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1882

 

January

2nd - John B. Nelson, native of Sweden, 33 years old, washed overboard form sch. Herman Babson on passage to Newfoundland. Left a widow.

25th - Sch. Bunker Hill, Capt. John McDonald, on the passage home from Fortune Bay, N. F., with frozen herring, went ashore during a heavy snow storm, on Bemo Ledge, Eastern Point, and became a total wreck.   Crew saved.

31st - Sch. Water Spirit engaged in winter shore fishery, wrecked on Pulpit Rock, near Rye Beach. Crew saved. George Devine , a native of Pubnico, N. S., unmarried, 22 yrs., fell overboard from sch. Etta Gott off Thacher's Island and drowned


February

3rd - Jeremiah Haley, 23, native of South Boston, and James Dumphy, 35, of P. E. I., lost in dory from sch. M. A. Babson on Georges.

4th - Sch. Bunker Hill wrecked on Bemo Ledges. Crew saved.

5th - George Lily, a native of Newfoundland, 35, unmarried, struck by sea on board sch. George W. Stetson. James McGrath, Peter Christian, Charles Rasmuson of Denmark, and Fred. Keamp, lost in dories from sch. Corrina H. Bishop on Grand Bank. McGrath left widow and two children, Keamp widow and child.
Sch. Bessie W. Somes lost in Grand Bank halibut fishery. Crew lost.
Sch. Bellerophon lost in same gale. Crew lost.
Sch. Charles Carroll lost on Georges. Crew lost.
Sch. Edith M. Pew lost on Georges on haddocking trip. Crew lost.
Sch. Paul Revere lost on Georges haddocking trip, supposed by collision with the Edith M. Pew. Crew lost.


March

17th - Sch. Northerner lost on Georges. Crew lost.
Sch. Victor lost on Georges. Crew lost.

17th - Manuel Repose washed overboard from sch. Anne D. on Georges. Left a widow and child.

20th - Michael Savage lost overboard from sch. Smuggler.

24th - Charles Dillon, of Cape Breton, 24, unmarried, washed overboard from sch. David A. Story

25th - Capt. George A. Bearse washed overboard from sch. Col. J. H. French on southern mackerel trip. Left a widow and two children.


May

18th - James Brown lost in dory from sch. Eva May in shore fishery


June

11th - Sch. Webster Sanborn engaged in Grand Bank codfishery, wrecked near Petit Harbor, N. F. Crew saved.

16th - Sch. Massasoit , engaged in Grand Bank cod-fishery, struck iceberg and sink. Five of crew lost.

20th - James Strahan and John Forrestall lost in dory form sch. Addison Center on Western Bank

23rd - Capt. George A. Johnson, master of sch. Augusta H. Johnson, reports of large quantities of icebergs upon the Banks. Over thirty-four icebergs in sight form the mast-head in one day. After a near collision with a berg, they saw an iceberg aground in one hundred fathoms of water, a good indication of its size. On another occasion they saw an iceberg explode at a distance of about a mile. As their ice was consumed before the last catch of fish, they took ice enough from the berg to cover their day's catch.


September

21st - Sch. Planet run into off Seguin and sunk. Crew picked up.


November

13th - Luke McGrath and Michael Houghton lost in dory from sch. Finance on LeHave Bank, both young unmarried men.


December

11th - Sch. Corrina H. Bishop engaged in haddock fishery, lost at Shelburne, N. S. Crew saved.

13th - Sch. George W. Stetson wrecked at East Machia, Me. Crew saved. Frank Terrio drowned in Boston Harbor by the unsetting of a boat from sch. Willie . A native of Bellevue, N. S., about 40 years of age.

 

 

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