|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.
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.
30th - William Blair, one
of the crew of schooner Theron J. Dale, was lost overboard on
the passage to Demarara.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
23rd - Daniel Burnham was lost
overboard from schooner Arequipa, while on the passage to
Newfoundland. Samuel Roberts was lost overboard on Georges from schooner Lookout;
George Sceales, from the Samuel Wonson; A.
Haverner, from the Northerner; James McDonald,
from the Barbara Frietchie, on her homeward passage from Western