January 7, 1924
Crew of Seven Lost in Gale
British Sch. Donald Silver with Herring Cargo for this
Foundered off Newfoundland Coast
The British sch. Donald L. Silver was
lost last Thursday with all of her seven men in St. George Bay, off Heatherton, 60 miles
southwest of Curling, N. F., according to a dispatch from there on Saturday. The Sliver
was bound from Bay of Islands, N. F., to this port with a cargo of herring for the
Gorton-Pew Fisheries Company, Limited.
The Donald L. Silver,
a 94-ton fisherman of British registry, left the Bay of Islands, Monday, with a cargo of
herring. Thursday morning she encountered a blinding snow storm and a heavy gale,
and quickly foundered.
The names of the lost were given as
Capt. Joseph Hackett, in
James Hackett, mate
John Hackett, all of Bay of Islands
Bert Swyers of Bay St. George's.
Capt. Hackett, John Hackett
and Harold Swyers were all married.
Five of the bodies have been recovered.