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1870

 

Thirteen vessels and ninety-seven lives were lost this year, as Follows: four vessels on Georges, two in the Bank fishery, two in the Bay of St. Lawrence, one in the shore mackerel fishery, two in the herring fishery, and two in the coasting business.

Schooner Pocumtuck, engaged in the Western Bank fishery, was run ashore near Ship Harbor, N. S. Condemned and sold, the master pocketing the receipts. Owned by Capt. Sargent S. Day. Valued at $3,000; insured for $2,652.

Schooner Nor’Wester, of this port, sailed from New York for Para, in October, 1869, and was never heard from again. Commanded by Capt. John S. Foster, of this town, and had a crew of five men, shipped in New York, whose names are unknown. Owned by John Pew & Son. Valued at $9,000; insured for $3,500.

January

Schooner Viking was lost in January, on her way to the Grand Banks. Had a crew of eleven men.

25th - Schooner Weather Gage was lost on Georges, with a crew of ten men.


February

Schooner George R. Bradford was lost on the homeward passage from Newfoundland. Crew of six men.

Schooner Belle Brandon was wrecked on Long Island, near Mount Desert, Me., while on the passage to Grand Menan, N. B. Crew saved.  Owned by Capt. Win. H. Mackay. Valued at $3,800; insured for $3,325.

24th - Anthony Enos was lost overboard from schooner Peerless.


March

Schooner William F. Pool, lost on Georges, with her crew of ten men.

9th - Alvin Nickerson was lost overboard from schooner Rival.

13th - Schooner Austerlitz was boarded by a heavy sea in the gale, which left her in a sinking condition. Crew taken off by schooner Riverdale. Owned by McKenzie & Knowlton. Valued at $3,700; insured for $3,275.

18th - Matthew Gracia was lost overboard from schooner Eastern Queen.

19th - Frank Frazier was lost overboard from schooner Bridget Ann.

23rd - One of the crew of the Elisha Holmes, whose name is unknown, was lost overboard  while the vessel was leaving the harbor.


May

Simeon Clifford and William Bryant, of schooner Etta Gott, were lost in May while visiting their trawls.

4th - John Carlisle, of schooner Peter D. Smith, died on Georges, of heart disease.

16th - Joseph Ward and Francis Lee, of schooner John S. Tyler, were lost while visiting their trawls.

26th - Martin Quigley and John Kelly were run down in a fishing boat and drowned, off Eastern Point.


September

Schooner Dauntless was lost on her passage to the Bay of St. Lawrence, in September, with her crew of twelve men.

4th - William R. Hardy and Christian Cass were lost overboard from schooner Banvard.

10th - Taylor J. V. Allen was lost overboard from schooner Highflyer.

18th - Schooner Day Star, in the shore mackerel fishery, was lost in the gale of September 18th, with her crew of twelve men.


October

Albert Faulk was lost overboard from schooner M. L. Wetherell, in October.

Schooner Alatamaha, lost on Georges, in October, with her crew of ten men.

12th - James Scanlan and J. H. Ames, of schooner Mary G. Dennis, were upset in their dory and drowned while visiting their trawls.

18th - Michael Nolan was lost overboard from schooner George O. Hovey.

19th - John Rake was lost overboard from schooner Wildfire.

25th - Boat Equity, in the mackerel fishery, was wrecked at Spectacle Island. Crew saved. Owned by Capt. Abraham Babson. Valued at $400; insured for $362.


November

20th - Schooner Julia Parsons, Capt. Sturgis Center, was abandoned at sea, while on her passage from Surinam. Crew saved. Owned by Frank W. Homans. Valued at $8,000; insured for $6,500.

 

 

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