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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 1858There were seven vessels and forty-two lives lost this year, as follows: four in the Bay of St. Lawrence, one in the P.E. Island, trading: two in the Newfoundland herring fishery.
Schooner VILLAGE BELLE, Angus Harvey, Master; with a crew of twelve men whose names we were unable to obtain, as they were shipped in the Gut of Canso. The capitan's wife and child, and a young lady passenger, were also on board, making in all sixteen lives lost in this vessel. Lost while coming from the Bay, in October. Owned by George F. Wonson & Brother. Valued at $3,700; insured for $3,237.
Schooner THREE SISTERS, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, in November. Crew Saved. Owned by Addison Merchant, and others.Valued at $500; insured for $400.
Schooner PREMIUM , lost in the Bay of St. Lawrenve, in October. Crew Saved. Owned by David Low & Co. Valued at $800; insured for $700.
Schooner GERANIUM, lost in the Bay of St. Lawrence, In October.Crew Saved, Owned by Joseph O. Procter, Valued at $800; insured for $700.
Schooner JOHN FRANKLIN, was lost while coming from Prince Edward Island, in the winter of 1858-59. Had several passengers on board, and it is supposed fourteen persons went down in this vessel. Her Crew list was as follows: John McDonald, Master; Dennis Murphy, Mate, John Cogle, Neil McNeil, Angus Chisholm, Edward Malady. The family of Cogle were among the Passengers, Valued at $4,500 and uninsured.
Schooner ALEXANDRIA, sailed from Newfoundland for New York, Feb. 2nd, with a cargo of herring and was never afterwards heard from. She had a crew of six men as follows: Samuel A.Miller, Master; Samuel S. Taylor, mate; William G. Taylor, William E. Stevens, James Stevens, Zenas Doane. Owned by Dolliver & Stacy. Valued at $4,000, and uninsured.
Schooner QUEEN OF CLIPPERS, in the Newfoundland herring fishery, was lost with six men in the winter of 1858-59. George Stoddard, Master; Daniel Grant, Mate; William Powell, Hugh Cameron, Alex Cameron, Thomas Donny, Owned by Andrew Leighton. Valued at $4,400; insured for $3,500.
Choose from the list of shipwrecks (lost ships) from the Port of Gloucester Massachusetts with names of crew members and passengers who died: 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 (no ships) | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848(no ships) | 1849 | 1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 | 1860 | ... more to follow [With thanks to Volunteer Transcriber Peggy Broughton, Proofreader Laura Freeman]
Gloucester United Fire Society 1845 Roster Rules and Orders Agreed to be Observed by the United Fire Society. Instituted at Gloucester, Sandy Bay, (Now called Rockport,) January 3d, 1807. Includes a roster of members from 1808 to 1845.
This is a "bucket brigade" that preceeded the establishment of a fire department in the town. "That if any Fire should be permitted to break out in Rockport, we will be helpful to each other in extinguishing the same". [$]
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