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1869

 

Sixty-six lives and sixteen vessels were lost this year, as follows: five in the Georges fishery, two in the Bank fishery, four in the shore mackereling, three freighters, one in the oyster business, and one pilot boat.

January

Schooner Forest Belle was lost in the Grand Bank fishery, probably early in January.

29th - Schooner Twilight, sunk off Beaver Island, while on her passage home from Guysboro, N. S., with a cargo of frozen eels. Crew saved. Owned by George Garland. It was subsequently ascertained that the vessel was scuttled by the captain. Valued at $4,000; insured for $3,000.


February

23rd - John Moquarrir and Finley McMillen, of schooner Harvey C. Mackay, were lost while visiting their trawls.

28th - William Gardner, of Southport, Me, was lost overboard from schooner Sophronia.


March

Schooner A. D. Rice, in the oyster business, lost in March, Alexander McLane, of East Boston, master. Crew of five men, names unknown. Owned by Gustavus Griffin & Son, of Annisquam. Valued at $9,000; insured for $5,000.

2nd - Samuel Swainson was lost overboard from schooner Sabine.

6th - Manuel Rogers was lost overboard from Schooner Marion Grimes.  Schooner Augustus E. Price was lost on Georges in the gale of March 6th. Crew of eleven men. Schooner Martha A. Porter was lost in the same gale, with nine men.

7th - John Smith was lost overboard from Schooner Henry EllsworthSamuel Smith was lost overboard from schooner Veteran.  Schooner Abagail C. Woodbury, lost in the gale of March 7th. Crew of eleven men. Schooner A. R. Andrews, lost in the same gale; Crew saved. Owned by Charles Parkhurst. Valued at $3,400; insured for $2,975.

22nd - Schooner Charles A. Stetson went ashore on the bar at Indian River and proved a total loss. Owned by Capt. Abraham Babson. Crew saved. Valued at $5,000; no insurance.


April

22rd - T. Frank Winchenbauch and Sylvester Riley were lost from schooner Glenwood.

23rd - Capt. John B. Woodbury, of schooner James A. Stetson, and Robert Stamps, one of the crew, were lost.

24th - Schooner Theron J. Dale, in the freighting business, lost at Baracoa.  Crew saved. Owned by Capt. Jesse Lewis. Valued at $10,000; insured for $7,500


June

Martin Donaltry was lost overboard from schooner Catalina, in the shore mackerel fishery.

27th - Philip Perriway was lost overboard from schooner Enola C., while returning from the Grand Banks.


July

12th - Schooner Abby H. Swasey was lost on Half Moon Beach, off Cape Negro, on her homeward trip from the Grand Banks. Crew saved. Owned by George Dennis & Co. Valued at $6,000; insured for $4,500.


September

8th - Sch. Potomac, in the mackerel fishery, went ashore at Orr’s Island, Me.,  and was a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Brown Brothers. Valued at $2,500; insured for $1,950. 
Sch. Alabama, in the mackerel fishery, went ashore at Kennebunk in the same gale, and proved a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by George Dennis & Co. Valued at. $2,000; insured for $1,350.  
Sch. Andes was totally wrecked at Boothbay, Me., in the same gale. Crew saved. Owned by Joseph Andrews & Son, Lanesville. Valued at $500; no insurance. 
Boat Rambler was lost off Portland at the same time. Owned by Joseph Andrews & Son. Valued at $250; no insurance.
Pilot boat Young Raven was driven ashore on Pavilion Beach, in this harbor, and became a total loss. Owned by David H. Ellery and Robert Callahan. Valued at $800; insured for $600. 
Capt. Joseph Martin was lost overboard from schooner Empori.

26th Schooner Izaak Walton came into collision with schooner William Babson, while returning from Georges, and sank shortly afterward. Crew saved. Owned by D. C. & H. Babson, Jr. Valued at $5,500; insured for $3,500.


October

10th - George Bowden was lost overboard from schooner Belvidere.

12th - John Welch and Anthony White were lost overboard from schooner Mary Anna.

 

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