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The Virginia Dare

 

Sch. Virginia Dare 89.41 tons, built in Essex in 1883, owned by Pool, Gardner & Co., lost with all on board in the Christmas or New Year's Eve gale 1886 on a Grand Bank halibut trip.  Loss $9500, insurance $6120 on vessel and $1700 on outfits by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Co.  She had a crew of fourteen men, all natives of the British Provinces, for some years engaged in fishing from this port, as follows:

Fabian Nolan, master left widow, three children in this city, native of Chepstow, P. E. I.
Elijah Nolan, brother of master, native of Chepstow, P. E. I. , single
Daniel McDonald, of P. E. I., single
Daniel McKinnon, of P. E. I., single
Angus McKinnon, single
Daniel McMaster, of Queensfield, C. B., single
Leverett Tinker, Campobello, N. B., single
Michael McLean, P. E. I., single
William Roper, Sydney, C. B., single
Stephen Steward, Lunenburg, N. S., single
Joseph McDonald, Chepstow, P. E. I., single
Frederick O. Spinney, cook, Argyle, N. S., single
James Murphy, of Guysborough, N. S., left a widow and one child in this city
James Murphy, a native of Straits of Canso, N. S., left a widow in this city

 

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