Sch. James L. Shute, 105.57
tons, owned by Shute & Merchant, also lost on Grand Bank in April or May 1876.
Value $13,000; insurance $10,275.
George H. Norwood, master
Percy H. Norwood
Charles B. Turner
Edwin P. Turner
George W. Fyle
Robert S. Mills
John W. Porter
[Additional information provided October 1997 by Annabel Bixby great-grandaughter of Felix
"My great-grandfather was Felix DeCoste.
He was from Arichat in Nova Scotia. He drowned in the sinking of the schooner "James
S. Shute". He was 31 years old at the time, having been born in 1845
and he left a widow, a 6 yr old son and a 2 yr. old daughter who was my grandmother.