|1883 - The saga of Howard Blackburn, lost at sea in January 1883, he
survived four days in an open dory. He lost all his fingers and half of each thumb
to frostbite, as well as the toes and part of the heel of one foot, and part of the other
foot. Not only did he survive, but he went on to twice sail solo across the Atlantic
Ocean, as well as go gold mining in the Klondike.
1889 - February, an account
of a doryman lost at sea and how he saved his feet from freezing.
1892 - "At Death's Door- Six Days Without Food or Water"
1895 - February, two of Lizzie J. Greenleafs crew away from their vessel
1904 - February - Fortunate rescue of two men, astray in a dory for 25 hours
in February 1904.
1910 - Stray Fisherman Six Days and Nights in Dory on Banks
Fisherman Adrift For Three Days
Starving Fishermen Picked Up. Had Been Adrift Five
Days without Food or Water
Stray fisherman was cheered up by older companion;
reached land after four days in dory.
fisherman astray for six days, rowed to
1914 - Two Newfoundland fishermen return home five days after a
memorial service is held in their memory.
1915 - An account
of two crew members of the sch. Bay State lost at sea for 6
1922 - Skipper
jumps overboard with rope tied to waist and saves crew.
1923 - Two dorymen
row 130 miles to reach mainland.
1923 - Two fishermen survive when their
boat is smashed on the rocks at Ipswich Neck.
fishermen return home after three days and nights without food or water.
1925 - Man spent the night in his open boat, January, when his engine broke down.
Lost Men Had Nearly Abandoned All
Hope (The Bootleggers)
1926 - Thirteen
days adrift, two men land in Gibraltar after rescue by a tramp steamer.
Adrift off Thatcher's Island, 35 miles out to sea.
1929 - Pumped
Seven Days to Keep Craft Afloat
1932 - Given
up for dead, rescued after being adrift for six days without food or water.