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1878

 

January

Sch. Carrie P. Morton is lost with crew of fourteen.

14th - Alexander Landry capsized in a dory, and was rescued after half an hour's exposure, unable to speak above a whisper.

20th - Alex McGinnis, 32, unmarried, of Cape Breton, drowned when dory capsized from sch. Centennial

21st - James McQaurrie, 30, unmarried, of Strait of Canso, N. S., is lost from sch. Moses Adams


February

18th - Angus McKenzie, single, 24 of East Port, P. E. I., and Allen Grant, married, 40 of Port Hood, lost from sch. John S. Presson


March

12th - John Manuel of sch. Polar Wave washed overboard. He was a Swede, 35, widower, left a son in Portland, Me.

20th - Thomas Smith, unmarried, Portuguese, 28 yrs., knocked overboard on Georges from sch. Dictator

22nd - John Peterson, Swede, 26 yrs., single and Augustus Peterson, Swede, single, 26 yrs., capsized dory from sch. Andrew Leighton on Banks, and drowned.


April

Thomas Smith of sch. Racer lost in collision with sch. Electric Flash off Boston.
Sch. Julia Wood wrecked near Liverpool, N. S., crew saved.

8th - Judson W. Allen, unmarried, of Marblehead, of sch. Knight Templar, capsized dory on Western Banks and drowned.


May

Willis Bateman of Liverpool, N. S., 17, of sch. Edward E. Webster lost in collision with sch. Hereward


June

1st - Nelson M. Doane of Fox Island, 23, single and William Post of Arichat, 22, single, lost overboard by collision of sch. Sarah C. Pyle and an unknown barque off Thacher's Island.

21st - Sch. Modena abandoned at sea.  Crew rescued with considerable difficulty.


July

5th - Sch. Oronoco lost on Straitsmouth Island, crew saved.

12th - Sch. Lilian Gertrude lost on Mt. Desert Rock, crew saved.


August

22nd - Sylvester Mitchell, of Campobello and Albert Eldridge of Freeport, N. S. capsized from sch. Ossippe on Banks.

31st - Sch. Lizzie & Namari, owned by George Laturen, master and Almon Mason, of Pigeon Cove, lost near Matinicus; crew saved.


September

Sch. Rival lost at Magdalen Islands, crew saved.

1st - Sch. Mary Louise, employed in the Georges fishery, run down and sunk 60 miles east of Boston Light; crew saved.

22nd - John Smith, a native of Crow Harbour, N. S. washed overboard from sch. Andrew Leighton


October

9th - William Tate, 19, of Nova Scotia, and Charles Russell of Buckport, 20, lost in dory from sch. Josie M. Calderwood

13th - Samuel Pearce, of sch. Mary Story, washed overboard on Georges. He was a native of Lowell, and left a widow and three children.


November

4th - Thomas King, 33, single, a native of Port Hastings, washed overboard from sch. Annie C. Norwood

18th - Joseph Martin, 19, single, of sch. Hyperion, washed overboard off Milk Island.

23rd - Sch. Riverdale run into and sunk off Thacher's Island; crew rescued.

Sch. Cunard lost sometime in November or December.  Crew of fourteen men lost.


December

Sch. Nimbus wrecked on Cape Negro. Two of crew, Augustus Long and Andrew Robinson of Southwest Harbor, Me., were drowned.

2nd - Capt. H. A. Bearse of the coasting schooner Hattie N. Gove was knocked overboard and drowned in New London harbor.

10th - Capt. Philip Conley of Rockport lost overboard from sch. Smuggler on the way home from Grand Menan, left widow and three children.

19th - John Dakin, of sch. Ellen H. Powers, capsized in dory in winter shore fishery, and drowned.
William Cole of New London, P. E. I., and Lemuel Hagan of Liverpool, N. S., lost on LaHave Bank in dory from sch. Mary F. Chisholm. Alexander Landry, in the same dory, succeeded in clinging to the dory until he attracted the attention of comrades a quarter of a mile away, and was taken off in an exhausted condition. 
Thomas King capsized his dory from sch. Annie C. Norwood and drowned.

20th - Sch. Samuel Wonson employed in coasting trade, wrecked in Liscomb harbor, N. S.; crew saved.

21st - Sch. Moses Adams abandoned at sea, crew saved.

 

 

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