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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
11th - Henry Henderson, 29,
one of the crew of sch. Margaret, died at the Victoria General
Hospital, Halifax, N. S., of heart disease.
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.
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.
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
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;
27th - William Johnson and Joseph
Brennan were lost overboard from sch. Theodore Roosevelt
on Green Bank.
Wesley , last sighted on December 17 by sch. Titania
off Sable Island, with a crew of 14 men, is never heard from again.