Cape Ann Advertiser, July 19, 1861
It is seldom that we are called upon at this season of the
year to chronicle the loss of one of our fishing vessels, but it becomes our duty this
morning to announce that in all probability another has been added to the number of
vessels lost in the Bank Fisheries the present year.
Schooner Rollo, Capt. Wm.
E. Bambrick, sailed from this port for the Seal Island Ground, about the 23rd
of May. Some three weeks after she put into Halifax, N. S., for a supply of provisions,
and sailed again for the fishing grounds, since which time nothing has been heard from
her. The crew of the vessel comprised eight men, four of whom were married, and left
families. Their names are as follows:
Captain William E. Bambrick, a native of
the state of Maine
James Babson, of Gloucester, leaves a widow and six children
Richard Dulintry, of Gloucester, leaves a widow and children
John McIntosh, of Boston, leaves widow and children
William Treffrey, of Beverly, leaves widow and family.
The Rollo was a first-class
vessel of 84.45 tons, built at Essex in 1857, and owned by Messrs. A. Merchant & Co.,
of this town. She was valued at $4000 and was insured for $3500 at the office of the
Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Co.
This is the sixth vessel lost in the Bank fishery since the
first of February. This does not include the two vessels lost in our harbor in the storm
of March 21st. The entire loss of vessel property so far this year will not
fall far short of $30,000, and the number of men lost in the Bank fishery is forty-nine,
one more than the number lost on Georges last year.
We hope the mackerel fishery, in which the greater part of
our fleet are at present engaged, may be exempt from loss.