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1912

 

January

10th - John Campbell, 54, native of Prince Edward Island, single, one of the crew of sch. Claudia, was found dead in his bunk at the wharf of Sylvanus Smith & Co.

11th - Sch. W. E. Morrissey employed in the Bank sale cod fishery, parted her cable and stranded at Treble Point, Bonne Bay, N. F., while lying at anchor in a gale; crew saved. George Dorsey and George M. Stoddard, two of the crew of sch. Emma Jane of Pensacola were washed overboard form the schooner in a gale in the Gulf of Mexico. Stoddard was 35, native of Barrington, N. S., single, and Dorsey was 30, native of this city, single.

16th - Gasoline boat Weasel drifted on Dog Bar breakwater owing to the breaking down of her engine. Crew saved

17th - John Olson, 40, native of Sweden, one of the crew of Gov. Foss, was lost overboard in South Channel, left widow and three children. Allen McDonald, 25, native of Cape Breton, single, one of the crew of sch. Constellation, fell overboard off Port au Port, N. S., while taking in the mainsail.


February

5th - Alan Seeley, 60, native of Briar Island, N. S., and John Chase, 35, native of Newfoundland, single, went astray from sch. Muriel in South Channel. Seeley was a widower and left one son.

22nd - Thomas Connors, 65, native of Prospect, N. S., single, fell overboard from sch. William M. Moody on Georges.


March

7th - Hiram Wilson, 25, native of Lower Pubnico, single, was found dead in his bunk on board sch. Premier at Yarmouth, N. S.

15th - Sch. Patrician went ashore near Shelburne, N. S., eleven men saved, ten men lost.


May

12th - Sch. Walter P. Goulart employed in the fresh haddock fishery, stranded in a fog at Savage Rocks, near Shelburne, N. S., while bound in for a harbor. All of the crew were saved except one, Joseph King Rogers, alias Joaquin da Roche, who was drowned by the capsizing of his dory. Rogers was 24 years old, native of Lisbon, Portugal, where he left a widow and two children.


July

8th - Dean Nickerson, 31, native of Fort Clyde, N. S., one of the crew of sch. Frances S. Gureby, was drowned in Welch's dock, having probably rolled out of a seineboat while asleep, left a widow in Cambridge.

10th - Milford Roberts, 42, native of Argyle, N. S., single, was drowned on Grand Banks by the capsizing of his dory from sch. Priscilla Smith..

17th - Capt. William Malonson, 56 years, native of Gilbert's Cove, N. S., was found dead on board sch. Senator Salisbury, left widow and two children.


August

25th - Sch. Shenandoah, of Boston, was run down and sunk by sch. Addie M. Lawrence off Round Shoal in a thick fog; crew saved.


September

8th - Thomas Flannagan, 40, native of Ireland, and James McNeil, 30, native of Shelburne, N. S., two of the crew of sch. Conqueror, went astray from the vessel in a fog on Georges. Both men were married.

10th - Ellison Bowers, 40, native of Nova Scotia, single, one of the crew of sch. Esther Gray, fell overboard from the vessel at T wharf, Boston, and died at the Boston City hospital after being taken from the water.

15th - Stanley Proude, 42, native of Lockeport, N. S., single, one of the crew of sch. Volant, was struck by lightning and fell overboard form the vessel while crossing the Bay of Fundy.

16th - Andrew Peddle, 35, native of Newfoundland, single, and Patrick Joy, 25, single, native of Newfoundland, went astray from sch. Benjamin A. Smith on Cape Sable.

17th - Guy Hebbies 25, native of Newfoundland, single, was washed overboard from sch. Fannie Belle Atwood in South Channel.

29th - Sch. Catherine D. Enos (gasoline auxiliary) stranded on Washes ledge, near Isle au Haut, Me., crew saved.


October

4th - Sch. Addie M. Story went ashore at Rocky Harbor, N. F., while returning from a salt codfish trading voyage to Labrador. Crew saved.

10th - Robert Frasier, 37, native of Harbor Bouchie, N. S., single, one of the crew of sch. Lucinda I. Lowell, was found dead in his berth at Provincetown.

17th - Sch. Margie Smith went ashore at Trout River, near Bonne Bay, N. F., while on a trading voyage for salt codfish; crew saved. Sch. Harvester, of Provincetown, struck a ledge in coming out of Yarmouth, N. S., and was a total loss. Crew saved.

21st - Sch. Lottie Byrnes engaged in a codfish trading voyage to Labrador, dragged ashore in a storm at Fox Islay, Port au Port, N. F.; crew saved.

24th - Joseph Walker, 40, native of Cape Breton, single, fell overboard form the steam trawler Heroine on Georges.

26th - Thomas J. Winn, 59, native of Brewster, one of the crew of the catboat Castle of Block Island, was killed off New Shoreham, R. I., by the blowing up of the gasoline engine, left widow in this city.


November

1st - Manuel S. Costa, 35, native of the Western Islands, went astray from sch. Josephine DeCosta 15 miles off Thatcher's island, left widow. William Dobson, 47, native of Canso, N. S., one of the crew of sch.Priscilla Smith, died at the hospital at Yarmouth, N. S., having been landed at Shelburne by sch. John R. Bradley, left widow in South Boston.

8th - George Essler, 40, native of Port Medway, N. S., single and Albert Downedy, 40, native of Shelburne, N. S., single, two of the crew of sch. Lucania, were drowned by the capsizing of their dory off Scatterie.

16th - Patrick Keough, 27, native of Newfoundland, single, was killed on board the steam trawler Spray by being struck on the head by an iron block strap which fell from aloft.

27th - Wesley (or Walter) Chetwynde, 33, native of Woods Harbor, N. S., single, one of the crew of sch. Aspinet, was drowned off the Cape Shore, by the swamping of his dory.

28th - Patrick Smith, native of Newfoundland, single, died of heart disease on board sch. Waldo S. Stream.  Leslie Smith, of sch. Mildred Robinson, went astray from the vessel off the Cape Shore.


December

3rd - Valentine Powers, 52, native of Placentia, N. F., single, was drowned off Magnolia by the capsizing of his skiff.

13th - Thomas Comfort, 50, native of Newfoundland, one of the crew of sch. Regina, was drowned by the capsizing of his dory. His dorymate, John Burke, was able to reach the overturned dory and was saved. Comfort left a widow and several children in Pembroke.

16th - Martin J. Shields, 30 native of Nova Scotia, single, one of the crew of sch. Manomet, was drowned off Thacher's island, by the swamping of his dory..

20th - Sch. Miranda stranded in a storm at Trout River, N. F., while bound home with a cargo of cured salt cod; crew saved.

24th - John Smith, 25, native of St. Jacques, N. F., single, went astray from sch. Ethel B. Penney off the Cape Shore.

28th - Sch. S. P. Willard went ashore on Guion Island, near Barbarus, C. B., while on the way home with a cargo of frozen herring; crew saved. (This vessel may possibly be floated if not broken up by the winter storms.)

 

 

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