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1908

 

January

Sch. Northern Eagle lost eight men in the Gulf of Mexico; Barney Conrad, 30,of Port Medway, N.S.; Thomas Cronin, 42, of Ireland; Conrad Hibbert, 43, of Port Medway; Roger Lord, 50, of Maine; Stanley Ryan, 35, Nova Scotia; Norman Sponagle, 43, of Dublin, N. S.; Arthur Smith, 42, of England; and Edgar Teal, 30, of Port Medway

16th - William R. Ballen, 20, of Conception Bay, lost from sch. Elmer E. Gray off Liscomb, N. S.

19th - William McLarren, 35, of Argyle, N. S., and Jerome Steele, of Rock Barra, P. E. I., lost from sch. Preceptor off Green Bank

20th - George Crowell, 36, of Clark's Harbor, lost from sch. Mary E. Webb, off Thatcher's. Lawrence Merchant, 21, of Arichat, lost from sch. Fannie Keen off Cape Elizabeth, Me

23rd - Alfred Green, 40, of Arichat, lost from sch. Yatima off Brown's Bank


February

1st - Russell Grouse, 35 , and Stephen Burns, 30, both of Liverpool, N. S. lost off Cape Shore from sch. Speculator

4th - Ambrose Connors, 60, of Nova Scotia, lost from sch. Arthur D. Story off Georges Bank. Robert Leonard, 35, of East Boston, Ma, ; and John Stoping, 38, of Heligoland, Germany lost from sch. Theodore Roosevelt off Georges Bank

7th - Sch. Mary T. Fallon off Middle Bank, loses Benjamin Raymond, 30, of Nova Scotia

27th - Sven Larson, 58, of Sweden; Paul Williams 55, of Germany, and Sylvine Landry, 23, of Tusket Wedge, N. S. are all lost off Quero from sch. Waldo L. Stream


March

7th - Sch. Kineo, off Georges Bank, loses Augustus Swinson, 58, of Sweden

8th - ________ Tibbard, 30, of Nova Scotia, lost from sch. Smuggler off Quero

15th - Lawrence Kelley, 39, of N. F., lost from sch. Mystery off Georges

18th - Pictou native John Bailey, 43, is lost off Georges from sch. Cecil H. Low

23rd - Michael Lynch, 33, a native of Newfoundland, is lost from sch. Cynthia off Boon Island

30th - Sch. Lydia loses Wilson Spinney, of Argyle, N. S., off Useless Bay


April

17th - Patrick Cocoran, 35, and Michael White, 30, both of Newfoundland, are lost from sch. Massachusetts off St. Peter's Bank

19th - Sch. Niagra, off Quero, lost Charles Peterson, 43, of Denmark


May

5th - Fred Frazier, 45, of Nova Scotia, lost from sch. Mabel D. Hines off North Sydney

19th - Thomas Whifen, 27, of N. F. lost from sch. Slade Gorton off Newport, R. I.

27th - Sch. Fame is run down off Cashes by Steamer Boston, eighteen of the crew are lost. Sch. Monitor lost Jacob Jennings (or Jenson) of Harbor Breton, N. F. off Bacalieu.


August

1st - Vincent Dillon, 27, of Witless Bay, N. F. lost off Cape Shore from sch. Senator

8th - Sch. Maggie and May run down off Le Harve Bank by German schoolship Freya. Eight men lost. Coleman Townsend, of Lockport, lost off Louisburg from sch. Maxine Elliot

31st - Sopus Olson (23) and John Nelson (45) , of Norway lost from sch. Essex off Bacalieu. Sch. Catherine Burke lost Eugene Burke of Tusket Wedge off the South Channel


September

2nd - Edward Fitzpatrick, 30, of Placentia Bay, lost in South Channel from sch. Conqueror. Frederick Blatchford, 45, of Gloucester, lost from sch. Constellation off Pensacola, Fl


November

8th - Henry F. Greel, of Waldboro, Me, lost from sch. Nautilus off Pensacola, Fl

12th - Sch. Susan and Mary off the West Bank, lost Ephraim Nickerson, 22 of Pubnico, N. S.


December

5th - Frank Burke, 26, of P. E. I.., and William DeCoste, 52, of Arichat, lost off West Bank from sch. Atlanta

12th - Edward Harding, Bay of Islands, N.F., Samuel Way, Newfoundland, and Fred Humphrey, Bay of Islands, N. F., three fishermen shipped on board sch. Dauntless at Bay of Islands for a salt herring trip, and left the schooner in their boat, and were never heard from, their boat having probably foundered, a portion of the rudder being picked up.

26th - Charles L. O'Brien drowned at Pensacola, Fla., in attempting to board his vessel. He was a member of Star of the Sea lodge, Fishermen's Benevolent Association.

28th - Sch. Vera, off Canso, lost Joseph Marr, 28, and Frank Bansfield, 30, both of N. F. 

 

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