J. Dale sailed for the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, in November 1872,
and started for home, but never reached port. Had a crew of nine men.
6th - Schooner Addison Gilbert,
Capt. Jameson, engaged in the shore winter fishery, was run into while on
her way out of Portsmouth Harbor, by sloop M. M. Hamilton, of
Portland, and sunk. The crew had barely time to get on board the sloop, saving only what
they had on. The vessel was a total loss. Owned by David Low & Co. Valued at $2,600;
insured for $2,275.
13th - Schooner George Steele,
in the fruiting business, was lost in the gale, sixty miles from Baracoa. Crew
saved. Owned by George Steele. Valued at $7,300; insured for $6,800.
17th - Schooner Franklin A.,
Capt. David Melanson, was run down by schooner E. B. Phillips,
in the evening, off Falkland Island, Long Island Sound. The Phillips
struck the Franklin A. nearly amidships, carrying away both
masts, and cutting through the hull, and she sank almost immediately. Capt. Melanson,
and the mate, Roderick Dyer, were knocked overboard by the shock of the
colliding vessels, and were in. the water some time before they were rescued, narrowly
escaping a watery grave. Owned by John F. Wonson & Co., and the captain. Valued at
$6,000; insured for $5,500.
22nd - Anthony Amroe was lost from
schooner Elisha Crowell, on Western Bank.
1st - Schooner Mary T. Young,
in the shore winter fishery, went ashore three miles below Race Point, and became a total
loss. Crew saved. Valued at $1,200; insured for $1,000.
18th - Schooner Thorwaldsen
left Newfoundland with a cargo of frozen herring, and never reached port. Had a crew of
Capt. Duncan Grant, of the Finance, was lost on
Schooner J. H. Orne
was lost on Georges, in March. Crew of eleven men.
11th - Boat Garibaldi
was lost in Ipswich Bay. Crew saved. Owned by George W. Morgan and Levi Lane, of
Lanesville. Valued at $300; no insurance.
14th - Archibald Beaton and Benj.
Carpenter, lost from the Sarah P. Ayer.
22nd - Michael Carlton, lost from the Aaron
Burnham, 2d, while on the passage to Grand Banks.
24th - Leverety Leland and Charles
O. Dale, lost from the Tragabigzanda.
2nd - Patrick Murphy and Charles
McPherson, lost from the Ruth Groves.
14th - Boat OConnell,
engaged in the shore fishery, was lost near the Powder Hole, Cape Cod. Crew saved. Owned
and commanded by Capt. Thomas Sullivan. Valued at $800; no insurance.
18th - Edward White, lost from the Hattie
27th - Schooner Laura A.
Burnham, in the Western Bank fishery, was lost on Sable Island. Crew saved.
Owned by James Mansfield & Son. Valued with her outfit at $7,500; insured for $6,488.
28th - James Foran, of the Water
Spirit, was drowned at Port Dover, N. S., by the capsizing of a boat.
4th - Schooner Belvidere,
shore mackereling, lost on Bentons reef near Newport, R. I. Crew saved. Owned by
Daniel Sayward. Valued with outfit at $2,800; insured for $2,075.
11th - Wm. W. Colby and Charles M.
Greenleaf, lost from the Peter D. Smith.
13th - Thomas Olevrson, one of the crew of
the Esther Ward, died very suddenly, of heart complaint, on
Georges. He was baiting his hook at the time, when he dropped on deck and almost
30th - Schooner Empire State,
Capt. Stephen Smith, in the shore mackerel fishery, went ashore at Cape
Porpoise, and became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by the master, and others. Valued
with her outfit at $4,000 ; insured for $8,563..
18th - Edward Day, of
Schooner Alfarata, was killed in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in
consequence of being struck on the head by the main boom.
6th - Schooner William
Bailies, ballast lighter, was totally lost at Cape Ledge, near Milk Island..
Crew saved. Valued at $800, and uninsured. Owned by George M. Wonson of East Gloucester.
24th - Destructive
gale in the Bay of St. Lawrence. The nearest approximation to it was the gale of Feb.
24th, 1862, when fifteen vessels were lost with all hands, on
Georges, numbering one hundred and twenty men. In this gale there were nine vessels lost,
with all hands, which, together with those swept overboard from other vessels, number one
hundred and twenty-eight men. Many of these were among the very best skippers and
smartest fishermen of the port, whose. loss will be felt for a long time by the entire
community. Here is the record:
VESSELS LOST IN THE BAY, WITH ALL
Schooner Charles C. Dame,
wrecked off North Cape. Had a crew of eighteen men.
Schooner Angie S. Friend, probably
foundered at her anchors. Had a crew of fourteen men.
Schooner James G. Tarr had a crew of
Schooner Royal Arch, had crew of fourteen men,
and five passengers.
Schooner Samuel Crowell had a
crew of fifteen men.
Schooner El Dorado had a crew
of seven men.
Schooner Centre Point had a crew of
Schooner A. H. Wonson had a crew of
Schooner Henry Clay had a crew of ten
Charles Rose and William
Wilson (or Brien ), from schooner Fannie R., in the
Bay. Antone Lewis, from schooner Helen M. Crosby,
on passage to the Bay. Joseph Christen, from schooner
Dictator, on Georges. Henry Johnson, from schooner Sultana,
on Grand Bank. Frederic Carhan, from schooner Abigail,
on passage from the Bay.
LIST OF STRANDED
The number of vessels stranded in
Provincial waters, in this gale, was thirty-two, as follows
Addle M. Story, Amos Cutter, Arizona, Annie C.
Norwood, Belle Gilmore, Charles P. Barrett, C. P. Thompson, Catalina, Charlotte Augusta,
Clytie, Constitution, D. H. Mansfield, Evangeline, Electric Flash, Enola C., E. L. Rowe,
Elihu Burritt, Freedom, Highfiyer, J. J. Clark, Knight Templar, Lydia A. Harvey, Morning
Star, Marion Grimes, Oliver Eldredge, Typhoon, Tally Ho, Win. H. Raymond, Win. A. Pew,
Mary S. Hurd, Far West and Centurion.
Five of the above have proved
total losses. Twenty-four have been got off, leaving three ashore at the present writing,
which it is expected will be saved.
VESSELS STRANDED AND CONDEMNED.
Schooner Mary S. Hurd, wrecked at
Cape Canso, owned by James A. Stetson; valued at $3,000, insured for $2,700. Crew saved.
Schooner Far West, wrecked at Port Mulgrave, owned by Dodd, Tarr
& Co. Valued at $2,200, insured for $1,400. Crew saved.
Schooner Centurion, wrecked at Ship Harbor, owned by Samuel
Haskell, Jr. Valued at $1,000, insured for $825. Crew saved.
Schooner Typhoon, wrecked at Harbor Le Bar, crew saved. Owned by
D. C. & H. Babson. Valued, with outfit, at $3,700 ; insured for 43,000.
Schooner D. H. Mansfield, wrecked at Magdalene Islands; crew
saved. Owned by George W. Plumer. Valued, with outfit, at $2,100; insured for $1,888.
Schooner West Point was lost at Magdalene Islands, September
20th; crew saved. Owned by Perkins Brothers. Valued, with outfit, at $3,800;
insured for $3,300.
1st - Frank Anderson, of Schooner Dictator,
was lost overboard on Georges.
2nd - Brumley Larkin, of Schooner Fitz
J. Babson, was washed from the jibboom and drowned while coming from the
5th - George Farrance from
sch. Fanny Fern lost overboard.
7th - William Colwell of sch.
Noonday was lost overboard.
14th - George Cook and Jesse
Oliver went astray in a dory from sch. Tubal Cain.
18th - Charles Reynolds and Patrick
Phalen of sch. Mary E. went astray in their dory.
20th - Sch. Connaught
Ranger, 21.11 tons, owned by Capt. Nicholas Murphy, was
wrecked at Fresh Water Cove. Crew saved. Value, $1,000; insurance $500, in
the Gloucester Fire Insurance office.
4th - Moses Cahoon and William
Reeves went astray from sch. Sultana.
17th - Sch. John P. Hale, 38.59
tons, owned by J. F. Wonson & Co., drove out of the harbor at night and was totally
wrecked near Old House Cove. Crew saved. Value $2,000; insurance $1.800, in
the Gloucester Fire Insurance office. Sch. Excelsior, 38.30
tons, owned by Capt. George Merchant, Jr., and others, sunk at her anchors in Marblehead
harbor. Crew saved. Value $1,000; insurance, $875. Abandoned to the
19th - Daniel Manning and John
Donnelly were lost when their dory went astray from sch. William T.