Sch. Two Forty
41.74 tons gross, 39.63 tons net, built in Essex in 1891, and owned by Capt. Jesse Lewis,
run down and sunk by steamer Ardanhu in Boston harbor October
20, 1899 while returning from a haddocking trip. Valued at $3500 and insured by the Boston
Marine Insurance Company for $2500 on the vessel and $500 on the outfits.
Four of the crew were drowned,
Capt. John Fewers, master,
57, native of St. Mary's Bay, N. S., left widow and one son in this city
Fred Armstrong, 28, single, native of Pubnico, N. S.
Neil Brooks, 52, single, native of St. Mary's Bay, N. F.
Fred. Irving, 29, single, born in this city
Irving had saved lives on
several occasions, for which he had received a gold medal from the Massachusetts Humane
Society, and was with Capt. Fewers in sch. J. W. Collins when
the crew of sch. Carrie E. Lane were rescued in 1897. The wreck
was afterwards raised and sold to Capt. Alfred Sorenson of Chelsea.