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The Donald L. Silver


January 7, 1924

Crew of Seven Lost in Gale
British Sch. Donald Silver with Herring Cargo for this Port
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 command
James Hackett, mate
William Rudth
Leonzo Wheeler
John Hackett, all of Bay of Islands
Harold Syers
Bert Swyers of Bay St. George's. 

Capt. Hackett, John Hackett and Harold Swyers were all married. 
Five of the bodies have been recovered.


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