|There were thirty-nine men and four vessels
lost this year, as follows: two in the Bank fishery, one on Georges, and one freighter.
engaged in the Grand Bank fishery, was probably lost in January. Had a crew of eight
7th - Schooner
Lizzie F. Choate, in the freighting business, lost in the gulf stream
while on the passage from New York to Antigua. Three of her men were lost, viz.: David
Gaffney, master; Henry Gaffney (brother of the master), Benjamin
Marston. The remainder of the crew, Reuben McKenney, Hugh McKinnon,
Charles Nelson, remained on the wreck five days, when they were taken of by the
British brig J. S. Wright. Owned by Walen & Co. Valued at
$12,000; insured for $9,000.
14th - Thomas Earle was lost
overboard from schooner Farragut, shortly after leaving port,
bound for Georges. He was a native of Gosport, England.
15th - Martin Henderson, of Beverly,
was lost overboard from schooner Rambler, while reefing
21st - Frank Campbell was
lost overboard from schooner Franklin Snow, while furling the
27th - David Hinckley, of
Cape Breton, was lost overboard from schooner Isaac Somes, while
reefing the mainsail.
Charles Deitrich, of
Newburyport, and James Leary, of Rockport, were lost from schooner Abby
Dodge, while visiting their trawl.
Schooner General Butler
was lost in the Georges fishery. Supposed to have been run down. Had a crew of ten men.
10th - Charles Foster of Guysboro, N.
S., was lost from schooner Florence Reed, while on the passage
from the Bay.
Schooner James S. Ayer
was lost in the Grand Bank fishery. Had twelve men.