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1868

 

There were thirty-nine men and four vessels lost this year, as follows: two in the Bank fishery, one on Georges, and one freighter.

January

Schooner Idaho, engaged in the Grand Bank fishery, was probably lost in January.  Had a crew of eight men.


February

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.


April

15th - Martin Henderson, of Beverly, was lost overboard from schooner Rambler, while reefing mainsail..

21st - Frank Campbell was lost overboard from schooner Franklin Snow, while furling the jib

27th - David Hinckley, of Cape Breton, was lost overboard from schooner Isaac Somes, while reefing the mainsail.


May

Charles Deitrich, of Newburyport, and James Leary, of Rockport, were lost from schooner Abby Dodge, while visiting their trawl.


June

Schooner General Butler was lost in the Georges fishery. Supposed to have been run down. Had a crew of ten men.


November

10th - Charles Foster of Guysboro, N. S., was lost from schooner Florence Reed, while on the passage from the Bay.


December

Schooner James S. Ayer was lost in the Grand Bank fishery. Had twelve men.

 

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