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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 1854There were four vessels and twenty-six lives lost this year. Two vessels and twenty-one lives were lost on Georges, and two vessels in the trading business, viz:
Schooner FLIGHT , lost on Georges, in February. She had a crew of twelve men, as follows: Elias H. Willis , Master: Mark Webber, John Littlefield, Charles Stearns, Thomas Fredrickson,Frank McKenny, Thomas Furguson, Richard McCrate,and four men names unknown. Owned by E. W. Merchant, and others. Valued at $4,000; insured for $3,500.
Schooner LUCY PULCIFER, lost on Georges, in March with nine men, Viz: Peter McDonald, Master; Ronald McDonald, John May, John Myers, Spencer A. Tyron, George McIntire, George Brooks, Charles Hardison, Thomas Murphy. Owned by David Parkhurst and others, Valued at $3,600; inusred for $3,150.
Schooner GOLD HUNTER, in the coasting trade, sailed for Virginia on the night February 17th, and was never afterward heard from. She had a crew of five men, Viz.,: Timonthy McIntire, Master, Murdoch McLane, Mate; Sylvesster LeBarron, Samuel Miller, Charles H.. Rowe. Owned by the master and others. Valued at $4,500: insured for $4,000.
Schooner SUSAN, in the coasting trade, lost December 1st near Old House Cove in this harbor. Crew Saved. Owned by Moses Tarr. Valued at $2,500; insured for $2,000.
Choose from the list of shipwrecks (lost ships) from the Port of Gloucester Massachusetts with names of crew members and passengers who died: 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 (no ships) | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848(no ships) | 1849 | 1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 | 1860 | ... more to follow [With thanks to Volunteer Transcriber Peggy Broughton, Proofreader Laura Freeman]
Gloucester United Fire Society 1845 Roster Rules and Orders Agreed to be Observed by the United Fire Society. Instituted at Gloucester, Sandy Bay, (Now called Rockport,) January 3d, 1807. Includes a roster of members from 1808 to 1845.
This is a "bucket brigade" that preceeded the establishment of a fire department in the town. "That if any Fire should be permitted to break out in Rockport, we will be helpful to each other in extinguishing the same". [$]
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