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1913

 

January

2nd - Fred. Ernst, 28, single, native of Nova Scotia, washed overboard from sch. Aloha.

4th - John R. Bradley, 30, single, native of Nova Scotia, lost from sch. John R. Bradley. 
James Kavanaugh,
56, widower, of St. Francis Harbor, Newfoundland, left two daughters, and John Kenton, 31, single, of Gloucester, were washed overboard from sch. Cavalier and were drowned.
Daniel McDonald, 30 years old, native of Nova Scotia, single, washed overboard from sch. John R. Bradley off Bay St. George.

12th - Stephen Mayer, 32, single, of Newfoundland, and Simon Merchant, 26, single, of Arichat, C. B., drowned by the capsizing of their dory off Liscomb from sch. Clintonia.

29th - Robert H. Stuart, 72 years old, native of Deer Island, N. H., drowned in the dock of Sylvanus Smith & Co., Inc., while boarding his vessel.


March

5th - Henry Lawson, 36 years old, native of Sweden, one of the crew of sch. Fannie A. Smith, fell overboard in boarding his vessel at the wharf of Sylvanus Smith  Co.

21st - Steamer Margaret D., 31 tons gross, 29.35 tons net, built at Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, in 1909, and employed in gill netting, and owned by John A. Delmar, stranded on Milk Island.   Valued at $1000 and uninsured.
Sch. Massachusetts, 441.20 tons gross, 102.91 tons net, built in Essex in 1901 and owned by the Gorton-Pew Fisheries Company, went ashore at Gallanty Head, Miquelon, as the result of mis-staying.  Valued at $12,000 and insured for $5,158 on the vessel and $3,000 on the outfits by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company, and $2,500 on the vessel and $800 on the captain's outfits by the Providence-Washington Insurance Company.

28th - Sch. Quickstep, 104.68 tons gross, 75.79 tons net, built in Essex in 1859, owned by Joseph Hennets, engaged in fresh fishing, went ashore at St. Mary's Bay, N. S., and was a total loss.  Valued with outfits at $6000 and uninsured.

31st - Edward Cox, single, 30, native of Bay of Islands, Newfoundland,  washed overboard from sch. Ramona.


May

29th - Sch Arcadia, 129 tons gross, 90 tons net, built in this city in 1901, and owned by Sylvanus Smith & Co, Inc., employed in the mackerel fishery, dragged ashore at Ship Harbor, N. S., and proved a total loss.  Crew Saved.  Vessel and outfits valued at $9,000 and insured for $5,174 on the vessel and $2,500 on the outfits by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company.


June

4th - Tyson Conrad, 45, single, native of Volgers Cove, Nova Scotia,  lost from sch. Aspinet.

17th - Sch. Olympia, 77.84 tons gross, 50.28 tons net, built in Essex in 1899 and owned by Sylvanus Smith & Co., Inc., employed in the salt cod fishery, was run down by the Warren ocean liner Sagamore in a dense fog off Sable Island and sunk at once.  Eight of the crew were saved by climbing the fore rigging and jumping to the steamer's deck and six were drowned.   Those lost are: John A. Daggett, master, 50, married, native of Portland, Maine, left widow and children; John Loring Daggett, 25, single, son of the captain; William Sullivan, 40, single, native of Eastport, Maine;   Ramie Doucette, 45, widower, native of Tusket, Nova Scotia, left several grown-up children; Frank Banner, 38, single, native of Eastport, Maine; and Fred. Train, 45, native of Portland, Maine.  Valued with outfits at $6000 and insured for $2993 on the vessel and $1200 on the outfits by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company. 


July

2nd - Gasoline boat Jennie M., unregistered, owned by John Morash, sprung a leak and sank, while engaged in the shore fishing.  Valued at $300 and insured for $225 by the Providence-Washington Insurance Company.

5th - Sch. Lucania, 147.33 tons gross, 104.34 tons net, built in this city in 1904, and owned by Sylvanus Smith & Co., Inc., engaged in mackerel seining, went ashore near Truro, Cape Cod and proved a total loss.  Crew saved.  The vessel and outfits were valued at $12,000 and insured for $8,000 on the vessel and $2,500 on the outfits by the Providence-Washington Insurance Company.  The wreck was afterwards sold by the underwriters and floated and renamed sch. Garcia F. Rio.

9th - David Carter, 50 years old, native of Nova Scotia, widower, one of the crew of sch. Senator Saulsbury, was found dead in his bunk, from heart disease.


August

11th - Sch. Arbutus, 120 tons gross, 36 tons net, built at Essex in 1893, and owned by the Cunningham & Thompson Company, went ashore at Chippegan, Bay Chaleur, While on a salt codfishing trip.  Crew saved.  Vessel and outfits valued at $5000 and insured for $3638 on the vessel and $2000 on the outfits by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company.

18th -Gus Nelson, 32, single, native of Sweden, drowned by the capsizing of his dory from sch. John J. Fallon.


October

3rd - Gasoline boat Liberty, unregistered, owned by Schwartz & Bernstein, swamped in the breakers off York, Me., crew saved.  Valued with outfits at $1000 and insured for $600 on the vessel and $300 on the outfits by the Providence-Washington Insurance Company.

4th - Charles Furlong, 60, native of Placentia, Nova Scotia, found dead in his bunk, sch. Senator Saulsbury.

31st - Sch. Theodore Roosevelt, 125.44 tons gross, 90.90 tons net, built in Essex in 1901, and owned by Fred L. Davis, went ashore at Trout Cove, N. S., while on a voyage along the Nova Scotia coast for green salt cod.  Crew saved.  Vessel outfits valued at $9000 and insured for $5500 on the vessel and $2000 on the cargo by the Boston Insurance Company.


November

1st -Capt. Vincent Nelson, master, 50 years old, native of Pubnico, N. S., left widow and five adult sons; Leslie Fletcher, 27 years old, native of Argyle, N. S., single; Ross Worthen, 24 years old, native of Pubnico, N. S., single; Theophilus Landry, 30 years old, single native of Glenwood, N. S., captain and four of the crew of sch. Annie M. Parker, left the schooner after the vessel had struck on Rose and Crown shoal, the captain and three men being drowned by the swamping of their dory and the cook being washed overboard.  Ten others of the crew escaped in their dories and were picked up.
Joseph Devol, 33, single, native of Newfoundland, one of the sch. Monitor was washed from the main boom and drowned on Grand Banks.

2nd - Horace Nickerson, 30, single, native of Woods Harbor, went astray from the schooner in the South Channel and was never heard from.

6th - Refrigerator steamer Alcona, 1191 tons gross, 868 tons net, built at Gibraltar, Mich., in 1878, and owned by the Gorton-Pew Fisheries Company, burned at Bay of Islands, where she was stationed for the purpose of freezing herring.  The vessel, including her equipment and machinery was valued at $100.000 and was insured for $29,500 by the Providence-Washington Company, $2000 in the Old Colony Insurance Company and $20,000 in the British Dominion Insurance Company of England.

12th - Sch. Diana, 123,37 tons gross, 89.44 tons net, built in Essex in 1903 and owned by Hugh Parkhurst & Co., went ashore at Shag Harbor, N. S., while on a haddocking trip, and proved a total loss.  Crew saved.  Vessel and outfits valued at $10,000, insurance in litigation.

14th Gasoline boat Nita unregistered, owned by Fred A. Day, caught fire off Provincetown and sunk.   Crew saved.  Valued at $12000 and insured for $1000 by the Old Colony Insurance Company.


December

6th - Lewis Crowell, 55, married, native of Nova Scotia, capsized his dory and was drowned from sch. W. M. Goodspeed. Left a widow. 

 

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