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1867

 

There were sixty-six lives and eleven vessels lost this year, as follows: three on Georges, one in the Newfoundland trade, three in the Bay of St. Lawrence, two in the shore fishery, and two freighters.

January

James F. Southerland, mate of schooner Setagawa, and John Tufts, mate of sch. George O. Hovey, were drowned on the homeward passage from Newfoundland.

17th - Schooner John W. Lowe, probably lost in the gale of January 17th.  Michael Malchy, mate of schooner Rattler, was lost overboard in the gale, while on the passage from Newfoundland.


April

30th - William Blair, one of the crew of schooner Theron J. Dale, was lost overboard on the passage to Demarara.


May

12th - Isaac Baker, of Manchester, was drowned from schooner Belle Brandon, while lying in Newport Harbor.

14th - Schooner Col. Orne was run down and sunk while on her homeward passage from New York. Crew saved. Owned by Capt. Samuel Elwell, Jr. Valued at $2,500; insured for $1,800.


June

1st - William L. Nickerson, and Lewis Doane, from schooner J. H. Nickerson.

2nd - Edward Mitchell, Thomas Herring, Matthew Silver, and Albert Bigelow, were lost overboard, from schooner. Hattie M. Lyons


August

Schooner Frank Herbert, lost on Georges, in August. Crew of eight men. Schooner Sunny Side, lost on Georges, same month. Crew of nine men. Schooner Jennie Tyler, lost in August, on her passage from Para to New York. Eight men

2nd - Schooner Onward had a narrow escape on Georges in the gale. She was boarded by a heavy sea, which swept away bowsprit, masts, bulwarks, &c., making a complete wreck of the vessel above her deck. Fortunately no lives were lost. Owned by Win. Parsons, 2nd, & Co. Abandoned to the underwriters and sold at auction for $1,000. Valued at $3,000; insured for $3,062.

3rd - Schooner Water Witch, in the seining business, lost off Matinicus Island, Me. Crew saved. Owned by Capt. Addison Wonson, and others. Valued at $2,000; no insurance.


September

Schooner Fashion, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in the September gale.

29th - Schooner Star Of The East, in the shore mackerel fishery, sank on a ledge off Wood Island. Crew saved. Owned by Capt. Charles M. Curtis and Joseph Friend & Co. Valued at $9,000; insured for $7,525.

30th - Bradford Thomas, lost from schooner C. C. Pettingill, in the gale. 
Schooner Water Spirit went ashore at Chetticamp, in the gale.Crew saved. Abandoned to the underwriters. Owned by George Garland. Valued at $9,075; insured for $7,525. 
Schooner Lady Franklin went ashore in the same gale, at Malpec. Abandoned to the underwriters. Owned by William Parsons, 2d, & Co. Valued at $5,600; insured for $4,900.


October

23rd - Henry Sinott was lost overboard from schooner Roger Williams, while on the homeward passage from the Bay of St. Lawrence.

24th - Capt. Alexander Benson, of schooner Montrose, died quite suddenly, of hemorrhage, while engaged in fishing on Georges.


November

23rd - Daniel Burnham was lost overboard from schooner Arequipa,   while on the passage to Newfoundland.  Samuel Roberts was lost overboard on Georges from schooner LookoutGeorge Sceales, from the Samuel WonsonA. Haverner, from the NorthernerJames McDonald, from the Barbara Frietchie, on her homeward passage from Western Bank.

 

 

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