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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 1850This proved a most disastrous year to the Georges fishery; resulting in the loss of four vessels and thirty-nines lives , as follows;
Schooner WILLIAM WALLACE, lost in February with eight men: Stephen Decatur Griffin of Annisquam, Master; Daniel Adams, George Brown, 3rd, Frederick A. Lewis, William Grant, John Linedall, William Mansield, Thomas Ingalls. Owned by Fritz E. Riggs & Bro. Valued at $3,000; insured for $2.600.
Schooner TUSCANY, lost in March, with eight men. Charles H.Pew, Master; James Shackleford, John J. Barrett, Rufus Parsons, Aaron Hodgkins, Nathaniel S. Lufkin, Benjamin H. Brown, Jr., Spencer T.Jackson. Owned by the master and John Pew. Valued at $3.500; insured for $2,800.
Schooner WALTER SCOTT, lost in April with eight men, Jas. Hibbert, Master: Noah Hibbert, William Dexter, Israel Dodge, William A. Gahan, Thomas Wilson, Mark Lewis , Charles Gahan. Owned by James Hibbert and George Parkhurst. Valued at $3,000; insured for $2,400.
Schooner SPECIE, lost the same month with seven men. Benjamin Tarr, Master; Charles Witham, Jr., Charles Lufkin, Augustus Anderson, Peter Anderson, Lewis Rice, Charls Tarr. Owned by David Parkhurst. Valued at $3,000; insured for $2,500.
Choose from the list of shipwrecks (lost ships) from the Port of Gloucester Massachusetts with names of crew members and passengers who died: 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 (no ships) | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848(no ships) | 1849 | 1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 | 1860 | ... more to follow [With thanks to Volunteer Transcriber Peggy Broughton, Proofreader Laura Freeman]
Gloucester United Fire Society 1845 Roster Rules and Orders Agreed to be Observed by the United Fire Society. Instituted at Gloucester, Sandy Bay, (Now called Rockport,) January 3d, 1807. Includes a roster of members from 1808 to 1845.
This is a "bucket brigade" that preceeded the establishment of a fire department in the town. "That if any Fire should be permitted to break out in Rockport, we will be helpful to each other in extinguishing the same". [$]
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