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The Robert J. Edwards

 

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 city
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.

 

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