|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.
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 NorWester, 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.
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.
Schooner George R.
Bradford was lost on the homeward passage from Newfoundland. Crew of six
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.
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
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.
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.
was lost on her passage to the Bay of St. Lawrence, in September, with her crew of twelve
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.
Albert Faulk was lost overboard from
schooner M. L. Wetherell, in October.
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
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.
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.