January 23, 1924
Sailed Aboard the Bluenose in Fishermen's
That the schooner Keno,
which left Lunenburg December 29 for Bay of Islands, N. F., foundered and sank with all
hands is accepted as a moral certainty, and not even the most sanguine optimist expects to
hear of the safety of vessel or crew.
Capt. Albert Himmelman, one
of the ablest navigators and masters sailing out of the port of Lunenburg, was captain of
the Keno, which was a vessel of 92 tons net register, built at
the yard of McLean Bros., Mahone Bay, and launched last spring. She was fishing
during the season of 1923.
Captain Albert Himmelman,
aged 51, resident Lunenburg, leaves a wife and seven grown up children. None of his
boys were with him on this trip. Mrs. Himmelman died a few years
ago, and had any of the sailor sons been home, it is certain that one or more of them
would have formed a part of this crew. Captain Himmelman was a fine
specimen of a man in every way. He was over six feet in height, and an expert
helmsman, and considered one of the most expert masters to handle a schooner out of this
port. He was a fine whole souled fellow, and was a great favorite.
Gabriel Lohnes, cook, was 57
years of age; resident, Newton, and leaves a large family, some of whom are grown up.
Aubrey Knickle, aged 28,
single, son of a widow from Stonehurst; unmarried.
Wesley Whynacht, aged 23, son
of Elias Whynacht, Stonehurst, unmarried.
Raymond Zink, aged 21,
Gabriel Demene, aged 57,
First Peninsula, married, with a large family, some of whom are grown up.
John Wilcox, aged 29, native
of Newfoundland, married to a daughter of the late Charles Oxner, and
made his home in Lunenburg.
Heber Miller, aged 27, son of
Henry Miller, Stonehurst; lived in Lunenburg, and leaves a widow and two
Capt. Albert Himmelman was
also the mate on board of sch. Bluenose in her race off of this
port, against sch. Henry Ford for the International Fishermen's
trophy, and was also in a similar position last fall when the Bluenose
and Columbia met off Halifax.