Sch. Henry W. Longfellow had a
narrow escape from total loss in a January gale. Having broken her foreboom bail and
main-gaff she was compelled to anchor near the breakers between Half Moon ledges and La
Blanche point, N. S. During the night one cable chafed off and she began to drag
until her stern was nearly in the breakers. The sail was set, the captain lashed to
the wheel, and the crew took to the rigging, and she was jumped through the breakers, the
sea making a clean sweep of everything movable on deck and three of the crew being knocked
over and badly injured. She passed through to safety and put into Shelburne for
3rd - Thomas Hanson of
sch. William H. Jordan capsized in dory on Georges and
drowned. Body recovered and brought in. Dory-mate Alex. McDonald, clung
to bottom of dory and was rescued. Hanson was a native of Denmark, about 35, and
left a widow in this city.
9th - Sch. Juliet of
Belfast Me foundered off Thacher's Island and two men drowned.
17th - Edgar S. Brown, 35, native of Port
Medway, N. S., having a wife and two children in this city, was lost overboard from U.
S. Grampus on the passage from Key West.
Andrew Munroe, of White Head, N. S. and John
Buffett, of Port Au Basque, N. F. of sch. John G.
Whittier capsized and drowned. Both unmarried.
24th - Sch. Bartie Pierce,
while on her way home from Newfoundland with a cargo of 800 bbls. salt herring, was
wrecked on Cape Island, N. S.; crew saved.
28th - Michael Malone, a native of St.
Johns, N. F., 52, was lost overboard from sch. Oliver
Eldridge while outward bound for Georges, about four miles off Eastern Point.
5th - Sch. Fannie
Belle was wrecked at Langley Head, Miquelon, while on the passage home form
Newfoundland with a cargo of frozen herring; crew saved.
11th - George Peterson, of
sch. Sarah M. Jacobs, died on the passage home from Georges,
body brought in.
15th - George Reynolds of
sch. Ida May was lost in a dory off shore and after being adrift
all night was picked up completely benumbed and fagged out by the steamer Worcester.
The weather was very cold, and finding that one of his feet was freezing he
put them both over the side of the dory into the water to keep them from freezing.
26th - Sch. Clyde,
having a cargo of herring, was wrecked at Gerring Island, Kittery, Me.; crew
Alex. Malonson, about 24, unmarried, fell overboard from sch. Anna
Wesley on the passage home from Banquereau and was drowned.
5th - Sch. Isaac
A. Chapman, while on the passage from Fortune Bay, went ashore on Plum
Island, Newburyport, and was practically a total loss, although she was got off and
19th - Peter Landry, a native
of Arichat, C. B., about 38, a widower with one child,, was washed overboard from sch. J.
H. Carey on the banks.
20th - Andrew Anderson, of
sch. Golden Hind, drowned by the capsizing of a dory off Port au
Basque, N. F. His dorymate, George Thurston, clung to the dory and
23rd - Steamer Eglantine
arrived from Trapani with the first cargo of salt ever brought to this port
by a steamer
26th - Sch. Shiloh presumed to have been run down, crew of
fourteen men lost.
28th - Theophilus Babine, of
sch. Louisa J. Kenney, was washed from the bowsprit and drowned
on Grand bank. Left a widow and four children at Pubnico, N. S., where he belonged.
5th - Robert R. Rankin 21,
native of Pictou, N. S., lost overboard from sch. Spencer F. Baird on
Iceland trip. Anthony Hines of sch. Lottie S. Morton died
on Georges. Left a widow and four children in this city. Body brought in.
6th - Daniel McDonald, of
Antigonish, N. S., of sch. Lizzie Griffin died onboard on the
passage to Western Bank. Buried at Halifax, N. S.
7th - Thomas Kennedy, about
32, of Waterford, Ireland, washed overboard from sch. Grace C. Hadley
29th - Sch. Anna
B. Cannon wrecked on Milk Island on the passage home from the Banks.
The crew barely escaped with their lives.
4th - John Malone, a widower
with one child, of Wood's Harbor, N. S., one of the crew of sch. Starry Flag,landed
and died at Yarmouth, N. S.
7th - J. Edward Saunders lost
overboard form sch. Quickstep of Rockport
9th - Wm. Babineau, 38 and
married, and Samuel Vineau, 25, single, both of Arichat, capsized in dory
from sch. Senator Frye and drowned.
Fishing boat Mabel sprung a leak ten miles east of
Chatham. Her crew of three men were picked up after rowing for several hours.
16th - Sch. Champion
was run down and sunk by Sch. Willie Parkman of
Portsmouth five miles off Thacher's Island; crew saved.
26th - Antone Martin Lonson,
28, a native of Sweden, lost overboard from sch. Ernest F. Norwood
John Fayan, of St. Mary's
Bay, N. F., and Thomas Thompson, of Sable River, N. F., went astray from
sch. Ben Hur on Grand Bank in June.
1st - Mark A. Sears, age 16,
drowned off Pavillion Beach. Edward Stone and John Johnson
went astray in a dory from sch. Annie C. Hall on the banks.
15th - Nathan Goodwin and Granville
Spinney went astray from sch. Sarah C. Pyle and after
rowing 35 miles effected a landing at Lockeport, N. S. the next day.
27th - Sch. Edward
E. Webster wrecked at Alaska, afterwards got off
1st - Samuel Hutchinson and Samuel
Smith went astray from sch. Carleton Bell of Boothbay
and were five days without other nourishment than a quart of water and raw fish before
being picked up.
23rd - Thomas Smith, 25,
and Edward Roberts, 24, both of Canso and unmarried, of sch. John
G. Whittier capsized in dory and drowned. Sch. Herman
Babson wrecked at Baine Harbor, N. F.; crew saved.
24th - Sch. Herman
Babson wrecked at Newfoundland.
1st - Sch. Vinnie
M. Getchell run down and sunk; crew saved.
10th - Austin W. Schenck, age
45, drowned at Rockport
9th - Stephen Morehouse, of
sch. Iolanthe, died at sea. His remains were landed at
Liverpool, N. S., near where he lived and had a family.
20th - Sch. Sarah
C. Pyle parted her cable and drifted ashore at Matinicus, and became a total
loss; crew saved.
28th - Sch. Mystery
made the run from Thatcher's Island to Pubnico, N.S. in 17 hours
7th - John Watkins, 22,
belonging at Cape Sable, of sch. Emma W. Dyer, capsized in dory
and drowned on Grand Bank.
9th - John Peters lost
overboard from sch. Aberdeen off Georges
14th - Capt. Bartholomew
Walen and Patrick Jennings washed overboard from sch. William
Emerson of Boston
23rd - Sch. Perseverance
of Bath Me., wrecked on the Londoner
28th - Sch. Mary
L Varney of Bath, Me., wrecked on Salvages and sch. Anna L
Sanborn dismasted off the Cape.
6th - Sch. Lady
Lincoln sunk off Highland Light, crew saved.
10th - John Colby, age 44,
knocked overboard from sch. Annie W. Hodgdon and drowned
11th - Capt. John
Ford drowned at D. C. & H. Babson's wharf, aged 50
13th - Sch. Lawrence
Murdock narrowly escaped being run down by an ocean steamer
17th - Alexander Nelson
fatally injured by falling from aloft on board sch. Lizzie M. Stanwood, dying
the next day. Willie J. Martin of sch. Lucy Devlin capsized
in dory and narrowly escaped drowning.
18th - Alonzo Callahan capsized
in dory from sch. Gertie Evelyn, and drowned
25th - Edward McMasters capsized
in dory from sch. Lizzie Griffin
29th - Fishing sch. Three
Brothers sunk off Norman's Woe and Charles Hoyt, alias Golden,
age 60, of Maine, and John Batchelder, of Rye, N. H. ,drowned.
Capt. Bridges had a narrow escape from drowning, being picked up greatly
exhausted by sch. Apollo. The bodies of his companions were
John Baptiste, a native of
Miquelon, about 30 years lost overboard on the banks from sch. Carrie E.
22nd - Josiah Hopkins of Bear
Point, N. S., and Dennis Devine, a native of Lowell, Mass., of sch.
A. M. Burnham drowned by the smashing of their dory. Matthew B.
Dedeovitch and Charles Murphy of sch. A. M Burnham
were capsized in a dory on the Banks, and had a narrow escape from drowning.
23rd - Sch. Annie
M. Jordan bound home from Newfoundland with a cargo of frozen herring, was
wrecked on Gallantry Head, St. Pierre, Miq.