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1902

 

January

11th - Henry Lennox, one of the crew of sch. Gossip died on board the vessel on the passage to the Banks. Left widow and three children. The body was interred at Shelburne, N. S.

26th - Sch. Alva, with a crew of seventeen men, presumed lost in gale.

27th - Melville H. Smith, 40, native of St. Andrews, N. B., washed overboard form sch. A. E. Whyland on the passage from Bay of Islands, N. F., widower, left one child.


February

8th - Lawrence Fogarty, 33, native of Black Point, N. S., washed from the mainboom of sch. Emma and Helen on Green Bank, while engaged in reefing the mainsail. Left a widow, to whom he was married shortly previous to sailing on the trip.

14th - Sch. Elsie M. Smith was wrecked on Chatham bar, Cape cod, in a blinding snowstorm, while engaged in the haddock fishery. Dean Doucette, 23, single, and Sylvania Doucette, 27, single, natives of Tusket, N. S., attempted to row ashore and were drowned by the capsizing of their dory. The other sixteen members of the crew stayed with the vessel and were saved.

22nd - Royal Hines,22, native of Pubnico, N. S., suffocated on board sch. Harvester, while sleeping on board the vessel in Gloucester harbor; single.

26th - John K. Holden, 20, single, native of Cape Norman, N. F., and John J. Elliott, 25, single, native of Trinity Bay, N. F., were lost from sch. Patriot on Quero Bank, probably by the overloading and capsizing of their dories.

 


March

2nd - Sch. Reliance went ashore at Little Harbor, near Lockeport, N. S., while on the passage home from new Banks, with a fare of fresh halibut. Crew saved. George J. Webb, 21, native of Rockport, single, one of the crew of sch. Mary J. Ward of Rockport, strayed from his vessel in Ipswich Bay, in a fog, and was probably drowned by the capsizing of his dory.


April

1st - William Fisher, 56, native of Nova Scotia, one of the crew of sch. Grace Otis, was found in the dock at Boston, having been missing since January 4. Left widow and one son.

12th - Manuel Fraga, 44, native of Fayal, fell overboard from sloop Laura Enos off Misery Island, left widow and three children.

14th - James Murphy, 30, single, one of the crew of sch. Grace Otis, was drowned off Boon Island, in consequence of his dory being run down by the vessel.

30th - Amos Simmons, 20, native of Greenport, Me., single, one of the crew of sch. Slade Gorton, died at Port Hawkesbury, C. B.


May

6th - Edward Benson, 28, native of Sweden, single, and John Frelick, 33, native of Liverpool, N. S., two of the crew of sch. American, were drowned on Bacalieu Bank, by the capsizing of their dory. Frelick left a widow and three children.

14th - Joseph McInnis, 35, native of Shipstown, P. E. I., single, was lost overboard from sch. Speculator off Thatcher's Island, while bound to Cape Shore on a mackerelling trip.

15th - Jeremiah Surrette, 35, native of Eel Brook, single, was suffocated on board sch. Mary E. Harty, at Newport, by coal gas from forecastle stove.


June

1st - Richard M. McKie, 25, native of Cape Breton, single, one of the crew of sch. Harvester, was found in Frank E. Davis' dock, having been missing about three weeks.

9th - Sch. Gertie Smith was run down and sunk by the auxiliary sch. Dorcas off Newport, while engaged in the mackerel fishery. Crew saved.


July

Clarence Wagner, 30, native of Liverpool, N. S., single, one of the crew of sch. Reporter, died in the hospital in Portland, Me.

4th - Four of the crew of sch. Independence, James Knocton, 45, native of Guysboro, N. S., Norris Burton Dunbar, 38, native of Maine, William McDonald, 34, native of Cape Breton, and Charles Olsen, 42, native of Sweden, strayed from their vessel in a fog on the Banks of Newfoundland, and were never heard from. Knocton left a widow and three children, Olsen left a widow and three children, and McDonald was single.
John Kempt, 14, native of Cape Breton, single, and Alexander Clements, 30, native of Tusket, N. S., single, two of the crew of sch. Bohemia, drowned on Grand Bank, by the capsizing of their dory.

12th - Isadore Bouche, 48, native of Arichat, C. B., one of the crew of sch. W. B. Keen, was drowned on Georges by being caught in the bight of a line attached to a swordfish. Left a widow.


August

11th - Sch. Virginia ran ashore on Little Hope Island, N. S., and proved a total loss. Crew saved.

25th - Elias Goodwin, 50, native of Pubnico, N. S., and Nehemiah Blade, 28, native of Barrington, N. S., two of the crew of sch. Judique, were drowned on LaHave Bank, by the capsizing of their dory. Goodwin left a widow and three children, Blade left a widow.


September

11th - Henry Henderson, 29, one of the crew of sch. Margaret, died at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, N. S., of heart disease.


October

3rd - Sch. Frederick Tudor, employed in mackerel netting, went ashore on the Sandy Bay breakwater, crew saved.

17th - Sch. Eliza Ellen sprang a leak and sank off Eastern Point, while engaged in the mackerel netting fishery. Crew rowed ashore in their boat.

27th - Daniel Keefe, 23 of Tar Cove, N. F., washed overboard from sch. Vera, while taking sail on Cashes.


November

3rd - John Jacobs, 64, native of Norway, one of the crew of sch. Ella G. King, died at the United States Marine Hospital, Chelsea. Leaves a widow.

22nd - Edward Pew, native of this city, single, 24, and Charles Dunkenson, 41, native of Nova Scotia, two of the crew of sch. Two Forty, drowned by the capsizing of their dory while trying to land at Chatham, the rest of the crew being unable to return to the vessel and she becoming unmanageable.


December

George Riley, 35, native of Nova Scotia, one of the crew of sch. Blanche, killed off this port by explosion on oil barge which was being towed in by the schooner, left widow and one child.

2nd - Anthony Hall, 30, native of Corduroy, N. F., single and James McKeay, 28, native of St. Francis Harbor, N. S., single, washed overboard from sch. Aloha on the passage from Newfoundland.

5th - George Roberts, 48, native of Maine, mate of sch. Lucinda I. Lowell, was killed by a falling mast, off Canso, N. S., which was being cut away to save the schooner form being overturned in a gale. Left a widow and children in this city.

6th - Charles Fourgere, 32, single, native of St. Peter's, C. B., one of the crew of sch. Lucinda I. Lowell, was drowned while attempting to land, his dory being swept away by a sea just after he boarded it. The schooner was bound home with a cargo of salt herring from Newfoundland. John Staples, 52, native of Swan's Island, Me., mate of sch. Veda M. McKnown, and Alexander Chisholm, 38, native of Cape Breton, single, one of the crew, were washed overboard off St. Paul's island, C. B., while on the passage home from a Newfoundland salt herring trip. Staples left a widow and two children.

13th - Sch. Dreadnaught went ashore on a ledge near Lunenburg in a blinding snow storm, while bound home from Bay of Islands, N. F., with a cargo of 1,400 barrels of sale herring and proved a total loss; crew saved.

27th - William Johnson and Joseph Brennan were lost overboard from sch. Theodore Roosevelt on Green Bank.

Sch. Annie Wesley , last sighted on December 17 by sch. Titania off Sable Island, with a crew of 14 men, is never heard from again.

 

 

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