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The Ernesta


Sch. Ernesta, 100 tons, built at Essex in 1893, owned by Capt. Edward Morris and insured in the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company for $8559 with $1800 additional on outfits, capsized in a squall thirty miles off Barnegat April 6, 1893, while on a Southern mackerel trip, and sank in three minutes.
Six of her crew were drowned, namely:

William W. Clark, a native of Gloucester, 30, married
William Hastings, 34
John Butler, 21
Joseph A. Kennedy, about 21
William Doane, about 21
Brewster Doane, about 24


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