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1901

 

January

1st - David Perry, 43, native of Cape Negro, N. S., where he leaves a widow, knocked overboard from sch. Indione off LeHave bank.

10th - Sch. Percy, foundered in a snow storm while engaged in shore haddocking. The boat was manned by Capt. Thomas Thompson, formerly of Gloucester, and his son, William Thompson. the former was 52 years old, a native of Grimsby, England, and left a widow and seven children. The son was 19 years old and single.

22nd - John Landry, one of the crew of sch. Vigilant , 20, native of Arichat, C. B., washed overboard about 90 miles off Eastern Point.

24th - William McCreigh, 34, single, native of Saimonear, N. F., washed from the boom of sch. Niagra off Capt. Sable.

28th - Daniel McCuspie, 40, single, native of Cape Breton, one of the crew of sch. Margaret Mather, died at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.


February

12th - Arthur Flander, 28, single, native of St. Jacques, N. F., one of the crew of sch. Pinta, died in the hospital at Halifax, N. S.

13th - Oliver Lahey, 36, native of Fortune Bay, N. F., single, jumped overboard, while insane, from sch. Atlanta, off Sable Island, while on the passage to Newfoundland.

17th - Allan Cameron, 33, native of Cape island, N. S., one of the sch. Edna Perry of Boston, drowned off Plymouth, by the capsizing of his dory. Left a widow and three children.


March

9th - Patrick Conolly, 28, single, native of Boston, fell from the main boom of sch. Belle J. Neal while haddocking off LaHave Bank.

19th - Clifford Cobb, 25, a dory fisherman, was drowned off Wood End while visiting his trawls by capsizing of his dory.

23rd - Sch. Eliza B. Campbell went ashore on Duck Island, near Portsmouth, N. H., while returning from a fresh halibut trip to Quero Bank.

26th - John Surette, 35, native of Straw Island, N. S., was thrown overboard form sch. James R. Clark while the vessel was jibbing on LaHave Bank. Left a widow and two children.


April

6th - George A. Bowman, 48, left widow and three children lining at East Boston, one of the crew of sch. Columbia fell form his dory, on Cashes.

11th - Ezekiel Saulnier, 39, native of Chester, N. S., washed overboard from sch. Jennie B. Hodgdon, on Cashes on his birthday. Left a widow and two children.

17th - Fred. Johnson, 28, single, native of Sweden, jumped overboard from his dory, on Green bank, when returning from visiting his trawls, fearing that the dory would be run down by the schooner. A dory was immediately sent to his assistance, but he sank before being rescued. His dory-mate, Herbert Crowell, also jumped overboard, but was rescued.


May

17th - George McKay and Leslie McKay, father and son, lost from sch. Josie M. Calderwood off Sable Island. Leslie, the son, was washed overboard from the jib-boom, while taking in the jib, and his father sprang overboard to rescue him. He was a strong swimmer, and although encumbered with the weight of his heavy oil clothing, reached the boy, who could not swim, and clasped him in his arms. A dory was at once launched form the vessel, but the men sunk before the dory reached them. George McKay was 50, and left a widow and family at Halifax, N. S., and the son was 17 years of age the day he was drowned.

22nd - Matthew Yearns, 25, single, native of Newfoundland, one of the crew of sch. Mattie Winship, died of pneumonia in the hospital at Yarmouth, N. S. , where he had been landed from the vessel. Sch. Polar Wave wrecked on Black island while on a mackerel seining trip.

30th - Andrew Grimes, 55, native of this city, died on board sch. Illinois on the passage home from Sable Island bank. Left widow and four children.


June

15th - Patrick Tobin, 35, single, native of St. Mary's Bay, N. F., one of the crew of sch. Golden Rod drowned in Gulf of St. Lawrence, by the capsizing of his dory. His dorymate, Clifford Graham, was rescued being nearly exhausted when taken from the bottom of the dory.

20th - John McLellan, 35, single, and Whitman Parks, 21, single, both natives of Canso, N. S., two of the crew of sch. Norma , strayed from the vessel on Grand Bank, and were never heard from. It is supposed that they were drowned by a capsizing of their dory.

27th - Harry Humpries, 40, a native of Dennis, one of the crew of sch. Edward A. Perkins, dropped dead in his dory, off No Man's Land. Left a family in Dennis.

28th - Sch. Lizzie M. Center went ashore on Martha's Vineyard while returning from a mackerel trip with 500 barrels of mackerel; crew saved.

30th - Sch. Winona run down and sunk by the steamer Rippingham off Cape Broyle, N. F., while on a salt codfishing trip. Three crew were rescued by the boats from the steamer except one, Henry Bushie, who was berthed at the time of the accident and was drowned. He was 39 years old, a native of Arichat, C. B.


July

5th - James A. St. John, 28, single, native of Newfoundland, one of the crew of sch. S. P. Willard, was capsized in his dory in Burgeo Harbor, N. F. , while returning from a visit to another vessel.

7th - Sch. Lucille was run down and sunk by steamer Menominee, near South Shore Lightship, while engaged in mackerel seining. All but four of the crew escaped in the seine-boat, and the latter were picked up by the steamer's boats.


August

2nd - Barge Tillid fell off the railways at Port Hawkesbury, C. B., while being repaired and was damaged beyond repair. The barge had been at Newfoundland for a cargo of herring to be artificially frozen on board, and had been towed to Port Hawkesbury for repairs. The freezing apparatus on board was valued at $10,000 and was uninsured, but was mostly saved.

3rd - August Sylvia, 45 years old, native of the Western islands, one of the crew of sloop Klondike, jumped form his dory, off Cape Cod, to escape the thrust of a swordfish. Left widow and four children in this city.

25th - Henry Harmon, 35, single, native of Sweden, died on board sch. Nannie C. Bohlin, on Grand Banks, and was buried at Louisburg, C. B.


September

12th - William Muise, 25, single, native of Tusket Hill, N. S., one of the crew of sch. Thalia, died of small pox in Halifax.


October

10th - J. Frederick Thomson, 46, native of Norway, one of the crew of sch. Ralph F. Hodgdon, died on board the vessel off Cape Cod. Left a widow in this city.

13th  - John Thomas, 28,single, native of Rose Blane, N. F., one of the crew of sch. Thalia, died at Halifax, from small pox. Edward Williams, 27, single, native of Lockeport, N. S., drowned form sch. Mary A. Gleason, off Chatham, by the capsizing of a dory while hauling trawls. His companion was rescued by another dory.

15th - Sch. Epes Tarr went ashore at Mud Island, near Yarmouth, N. S., while on a cod handlining trip; crew saved.

16th - Anthony Doucette, 21, single, native of Tusket, N. S., one of the crew of sch. Ella M. Goodwin, died at Halifax, form small pox.

17th - Sch. Joseph Rowe went ashore at Tree Top Island, near White Head, N. S. in a heavy gale, while on a Grand Bank codfishing trip; crew saved. John Abrams, 27, native of Italy, one of the crew of sch. Klondike of Boston, drowned by the sloop being run down by the sch. Mattakeesett of Boston off Nahant. He left a family in Italy.

25th - Auxiliary sch. Helen Miller Gould burned at North Sidney, C. B., while on a mackerel seining trip, the fire catching from a leak in the gasolene apparatus. The vessel was totally destroyed, and the crew lost most of their belongings, the danger of an explosion of the gasolene tanks preventing any attempt to save the vessel.


November

Sch. Iolanthe presumed lost in a November gale.

7th - Joseph Clark, 38, single, native of Newfoundland, one of the crew of sch. Arthur Binney of Boston, fell from aloft on board the vessel on Georges, and was instantly killed. Left a brother and sister in this city.

9th - William Hapley, 25, single, native of Germany, lost overboard from sch. Emma and Helen while on the passage to Quero Bank. Left mother and sister in Germany.

10th - Frank Pierce, 37, single, was found drowned in the dock at Plymouth.

20th - William Melden, 37, a dory fisherman, was drowned by the capsizing of his dory off shore. He attempted to swim to the shore and became exhausted. His companion. Tony Dennis, clung to the overturned dory and was rescued.

26th - Sch. Eliza H. Parkhurst presumed lost in gale.


December

4th - Thomas Hickey, 22, single, native of Holyrood, N. F., one of the crew of sch. Anglo Saxon, drowned of Quero Bank by the capsizing of his dory. David Jameson, his dorymate, was rescued.

8th - Sloop Shawmut went ashore at Pigeon Cove while of the passage form Bay View to Boston with a cargo of stone, and proved a total loss. Crew saved.

15th - Benjamin H. Muise, 24, native of Tusket, N. S., single, one of the crew of sch. Volant, drowned by the capsizing of his dory off Shelburne, N. S. His dorymate, John Hopkins, was saved.

30th - Sch. Oliver Wendell Holmes went ashore on Seal Island, N. S. while on the passage to Newfoundland for a salt herring trip, and was a total loss, crew saved.

 

 

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