December 14, 1883
Sch. Witchcraft left
port November first, baited in Provincetown, and sailed for Georges. She was last seen on
the southern part of Brown's Bank, by sch. Marathon, Sunday night, Nov. 11th, the night
before the first gale, and has never been seen or heard of since.
She had on board eleven men, as follows"
John Briggs, master, single
man, about 36 yrs., native of Rockland, Me.
James Shute, leaves a widow and child in this city
James Maddocks, leaves a widow
H. Nicholas Blaney
J. W. Johnson
Fred. C. Burnham
Solomon Pendleton, of Winter Harbor, Me
A. L. Pendleton, brother to Solomon, of Winter Harbor, Me
The Witchcraft was built in Essex in 1850, was
57.73 tons, owned by William B. Coombs and insured for $1500, and $1000 on outfits, in the
Gloucester Mutual Insurance office.