Sch. Robert J. Edwards 80.38
tons, built at Essex in 1883 and owned by Capt. James A. Ayer, insured by
the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Co. for $3694 with $2500 additional on outfits and
cargo, wrecked Jan 12, 1894 at Sable Island on her homeward passage from a Newfoundland
herring trip, and all her crew drowned.
Her crew list was as follows:
Edward S. Bibber, master, a
native of Portland, Me., 48 years of age, unmarried
Isaac Farmer, cook, of Boothbay, Me., left a widow, five children in this
John Clark, single, a native of Carbonear, N. F.
Edward O'Brien, single, also a native of Carbonear, N. F.
Atwood Harding, mate, a native of Ragged Islands Bay, N. S., unmarried
Lawrence McMasters, single, a native of Nova Scotia
The bodies of McMasters and one other washed
ashore and were buried Jan. 15.