January 19, 1877
Sch. Howard Steele left
port for LaHave Banks, Nov. 2th, was spoken Dec. 8th, the day previous to the terrible
gale, and this is the last that has been heard of her.
She had a crew of eleven men, viz.:
Edward Murphy, of Gloucester,
leaves a widow and one child
William Silvey, leaves a widow and two children
Patrick Costello, of Boston, leaves a widow
Barnard P. Scanlan, of Rockport, single
_______ Curtis, all single
Most of the crew was of Nova Scotia and have
followed fishing form this port for several years. The Howard Steele
was owned by Mr. George Steele, 50.37 tons, valued at $5150, on which there was an
insurance of $4506 and $625 on outfits in the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Ins. Office.