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The Samuel V. Colby


Sch. Samuel V. Colby, 95 tons, built at Essex in 1885, owned by D. B. Smith & Co., and insured by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company for $3800 with $3000 additional on outfits lost in an early February gale 1895 while on the passage home from Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, with a cargo of frozen herring. Vessel and cargo valued at $9000.
Her crew list was as follows:

Capt. John A. Vibert, 50, master, left a widow and three children
John McLean, mate, a native of Cheticamp, C. B., 35 and unmarried
Peter McLean, a brother of the mate, 27 and unmarried
Alexander McDougall, 30, a native of Antigonish, N. S., and unmarried
George S. Hamilton, steward, a native of Isle au Haut, Me., 45, left a widow and children
Arthur Burns, 30, a native of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland
Harry McIntosh, a native of Port Hood, C. B., 32 and unmarried
Ambrose Bennett, 17, a native of St. John's N. F.


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