roderick
McDonald, of Straits of Canso; and Andrew Perkins, of York, Me.
Schooner Clarion, lost off
Newport, R. I., in May. Crew saved. Owned by Addison Procter, and others. Valued at
$2,550; insured for $2,250.
1st - Boat Mary,
sank while coming from Boston. Crew saved. Owned by John Clark, 3d. Valued at $700; no
3rd - Sch. Arcturus, in
the Georges fishery, struck on L'Hommadieu Shoal and was sunk. Crew saved. She
was abandoned to the underwriters, and subsequently raised and sold. Owned by James
Mansfield & Co. and Capt. Eben Davis. Valued at $2,400; insured for $2,250.
16th - Sch. Sarah
sprung a leak and sank on Georges. Crew saved. Owned by William
H. Oakes and George H. Smith. Valued at $2,000; insured for $1,700.
20th - Lewis A. McDonald was
lost overboard from schooner E. R. Nickerson off Magdalene
27th - William Miller, of
Lanesville, was lost overboard from schooner Emporia.
30th - Sch. Martha
& Eliza was run down and sunk by schooner Northerner, near
Magdalene Islands. Crew saved. Owned by Joseph O. Proctor. Valued at
$4,200; insured for $3,675.
Schooner George J. Marsh was
lost off Magdalene Islands, while on the passage from Ivitgut, Greenland. Crew
saved. Owned by Capt. Samuel Irwin, George J. Marsh, and others. Valued at
$31,000; insured for $14,000.
21st - Daniel Fardy was lost
overboard from schooner Arizona, bound for Georges.
4th - Sch. Arcola,
drove ashore at Port Hood, and became a total loss. Crew saved.
Owned by Gustavus Griffin & Son, of Annisquam. Valued at $2,300; insured for
18th - Sch. Clara Davis lost on Georges with crew of eight men.
14th - Schooner James Seward,
lost off Rockland, Me., while on her passage home from the Bay.. Crew saved. Owned by
David Parkhurst. Valued with her cargo at $8,000; insured for. $6,820.
17th - Schooner Boxer,
sprung a leak and sank off Eastern Point, on the night of Nov. 17th. Crew saved. Valued at
$800; insured for $700.