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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 1852This proved a still more disastrous year for the fishing business; thirteen vessels and thirty-two lives being lost. Five of these vessels were lost on Georges, and eight in the Bay of St. Lawrence as follows;
Schooner GOLDEN FLEECE, lost on Georges, in March, nine men: Sylvester Rust, Master; Samuel Rust, brother of the master; Edmund Cook, James S. Norwood, Henry Robinson, Samuel Jackman,George Blaisdell, Samuel Atwood,and one man unknown. Owned by W. H. Steele and Daniel Gaffney. Valued at $4,000; insuredfor $3,500.
Schooner C.E. PARKHURST, lost on Georges, in March. She had a crew of eight men viz: John B. Turner, Master; William Dexter, Henry Holley, Phillip Pico, John King, John Colney, William Riddel, John Nelson. Owned by Charles Parkhurst. valued at $4,000; insured for $3,500.
Schooner BENJAMIN PARSONS, lost on Georges, in April. Seven men, as follows: William Tibbetts, Master; William G. Palmer, Charles J. Gilbert, John Giro, David Aspee. James Mars. Dennis Phenelon. Owned by William Parsons,2d, and Co. Valued at $4,000; insured for $3,500.
Schooner NAPOLEON, lost on Georges in the same gale. Had a crew of eight men, viz: Addision Parsons, Master, William Dunmore, Benjamin Rowe, Edward Everly, Frank McCloud, Antone Cora, John Poland, and one man unknown. Owned by Moses Tarr, valued at $1,600; insured for $1,400.
Schooner HENRY A. HOLBROOK, lost on Georges in November. Crew eight in number: William Remby, Master; Obed A. Andrews, James Reed, Henry Green, John McKinnon, WilliamPotton, Osborne S. Lawrence, William Hayden. Owned by George Friend & Co. Valued at $2, 600; insured for $2,300.
Schooner CYRENA S.COLBY, Colby, Master; lost in Cascumpee in September. Crew Saved. Owned by Addison Merchant & Co., and others. Valued at $5.000; insured for $4,700.
Schooner JOHN GERARD, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in October. Crew saved. Owned by John F. Wonson & Co. valued at $4,000; insured for $3,500.
Schooner OCEAN STAR, lost at Souris, Bay of St. Lawrence, October 15th. Crew saved. Owned by George Friend & Co.Valued at $3,400; insured for $3,000.
Schooner HANNIBAL, lost at Soruis, October 15th. Crew saved. Owned by George Garland and Theodore Parsons. Valued at $3,400; insured for $3,500.
Schooner AUGUSTA PARKER, lost at Souris in the same gale. Crew saved. Owned by Epes W. Merchant, and others. Valued at $2,800; insured for $2,400.
Schooner RIO DEL NORTE; lost at Sourie, October 15th. Crew saved. Owned by Messrs. Moses Tarr and Andrew Leighton. Valued at $2,800 and insured for $2,400.
Schooner LEADER, lost at Souris, October 15th. Owned by Messrs. James Mansfield & Sons. Valued at $1,000, insured for $800.
Choose from the list of shipwrecks (lost ships) from the Port of Gloucester Massachusetts with names of crew members and passengers who died: 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 (no ships) | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848(no ships) | 1849 | 1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 | 1860 | ... more to follow [With thanks to Volunteer Transcriber Peggy Broughton, Proofreader Laura Freeman]
Gloucester United Fire Society 1845 Roster Rules and Orders Agreed to be Observed by the United Fire Society. Instituted at Gloucester, Sandy Bay, (Now called Rockport,) January 3d, 1807. Includes a roster of members from 1808 to 1845.
This is a "bucket brigade" that preceeded the establishment of a fire department in the town. "That if any Fire should be permitted to break out in Rockport, we will be helpful to each other in extinguishing the same". [$]
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