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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 1859There were six vessls and thiry-six lives lost this year, as follows: three on Georges, two in the Newfoundland fishery, and one freighter.
Schooner YOUNG AMERICA, lost on Georges, in March, with eight men.Charles Lord, Master; Sewell H. Merrifield, William B. Haskins, William Gamage, Jason Davis, John Thurston, Nathaniel Lavelett, John A. Martin, mostly belonging in Rockport. Owned by David Lowe & Co. Valued at $4,000: insured for $3,500.
Schooner GRACE T. POWERS, lost on Georges in the terrible gale of April 1st, with eight men, viz: John W. Powers, Master; Stephen Powers, brother of the master; John T. Sutton, Benjamin Monroe, George Potter, Eleazer G. Noble, David Murray, James Lucas. Valued at $4,000; insured for $3,500.
Schooner CHARLES E. GROVER was probably lost the same day with nine men, viz; William Gould, Master; Thomas Walen, Elisha Hall, Stillman Hipson, Thomas Rolles, James Gray, James Parrington, Andrew Ness, Dexter Hall, Owned by George Friend & Co. Valued at $3,400: insured for $2,975.
Schooner ETHERLINDE, Capt. Dix, in the Newfoundland fishery, lost on Ragged Island in March. Crew saved. Owned by David Parkhurst, and the master. Valued at $4,500 insured for $3,000.
Schooner HENRIETTA, in the Newfoundland herring fishery, lost on Mequelon Island, in January. Crew Saved. Owned by James S. Ayer. Valued at $4,000, insured for $3,500. Schooner START, in the freighting business, lost on Naragansett Beach, Feb, 26th. Crew saved. Owned by John W. Lowe.
Asa West, of Belfast, Me., was lost overboard on the night of March 1st. from schooner Ocean Ranger, on Georges. George Gray, of Boston, was lost overboard from schooner Grapeshot; in the same gale.
William Thompson alias Thomas Shiel Lacount, of Mt. Desert, Me., was lost from schooner Little Lizzie, in the same gale.
Andrew Freeman, one of the crew Lilly Dale, was lost overboard off Mt. Desert, April 1st.
Alexander Frazier of Cape Breton, N.S., of schooner Rover was lost on Georges, April 1st.
James McDonald, one of the crew of schooner, Christie Campbell, died in the Bay, from the effects of swallowing a match.
Peter Williamson, one of the crew of schooner St. Louis, fell overboard in October, while the vessel was in the Bay and was drowned.
Caleb Goodwin, one of the crew of schooner Nourmahal, died on Georges, quite Suddenly, of heart disease, April 10th,
Daniel S. Holly, one of the crew of schooner Sabine, was knocked overboard by the boom, while, the vessel, was jibing over in the Bay of St. Lawrence.September 2nd, and was drowned.
Franklin Amerman one of the crew of schooner Sabin, was knocked overboard by the main boom of schooner Flora Temple, in the Bay of St. Lawrence, Sept.11th, and drowned.
Daniel H. Brown, of the schooner Montebello, was knocked overboard and drowned off Cape Sable, Octtober 6th, while on the passage home from the Bay.
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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