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The Alva

 

Sch. Alva, 102.75 tons gross, 74.27 net, built in Essex in 1892, and owned by Samuel G. Pool & Sons, sailed on a haddocking trip to Georges, January 25, 1902 and never returned, and is supposed to have foundered in a severe gale which sprung up the day after she left port. She carried a crew of 17 men, as follows:

William McDonald, master, 55, native of Port Mulgrave, N. S., left widow and six children
Simon Langley, cook, 50, native of Arichat, C. B., left widow and three children
William Peeples, 38, native of Straits of Canso, N. S., left widow and two children
John E. Dall, 53, native of Lockeport, N. S., left widow and four children
George A. Horton, 60, native of Queensport, N. S., left widow and one child
Richard Jackman, 25, native of Port Mulgrave, N. S., single
Robert McKinnon, 30, native of Arichat, C. B., left widow and one child
Ephraim Thorburne, 40, native of Shelburne, N. S., single
John Corcoran, 29, native of Burin, N. F., single
George Hawkins, 25, native of Beaver Harbor, N. S., single
George Stone, 25, native of St. Peters, C. B., single
Charles Forrest, 30, single, native of Arichat, C. B.
Malcolm Edwards, 35, single, native of Arichat, C. B
William Doucette, 30, native of Metaghan, N. S., single
Edward Williams, 41, native of Lockeport, N. S., single
Joseph Chisholm, 20, native of L'Ordoise, C. B., single
Daniel McDonald, 24, native of Cape Breton, single

Thorburne had shipped in sch. Harry A. Nickerson, of Boothbay, and having time for a short trip before his vessel would be ready, shipped in Alva. The schooner was valued, with her outfits, at $8000, and was insured for $4,804 on the vessel and $1500 on the outfits by the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company.

 

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