Sch. Hattie S. Clark reports
loss of John Powers a native of Nova Scotia, washed off the mainboom and
drowned off Georges
H. Joyce of Portland lost on the passage home from Newfoundland. Crew of
eight men lost.
James Keef, 30, a native of
Gloucester, lost overboard while engaged in reefing the mainsail from sch. Herbert
1st - Manuel Francis Foster
of sch. Moro Castle, drowned in Gloucester harbor.
10th - William Morrison, John
McKinnon, Edward Brophy John Witham, Anthony Dunn and Charles Ray,
lost from sch. James A. Garfield on St. Peter's Bank.
Lost from sch. Mary F. Chisholm were Angus McIsaac,
left widow, and Martin Flaherty, on Grand Bank
16th - Michael Brien, of sch.
Hattie L. Newman, died of exposure on the beach at St. Jacques,
Angus McIsaac and Martin
Flaherty lost on Grand Banks from sch. Mary F. Chisholm
26th - Thomas Welch of
Newfoundland reported frozen to death when lost in the fog from sch. Grace L.
Fears off Burgeo. Dorymate, Howard Blackburn survives.
30th - James Keefe, lost
overboard from sch. Herbert M. Rogers, on Newfoundland voyage.
Simon Landry of sch. Hildegarde
capsized in dory on haddocking trip. Thomas Murphy died on Georges on
board sch. Hattie S. Clark.
2nd - John Powers washed
overboard from sch. Hattie S. Clark on Georges.
11th - Sch. Madawaska
Maid, of Southwest Harbor, Me., while on a grand Manan herring trip, is
lost, but crew saved.
17th - James Frost and John
Nelson went astray from sch. Martha A. Bradley on
Georges, but were picked up at midnight by sch. Laura Nelson.
Charles F. Buchard and John Tarbox went astray from sch. Clara
F. Friend and were picked up by the sch. Henry Wilson.
6th - Sch. Alice
G. Wonson lost in Boston Harbor returning from haddocking trip. Crew saved.
7th - Sch. J. W.
Sawyer of Portland, Me. wrecked on Black Ledge, at Bar Harbor, Me. Three of
the crew, Frederick Smith, Nahum Snow and James Smith were
drowned in trying to reach the ledge. The master, Capt. John Orchard, was
washed back three times, but was finally pulled upon the ledge in an exhausted and half
frozen condition. One man, James Batlen, had a leg broken. The survivors
of the wreck remained on the ledge sheltered only by a small fire of drift wood until the
next afternoon, when four men, in the only dory saved, succeeded in reaching Marshall's
Island. On the following day help was obtained from Swan's Island, and the sufferers taken
there and cared for.
6th - John D. McKennon and Stephen
McDonald went astray from sch. Marathon, two days
without food or water, picked up by brig. Czarewitch.
7th - James Rodney and William
Rogers astray from sch. Sultana on Western Bank, picked
up by a Nova Scotia vessel
12th - William Stone and John
McKinnon astray from sch. Ocean King on Western Bank,
picked up by sch. Herman Babson after four days and a half of
14th - Lawrence Reardon, left
widow and child, and Philip Fitzpatrick, widow and child, capsized in
dory from sch. A. R. Crittenden on Western Bank, dorymate saved.
Barry Strahan capsized in dory from sch. A. R. Crittenden on
Western Bank, clung to dory and rescued, dorymate drowned.
James O'Brien and Daniel
McEachran from sch. Mascot west astray on the Cape
North grounds, picked up by a herring schooner.
John McLellan and
John Winters lost when dory capsized, fishing from sch. Seth
Stockbridge on Western Bank.
16th - William Williams and Allen
McLain lost from sch. Frederick Gerring, Jr. on Grand
21st - Benjamin Lee and Gottfred
Gustafson astray from sch. Margaret on the Banks,
picked up May 24 after three days and nights without food or water.
29th - Charles E. Spinney and
Amos E. Outhouse from sch. Tragabigzanda on
LaHave Bank, became lost, rowed ashore, reaching Little Hope on May 30 after much exposure
31st - James R. Merchant, Jr., and
Adam Hopkins, lost from sch. Farragut on
Monhegan. Arrived at Vinahhaven, Me., after thirty hours exposure and rowing fifty miles.
Albert Goodwin and Joseph
Muese lost when fishing from sch. Ontario on Western
7th - Andrew B. Swenson and John
Johnson capsized in dory from sch. Lottie S. Morton on
8th - James Gorden and Cyrus
Shubley lost from sch. Clytie on Western Bank.
22nd - Arthur Clifford and John
Carter, from sch. Hildegarde lost on LaHave Bank, rowed
ashore, arriving at Liverpool, N. S. four days later.
24th - Robert Norris and Samuel
Newell lost on Grand Bank from sch. Matthew M. Murray.
1st - Allen McDonald and Olivus
Martinson lost from sch. Notice on Grand Bank.
Sch. Challenge lost
on Long Beach, Cape Race, Newfoundland. Crew saved.
26th - Norman McCloud, Thomas King,
Isaac DeRoach and Dominick Perry, (latter left widow), all
natives of Cape Breton, lost from sch. Hyperion. Two men from
sch. Reporter picked up after twelve hours' exposure to the
28th - Capt. William
E. McDonald thrown overboard from sch. W. E. McDonald off
Cape Broyle, but was rescued.
29th - Sch. Alaska lost in gale, crew of twelve lost. Sch. James Bliss lost on the Banks, crew of eleven men
lost.Harry Nelson, a Norwegian, and George Sandwich, of
Salem, capsized on Grand Bank in dory from sch. Admiral.
H. Hildreth presumed run down and sunk. Crew of ten lost.
2nd - Mr. William H.
Call, aged 60 yrs., of Eastport, died suddenly on board sch. D. M.
Hilton while seeking bait at Cape Cod.
20th - Ivory Kelley, William Aldrich and
James Chase of Harwich, Edgar Cahoon of Chatham, Louis
Rogers, George Steele and Fred. Higgins of Orleans, and Elaric
Murphy of Nova Scotia, swamped in a seine boat from sch. Helen M.
Crosby off Provincetown.
24th - Boat I am
Here went ashore on Star Island, Isles of Shoals, and bilged. Crew saved.
6th - Wesley Brown and Maynard
Hiltz from sch. Helen M. Dennis picked up after being
three days adrift by sch. China.
12th - 13th - Sch. George H. Pierson sunk on Georges, crew
of twelve lost.
Sch. Hattie Chester lost on Georges on
haddocking trip, crew of fourteen lost.
Sch. Helen M. Dennis lost on Western
Bank, crew of twelve men lost.
Sch. John McDonough lost on Georges
haddocking trip, crew of sixteen men lost.
Sch. Maud F. Leighton lost on Georges in
gale, crew of twelve lost.
Sch. Rutherford B. Hayes lost on
Georges, crew of eleven men lost.
Sch. Ruth Groves lost on Georges, crew of
eleven men lost.
Sch. Sultana lost on Western Bank,
crew of fourteen lost.
Sch. Witchcraft lost on Brown's Bank,
crew of twelve lost.
Peter Wilson, about 22 yrs., a native of Newfoundland, washed overboard
from sch. Seth Stockbridge on Georges haddocking trip.
In conversation with Capt. Edward
Hall, of sch. Martha A. Bradley, who was out in the
November gales, he informed us that the fleet of some 75 vessels were at anchor on the
northern edge of the Bank, covering a distance of some thirty miles, and broke adrift,
going to the eastward some 140 miles. The gale of the 12th - 13th, although violent, was
not so severe as that of the 14th, which was accompanied by a thick snow storm and severe
cold. In his opinion the most of the disasters occurred that day by collision, as it was
so thick that it was impossible to see the length of the vessel, and undoubtedly many of
them had become disabled.
4th - Sch. William
A. Pew lost at Grand Manan. Crew saved; vessel sold in January for the
benefit of the underwriters.
19th - Reuben Bridges and William
Nelson lost from sch. J. W. Campbell.
28th - Sch. George W. Stetson lost on Georges in
gale, crew of ten men lost.
Sch. Knutsford lost on Georges, crew
of fourteen lost.
Sch. Waldo Irving lost in gale on a
haddocking trip, crew of fourteen men lost.
Sch. William J. Maddocks lost with
crew of fifteen men.