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Shipwrecks and Ships of Gloucester, Massachusetts Bay ColonyGloucester was founded in 1623 as a Massachusetts Bay Colony by the Dorchester Company from Dorchester England. The following list of ships plus crew and passenger names is taken from shipwrecks from Gloucester Massachusetts 1830 to 1873.
Source: The Fishermans' Memorial and Record Book by George H. Proctor (A list of vessels and their crews, Lost from the Port of Gloucester From the year 1830 to October 1, 1873. Embracing A Period of Nearly Half a Century comprising Fourteen Hundred and Thirty-Seven Names, and two hundred and Ninety -Six Vessels, including those lost in the Gale of August 24, 1873)
A list of vessels and their crews Lost from the Port of Gloucester, Massachusetts 1837During the month of April a severe gale swept over Georges where the fleet ere engaged in fishing. Three of their number, with their crews, comprising about twenty-four men, sank beneath the billows, This was the first serious loss on Georges of which we have the particulars, and those who remember the event, inform us that it spread a deep gloom over the town, and the widows and fatherless children had the heartfelt sympathies of the entire community. These vessels were as follows.
Schooner FAIR AMERICA, John Wonson, Master, and six others, viz: Jabez Wonson, the master's brother,William Prindall, ______ Andrews, _______Stapleton, ______Trask, ______Andrews. She was owned by William Parkhurst, and valued at $1,600, and uninsured.
Schooner BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Benjamin P. Norwood, master, and six others, viz: William Hinckley, Abraham Tarr, Jr.,William S. Lane, Fitz Norwood, John R. Mitchell, Meshach Lane.Owned by Samuel W. Brown. Valued at $4,000; insured for $3,300.
Schooner VESTA, Josiah H. Fears, Master, and crew of six men,Viz; George Goodrich, Edward Prindall, David Butler, William Mason, Edward Bell and one other whose name we could not learn. Valued at $2,000; insured for $1,000.
Schooner RISING EMPIRE, Capt.Lane was run down ans sunk while mackereling, July 14th. Crew saved. Owned by Messrs. Daniel and Michael Gaffney. Valued at $1.000. uninsured.
Schooner ADRIAN,lost on St.John's Island, August 10th. Crew saved. Valued at $1,500.
Choose from the list of shipwrecks (lost ships) from the Port of Gloucester Massachusetts with names of crew members and passengers who died: 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 (no ships) | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848(no ships) | 1849 | 1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 | 1860 | ... more to follow [With thanks to Volunteer Transcriber Peggy Broughton, Proofreader Laura Freeman]
Gloucester United Fire Society 1845 Roster Rules and Orders Agreed to be Observed by the United Fire Society. Instituted at Gloucester, Sandy Bay, (Now called Rockport,) January 3d, 1807. Includes a roster of members from 1808 to 1845.
This is a "bucket brigade" that preceeded the establishment of a fire department in the town. "That if any Fire should be permitted to break out in Rockport, we will be helpful to each other in extinguishing the same". [$]
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