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1866

 

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.

January

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 Newfoundland.

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 for $10,000.


February

Schooner Carrie 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 for $9,000.


March

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.


May

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 insurance.

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.


July

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.


August

20th - Lewis A. McDonald was lost overboard from schooner E. R. Nickerson off Magdalene Islands.

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.


September

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.


October

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 $2,025.

18th - Sch. Clara Davis lost on Georges with crew of eight men.


November

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.

 

 

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