Sch. Royal Oak lost
at Louisburg, C. B. Crew saved, wreck sold for $60.00. Michael O'Neal and
John White were lost in a dory from sch. Addison G. Proctor
and were picked up after four days' exposure without food or drink.
1st - Duncan McMasters washed
overboard from sch. Mascot on haddocking trip.
13th - Merton Eaton and Havelock
Tremaine were capsized in dory while visiting trawls off Cape Cod; got hold of
dory; Eaton was washed off three times, but his dorymate swam to his rescue and finally
held him to the dory until assistance came.
31st - Thomas Flemming washed
overboard from sch. Everett Pierce on a haddocking trip.
7th - Louis Pezant washed
overboard from sch. Annie C. Hall on Grand Banks.
14th - Robert Roberts fell
overboard from sch. Susie Hooper on haddocking trip
26th - George Wilson washed
overboard from sch. Belle Franklin on haddocking trip.
28th - Sch. Magic lost on Georges, crew of twelve men
Sch. Phoenix lost with crew of
fourteen men on board. Joseph Elliott washed overboard from sch. Schuyler
Colfax on haddocking trip. Benjamin Newell thrown overboard
from sch. Isaac Chapman by a lurch of the vessel. Thomas
Harris lost overboard from sch. Nevada in same gale.
5th - John McKenna fell from
the bowsprit of sch. Col. J. H. French; the vessel went over him
and he was rescued by catching a line thrown to him while he was five fathoms under water.
13th - Benjamin Woodwell, of
sch. Arizona, died suddenly on Georges.
14th - George R. Summers, of
sch. E. L. Rowe, fell overboard from Lane's Wharf and drowned.
15th - Edward McKay, Roderick Steele,
John Lawson and Samuel Hayward lost in dories from sch. Minnesota.
Robert Wetherbee, of sch. Minnesota, caught in
bight of main-sheet while the vessel was jibing on the Banks and was killed.
18th - Alsten T. Brown of
sch. Edith Rowe fell from aloft while loosing the gaff-topsail,
and killed. Randall Cameron and Duncan McMasters lost in
dory from sch. Electa A. Eaton on Western Bank.
31st - Sch. William S. Baker lost on the passage from New York
for Boothbay. Crew of five lost.
2nd - James Dutreheirsh lost
overboard from sch. Frederick L. Webb while reefing mainsail on
Georges, and drowned.
4th - Sch. Viking
lost at Newcomb's Hollow. Crew saved having a narrow escape.
8th - John Barrd fell
overboard from sch. Charles P. Barrett on Georges and drowned.
27th - Jeff. Bushey washed
from flying-jibboom of sch. Howard Holbrook and drowned.
Oscar Olsen washed overboard
from sch. Lorring B. Haskell. The French brig Senorine,
from St. Malo with fishermen passengers, was lost on Grand Bank in May;
sixty-two men lost.
1st - William Doyle, of sch. M.
A. Baston drowned at Ketch Harbor, N. S.
11th - Michael Henneberry, cook
of sch. Fannie W. Freeman died suddenly at Tarpaulin Cove.
16th - Michael McCormack
capsized in dory from sch. T. Herbert on Jeffrey's.
7th - Sch. Fanny Fern run down and sunk on the passage home
from Georges. Four crew members drowned.
13th - John and Angus
Morris, brothers, capsized in dory from sch. Rebecca Bartlett.
20th - Edward Olsen and Albion
Johnson capsized in dory from sch. Anne & Mary on
8th - Twelve of the crew of
sch. Abby F. Morris became separated from their vessel in a
gale, the fog being dense. Only the captain and cook were left on board, and they remained
on the fishing grounds for twenty-four hours, when they secured assistance from another
vessel to raise the anchor and succeeded in working the vessel into Luscomb Harbor, where
three men were shipped to help bring her home. The twelve men experienced great hardships,
but were finally picked up, two of them being in their dory three days and three nights
without food or water.
9th - Four of the crew of
sch. Alice M. Williams were lost in two dories on the Iceland
grounds; two were picked up, and two rowed seventy miles to Dyrefiord.
19th - William Levanger of
sch. Lizzie M. Center killed on railway at Canso, N. S.
Joseph Lowey and William
Handley of sch. Estelle of Guysboro, N. S. adrift three
days and three nights.
6th - Sch. Shooting
Star wrecked on the Nova Scotia coast, crew saved.
9th - Sch. E. L.
Rowe lost on Avery's Ledge. Crew saved.
11th - George Cook fell
overboard from sch. T. Herbert while going into Shag Harbor and
30th - Capt. Maxner of
sch. Montezuma of Beverly, drowned off Liverpool, N. S.
6th - John Moren and John
Johnsen swamped in dory from sch. Admiral on Grand
11th - Sch. Twilight
of Yarmouth, N. S. was wrecked on Shag Rock, off Cranberry Island, Me. The
captain and two of the crew got out a dory, which was struck by a sea, killing the captain
and one of the men. The others of the crew reached the rock, one of them after being in
the water nearly half an hour and receiving severe bruises. Their situation upon the rock,
only partially clad, with the waves constantly breading over them, was perilous in the
extreme. Some of the number were washed off, but were helped back again by their
companions. For thirteen hours they maintained their insecure hold, until they were
discovered by a passing schooner and taken off.
15th - Thomas Hennesey of
sch. Noonday fell overboard from Maddocks' wharf and drowned.
10th - Capt. J.
Seward McDonald of sch. Ivanhoe fell form aloft and
killed in Bay St. Lawrence.
25th - Dominick Dulong fell
from flying-jibboom of sch. Asa T. Gifford and drowned.
31st - James Farnsworth washed
overboard from sch. Carl Schurz on Dog Bar, and drowned. Five
other members of the crew, washed overboard by the heavy sea were rescued. Thomas
Martin of sch. Sterling fell overboard from Pew's wharf
5th - Sch. Josephine
of Rockport lost on Little Boar's Head. Crew saved.
15th - Sch. Hildegarde
lost on Little River Island, Me. Crew saved.
21st - Sch. St.
Peter , Edward Cantillon, master, lost off Portsmouth, N.
H. engaged in codfishery. The crew was below when she struck, and rushing on deck found
that she was ashore, with a thick snow storm filling the air. They remained on the wreck
four hours, leaving in their dories just as she jumped off and sunk in four fathoms of
water. They were picked up by sch. Lizzie A. Robbey and taken to
22nd - Sch. Edward
Haskell, a new vessel owned by Mr. Samuel Haskell, lost at
Cape Canso, N. S. Went ashore in the night, and after making an ineffectual attempt to
land the crew were obliged to remain on the wreck until morning, when they effected a
landing on an uninhabited island where they remained without fire, food, or water for
twenty-four hours, suffering greatly from cold and exposure, when they were taken off by
persons from the mainland, some ten miles distant, who had seen their signals.