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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS
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 1860The Georges fishery ws quite disastuous this year, their having been five vessels and forty nine lives lost in its pursuit; one vessel was lost in the mackerel fishery, with 11 men, [thrteen] men were lost from other than Georgesmen, making a total of seventy three lives. One vessel was lost in the Prince Edward Island trade.
Schooner GEORGE WASHINGTON was lost in the February gale, with nine men: John McDonald, Master; John McGrath, John McPhee, Sewell King, Jospeh Williams, Ronald McEacheron, Rora McPhee, Peter McNeil, Joseph King. Owned by Pettinggill and Cunningham. Valued at $4,000; insured for $3,500.
Schooner ADVANCE , was lost in the same gale with eight men, as follows: John Thompson, Master; Benjamin F. Hamlin, Michael F. Morey, Edwin F. Hall, James Nolan, Charles Seymour, Joseph Sellers, Augustus McGrath, Thomas Nolan. Owned by Parsons 2d & Co. Valued at $3,650, insured for $3,200.
Schooner WILLIAM S. WONSON, lost in th same gale with nine men, viz: William H. Lunt, Master; Joseph W. Douglass, George Parsons, Gilbert Perry, Lawrence Cook, John Wilson, Wm. Carter, A. J. Knowlton, George Wainwright. Owned by George F.Wonson & Brother, Valued at $4,500, insured for $3,500.
Schooner RELIEF, Elisha Newcombe, Master; with eight others, as follows; William Smith. Thomas Riley, Alex. McEacheron, Sam'l R. Spinney, Perez Butler, Charles Bearse, Jacob Vananburg, Albet McIntire, Owned by John Pew & Son. Valued at $3,800; insured for $2,494.
Schooner PLEASANT BAY, was lost in April. Fitted by me Messrs. Pettingell and Cunningham, and owned in Essex and Beverly. William H. Gage, Master. Of the crew of 10 men the name of Wm. Hodgkins of this town is the only one known, four of the others hailed from Beverly. Valued at $3,800; insured for $3,300.
Schooner NEPTUNES BRIDE, lost on Malcomb's Ledge, Me., with eleven Men, in the gale of September 20th, Jacob Olsen, Master, George Norwood, Manuel Silva, J. Enos Silva, William Johnson, James H. Bird. Tolef Anderson, William Haley, J. Antoine Silva, Peter Johnson, and a yound man whose name could be ascertained: Owned by Charles Parkhurst. Valued at $5.000, insured for $3,500. (Joseph Marsh , as the vessel sank, climbed to the maintopmast, where he remained twelve hours and was resuced in an almost dying condititon, Heney Johnson clung to the boat and was saved.)
Schooner PILOT, in the P.E. Island trade, went ashore near Chabhan Camp, N.S. Dec. 20th, and became a total loss. No lives lost. Owned by H. Babson & Co.Valued at $1,600; insured for $1,00.
William Fowler, was lost over board from the schooner Rattler, in the Bay of St, Lawrence, June 13th. Henry Hill of Winterport, Me., died on Board the schooner Romp, March 18th.
Francis Wyman and George Granson, two of the crew of schooner Fearless, left their vessals on the Bank, March 30th, to set their trawls and were never heard of afterwards.
William Potter, of Providence fell between the wharf and vessel, at Charles Parkhurst's wharf,on the night of November 5th and was so badly injured that he died. Lost over board on her passage to Newfoundland, from schooner Sarah E. Smith. a man, named Myers. Lost over board, from schooner Sarah B. Harris, Haynes Low of Rockport.
Capt. Benton Story, of Rockport was lost over board from schooner We're Here, May 8th off this Harbor.
William F. Bowen, a lad of fifteen years son of John D. Bowen, was lost over board from another schooner Rescue, on the passage from the Bay of St. Lawerence.
Orrich H. Wixon, was lost overboard from schooner John Pew on the passage from the Bay, in September.
Samuel P. Huse was lost from schooner Typhoon on Georges, in April.
Charles F. Anderson, of the schooner, Traverse, was lost over board in July, on Georges.
John J. Allen, son of James D. Allen, was losst from Schooner Brant, Oct. 7th.
Joseph Parsons was lost over board from the schooneer S.E. Smith in the Bay of St. Lawrence, Sept. 18th.
William Hart was lost from the schooner Coquette, on the passage from the Bay of St. Lawrence , October 20th.
Capt.Joseph Greenleaf was lost over board from schooner Nile, on the passage from Boston. November 23d,
John Marstons was found drowned in the dock of the wharf of A Merchant & Co.
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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