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The Maud F. Leighton


December 7, 1883

Sch. Maud F. Leighton, left port Oct 26th for Georges, and Provincetown, the 29th, where she took bait, and was exposed to the November gales. Her owner has given up all hopes of her return.
She had twelve men on board as follows:

Peter L. Peterson, master
Peter Johnson, Swede
Charles Webber
Andrew Webber
John LeSueur,
leaves a widow and four children
Philip J. LeSueur, his son
James McCloud, leaves widow and seven children
Martin Brown, widow and four children
Peter Lawson
Frederick Smith
Christian Lawson
Manuel Gier,
alias Brown, leaves widow and children in Western Islands

The Maud F. Leighton was a fine vessel of 72.55 tons, built in Essex, in 1882, owned by Andrew Leighton and insured in the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Ins. Office for $7180, with $700 on outfits. Nicholas Johnson, brother to Peter, intended going this trip, but was detained on account of a sore hand, and thus his life was preserved.


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