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RECORD 



SHIPPING OF YARMOUTH,!^ 



CONT4ISINO 



i LIST QF VESSELS OWNED IN TBE COUNTT OF TARHODTB 
ITS SEmEHENT IH 1761, CERONDL08ICAUY ABEAN6EI 



A LIST OF VESSELS LOST DUEUSQ TUE SAME PERIOD. G 

THB NAMES OF CREWS. AUOUNTS OF INSIHIANCES. CAltQi 

VOYAGED. AND OTHER DETAILS; A LIST OF V£3SEI 

Ott'MBD IN YARMOUTH JANUARY Ibt, 1876: AHI> 

OTHER INFORMATION IK REFERENCE TO TUE 

MERCANTILE MARINE OF THE COTINTT. 



COMPUTED BT 

J. MURRAY I.AWSON. 



YARMOITH, NOVA SlXVilA. 
187ii. 




Giilrrod u<-f(irdiiig tu Act of I'urtiamcnt of Canada, 
thoiimnd eight hundred and seientj-aii 
J. MURRAY LAW80N, 




TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Phbtacb n 

Prognnof the Shipj^ng BnMrpriM of TarmoiUh 13 

litt of TesMla Owned ia the Count; of Tvniouth from ita Settlsment 

in 1761 to the prassnt year 19 

Abatnct of the Shipping of Yarmouth 85 

T«He of BeM»pitiUalion OS' 

Uitof Shipping Owned in the CountT of Yarmouth January 1,1870.. 94 

Veweli belonging to Tarmouth at liiiTBrent periods since 1701 105 

Veawb Lo>t belonging to Yarmoulli since 17<il 10>l 

Abstract of Vessels Lost — Insurances poid 1^ Yarmouth Offices on 

Total LoB«« 319 

Stqrj of the Loss of Schoonec " Jacob and Benjamin '' 2^ 

Loaa of Sobooner "Hit>emia" and the entire Crew — Uimculons 

Ewspe of the Captain 222 

Wreck of the Brig " BiUow," at Bagged Islands, N. S. — Loss of 137 

LiTBB 221 

Loss of Brigantine " Jetrees" and alt onboard 23S 

Wreck of Packet Schooner " Bagle ~ at Cape Cod — Loss of 16 Lives.. 229 
Narrative of the Wreck of the Barque "Argjle," and loss of all 

hands eioept one 230 

Lou of Packet Schooner " Uelrose," witb alt on board HAi 

Lose of Schooner " Compeer," from Bjdnej, C. B., for Yarmouth — 

Letter from a Fasten ger describing the Tojage — how they spent 

Christmas, how tbej were rescued, and landed at Antwerp, 

Belgium 23S 

I.os«of Barque " Rising Dawn " in the ice at Greenland _ 238 

Lose of Ship " Fanny Fern," witb Stc LiTos, on the coast of P. E. 

Island 240 

■Sinking of Barque "Bliiabeth Jenkins," by collision, In tbe English 

Channel — Ten persons, including the Captain and his Wife, 

drowned 2*1 

Low of Schooner " Detette " and whple of the Crew — FroTidential 

Rescue of the Captain 242 

Lose of Barque " Manitobah " at Cornwall, Bogland. Captain's Wife, 

two Children, and four Seamen drowned 243 

Loss of Barque "Kate Smith," with bine Lires, on the Jersey Coast... 34tl 
A Toyage with Many Rudders — Indomitable courage of a Yarmoutb 

Captain 252 

IteiDB of Interest 25« 



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INDEX TO VESSELS LOST. 



STBAHEB 
Emperor 

SHIPS- 
AbbjEjeraon, 
O. C. Horton.. 

Cha». J. Baker 194 

EleAnom 

^nny Fern 

General Williama... 
Oondola l«o 

Julta! __. 

Hanon BmerMm 'JOi 

MuvRajmond 191 

Miner 179 

Robert Treat 178 

BojbI Charter ,20d 

S.L,TiUBy 190 

SoQTenir 217 

Tidal Ware 214 

W. H. Moodj AB 

LR 

Agnee H. Loritt 200 

Almira Gondey 216 

Amelia 1«4 

Annie 209 

Annie H. Cann SOS 

Argjle 167 

Arttur White 179 

Atalanta 164 

A. 4 J. Fulton 170 

BidireU 209 

Black Brothers. 203 

Blanche Thomoa 211 

British Queen 136 

Onrneo 173 

Cvx)line 14rt 

CeatenaiT 188 

Dennia Horton 191 

K A. Snuder 204 

Eclipse 163 

Bdvard HiiiokeD....19-2 

Bl Dorado 166 

Elin 157 

* mizabeCh JeDkii]i...l86 



Sudor 



..186 



ErangeUno. 218 

Florence Baker 21.t 

Fmncis Bonrneur...21S 

Frank LotLH ..-209 

George Bradford 17:( 

Georgo S.Brown. ...197 
Oeorga W. Hunter.. -J 1 2 

Harriet Cnnn 173 

Hero aX) 

Riantatha 181 

InieKigntnr 157 

Jacob Hatfield 198 

Jane Lovilt 174 

Jerome Jones 312 

John Bright 203 

John Cleioena. 174 

Joeephins 198 

J. i. B. Young 187 

Kate Smith 204 

Kate Young 197 

Katharine 186 

KeneinnoB 208 

lAdj FUkland 141 

Li« Oak 216 

London 131 

Louim Cook 204 

LoToliat 130 

LuoT 144 

Hanitobab 206 

Margaret Hatfield.. 195 

Marm... 133 

Mary 166 

Hai? Richards 188 

Matilda A. Lewis.. ..188 

MaToumeen 186 

Maximilian 192 

May 162 

Medium 160 

Mentor 157 

M.&B. Bobbins.. ...200 

Native 181 

N.ChurebiU 212 

Nora BooUan- 156 

Obserrer 197 

Onward 182 

Palendar 153 



Plymouth 145 

Prowess 210 

Heturn 201 

RigingBawn 187 

Rival ira 

Robert Leonard 167 

Robert Sims ISO 

Sobra Moses 218 

Sciota I8fl 

3. D. Ryerson 195 

Sirion 141 

SophU IBO 

SoTsreign 137 

Stella 20a 

St. George .....15S 

Sjdenhoro 203 

^bai 1(W 

Thomas Killani 187 

Tropitf Bird 204 

Tusoaroro 162 

Volo 198 

Wapella 173 

W. B. Dean 174 

W. H. Jenkins 171 

Yarmouth 144 

BHIGS- 

AcDie 198 

Alicia Jane 140 

Amelia 141 

Ann 141 

Ann 146 

Annie Laurie 160 

Arabella 161 

Billow 119 

Britannia 141 

Burmah 144 

Cascade 169 

Cbalienge 164 

CbarlesH'lAuchlan 163 

Charlotte 140 

Clara Heckman 192 

cure 1^:8 

Competitor. 164 

Conqueet 188 

Coronella 144 

Dahlia 147 



Index to Vbsbelb Lost. 



Kdiniston Brothen..l88 

Kii^beth 134 

EliiabeLh 131 

Elidbetb 157 

Ellen ..188 

Emetine 140 

Bat«rprUa 14ti 

Eugenie IAS 

BxceUior 108 

Oold Hunter 1«6 

Sold Hunter 163 

Gi»tid Turk 144 

Harriet 114 

HatSeld Brotliara...-J04 

HenriettA. 127 

H.L.Gilliatt 213 

Indus. 181 

InduMrj 13IJ 

tnbella 134 

jMDBr 12a 

Jobna.Holl lAO 

Leopard..-. IIB 

Lion 132 

Tx)i) 148 

Lois 174 

Louisa 183 

Lucinda 189 

Ljdia ISS 

Margaret 

Marpary 

Mutha !!!!!!."!!!!!! 

MaHin Bunu. 193 

a»ry,. 

Messenger 

Uinnelukha 

Pandora '.".'.'.v.'.".'.'.';.. 123 

Paragon ....».132 

Peter Waldo lU 

Pleiades 138 

Prince Albert. 

Princes* Royal 

Raymond 

Kose 

Rubjf 

Sabriaa 

SBtniielKillnm.. .. 

SaraL 

S. J. Sanderson,.., 

Solon 

■.Southampton 



Sterling ...136 

Tbolia ,-. 148 

Topai lat 

Triumph. 179 

Tuaket. Vno 

Ugonia 118 

Vwtor 186 

Woodbine 138 

BRIOANTINES— 

Abigail.... 131 

A. C. Robbins 179 

.ideline .-, 134 

Alice V.aoo<]hiie...l9ll 

Alma 165 

Althea 180 

Al™ 128 

Anna Mitchell 316 

Atou 175 

Belle 149 

Bloomer 158 

Canton 180 

Cecils 175 

Commsroe 140 

Conquarall 201 

Conqueror IBS 

Cornucopia, 163 

Director 147 

Dundee 21S 

Eatipse 205 

Gconomiet 146 

Edward E*eritl 204 

Slimbeth Mary 167 

Bliu Helen 148 

Emerald 120 

Enchantress 148 

Eureka 158 

BTeIln» , 142 

Fawn. 

Flirt 

F, P.lAdd 

Francis Dane. . . 
fteorgina 

Oipeey 

Good Intent.... 

Haidee 

H, D, Buggies. 

Helen 

Helen Marr.... 
Herbert Huntington 165 

Hibemia 



..140 



Indepoident ,, 

JaoeKelley 128 

Jewess 139 

Juliet 15a 

J.*8. Brown 179 

Lady Huntington.,, 134 

Lady Bale 151 

Leader ISO 

Libeml 158 

Liuie Gardner 189 

Linie Ryder 189 

Londra 103 

Maris 143 

Mai^Shiell .142 

Milton 14:. 

Myr» IflO 

Napier IS4 

Neptune 105 

New Dominion 2IU 

Sew Era IM 

Ocean Belle 189 

Odeua 169 

Orion 143 

Pewlm IflO 

Planet 176 

Queen Charlotte 112 

Rapid 142 

Renfrew 178 

Reecue 189 

Romney 121 

RuthElim IM 

Snmuel Campbell.. 158 

Sarah Harding 12(1 

Scott 124 

Soott 127 

Scott 136 

S.C.Shaw 216 

Shamrock 134 

Spmy 138 

S, F. Munon 171 

Sunrise 201 

Tory 142 

Triton 198 

Two Partners 128 

Vietoria 147 

Village Belle 175 

Wanderer. 213 

Wasp 128 

Walchmate ...210 

Wafred 211 

W. Fadmore 175 

Xagua 21f. 

Zeno 14li 

Zephyr 143 



Ihdbx to VasscLs Lobt. 



SCHOONEBS— 

Acadian Lmm 

Aaoumulator 

Actira 1&9 

AdelaidB 128 

AdeImB 

Admiral,... 
Adrenture.. 
AdTenture., 

Altntron... 

Albion 

Alperii 



Dart 162 

Deborah Ill 

Deapntoh 201 

DaeUt 194 

Dolphin 114 

Dolphin... 143 

"" 217 

150 



,Alioe Horia... 

AmethrU 

Anna lArinla. 
Annie Laurie. 

'See 



Atlantic .. 



,.-l«0 



Bellona . 

Behidere 132 

BenBToUnoe 202 

BetM7 ., 
Bittern 

Blanche 109 

Bloomer. 

Bounding BiUow.... 172 

BrillUnt 180 

Brilantiia Ill 

Bhtieb Queen.. 

Brothere 

Byroo 

Calla 

Carrie Douglai 

Catherine. 

Catherine 206 

CfaarlM... 
Charlotte 
Cherub ... 

Ojde 

Cock Robin 116 

Columbia 
Compeer 
Concord. 

Coronet I7R 

Curlew 133 

Sandy. 



Dot... 

Doie 

Eagle 

Eight Brothere... 

Elegant 

Eliisbeth 

Sli»bi!lli '., 

BliKabrth 

Ellen 

Ellen ,., 

■ Ellen 

Elsey 

Emblem 

Bmilj 

Emporium 

Encouragement 112 

Eolu». 

Erin-go-Bragh 

•:!^ge!in;:::::: 

:, W. GrseDW00d...lftS 



Harmonj 172 

Harnet 184 

et Alice 14<i 

Hatfield 170 

Hawlj 108 

Hawk. 



Heber 

Hero 

H. Harelock 

Hibemia 

Hiram SpoSord... 



Hun 



...106 
...190 



..114 



Imoo Qoodwin... 

liabelia 121 

Island Gem 20ft 

Jacob k Benjamin...! 15 

Jack 0'I«nt«m 112 

.-lOB 
Jamee H. Braine....l63 



,..107 



Experiment 

Experiment 

BxpreM 

FairLadj 

Fannie Steirart... 

Five SiMers 

File Sons 

Flom 

Poi 

Praneee 

Francee Harriet.. 
Friende' AdTenture..ll5 
Priendihip. 
Friendship. 

George 126 

Gilbert 
Glen ... 

Good Fortune 116 

Good Intent 119 

Good Intent 120 

Qood Inunt 

Grpsj Bride IBS 

Hannah 123 

Harmony ...,112 



I Janen" 



...194 



Jeaaie aa 

John Bull 168- 

John Uood; 177 

John & Sarah 129 

Joseph A Loi* 109 

J. P.Bolee 177 

J.B.Amiro 214 

Juno 317 

J.W.S. Giffln 217 

Lady Anne :.162 

lAdjBourque 196 

Lamartine..; 211 

Lane 193 

I«rk 122 

Urk 146 

Legate 168 

Liberator- 194 

Lioenae 121 

Lily 178 

LiTelT 113 

Lochneea 196 

LordNelaon 113 

LouiB A. Surette_..,161 

Loyal lat 

1«Sjj \W 



YUl 



Index to Vks8el8 Lost. 



PACK 

Madeline 183 

Margaret 161 

Maria li<ti 

Marv 1«2 

Mary 170 

Marv Ann ....118| 

Marv Ann 162 

Mary Ann 160 

Mary Elizabeth 125 

Mary Eliwibeth 178 

Mary Elizabeth 194 

Matilda 119 

Matilda 132 

Mayflower 139 

Melrose 171 

Mercator 122 

Mercator 145 

Mercy Jane 132 

Meridian 197 

Mermaid 140 

Minerva .'. 113 

Minerva 116 

Minerva 120 

Minna 217 

Minnie Arnold 20.") 

Monitor 211 

Miilgrave 184 

Nelly 113 

Ocean Gem 177 

Ocean Grem 199 

OceanuB VM 

Onward 213 

Ophir 148 

Orange 112 

Orbit 177 

Of»pray 180 

Peeler 113 

Peggy 107 

Perseverance 202 

Pilgrim 108 

Pivot 164 

Placoid 213 

Plover 184 

Plymouth 130 

Polly 106f 



TAGB 

Pollj 106 

Polly 107 

Polly 108 

Polly 109 

Prairie Flower 177 

President 193 

Prince Albert 170 

Prince Regent 112 

Progress 104 

Prosperity .'. . 1 10 

Prudence Ill 

Ranger 115 

Recovery 114 

Regulator 116 

Robin Ill 

Rosalie IfiO 

Rosalie 199 

Ruby 162 

Salem 171 

Sally 106 

Sally 116 

Sapphire 207 

Sarah 117 

Sarah 119 

Sarah 178 

Sarah J. Sterritt... .180 

SeaFlower Ill 

Seven Brotkers 211 

Sharon 148 

Shelburne 122 

Shepherd 127 

SUters 140 

Sisters 161 

Sloop urn 

Sparkling Sea 207 

Sparrow 107 

Spartan 135 

StAr 122 

Stella Maris 206 

Stranger 147 

Success 107 

Sukey 108 

Superb 213 

Susanna 113 



PACK 

Swallow Ill 

Temperance 145 

ThomaaBagley 201 

Thomas and Jane... 132 

Thorn 214 

Tornado 18<» 

Trial 118 

Tusket 154 

Two Brothers 117 

Two Sisters Ill 

Union 110 

Union 118 

Union 126 

Union 137 

Unity 172 

Valorous. 184 

Victor 182 

Victoria 150 

Victoria 170 

Victory 108. 

Vigilant 109 

Vigilant 113 

Volant 199 

Vulcan 159 

Water Rose 164 

Wedge 176 

Wentworth 122 

William 202 

Willie Gox 216 

Winter Bird 180 

Yarmouth Packet... 129 
Yarmouth Packet... 169 

Zebra Ifti 

Zebulon 177 

Zetland 157 

SLOOPS— 

Hannah Ill 

Little Belt 119 

Primrose 117 

Sally 110 

Sea'Flower 110 

SpitOre... 123 

Zacbariah Foote 100 



PREFACE.. 



TN preeentiiig the pnblio with fliB fcllowiiig "Beoord" of tha* 
-^ Mercajitile Marine of TaimDntli, an explanation of the or- 
onmstances that have induced itS' pablicfttion may not be ont of' 
place. 
The records of the pTOgnse of an; looalit; are gener&Uf fnll of 
' intotoat to its iDhabitantB-; bat ti3 a oommimit^ whose prindpali 
.eonrce of proHperity haa always been fonnd in the exteononof' 
maritime enterprise, theee records at' once poaaeas a mcffe general* 
and varied interest, — for the livet of those " who go down to tbe- 
sea in ships, that do baBinese in great waters," h^ve alwt^ beeni 
oonneoted with thrilling adventnte, daring exploit, and noble tdt- 
denial. T6 the "aails that whiten ever^ aea" is dnlizationi 
indebted for that oommetoe which is the life ctf the natirais ; and 
while these argosHs of trade are ever contributing to tiie susten- 
ance of mankind, it is with a feeling of pride that we can point Uy 
the maritime enterprise that has characterized Tamouth from the 
fltat year of her existence. This compilation ahowa that to-daj' 
ahe stands unrivalled among the Forte of the world in ttie valne 
and tonnage of her Shipping, ptoportlonatfl to her poptilation. 

The oompUer of the present volnme has for some time thought- 
.that a collection of facte concerning t^e ^tipping of Yamumtb,. 
from the earliest period of her history to the present time, would, 
be both interesting and valnable. There are also many thrilling' 
acoonnte of losses of Yarmouth vessels that have been published 
only as the disasters occnrred, or some of Qiem existing only in< 
manuscript in the possession of individuals. These narntfves he- 
hss endeavored to collate as correctly and systematicslly as-pos- 
uble ; and in them Uie following Beoord will possess, perhaps, itA- 
greatest inteieett 



X Preface. 

It will be seen that, during the past luBtoiy of Yannoath, m 
large fleet — nearly ax hundred yeBseU — has been lost from tho 
port, and while harrowing tales of Shipwreck have become familiar 
to dwellers bj the sea, it is a sad reflection that our own histoiy has 
contributed so largelj to their number. The valiant deeds of the 
hardy sons of Neptune have always been celebrated in prose and 
song ; and while this class of our population axe continually ex- 
posed to dangers unknown to landsmen, it is fitting that thej 
should receive a grateful recognition of their services in behalf of 
humanity. While looking over the list of vessels that have been 
lost out of Yarmouth where the melancholy addition *' All hands 
perished," or *'Not afterwards heard of," forces itself upon our 
attention, we are reminded of homes made desolate, of wife, chfld 
and friend bereft of the comxmnionship and support of those who 
have gone down in the depths, darkness and storm of old Ocean. 

In preparing this volume many difficulties presented themselvea 
at the outset. To secure correct data of the various disasters and 
the names of officers, crews and passengers who have been lost^ 
particularly -during the earlier years of our history, was no eai^ 
task. The compiler could not have been successful without the 
hearty and generous assistance tendered him by several penoms, 
whose kindness he would here gratefuUy acknowledge. His 
thanks are especially due to Drs. Jos. B. Bond and G. J. Farish 
for the loan of early Records of the County, without access to 
which the following compilation must have been very incomplete 
and unsatisfactory. Also, to Henry A. Hood and WOliam McQill, 
Esquires, of H. M. Customs at Yarmouth, for their very valuable 
.aid in enabling him to use the official Registry of the Port To 
the other gentlemen who, by data in their possession, and by their 
vivid recollections, have aided him in grouping historical facts in 
'Connection with our Shipping, he begs to ofTer sincere thanks. 

It could scarcely be supposed that every date given in the fol- 
•lowing pages would exactly agree with dates previously accepted ; 
but the compiler has endeavored to be as accurate as possible in 
this respect ; and he thinks that, with few exceptions, the present 



Preface. s 

Btatcanent will be lonnd ootrect The Argrle and Pnbnioo poi^ 
tion Du; be sosiewliat ineompletfl, ai it troo quite impoemble to 
obtain preoiae infoimRtdoD respeotiDg the Shii^iiig owned is them 
looalitiee. 

It will be noticed that in the year 1787 thete is a Teij laige in- 
crease in Uie nnmber of resaels recorded. This ia owing to the 
(act tittt this wae the first year in which any detailed aooonnt i^ 
ownenhiti was kq)t, and many of these tcmcIs had probably been 
bnilt during prerions yean. There will be obsnved in the yew 
1665 another rema^able increase, which is in consequence of the 
Bhii^nng of onUying ports in the Conn^ being for the first time 
ennmenled. From that dsto the list embraoes all Shipping owned 
in the Ocnn^, 

One important foot is worth remembering : that in only one 
year (1813) ainoe 1826, has the tonnage of the Fort sofilared -a 
decrease ; each year since that date showing an inoieaae over its 
predeoesaor. It is also gnti^ring to know Uud the tonnage of the 
two handred sad aixtj reesels owned at onr Fort to~daj, is more 
tiiui ocw-third of the entire tcxmage roistered in it ainoe the set- 
tlemeet of the ploee, — » foot which oanolosivdy shows the enor- 
mom inarease in the size of onr veesels as oompared with those of 
even a^saiter of a oeotnij ago. 

By sarofnl ref erenoe to the statistics of the following pages, the 
reader will nndezstand how mnoh of the prosperify of Tarmonth 
has bean due to her Shipping ; and it is in the hope thftt ■noh 
referaice wQl be often made that the sabecriber wonld ask those 
who are interested in oni McKoantile Maane to consider tliis little 
voAm the result of an eflbrt to keep in historic and compact 
form the records of tlte Shipping of onr Fort, The labour bestow* 
ed apon it has been eztensiTe, and the task an ardnons one ; and 
if the pnbho find the work either interesting or nsefnl, the priu- 
cipal aim of the compiler will be aooomplished. 

J. MUBIUT IiAWeOH. 

Yabkoutb, N. S., Jaituabt, 1876. 



^BT 



YARMOUTH SHIPPING-. 



PROGRESS OF THE SHIPPING ENTERPRISE 
OF YARMOUTH. 

A MOST interesting Bnbject of inquiry in connection 
-^-*- with the Shipping interests of Yormonth presents 
itself when we come to ask why each a commnnity Ehoold 
have BO completely devoted itself to this branch of enter* 
prise and indastry. The growth and doTalopmeat of the 
Shipping interests of the whol& ProTince would be found 
to have resiilted, to « largo extent, from many of the 
same canaes. ' 

The great sonrees of Nova Scotia's we^th are the mer- 
cantile marine, the fisheries, agricnltnre, and minerals. 
In the Shipping department. Nova Seotia stands at the 
head of the list among the Proviacea of the CoDfederation. 
She has twenty Forts of Registry, and two thousand seven 
hundred and eighty-seven vessels, ne*stuing fsar hnndred 
and eighty thunsand tone. 

"New Brnnsirick has five Porta sf Begistry, and eleven 
hnndred and fifty vessels, neasnring two hundred and 
ninety-five thouBand tons. 

Quebec has «ix Porta of Begistry, with eighteen hundred 
and forty vessels, of an aggregate tonnage of two hundred 
and nineteen thousand tons. 

These three, being the principal Maritime Provinces of 
the Dominion, serve to show the great preponderance of 
2ffoya Scotia in this department of enterprise. \*i.'-\% oft^-^^ 



1^ Becord of Yabmouth Shippixo. 

natural that Nova Scotia should lead the other Proviuces^ 
haying, as she does, the greatest proportionate extent of 
sea-coast, and the largest, best, most numerous and conTO- 
nient harbours and anchorages. But what has urged the 
people of this town forward so rapidly in outstripping other 
and, in some respects, more favourably situated localities,, 
in the number of vessels and amount of tonnage ? 

Halifax, the Glipital of the Province, with double the 
population of the whole County of Yarmouth, famed as one> 
of the wealthiest cities of its size in the world, and blessed 
with one of the most magnificent harbours on the face of 
the globe, owns vessels measuring one hundred and seven- 
teen thousand tens, while the Pbrt of Yarmouth registers, 
over one hundred and thirty-four thousand tons. During^ 
the year 1874 the tonnage of vessels added to the registry 
of Halifax amounted to eleven thousand tons ; while to that 
of Yarmouth were added vessels measuring nearly twenty^ 
three thousand tons. The figures elsewhere exhibited 
show the yearly growth of the tonnage of this Port. 

It is not too much to say, that the gtnius of the place 
is a maritime genius. In the private ofi&ces, the insurance 
parlours^ and to quite a large extent in the halls and recep- 
tion rooms of private dwellings may be seen the omnipres- 
ent marine picture, representing some "gay and gallant 
bark" whose voyages have yielded wealth and i»t>8perity 
to its owner. 

The real cause of the development of Yarmouth Ship- 
ping may be traced to the fact that, in the long run, it ha& 
been found to pay excellent dividends on the capital in- 
vested. The community has come to understand the re- 
quirements of commerce, and has adapted itself to them* 
The visitor to the Old World is shown vast cities in which 
one branch of art or industry has obtained the pre-emi- 
nence. Here he finds a whole population devoted to lace ; 
there,, to carpets ; in another city, silk fabrics exe the pria- 



Rbcobd or YAEHOtrra Shippiso. W 

oipal manufacture ; while in another he finds, perhaps, the 
manniactiire of linen, or thread, or wooUen oloUis predom- 
inating. So, in the commnnity of Yarmonth the pioneers 
of its prosperity pointed the way in the direction of Ship- 
ping indaatry. This interest was foand, on the whole, to 
be profitable, and has conseqaently been enstained and 
developed until it has completely overshadowed all others.. 
No more interesting chapter in the history of Shipping 
could be written than one describing the different styles of 
hall, the varions methods of navigation, and the constantly 
changing and improved systems of constmotion of the- 
ships of the world for the past two hondred years. The 
materials for soch a chapter exist in profusion in books,, 
ancient and modem, in the public and private picture gal- 
leries of both Continents, and in the memories and tradi- 
tions of 8ea-£aring people. Bnt neither the scope of this 
work, nor the time at the author's disposal, will allow of 
any exhaustive treatise on this sabject. The mere display 
of a set of engravings illustrating naval architecture from 
early days to the present, would show the marvellons 
changes that time, necessity and genius have mode in the 
art of ship-boilding. We would then be able at a gl^ce 
to contrast the trireme of ancient Qreece vrith ittf lofty 
prow and carven stern, its three hanks of oars, and its 
awkward spars and single sail, with the splendid clipper 
ship of America or England. Coming to times still more 
modem, and contrasting the vessels of oar own country 
as they were boilt eighty years ago and those of the present 
day, scarcely less astonishment woold be created. The- 
antique shallop, with both ends alike, without bowsprit, 
and with scarcely any of the sails in shape and position as 
they are now rigged, would look queer beside the beauteous 
yacht or the elegant fishing schooner and West Indiaman 
that may now be seen in our harbours and skirting our- 
coasts. We have listened with att«ntion to a descriptioQL 



16 Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 

^f the steering apparatus of olden times, and to a recital 
*of the improvements made necessary by the demands and 
exigencies of navigation. When one considers to what a 
great extent these improvements have been carried, and 
the numerous details in which they have been found neces- 
>6ary or expedient, some idea of the changes in naval archi- 
tecture may be gained. 

It is not too much to say, that not only is the shape of 
the hull continually undergoing modification, but that the 
"whole operation of navigating vessels in the deep seas, has 
also undergone radical change within the last century. 
The size, number, relative position, method of working and 
quality of material of the sails, have been constantly under- 
going alterations. The arrangement of the spars, as well 
as the kinds of wood employed, their rake, height and sup- 
ports, have been from time to time altered, as the caprices 
of maritime fashion or the necessities of navigation de- 
manded. Bitter controversies have raged on points which, 
to a '* land lubber,'* seem quite inadequate to cause such 
agitation, but which, to navigators, ship-builders, govern- 
ments and underwriters, have been deemed of vast impor- 
tanqp. On the whole, howeier, all changes have steadily 
moved towards perfection. Wood is now used in the con- 
struction of ships which was utterly condemned by survey- 
ors a few years ago ; and many qualities, at on^ time much 
esteemed, have fiftllen into disuse on account of scarcity, 
cost, or lack of durability. 

A glance at the tables in this book will show the changes 
.in the relative size of vessels hailing from the port of Yar- 
mouth in days gone by; but these tables cannot illustrate 
the vast difference in the construction, rig, cost, capacity, 
; speed, or appearance of the vessels of the past half and 
quarter of a century. Many are still alive who can well 
remember seeing a full-rigged ship of three hundred tons, 
.and can recollect the feelings of awe and admiration at one 



Kecobd or Yarhouth Shippiso. 17 

time icBpired b; a ship of five tiandred tons. To-day, a 
fifteen handred ton aliip, though a handsome sight, ts 
Deither an awe-yispiring nor a novel one, while many new 
ones are yearly sent to eea averaging over a tboQsand tons 
each, and without causing more than a passing remark. 

If the Qonstmction, appointments and appearance of 
ships have improved perceptibly, it has not been accom- 
plished without increased eS6ii and expense. As compe- 
tition in the freight markets of the World increased, bo did 
iiie necessity of speed and capacity in the carrying tonnage 
increase. All the implements and facilities of navigation 
have been greatly improved. In consequence of the more 
complete light-house system, the more correct and better 
illustrated coast charts, the fuller deductions of aatrono- 
mers by which the reckoning of navigators is rendered abso- 
lutely correct, a voyage to the remotest parts of the world 
is rendered little more difficult than a trip across the Bay 
of Fundy was sixty years ago. 

What wonderful revolutions has trade seen and caused 
within a hundred years ! How well our freighting jner- 
cbants have aoticLpBted and availed themselves of the "tide 
in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to 
fortune," it is needless to say; but, as the tide cannot al- 
ways be at the flood, they have hnd also to encounter the 
ebb tides in commerce, and it is especially at such tima 
tliat their business intelligence, skill and indomitableness 
have been displayed. The restless and relentless energy 
of trade bas diverted shipping, like other branches of enter- 
prise, into Tarions new channels. The iron' trade, cotton 
trade, and the guano trade, are a few of the more promi- 
nent and glaring instances of the vicissitudes alluded to. 

The discovery of oil in Pennsylvania created a vast revo- 
lution in freighting and commerce for a few years. Whilst 
it paralyzed the trade of the plaoes that were dependent 
mainly upon the whale fishery, it aroused an enoitnons 



18 Record of Yabmouth Shipping. 

activity in the general Ocean carryiog trade, as well as in 
the inland traffic. All sliip-owners rejoiced in the activity 
thus induced, and nearly all greatly benefited by it. 

In thes^ Taried trade interests of the times, the town of 
Yarmouth, however small a speck on the map of the world, 
is greatly interested. Her sons are to be found command- 
ing her ships in every quarter of the globe. Some are 
hastening to and from Great Britain and the Pacific coast 
of South America to load, or loaded ^ith guano, hides, 
coal, general merchandise or munitions of war. Some are 
•even gathering freights as far north as Oregon in the Pa- 
cific ; while a large number are always sailing to and from 
the La Plata and Ports on the eastern coast of South Ame- 
rica. The East Indies, China and Australia have been 
frequented in past years to some extent by Yarmouth ships, 
but not so much so at present. The Atlantic trade, how- 
ever, is, and Mill probably for some time continue to be, 
the principal theatre for traffic for Yarmouth and other 
Provincial ships. 

We cannot more appropriately conclude this department 
of our work than by copying the following extract from the 
" Illustrated Guide Book to Canada of 1874," prepared by 
Messrs. Adam, Stevenson & Co., of Toronto : 

<< The district which is most distingniBhed in Nova Scotia, and 
perhaps in the world, for the amount of shipping which it owns, 
is the County of Yarmouth, at the S. W. point of the Province. 
The tonnage jper capita of the whole Connty is somewhere about 
fifteen tons, whilst that owned in the Township of Yarmouth yields 
an average of twenty tons to every individual It is significant, 
too, that the size of the vessels is steadily and rapidly increasing ; 
for Yarmouth is not only busy with coasting and Provincial 
trade ; she does the canying of a good deal of the world, and 
vessels from that comer of Nova Scotia are found in all waters.*' 



T^ 



LIST OF VESSELS 
ovnD nriHBcoinnnoT nxMsuTs, v.&,iibok m sBmxiaaT 

JX VtU TO TEX FSEKEIT TIAZ. 

TlioM marked (*) oie YetetHa poTdiaaed from othei: Ports. 

1761 — Trftdition Bays that tlie first gettlers who came this 
yearbronght one Shallop, soLmod the "I^mpoy," 
with them, of aloat 3S tons, and that ahe eoctiniiAd 
to be ovned at Chebogae. 

1768-4 — John Sollows, soon after his arrival, bnilt a Shal- 
lop of sbont 26 tons, on *' Fish Point," Yarmouth 
harbour. This was the first vessel launched iQ' 
Yarmoath Connty. 

176S-6— David Pearl, Ebeoezer Clark and James Allen 
built a Schooner (supposed to be the " James,") at 
the mouth of "Broad Brook." The keel of this 
TMsel was the first laid in the County. 

1766 — Amos Hilton and James Kelley, who came about 
this date, each brought a Shallop with them. 

Novx. — The JoUowin^ notes have been gathered from private 
nemotanda and nnoBSouI dooomentB of the time, and maj be- 
regarded as anthentio. The oOcial register oommenoee in 1787. 

1762 — Seth Barnes owned the Schooner " Elisabeth." 

Ephraim Cook and George Ring owned a Schooner. 

1764 — There were 4 Schooners owned here, namely l 
The " Elizabeth," by Seth Barnes ; 
X by Ephraim Cook and George Ring ;. 
1 by Peleg Holmes ; 
1 by Samuel Date a. 



20 Reoord of Yarmouth SeippiNa. 

1768 — Ephraim Tinkham owned a Schooner. 

1771— Seth Barnes owned the " Sloop," (perhaps a SIoop«) 
Ephraim Cook owned the ** Lark." 

1772— Seth Barnes owned the " Polly/'— bought at the 
Hudson Biver. 

1775— Seth Barnes owned the " Pelmel," 80 tons. 

Seth Barnes and Stephen Gallishan owned the 
"Ranger.** 

1776— George Ring owned the '* Lucy" and " Freedom." 

1781 — Zachariah Foote owned the Sloop " Zachariah 
Foote," about 25 tons. 

1783— Seth Barnes owned the '^ Dove.** 

Lewis Blanchard owned a Schooner of 18 tons. « 

1784 — Ephraim Cook owned the " Fair Lady." 

1785 — Samuel S. Poole owned the whole or part of a vessel. 

1786 — Samuel S. Poole and James Cain owned the "Dove." 
Manasseh and Ephraim Cook owned a vesseL 
Ephraim Cook owned a vessel with George Ring 
and Nathan Weston. 

1787. 
BRIG— 

Hope, 48, Abner Barrows, James Cain. 

, SCHOONERS— 

Nancy^ 69, Benjamin Barnard. 
Fanny, 44, Henry Hilton, Samuel Kelley. 
Polly, 86, Elisha and Ezekiel Ellis. 
Patty, 80, Nathan Utley. 
Betsey, 30, Knowles Crosby. 



Recobd or Yabsouth Shipfka S 

Prosperity, 80, James Eelley. 
Sally, 80, Philip Gondey, Soqiael S. Poola. 
Polly, 28, James Cain. * 

Betsey, 26, Joseph and John Walker. 
Polly, 25, John McGray. 

Betsey, 24, Benjamin Barnard, Alexander Bain.. 
Polly, 24, Abial Bnrgess. 
Polly, 23, John Trask. 
Hannah, 20, Thomas Flint. 
, Escape, 20, Amasa Dnrkee, Elisha Perry. 
Hawk, 17, Benjamin Brown. 
Three Friends, 14, John Allen*. 
Lucy, 14, Rnfna Utley. 
Greyhonnd, 14, Abial BnrgesB. 
Polly, 14, Samnel Tedford. 
Polly, 12, Lemnel Crosby. 
. Sparrow, 12, Seth Tinkham, Comfort Haley;- 
Snkey, 12, Joshaa Trefry, Nehemiah Porter. 
Ebenezer Haley. 

1788. 
SCHOONERS— 

Elsey, 40, John Cano. 

Pearl, 28, Theophilna Crosby, Zephaniab Kingsley. 
Janet, 28, John Eillam, Josiah Porter. 
Prosperity, 2&, Jeremiah Allen. 
Hawk, 24, Abner Barrows, James Cain. 
Polly, 28, Zephaniah Eingsley. 
Mary, 18, Jonathan Coming. 
Jenny, 9, Jabez Landers. 
SLOOPS— ■ 

Sally, 30, Thomas Parry. 
Friendship, 24, John McGray- 



22 BbOOBD 09 TaBXOUTH SniFflNCK 

SCHOONERS— 

Lucy, 40, Ezekiel Ellis. 

Sally, 87, Joseph Bydder. 

Lucreiia, 82, Amasa Durkee, Datid Coming. 

Model, 80, John Cann, 

, 22, Ephraim Cook. 

Success, 16, Marcns King, Joseph and Jabes Robinson. 
' Phoebe, 14, Ghristopher and Alexander Strickland. 

1790. 
BRIG— 

Argo, 64, Zephaniah Eingsl^. 

SCHOONERS— 

Five Sisters, 52, Benjamin Barnard, John Clements. 

Peggy, 60, James Kelley. 

Fox, 81, Ezekiel Ellis. 

Vigilant, 30, Joseph Ellis, Edward Baker. 

Betsey, 17, John Cann. 

1791. 
SCHOONERS— 

Success, 60, John McOray, W. T. Vivian. 

Pilgrim^ 57, Benjamin Barnard. 

Deborah, 40, Horace, Nathan and Edward Baker. 

Hawk, 85, Amos Bilton. 

Charlotte, 28, Nathan Elwell. 

Eagle, 26, Ezra Chorchill. 

Dolphin, 25, Alexander Bain. 

Mary, JL7, Henry Coggins. 

, 16, Nathan Weston. 

, 8, Rufus Utley. 

1792. 
SCHOONERS— 

Betsey, 80, William Larkin. 



ReCOKD of YaBHODTH SHIFPQia, 

Bainbow, 29, Nathan UUe7 and others. 
Dolphin, 27, Comfort Haley. 
Polly, 27. Joseph Porter. 
Mary, 18, John Allen. 
Nancy, 16, Abial Bobbins. 

1793. 
SCHOONERS— 

Venns,* 49, Othniel Seal, David Riobardson. 

Speedwell, 32, Thomas Flint. 

Hawk, 81, Lewis Blancbard. 

Jane, 27, Abner Barrows. 

Lively, 26, Tbumas, Bo)-ert and James Goodwin. 

Swift, 17, ChriBtopLer Strickland. 

1794. 
SCHOONERS— 

Pilgrim, 67, Benjamin Bnmard, WaitstiU Lewis. 
Mors, 53, James Clements and others. 
Jndea, 82, B. McKinuoD. 
Lacy, 30, Horace Baker. 
Lark, 88, Othniel Beal. 

1795. 
SCHOONERS- 

Victory, 40, Obed Smith. 
Folly, 88, Silas Clements. 
Hannah, 87, Benben Clements. 
Sparrow, 86, David Cominf;. 
Sea Flower, 30, Simon Amiro. 
Juno, 29, Abram Crocker. 

1796. 
SCHOONERS— 
Harcntn, 55, Benjamin Barnard. 
Two Brothers, 53, Silas Clements, Joseph Ellis. 



24 Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 

Loaisay 49, Ephraim Cook. 

Hetty, 86, James Kelley. 

Sea Flower, 84, Ebenezer and Natb. Crosby and others. 

Adamant, 88, William Taylor. 

Vigilant,* 82, Jacob and John Clements, Bofas Perry. 

Sentibel, 25, Philip Ooudey. 

1797. 
SCHOONERS— 

Thomas and Deborah, 68, Joseph Tooker. 

Sally, 87, Joseph Tooker. 

Maggot,* 82, William Brown. 

Mic-Mac, 26, Stephen D'Entremont. 

Yarmouth, 21, Lewis Blanchard, John Allen. 

Margaret, 18, Peter Surette. 

SLOOP— 
Lidustry, 188, Samuel Marshall. 

1798. 
SCHOONERS— 

Prosperity, 63, Samuel Marshall, Nebemiah Patch. 
Mary, 62, Thomas Goudey. 

Atalanta, 44, James Shipley, Christopher Strickland- 
Two Sisters,* 82, Othniel Beal. 

1799. 
BRIGANTINE— 

Hibemia, 58, Samuel Marshall. 

SCHOONERS— 
Adventure, 48, Amos, Henry, Samuel & Jacob Hilton. 
Hannah, 26, Philip and Thomas Goudey. 
Susan, 19, Hugh Cann. 

1800. 
SCHOONERS— 

' a 

Brothers, 47, John McGray. 



Keoord of Yakuodth SmFpnto. S6 

Fish Hawk," 89, Christopher Strickland, Jas. Kelloy. 
James, 82, Joh Hatfield, WiUiam KobertsoQ. 
Nancy, 10, 'Williain "Whipple. 

1801. 
SCHOONERS— 

Joseph and Loia, 103, Joseph Tooker. 

Nine Sistere, 94, JameB EeLley. 

Eagle, 64, Waitstill and Benjamin Lewia. 

Blanche, 46, Samuel Marshall. 

Enterprise, 37, Samnel Marshall. 

Margery, 82, Solomon Ryder. ■ 

Industry, 25, John Nickerson. 
SLOOPS— 

Sally, 60, John McOra;. 

Endeavoar, 34, Ebenezer Parry. 

1802. 
BRIGANTINE— 

Arabella, 103, Benjamin Barnard. 
SCHOONERS— 

Eq)eriment, 62, Edward, Edwaitl, Jr., and Ichabod 
Crosby. 

Minerva, 46, Mark Amiro and others. 

Robin, 38, William Kinney. 

Sally, 87, Job Hatfield, William Robertson. 

Olire Branch, 81, Andrew Lovitt and otherfl. 

Eagle, 26, Thomas Goodwin. 

Rosanna; 14, . 

Duck, 10, . 

1803. 
SCHOONERS— 
Enconragement, 62, John, Nathan and Thos* Kinney. 
Orange, 62, Daniel Kinney and others. 



26 Bboobd^ of Tabmoutb SaxppiNa^ 

Neptune, £7. John and Joseph Larkin. 
Hope, 48, WiUiAm Brown, Joseph Tooker. 
Speedwell, 47, William and Benben Larkinr 
Defiance, 41, John feStej, Jeremiah Frost.* 
Swallow, 82j Jacob Hilton, Ambrose Dennis* 

SLOOP— 
Sea Flower, 44, LeTi Peny; Comfort Haley. 



1804. 
SCHOONEES— 

Concord, 82, Comfort, Oliyer axid Jeremiah Haley. 
Sally and Lois, 75, John KiUam. 
Three Sisters^ 74, Theophilns Crosby. 
Fancy, 72, Samnel Marshally William Horton. 
Bobert Pagan, 70, Samnel Marshall.- 
Pmdence,* 68, Silas Clements, Horace Baker. 
Oreyhoond,* 47, John McOray, David Flint. 
Union, 46, John Eillam, William and Benj. Brown. 
Bainbow, 41, Benoni, Charles, Jos. and GjttI D'Entre-^ 

mont. 
Dasher, 26, John Ellenwood. 
Fair Lady, 22, Thomas Kinney, Peleg Hohnesv * 
Belle,* 21, Israel Lovitt and others. 
Granville,* 19, William Taylor. 

1805. 
SCHOONEBS— 

Bobin, 87, John and James Dnrkee. 

Zilpha, 78, John Einney, Bartlett & Benben Gardner.. 

Triumph, 48, Seth Poole. 

Betsey, 89, Abner Barrows. 

Duke, 35, David and Benjamin Larkin. 

Eleanor, 30, Jesse Gray, Bobert B. Black. 

Deborah, 27, Edward Crosby. 

Union, 27, John Scott and others. 



Recobd of Yabuouih SaiFPnio. 27 

Polly, 25, Beojamia Larkin. 
Lively, 19, Daniel Einney. 
Hawk, 17, John Croaby. 
Eleanor, 16, I<en D'EntremonL 
Elizabeth, 14, Samuel and Ebenezer EUia. 
Nabby Daniel, 13, Job Smith. 

1806. 
BRIGANTINB— 

Falkirk, 181, Samnel Foole. 
SCHOONERS— 

Lord KelBon, 103, Ebenezer Parry, James EVost. 

Paria, 75, Israel Horton. 

Clare,* 58, Joseph EUia, Elkanah ic Benben Clementa. 

Argo, 48, John Cann and others. 

Harmony, 48, Thomdyke Coming, James Jenkins. 

Mayflower, 42, James Shipley ds Co. 

Three Partners, 40, Jacob Wyman. 

Swallow, 81, Edward Crosby, Jr. 

Linnet, 20, .NaUian and David Goodwin. 

Layina, 18, Thomas Flint. 

Lacy, 17, Enoch Stanwood. 

Golden Bnle, 16, Thomas Flint. 

1807. 
BBIG— 

Penelope, 166, Ebenezer Parry. 
SCEOONEBS— 
Trafalgar, lOS, Ebenezer Bicker. 
Jacob and Benjamin, 104, Joseph Tooker. 
BegnUtor, 67, Lemnet and Maoriee Hobbs. 
Qaeen, 67, Paul, Benjamin, Sup., Eli and Levi D*En- 

tremont. 
Victory,* 67, Beaben and Elkanah Clements, Joha 
Crosby. 



28 Becobd of Tabmouth Shipping. 

Qaeen,* 86, John Gann and others. 

John, 82, Israel Doane. 

Modeste, 29, Charles Therrio. 

Mary, 26, John Trefry. 

.Angeliqne,** 25, Matthew, Jacob and Jesse Wyman. 

Two Sisters, 19, Thomas Goodwin. 

1808. . 
•'SHIP— 

Lady Sherbrooke, 290, James Shipley, James Taylor. 

BRIG— 

Bittem,t 188, Anthony Landers. 

SCHOONERS— 

Ranger, 77, William Larkin, Peter and Hugh Boyle. 
Queen of England, 68, Eli D'Entremont. 
RoBaMe, 40, Comfort Haley, Thomas Allen. 
Hawk, 17, Joseph Ellis. 
Phoebe, 12, Nehemiah Qmrchill. 
Little Bob, 8, William Wl'Beveridge. 

SLOOP— 

Hannah, 19, Joshua Trefry. 

1809. 
BRIG— 

Claud Scott, .261, Samuel Marshall. 
BRIGANTINE— 

Dasher, 132, William Robertson, Thorndyke Coming. 
SCHOONERS— 

Hunter, 118, James Shipley, George Hunter. 
Sally,* 102, Solomon, Eben, Henry and John Ryder. 

t This Brig, with a number of others, was called "Snow Rig- 
ged/' i, e,y haying two masts rigged as a Brig, and a short mast 
abaft the mainmast, carrying a tiysail. 



Reoord of Yabuouth SmFpnto. 29 

Dove, 93, Joseph, Wm., Abbott aa.i Ehen Bicker. 

Lil;, 72, James Lesvitt. 

Jack O'Lauteni, 18, Ajdob Dennis, Wm. Hammond. 

1810. 
BBIGAKTINE— 

Qneen Charlotte, 117, Robert Kellej, Job Hatfield, Jss. 
Lent. 
SOHOONEBS— 

Britannia, 9S, Solomon Byder and others. 

Trial, 72, Thomas and Edward Crosby and others. 

Adventure, 65, Samnel Marshall, Hugh & Peter Bojde. 

Fair Lady, 44, Nathaniel and Peleg Holmea. 

Three Sisters, 44, Thomas Perry. 

Mercm^,* 82, Theophilas Crosby. 

Lily, 27, Nehemiah I>oane. 

Delight, 25, Thomas Flint. 

1811. 
BRIGS— 

Peter Waldo, 269, Anthony Landers. 

Yarmoath, 200, Randall McDonald. 

Harriet, 118, John, Archibald and Hector McDonald.. 
SCHOONERS— 

Jnbilee, 127, John Bichsrde. 

Maria, 65, Joseph Tooker, Waitstill Lewis. 

British Queen, 79, Cornelias, David and Gabriel Ton- 
Norden. 

Linnet, 65, James Trefry, Comfort Haley. 

Recovery,* 63, Nathan Utley and others. 

Prince Regent, 62, James and Abram Lent and otbers. 

Swan, 47, Enoch Stanwood. 

Friendship, 45, John McCormack and others. 

Eight Brothers, 44, Amos, Henry and John. 'E^\£)-(^. 



80 Bboosd of Yabmouth Shxpfxho. 

Perseyeranoe, 48| Gomelins and David VanNorden. 

Dolphin, 48, George Bingay. 

Sally, 27, John SnlliTan, S. Kelley, Jr. 

Marie, 26, Thomas Trefiy, Henry Shortcliffe. 

Dolphin, 28, James and John Van Emberg. 

Saucy Jack, 21, Nathaniel Perry, Nathaniel Perry, Jr. 

Two Brothers, 21, John Brown. 

Sally, 19, David W. Beveridge. 

Charlotte,* 19, Dayid Landers. 

1812. 
SCHOONEBS— 

Joseph and Polly, 129, John, Nathan & Thos. Kinney. 

John and Mary, 120, Joseph Todker. 

Caledonia, 104, James Crosby, Amos Dennis & others. 

Prosperity, 101, Caleb Cook and others. 

Union, 92, Hugh and Elisha Nickerson. 

Blanche, 79, Benjamin, Ezra and Lemuel Churchill. 

Bellisarius, 69, IheiYid Flint, Nehemiah Patch. 

Rebecca (Prize), 64, Bobert B. Black. 

Maria, 68, John and Waitstill Patch. 

King George, 51, James Dunham, Thomas Trask. 

Friends* Adyenture, 47, Samuel Coming and others. 

Lion, 47, Richard and Jonathan Patten and others. 

SLOOPS— 

Little Belt (Prize), 43, David Flint. 
Randolph (Prize), 82, Hugh E. Cann. 

1818. 
BRIGS— 

Thales, 260, Anthony Landers. 
Friends (Prize), 178, John Durkee, Samuel Kelley and 
others. 

SCHOONERS— 

Sarah, 129, Charles Richan. 



RzaoBD OF Tabmohth Sbippins. 81 

Fl; (Priae), 96, ElkaoBh Clements. 
FriendBhip (Prize), 74, Elkanah Clements. 
Alert, 58, Elkanah and Beaben Clements. 
Thistle, 55, Robert KbUej, John Patch, Chos. ^chan. 
Broke (Prize), 58, David Flint, William Harris. 
Shark, 88, Solomon Ryder. 

Betaey (Prize), 24, Hngh, Hagh £. and Jesu Cano. 
Catherine (Prize), 24, Ezra Churchill. 
Kell;, 28, John Scott and others. 
Consolation, 22, Joshoa Tntrj. 
Hazard, 19, Barilett, Reuben and Daniel Gardner, and 
8. Gowfln. 

1814. 
SHIP— 

Bittern (Prize), 800, Anthony Landers. 
BRIGANTINE— 

Mary (Prize), 121, CKlbert Onnsby, James B. Meody. 
SCHOONERS— 

Hope, 155, Alexander Haley. 

Aurora (Prize), 168, Othniel Baal, Manaaieh Cook. 

Concord (Prize), 148, David Flint. 

Jane (Prize), 184, Amos, Horace and John Baker. 

Fam-be-Ciril, 108, James Kelley. 

Wealthy Ann (Prize), 91, Nathan, Horace and Edward 
Baker. 

Elizabeth (Prize), 89, Robert Huston and others. 

Britannia, 82, Joseph Crocker and others. 

Hero (Prize), 82, Robert Kelley. 

Banger, 28, Theophilns Croaby and others. 

Bee (Prize), 24, Ebenezar Parry, Thomas CrowelL 

Dolphin, 22, John Cann. 

Lively (Prize), 22, Bela Huntington. 

Resolution, 21, James Lent, GomeUns YanNorden. 



S2 Becobd of Yabmouth SnippiNcr* 



Antelope, 20, 



Pilgrim, 18, Comfort Haley. 

Betsey, 17, Enoch Stanwood. 

Bulwark, 14, Bafas Bobbins, Samuel Bing. 

Grampus, 12, Peter Thibbedeau and others. 

SLOOPS— 

. Fame (Prize), 67, Eleazer & Philip Hemeon & others* 
Polly (Prize), 80, John Cann. 

1815. 
BRIGS— 

Eolus, 164, Jacob Tedford, Samuel Eelley and others. 
Nelson, 123, Amasa Durkee. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Benevolence, 96, owned at Argyle. 
Deborah and Lucy, 87, Elkanah and Beuben Clements 
and others. 
^ Bover, 79, owned at Argyle. 
Diligence, 61, James Lent and others. 
Lark, 48, Peter, Samuel and Joseph White and others. 
Crown, 46, Beuben and Andrew Gardner and others* 
Nine Brothers, 44, Amos and Henry Hilton. 
Mary Ann, 41, John Dunham. 

Jane, 87, . 

Saucy Jack, 84, Heman Gardner, Jesse Gray and others. 
Lively, 81, Chas., Jos. and Cyril D'Entremont and 

others. 
Fly, 26, Saml., Fred, and Benj. LeBlanc and others. 
Charlotte, 16, Stephen Melancon, Stephen Thibbedeau. 
Young Dove, 16, . 

SLOOPS— 

Jane and Maria, 94, Bobert Eelley. 

Nancy (Prize), 67, John Kinney, Peleg Holmes. 

Bilboa, 89) Bartlett, Daniel and Andw. Gardner. 



n^" 



Recobd of Yabmouth SHiFPiNa. S3 

1816. 

BRIGS- 

Irene, 171, Simeon O'ardner. 

Daplme, 100, Simeon and Reuben Gardber. 
SCHOONERS— ■ 

Waterloo, 96, Bobt., Jacob, Israel, Jas. !i Saml. Kelley. 

Betsey and Nancy, 83, Comfort Haley, Comfort Haley, Jr.- 

Beeolntion, 63, Comfort Haley. 

Providence, 73, Jacob Tedford and others. 

Peeler, 49, Simeon Gardner and others. 

Two Sisters, 48, James Frost. 

Lively, 46, Lemnel Crosby, Jonathan Strickland. 

Sorprise, -89, Samnel Coming, Wait, and Chas. Lewis. 

Tasket, 88, Amos and Jacob Hilton, John Baker. 

Mil ly, 36, Benjamin Bobbins. 

Union, 81, John VanEmberg, Jos. and John Roberts. 

Hemy, 30, John Crosby and others. 

Sally and Rath,' 29, John and Benj. Redding, Williai^ 
Brown. 

Favorite, 25, Abner and Thos. Barrows, Sorettes. 

Mary Ann, 26, Amos and Horace Baker, John Clements. 

Expert, 18, Samuel Kelley. 

1817. 
BRIGS— 
Arcadia, 200, Bartlett, Daniel and Benben Gardner. 
Martha, 161, James Eelley. 

Lord Exmonth, 137, James Lent, Job Hatfield, Robert 
Kelley. 
SCHOONERS— 
La Hogne, 136, Solomon Ryder and others. 
Wellington, 98, Ambrose and John I>nrkee, Nathaniel 

Allen. 
Three Sisters, 91, George Murray and others. 



84 Beoobo of YABMoirrH Shippikci. 

Susanna, 49^ Jacob and Henry Hilton and others. 

MilOy 44, Bobert Haston. 

Mary Jane, 40, Benj. Oondey, John Bedding, Joseph 

Tooker. 
Margaret, 86, Angus Bose. 
Nancy, 28, Stephen and Biohard Bose. 
Belle, 21, James Jenldna. 

SLOOP— 
Little Bill, 51, Wm. McAIpine. 

1818. 
BBIG— 

Neptune, 179, James Jenkins. 

SCH00NEB8— 

Beliance, 96, John Einney, Nathaniel, Peleg and Eliaha 

Holmes. 
Ocean, 96, Ebenezer Bicker. 
Swallow, 66, JohnBingay. 

Good Fortune, 62, William Haskell, Thonuui Flint. 
Beaver, 48, John, Frank and James Brooks. 
Minerva, 44, Benjamin Crosby. 
Marie, 43, Joseph Tooker, James Dennis and others. 
Emulous, 88, Daniel Wyman, Bufus Bobbins. 
Enterprise, 87, Israel Nickerson, John Tremain. 
Union, 81, Joseph, Lemuel and Benjamin Bobbins. * 
Catherine, 12, T. Sullivan. 
Mary Ann, 11, Felix Deveaux. 

1819. 
BBIG— 

Better Luck Still,* 215, Anthony Landers. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Catherine, 108, David Flint. 
Lark, 97, George Bingay. 



Bhoobd or Yabhodth Smppura. 88 

WelltDgtoi). 69) Ambrose Dennis, Job. Stoneman. 

Atlantic, 63, George Hunter. 

Biitiali Qoeen, 89, John Eincej, James Dnnbam. 

Chart, 87, Jaoob, Jas., John <fc DaTid Hatfield & others. 

Snperb, 87, Dnnoan Alexander. 

Fiddle, 36, Dominiqne, Badj. and John Mense. 

' 1820. 
BRIGS— 

Archibald, 278, James Taylor. 
Hiram, 137, WUliam G. Gray. 
SCHOONERS— 
Cherub, 69, Robert Kelley. 
Matilda, 48, Joshoa Trefry. 
B&BB, 44, Jaoob Wjman. 
Surprise, 42, Benjamin Bingay. ' 
Three Sisters, 89, Seth Johnson. 
Royal Oak, 89, Robert Kelley. 
Mary, 88, Samuel Eelley. 
Two Brothers, 21, Thomas Allen, James Trefiry. 
Anne, 16, Peter Gniddery, Joseph Mallet. 
RoTer, Iff, Stepheo Wiloox. 
Hope, 13, James Philips. ' 



ZebnloD, 295, Anthony Landera. 
BRIG— 
Maiy, 121, Am Huntington. 

BRIGANTINE— 

Placid, 169, Simeon Gardner. 
SCHOONERS— 

Saiah Ann, 62, James Brooks, Stephen Hilton. 

Maiy Sanderson, 69, Gilbert Omuby. 



86 Becobd of Yarmouth Shipping. * 

Hibemia, 48, John and George Bingay. 

Elizabeth, 45, Joshua Trefiy. 

Good Inienty 40, Edward Crowell, Israel Harding. 

William, 89, Jacob Hilton. 

John and Mary, 86, Bufas and John Einney. 

PoUy, 83, David Flint. 

Fancy, 14, Samuel Stanwood. 

1822. 
BBIG— 

Waldo, 230, Anthony Landers*. 

BEIGANTINE— , . 

Thetis, 107, James B. and E..W..B. Moody.. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Friendship, 47, James Frost.. 
Mary Eliza, 43, Matthew Wyman; 
Erin-go-Bragh, 41, George Bingay. 
Dasher, 40, Pierre Snrette and others. 
Ann, 27, Nehemiah Patch, Joseph Tooker, Jr. 
Cock Bobin, 25, John Patten. 

1823. 
SCHOONEBS— 

Experiment, 67, Charles G. Coffin. 
Good Fortune, 66, Bnfas Simonds. 
Albion, 51, Charles G. Coffin. 
Freetown, 48, F. W. Bedding and others. 
License, 43, Bobert Kelley. 
Minerva,* 82, Nathan Utley and others. 
Margaret, 24, Horace Baker, E. Hemeon. 
Fame, 15, James Bitchie, Z. Shaw and others. 

1824. 
BRIGS-^ 

Fair Acadian, 810, James Taylor. 



Bboobd op Yaemouth Smppnia. 87 

Secnritf, 261, James Taylor and others. 
Ugonia, 218, Anthony Landers. 
Tasket, 158, George Bingay, George W. Bond. 
SCHOONERS— 
Caledonia, 65, Samnet Kelley. 

Dandy, 48, James B. and £• W. $. Moody and others. 
Fish Hawk, 25, Jeremiah Healey. 
William and Margaret, 25, Prince Einney. 

1825. 
BAEQUE— 

Dove, 816, Anthony Luiders. 
SCHOONERS— 

Hope, 75, James Baker. 

Castor, 60, Anthony Landers. 

Jane, 60, Thomas Crosl^. 

Star, 48, Robert Kelley, 

Sally Ann, 18, Manasseh Cook. 
/ 

1826. 
BARQUE— 

2^tis, 480, Anthony Landers. 
BRIG— 

Milton. 126, John KiUam. 
SCHOONERS— 

Mercator, 66, Benben Clements. 

Sarah, SO, Israel Lovitt. 

Hannah, 54, Jeremiah Healey, Henry Hilton. 

George, 52, John Dnrkee. 

Argyle, 60, John Hardy. 

Edward and Maiy, 40, Edward Crosby. 

Shepherd, 87, Amos Deonia. 

Olive Branch, 32, Joshna Trefi7. 

Dartmouth, 25, Jacob Tedford. 



88 BlOOBB OF YaBMOUTH SEIPPINa. 

SLOOP— 
Primrose, 13, Bobert Huston, Otleb Cook. 

1827. 
BRIGS— 

Bhoda, 275, Anthony Landers. 
Leopard, 180, James Dennis and others. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Emeline, 78, Bobert Eelley. 
Matilda, 75, Elisha Pinkney. 
Hope, 63, D. Crocker and Brothers. 
Ayr, 44, John McCormack. 
Fly, 42, G. Bichards and others. 
Isabella, 41, Babines at Tnsket. 

1828. 
BABQUE— 

Hebron, 400, Anthony Landers. 

BRIGS— 

Jasper, 163, Eben Scott. 

Nerval, 90, James Eerr, Duncan Alexander. 

BBIGANTINES— 

Speculator, 110, Israel Doane. 
Emerald, 105, Caleb Cook. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Charles and Margery, 106, Joseph Tooker. 
Brisk, 80, David Flint. 
Fly, 65, George Bingay. 
Caroline, 66, Charles G. Coffin. 
Olive Branch, 87, Comfort Haley. 
Adventure, 83, Waitstill Patch. 
Defiance,* 26, Eleazer Hemeon. 
Isabella, 25, owned at Tusket. 



Bbcobd of YiBKoiTTH Shipfdiq. 89 

1829. 

BRIG— 

Trinidad, 160, John Killam, 
BBIGANTINE— 

Bonmey, 111, Benjunin Blngky. 
eCHOONEBS— 

Bath Hannali, 71, John Kinnej'. 

Thomas and Jane, 65, Thomas Ctoahj. 

Mary Elizabeth, 62, Lemoel Croeby. 

Sarah, 64, William Harris. 
' Shelburne,* 49, Jacob Wyman. 

Prosperity, 48, George Bingay and others. 

Daniel Dana, 26, Philip Hemeon. 

1880. 
BBIGANTINES— 

Jane Eelley, 108, Robert Eelley. 
Two Partnen, 106, Thomas FlinL 
Sarah Harding, 100, E. W. B. Moody, Robert Brown. 
SCHOONERS— 
George and Sarah, 86, Joseph Tocher, 
Ocesnns, 81, Ambrose Dennis. 
John and Sarah, 76, J. Y. N. Hatflqid. 
Mary, 71, Joseph Tooker. 
Ann, 67, George Tre&y. 
Jason, 64, James JenMas. 
Don Joan, 68, Edward B. Bingay. 
Enaign, 40, Alexander Nickerson. 
Contract, 40, Solomon Lewis. 
Elizabeth, 26, Robert Gnest. 
Royal Geo^, 16, Robert Eellay. 
Sea Flower, 18, Peter Snrette. 
Rosalie, 18, John Therrio. 



40 Reoobd of Yabmouth SnippiNa. 

1881. 
BRIG— 

Billow, 160, Amos Dennis and others. 

SCHOONERS— 

May, 69| James Baker and others. 
Ocean, 65, J. Bonrqae and others. 
Robust,* 42, A. A. Fergason. 
Lady, S3, John Bingay. 
Tusket Lady^ SO, John Boadrean. 
Sea Flower, 80, Andrew Gardner. 
Pilgrim, SO, Peter Coffin. 
Enterprise, 29, Lemuel Ring. 
Fair Lady, 28, Rufus Kinney. 
John, 28, Peter Surette. 
Mary, 28, John Parry. 
Margaret, 21, William Raymond. 
Maitland, 21, Richard YanHom. 
Mary, 18, J. Patten. 
Trial, 18, Hugh Cann. 
Margaret, 18, Jacob Wyman. 
Ann, 18, Benj. Redding. 
Catherine, 12, D. Boudreau. 
Fox, 11, Vincent Coutreau. 
Plonghboy, 10, Samuel Foote. 

1882. 
BRIGS— 

Isabella, 188, Duncan Alexander. 

Fair Acadian, 174, E. W. B. Moody, Hobert Brown. 

Grecian, 166, George Cann and others. 

BRIGANTINE— 

Sir Peregrine, 117, Benjamin Rogers. 
SCHOONERS— 

Calypso, 50, J. B. D'Entremont. 



'Becobd or YiBHouTH SniPPiNa. 

.•Lively, 87) W. Allen and othera. 
Prospect, 23, J. Ctowen and othera. 
Nameless, 15, S. Larkin. 
Union, 10, B. Raymond. 

1838. 
BEIGS— 

Lion, 184, George Binga;. 

Thetis, 176, E. W. B. Moody. 

Jolm,McGollnm, 168, James Baker, 

Elizabeth, 148, Beaben Clements. 

Topaz, 106, Caleb Cook and others. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Waap, lOS, J. Cans and others. 
' Thomas, 89, E. W. B. Moody and othera. 
SCHOONER&- 

Trial, 102, John Ryder. 

Elegant, '41, B. Lewis and others. 

Acadian Lass, 85, Robert Goest, Nathan TJtl^ 
« Gilbert, 24, G. Brown and others- 

Orleans, 13, T. Trefry. ' 

1834. 

. BRIGS— 

Industry, 182, James Jenkins. 
Pleiades, 137, John Dorkee. 
Hemietta, 128, Isaac Morehoose. 
BRIGANTINES— 
Redbreast, 111, Israel Lovitt. 
Halcyon, 108, Leonard Weston. 
Diamond, 107, Oeorge Tre&y. 
Helen, 104, Samnel Riut, Samuel Sllam. 
SCHOONERS— 
George, 78, Joseph Shaw and others. 



42 RSOORD OF TABMOtTH SmflraKcTr- 

Better Hope, 68, A. and M. Sollows. 
Yarmouth Packet, 61, Joseph Tooker, Jr,- 
Mermaid, 61, P. Doucette and others. 
Janet, 69, Robert Brown. 
Caroline, 66, Walter Larkin. 
Glare, 68, James Cook. 
Twins, 89, J.Trefiy. 
Welcome Betnm, 89, Thomas Grantham^ 
Mary Ann, 88, Benj. and Thos. Brown. 
Superb, 29, Theophilus Crosby and others.- 
Sarah, 17, Samuel Ellis^ 
Industry, 12, S. Pordy. 

SLOOP— 

Spitfire, 86, Samuel Killam* 

1885. 
BRIG— 

Pratincole, 199, E. W. B. Moody snd others^ 

BRIGANTINES— 

Tory, 128, Robert Eelley. 
British Queen, 118, John Cook. 
Tom Cringle, 98, F. W. Redding. 

SCHOONERS— 

Mechanic, 110, Lytnan Cann. 

Adelaide, 84, John Murray. 

Ellen, 76, David Flint. 

Elizabeth and Esther, 6Ci, Robert Brown. 

Revenue, 60, John Tooker. 

Hannah, 47, C. Coutreau. 

Amethyst, 44, Jacob Hilton imd others. 

Lark, 48, R. YanHom and others. 

MyrUe, 82, Robert and Nathan Butler^ 

Dove,^ 80, Moses Morrill and others. 

Rosalie, 80, John Bingay. 



Kboord of Yakhouth Shifpinq. 4 

Charles, 20, John Parry, 
Foreet, 15, Calvin Cann. 
Good Hope, 14, John White and otbera. 

1886. 
BABQUE— 

Georgiana, 248, £. W.B. Moody. 
BRIG— 

Pandora, 148, Tbomafl Croaby. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Scott, 166, Eben and Amos Scott. 

C^ood Intent, 182, D. Crocker and others. 

Adeline, 129, Stephen Y. Kinney. 

Chalcedony, 98, Lyman Dnrkee. 
SCHOONERS— 

Union, 84, Joseph Shaw, William B^rtaon, 

Experiment, 76, Elias Trask and othen. 

Spartan, 76, Edward B. Bingay and Tookera. 

Wentworth, 66, Nathan Kinney and others. 

Plymontb, 40, Robert Sims and Pm-dys. 

Dove, 26, T. O'Brien and others. 

Temperance, 26, WiUiiun Larldn. 

1887. 
BARQUES— 

Tory's Wife, 2ff, Robert Eelley, Eleazer Riohan. 

Norman, 169, George W. Bond, N. and B. Einney- 
BRIGS— 

Amelia, 24i7, Samael Eillam. 

Mary,* 137, William Gharchill and others. 
BRIGANTINES— ■ 

Victoria, 164, Elkanah and Beabes Clements.. 

Condor, 168, Benj. Rogers, Nathan Weston.. 



44 Becobd of Yabmouth Shipping. 

Linnet, 148, George Bingay. 

Jacinth, 148, Freeman Crosby, Amos Dennis. 

Abigail, 141, George Trefry and others. 

Alva, 181, James Baker and others. 

Herald, 115, Bobt. Goest, Thos. Barnard, Nathan Utley. 

Sapphire, 112, Nehemiah Cook, Leonard Weston and 

others. 
Swan, 109, Lyman Cann. 

Germ, 101, Dennis and Israel HortQn, F. W. Bedding. 
Argns, 96, John Bingay, Andrew Barclay. 
Albion, 94, N. Allen and others. 

:SCHOONEBS— 

Mary Elizabeth, 89, Theodore Churchill and others. 
Mercy Jane, 87, Thos. Parfitt, Nath'l Perry and others. 
Ion, 84, F. W. Bedding, James Baker and others. 
Clyde,* 78, • Samuel Flint. 
Belvidere,* 78, James Neele. 
Good Intent,* 67, B. Messenger, G. Sanderson. 
.Besolution,* 67, Bufus Bobbins. 
Marie, 87, C. Coutreau and others. 
Sable, 86, George Bingay. 

1888. 
BABQUES— 

London, 271, Eben and Amos Scott. 
Loyalist, 218, E. W. B. Moody, Bobert Brown. 
Britain, 202, B. Bogers & Co., E. W. B. Moody. 

:BBIGS-- 

Paragon, 179, Israel Lovitt. 

Susan King, 122, James Baker, Chas. McLean. 

Britannia, 108, John Cann and others. 

IBBIGANTINES— 

Bapid, 168, George Bingay, David Cook. 
Wanderer, 146, Thos. Barnard, B. Guest, N. Utley. 



Bboobo or Yashouth Shippiko. 46 

Sir Allan MoNab, 126, E. W. B. Moody, Edward B. 

Bingay. 
Commerco, 118, Joseph Tooker. 
Alice Eillam, 114, £. W. B. Moody. Benj. Eillam. 
Haidee, 111, John and Olirer Tickery^ 
SCHOONEBS— 

Virago, 81^ Samuel Danseith.. 

Ann Trefry, 78, George Trefry. 

Dolphin, 74, B. and W. Murphy. 

Elizabeth, 41, Samnel White and others. 

Elizabeth Mary, 26, John Trefry. 

Good Intent, 25, Josiah Crosby. 

Lucy, 25, Allen & Brown. 

Matilda, 23, E. and J. EUis. 

Leopard, 22, Benjamin Baymand and others. 



BBIGS— 

Camilla, 197, Allen & Brown. 

Sterling, 188, Kenben Clements and others. 

Woodbine, 162, Joa. Shaw, Wm. Robertson and others. 

Alicia Jane, 167, William Ohorchill and others. 
BBIGANTINES— 

Colonist, 1S4, Wm. Redding, Prince Durkee & others. 

Hatfield, 127, Wm., Jacob and John Hat&eld. 

Thomas Edward, 117, Thomas Flint, Jr. 

Leander, 112, T. Crosby and others. 
SCHOONERS— 

Sophia, 98, Thomas KiUam. 

Shannon, 94, George Cann. 

Sam Slick, 84, E. W. B. Moody. 

John Byder, 80, John Byder. 

Mai7 Ann, 66, F. W. Bedding, Theo. Churchill ani 
others. 



46 Reoobd of Yabmouth Smpsrsa. 

Emilyi 66, Benjamin Bogers and others. 
Martha Brae, 66, Amos Dennis and others. 
Jane, 64, John Y. N. Hatfield. 
Madeline, 40, Burettes. 
Fame, 89, Bohert Black. 
Creole, 89, E. W. B. Moody. 
Mayflower, 84, John Bose and others. 
Juno, 80, Sollows and Baymond. 
Frances, 22, Moses Morrill. 
Mariner, 17, Abraham Eillam and others. 
Bee, 18, J. Landers and others. 
Spitfire, 11, Theophilos Crosby. 

1840. 
BABQUES— 

Sarah, 687, E. W.-B. Moo^ and others. 

Sovereign, 868, B. Bogers & Co., E. W. B. Mood!y. 

Empress, 846, Eben and Amos Scott. 

Caroline, 826, Samuel Eillam. 

British Queen, 268, Thomas Allen. 

Lady Falkland, 286, James Baker and others. 

BBIGS— 

Argyle, 274, George Bingay, Wm. Brown. 
Bose, 240, Freeman Crosby and others. 
Southampton, 288, Samuel Flint and others. 
Prince Albert, 282, Nathan Weston and others. 
Elizabeth, 227, E. W. B. Moody and others. 
Ann, 218, John W. Lovitt and others. 
Pearl, 200, Samuel Huestis and others. 
Mariner, 195, Crocker Hemeon and others. 
Minerva, 181, George Trefry. 
Enterprise, 168, Thomas Eillam. 

BBIGANTINES— . 

Scott, 196, Eben and Amos Scott. 



TS- 



HeOOBD of YjOUCODTH SHII>FIHa. 47 

■Maiy Shiell, 165, Tootera and G. Kelley- 
Sliamrook, 107, Samnel DoDBeith. 
MaitUnd, 104, Jolm Gann and oUiors. 
fiCHOOiJERS— 

Brilliant, 100, Nathaniel Pen; and othera. 
AccnmoUtor, 68, Jos. Roberts,' Wm. Wbitehoase, Jm. 

Goodwin, 
iCnrlew, 45, James Goodwin and others, 
Acadian, 42, Francis S. D'Ectremont and otbers. 
Experiment, 85, Walter Larkin. 
Hyena, 30, Joflhaft Trefry uid others. 

1841. 
BARQUES— 

bfaria, 4tO, George Bingay, Amos Cook. 

Sirion, 271, John Cum and others. 
BRIGS— ■ 

Rover, 203, Wm. H. Moody, Job. B. Bond and others. 

Emeline, 202, Robert Eelley, Edmond Lonergan. 

Raby, 193, Daniel and R. H. Crocker, F> W. Bedding 
and others. 

St. Mary, 152, Benjamin B. Bingay. 
BBIGANTINES- 

Bolina, 148, Wm. Chnrohill and others. 

Lady HontingtoD, 124, Thomas Allen. 

Zephyr, 108, William Allen and others. 
SCHOONERS— 

Vesper, 92, Vickerya and J. Monlton. 

Charlotte, 80, Nelson Hammond. 

Tarmonth Packet, 75, Jos., John and Thos. B. Tooker^ 

Catherine, 67, Hiram Betts. 

Addmannab, 54, John Crosby and others. 

Margaret^ 41, Thomas y^HariT 



48 Reoorb of YisMoVTtc Smppma; 

Hope, 85| G. Sanderson. 

Bee, 84, John Perry. 

Ellen, 88, Alexander Lindsay. 

Eliza Adelaide, 88, Richard YanHom and others. 

1842. 
BRIGS— 

Elizaheth, 244, Thomas EiUam, N. Moses. - 
Grand Turk, 184, George Cann. 

BRIGANTINES— 

Spray, 186, N. UUey, R. Guest, T. Barnard. 
Evelina, 110, Gilbert I^nkney and others. 

SCHOONERS— 

Ellen, 106, Benjamin EUenwood and. others. 
Tantivy, 99, Samuel Stanwood. 
Trinidad, 64, John V. N. Hatfield. 
Mercator, 68, 'John Smith. 
Dolphin, 21, J. White. 
Adelaide, 10, R. Robbins. 

1848. 
BARQUE— 

Exchange, 270, Thomas Barnard, N. Crosby. 

BRIGS— 

Lady Napier, 281, Thomas Allen.- 
Ann, 218, Eben and Amoi» Scott.- 

BRIGANTINES— 

Despatch, 144, Thomas Eillam.. 

Dasher, 118, Samuel Flint. 

Jewess, 101, John V. N. Hatfield, Wm.- Crosby. 

SCHOONERS— 

Sisters, 10^, Edward B. Bingay, Joseph Tooker. 
Elizabeth Ann, 98, Theophilus Crosby, Thos. EiUam. 



Reoosd of Yabuodth Shippiho. 



Font Brothers, 91, T. 0. Harding. 
Dove, 25, T. O'Brien and others.. 



BARQUE— 

Maiy, 416, Tbomaa Killam, Amasa Dnikee. 
BEIG3— 

Conserrative, 193, Edmund Lonergsn, Chas. W. Eelley. 

Bnrmafa, 171, Benjamin Ktllam, J. D. Cann. 

Charlotte, 162, E. W. B. & Jaa. Moody, Thos. Gondey. 
BBIGANTINE8— 

Acadia, 125, Samuel Killam. 

Milton, 104, Somnel Killam. 

Mary Abigail, 86, Thomas Killam and others. 

Hebe, 78, Wm. H. Townsend and others. 
SCHOONERS— 

Alice Maria, 88, B. Rogers & Co., S. Poole. 

Byron, 72, Benj. Ellenwood, Nathan Lewis. 

Prince Henry, 71, Prince Dnrkee and others. 

Mazeppa, 66, Israel Kelley, Nelson Hammond. 

'^SantiloB, 61, C. & Q. W. Tooker, Benj. Bingay. 

Mariner, 68, John MichiOr James Murray. 

Martha Qrenoe, 55, Elkanab Clements, Jr. 

Margaret, 65, Samnel Stanwood. 

Mary, 46, E. Hemeon. 

Friendship, 86, Stanwood and Tookers^ 

North America, 27, Joseph Stoneman. 

Franees, 15, Perrys and J. Gondey. 

Mayflower, 15, Raymond and Perry. 

Ellen, 10, Vincent Contreao. 

1846. 
BARQUES— 
Nova Scotian, 628, Thos. Killam, John K. Rjerson. 



$0 Reoobd of Yabhouth SdkPFiNa. 

AUen Brown, 880, Allen & Brown. 

Lucy, "292, F. W. Bedding, Henry Heckman. 

BEIG— 

Sarah, 201, Lyman Gann. 

BEIGANTINES— 

Gatherine, 126, Benj. Ellenwood, Benj. B. Bingay. 

Buth Eliza, 116, Benj. Bogers & Go. and others. 

Flirt, 110, Samuel Dunseith. 

Enchantress, 85, Joseph and Thos. W. Stoneman. 

Adelaide, 81, James Walker. 

Maria, 76, Nathan Weston. 

8GH00NERS— 

Galla, 76, Bobt. Guest, N. Utley, E. Bichan. 
Flora, 71, Bobt. Brown, Wm. ChurchilL 
. Splendid, 68, Edward B. Bingay. 
Margaret, 61, Nathan Weston. 
Tusket, 67, Jeremiah H. Porter and LeBlane. 
Yarmouth Packet, 62, N. K. Glements. 
Sarah, 86, James Jenkins. ' 

Black Hawk, 80, W. Allen. 
Elizabeth, 26, John Williamson. 
Melissa, 16, Goming and Perry. 
Fly, 10, S. B. MarshalL 

1846. 
BAEQUES— 

Princess, 479, John W. Lovitt. 

Yarmouth, 408, E. W. B. Moody, Dennis Horton, 

David Gook. 
Gharles Walton, 868, James Baker. 
Medium, 817t Thos. Barnard, N. Grosby. 

BRIGS— 
Tusket, 884, E. W. B. Moody, Thomas Stowe. 



Bboord or Yabhodth Shippimo. SI 

Solon, 268, E. W. B. and James Moody. 

Primroee, 183, .Thomas Allen. 

G-Qsrdian, 140, Wm. Cburoliill and others. 

BRIGANTINES— 

Economiat, 140, Eben Scott and others. 

Patriot, 188, Amasa and John Dnrkee. 

Emerald, 136, Wm. Borrill and WJieelaad. 

Director, 128, Wm. Bobertson, Joseph Shaw. 

Juliet, 114, Katban Weston and others. 

Parsoit, 108, Thomas Eillam. ' 

Deborah, 102, Benj. Killam, A. D. Bast. 

Hiram, 102, Thos. Eillam and others. 

James Wellington, 93, John Bingay and others. 

Ann Eliza, 93, Wm. Hammond. 

Samuel Campbell, 87, Horace B. Porter and others. 

Orion, ^7, NaUian Lewis and others. 

Mary, 82, Nathan Weston and otben. 
SCHOONERS— 

Oregon, 97, Theo. Cbnrohill, W. H. Townaend and 
others. 

Democrat, 68, N. E. Clements. 

Tine, 85, Thomas Allen. 

Pivot, 84, R. Brown and Brothers. 

Harriet Alice, 74, Cbas. Cann and others. 

Osier, 70, Wm. Chm^hill. 

Yictoria, 68, Nelson Hammond. 

Maid of Erin, 60, Thos. O'Brien and others. 

Stranger, £3, John Murray. 

Herald, 46, N. E. Clen^ents. 

Victoria, 41, Bichard Doacette. 

Lady Anne, 40, Samuel White. ' 

Lively, 84, Benjamin White. 

Barrington,* 31, Frosts and KankinB, (Argyle). 

Express, 25, Weddletons and Frost. 



52 Becobd of Yarmouth Shtppino. 

Melita, 25, Samuel Stanwood. 

Mary Elizabeth, 24, BeDJamin Bourqae. 

1847. 
SHIP— 

Alceste, 669, Benj. Elillam, J. Gann. 

BARQUES— 

Palendar, 888, Samuel Elillam, Jos. B. Lovitt. 
Acadian, 868, B. Bogers & Co., Simeon Gurdner. 
Plymouth, 884, W. H. Moody, Jos. B. Bond & others. 
Harriet, 828, Freeman Crosby, James Jenkins. 

BRIGS— 

Lydia, 817, Thomas Allen. 

Charles McLauchlan, 286, John Wv Lovitt. . 

Competitor, 222, Thomas Killam. 

Lois, 216, Benjamin EUenwood and others. 

Clare, 210, Thomas Dane abd others. 

Coronella, 204, Eleazer Richan, N. Utley, R. Guest. 

Challenge, 196, Samuel Eillam, Samuel Crosby. 

Adeline Cann, 187, Lyman Cann. 

Thetis, 186, John Cann. 

Thalia, 188, John Cann. 

Dahlia, 188, Horace B. Porter and others. 

Margery, 127* Benj. EUenwood and others. 

BRIGANTINES— 

Crescent, 184, J. P. Fait and others. 
Harp, 155, Wm. Burrill. 
Speed, 155, Thos. Eillam, Nathan Moses. 
Huntress, 184, Joseph Stoneman. 
Eliza Helen, 118, Elkanah Clements. 
Mic-Mao, 104, C. & G. W. Tooker. 
Ohio, 102, Joseph B. Porter and others. 
George and Mary, 90, G. Sanderson. 



Record of Yarhodth Shippino. 6 

Edward O'Connor, 89, Edward O'Connor. 
L. A. Sorette, 64, Jobn C. Moolton, E. Tapper. 
SCHOONERS— 

Bittern, 82, Nathan Weston, Samnel Dnnseith. 
Mary Jane, 81, Wm. H. Townsend. 
Ivy, 64, Nathan Utley, Robert Onest. 
Acadian Lass, 68, Enos Gardner and others. 
Primrose, 60, Amasa Dnrkee. 
Elizabeth, 31, John Hilton. 
Sapphire, ^5, David Stanwood. 
Shannon, 24, J. D'Entremont and others. 
Qoail, 17, Janes A. Sterritt. 

1848. 
-BARQUE— 

Aigyle, 408, E. W. B. Moody. 
.BRIGS— 

Velocity, 280, Thomas Killam, Enoa Cook. 

Compeer, 229, Robert Brown and Brothers. 

Standard, 227, Thomas Barnard. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Gipsey, 157, Thomas Allen. 

Liberal, 150, Wm., Jacob and John Hatfield. 

I*ady Sale, 148, Samael Flint, Jas. W. Hutchinson. 

Purchase, 135, Samnel Eillam. 

Zone, 100, E. W. B. Moody, Geo. W. Bond. 

Zeno, 95, Jobn and Ebenezer Ryder. 

Lady Maxwell, 88, Samnel Dnnseith. 

Mary-Jane, 81, California Company. 
SCHOONERS— 

James H. Braine, 97, Thos. Barnard, Jas. Bobbins. 

Charles, 89, Brown, Moody and others. 

Sharon, 86, Thomas KiUam. 



64 Rboord of Yabhouth SHiPPiNa. 

General Washington, 82, Nelson Hammond. 

Emporium, 80, Asa Bobbins and Frosts. 

Teazer, 74, B. Patten, A. Bobbins. 

Eagle, 69, John Gann and Son. 

James Harvey, 6S, J. Landers and Sons. 

Galaxy, 66, A. W. Homer, Samuel Gowen. 

Fairy Queen, 60, Nathan Utley, Benj. EUenwood. 

Ellen, 40, David Stanwood, 

Buby, 40, John Murray. 

Gad, 89, Wm. Eelley, Jas. Allen. 

Time, 86, Nelson Hammond. 

Mechanic, 81, T. Hilton and Sons. 

1849. 
BABQUES— 

Actress, 686, John W. Lovitt, Benjamin Murphy. 
May, 484, Allen & Brown. 
Amelia, 478, Samuel Eallam. 
Eliza, 468, Thomas Allen. 

BEIGS— 

Indus, 286, N. Utley, E. Bichan, B. Guest. 

Masonic, 281, Henry Heckman, Benjamin EUenwood* 

BBIGANTINE— 

Bichard Gobden, 181, Amasa Durkee. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Salem, 77, Geo. German, Bobbins Comii^. 

Jerome, 76, George Perry and others. 

Salem, 68, John Byder. 

Ophir, 62, F. W. Bedding, John, Nathfui and Benjamin 

Lewis. 
Ellen Miles, 66, Deveau Brothers. 

Fly, 44,. Benjamin EUenwood, Crosby. 

Ocean, 48, Dennis Horton, J. W. Moody. 
Jasper, 88, Joseph Stoneman. 



BicoBO or 'Tabvdbth SaippiMa. - 5^ 

Flirt, S6, Be^junin Rogera. 

Ann AngnsU, 86, J. Harru, C. W. Palmer. 

tiady Bird, 81, John Mease, Thomaa Eillam. 

Bosalie, 26, Nathtu Weston. 

Chesapeake, 26, Wm. Bonill. 

Sjoamore, 26, 8, Cane, 

1860. 
BAEQUES— 

Fame, 449, Dhomas Eillam, Nathan Moses. 

lUral, 448, Amasa Darkee, George B^urson.' 

Atalanta, 874, Job. Shaw, Wm. Boberts^n and others, 
.BpiGANTINES— 

Condaotor, 169, Samnel Killam. 

Independent,* 161, N. K. and R. Z. Clements. 

Ann Eliza." 98, A. E. Noble, H. HUton, 
SCHOONERS— 

Active, 83, G. Sanderson. 

John Boll, 62, E. Raymond and others. 

Gazelle, '38, Thomas Allen. 

Trinidad, 88, Amasa Dnrkee. 

Brothers, 84, George Abbinett. 

La Gentil, 8S, John Manning. 

Benevolence, 22, M. Amiraolt and others.- 

1851. 
BARQUE— 

Majestic, 867, Thomaa Allen. 
BRIGS— 

Messenger, 824, John W. LoTitt. 

J. G. Hall, 275, Wm. H. Townsend and others. 
BRIGANTINE3— 

Leader, 155, Thos. Killam, John E. Ryereon. 



66 JEIeoord of Yabhouth SnippiNa. 

Golonisty 86, Prince Dorkee and Crosbys. 
Belle, 86, N. Utiey, Wm. Rogers, S. Poole. 

SCHOONERS— 

Brilliant, 112, Thos. Allen, H. Purdy. 
Eagle, 88, John Cann and Son. 
Jebogae, 67, Benj. Rogers, E. Crosby. 
Orbit, 66, Canns and others. 
Telegraph, 61, Wm. Hatfield. 
Dee, 42, George Abbinett. 
Eolas, 40j Robert Brown and others. 
Alice, 85, Walter Larkin. 
Sarah, 80, .Jacob Utley. 

1852. 
BARQUES— 

Statesman, 869, Thomas Killam and others. 
St. George, 450, Wm. H. Moody and others. 
Cecelia, 812, Lyman and Hagh Cann. 

BRIGS— 

Defiance, 264, Samuel Killam, Samuel Crosby. 
Magnet, 171, Nelson Hammond. 

BRIGANTINES— 

Amanda, 148, Asa Robbins and others. 

Albina, 184, John E. Ryerson, Saml. Brown & others. 

Francis Dane, 128, Thomas Dane and others. 

SCHOONERS— 

Coronet, 108, Jos. Stoneman, Oliyer Healey. 
Reyere, 85, Ira Raymond and others. 
Dart, 70, John W. Lovitt. 
Waye, 48, Benjamin Rogers, Jr. 
Liberal, 88, Thomas EiUam & Co. 
Jane, 85, D'Eons. 
Unity, 26, John Tooker. 



Becokd of Tabmoitth SaiPPiNa. 57 

1853. 
BARQUES— 

Invfistigator, 853, TbomaH KillEtm, N. Moaes, John 
RichardH. 

Yortex, 586, Thomas Dane, A. C. Bobbioa and others. 

Syphax, 583, Geo. Killom, John K.Byerson and others. 

Wapella, 644, C. & Q. W. Tooker and othera. 

Lotus, 471, Allen & Brown. 

Native, 451, N. TJtJey, R. Gaest and others. 

Jane Levitt, 447, A. and Q. H. Lovitt and others. 

Mary, 416, Thoa. Killam, Amasa Darkee and others. 

A. A. Drebert, 256, Thomas E. Kelley. 
BRIGS— 

St. Crispin, 187, Wm. H. Towasend and others. 

R. B. Mintom, 179, E. W. B. Moody, David Cook. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Exemplar, 204, N. K. Clements and others, 

Elizabeth Mary, 136, Jc^eph Porter and others. 

Conqaeror, 119, Benjamin Rogers, Jr., Joseph Rogers. 

Bloomer, 110, Thomas Allen, Heni^ Pordy. 

Franoas,* 82, Lemnol Robbing, D. Horton and others. 
SCHOONERS— 

Alpine, 124, George Killam and others. 

Meteor, 86, Thomas Allen. 

Active, 80, Geoi^ Ferry and others. 

Albion, 74, Samnel Stanwood, Joseph Tooker. 

Jane, 74, Thomas Eillam. 

Cathenne, 71, Walter Larkin. 

Bemice, 67, David Morriaey. 

Water Rose, 66, Cyril and Joseph Porter and othera. 

Promoter, 61, Amiroolts. 

Liberty, 63, J. C. and S. D. D'Entremont. 

Ferret Lass, 62, J, Lyons and oUiers. 



58 Becord of Yabmouth SmPFiKcr^ 

Pursuit, Slf E. Larkin. 

Zetland. 51. Thomas Eillam. 

Angler, 60, O. Sanderson. 

Mary, 49*, Thomas Killam & Co. 

Sarah Catch, 41, Thomas Killam &■ Co^ 

Emma, 89, John Foote. 

Mary, 29, Charles Holley. 

San JoSe, 26, W. H. Byms, 0. Brown.. 

1854. 
BARQUES— 

Grace, 1092, E, W. B* and J. W. Moody. 
Eclipse, 946, Thomas Allen. 
Arthur White, 806, Thos. Killam, Enos Cook, 
Mary Leonard, 634, A. & J. Lovitt and others. 
Katharine, 687, Wm. H. Moody and others. 
Thomas Killam, 669, John K. Byerson and others;. 
Sophia, 582, Saml. Eallam^. L]f^an Cann. 
ISobert Leonard, 487,- Aaron Goudey and others. 
W. B. Dean, 848, Amasa Durkee, Benj. Hilton. 

BRIGS— 

Elizabeth^ 888, Thomas Killam. 

Gold Hunter, 296, Wm. Rogers, G.Sanderson. & others.. 

Sabrina, 277, Amasa Durkee and others. 

Victor, 282, Thomas Dane and others. 

Eureka, 219, A. C. Robbins and others.. 

Arabella, 190, Walter Larkin. 

Cascade, 189, A. C. Robbins, Huestis & Moulton and 

others. 
Samuel Killam, 174, Wm. H. Townsend. 

BRIGANTINES— 

Joseph Hume, 189, Huestis & Moulton and others.. 
Napier, 171, Joseph B^ Porter and others. 
Helen Marr, 185, Cr Cann and others* 



Record of Yabuouth Shipfino. 59 

Odeasft, 98, N. K. and C. W. Clements. 
Samael Campbell, 93, Horace B. Porter and others. 
Constitation, 90, Theodore Cbarcbill and others. 
Concord, 89, Benj. Ellenwood and others. 
Eol&lie, 82, Josiah Crosby, Jr. and others. 
Neptune, 81, Benj. Ellenwood and others. 
SCHOONERS— 

John and Marj, 160, John Cann and othen. ' 

Ospraj, 91, D. D'Entremont, M. Amiro. 

Armenia, 89, James Goodwin, Benj. Roberts. 

Wedge, 87, Benj. Rogers and others. 

Admiral, 66, James B. Mood;. 

Triton, 62, C. & G. W. Tooker and others. 

Prince Albert, 48, Jos. and A. F. Stoneman. 

Sisters, 46, Joseph Tooker. 

Antelope, 47, John Cann and others. 

Transit, 40, N. E. Clements. 

Vnlcan, 39, Mood;, Brown & Co. 

Arrow, 33, J. Boorqne and others. 

Cousins, 30, Benj. Brown. 

Sarah Ann Hill, SO, J. Benlar and others. 

Envoy, 30, Benj. Brown. 

Bee, 26, Amasa Dnrbee, John K. Byerson.. 

EvangeUne, 21, P. Snretto and others. 

IgffiS. 
STEAMER— 

Eastern State,* 427, Yarmouth Steam Navigation Coi. 
BARQUES— 

Robert Hastie, 646, Allen & Brown. 

Tnscarora, 6S8, John W. Loritt and others. 

Mentor, 533, John W. Lovitt and others. 

Harriet Cann, 464, Lyman Cann and Sons. 

Onward, 377, Nathan Moses, John K. Byersos. 

Elizabeth, ^0, John C. Monlten and Qthat«. 



60 Heoobd of Yabuodth Shippimo. 

BRIGS— 

Clara Heokman, 848, Henry Heckman. 

John Richards, 276, Thomas Killam. 
BRIGANTINES- 

Feerlees, 277, Qeorge Killam and others. 

Planet, 181, C. & G. W. looker. 

Avon, 162, Wm. Rogers and others. 
SCHOONERS— 

Howard Pntnatn, 121, Porters and others. 

Loois A. Snrette, 66, Peter Surette and others. 

Wm. Meehan, 61, Francis Bonrqae and others. 

Agnes Rose, 47, Jeremish Murphy. 

Meridian, 47, J. D'Entremont. 

Rosalie, 47, Eleazer Hemeon. 

Adelme, 46, Ryerson, Moses & Co. 

Temperance, 46, . 

Victoria, 41, Doacett and others. 

Atlantic, . 86, J. W. Lennox. 

Diligence, 86, L. D'Entremont and others. 

Zebra, 82, D'Entremont and Amiraolt. 

Bloomer, 27, CEons and others. 

Emily Little, 26, John H. Braine. 

Meridian, 26, J. Amiranlt and others. 

Hope, 24, Josiah Nickerson. 

Collector,* 20, Jonathan Horton, J. W. Moody. 

Diligence, 17, J. White and others. 

1866. 
BARQUES— 
Ann Angosta, 645, John W. and John Loritt. 
S. D. Ryerson, 688, John K. Ryerson and others. 
Palmyra, 686, Wm. H. Jenkins and others. 
George DarkeOj S68, Amasa Dorkee and others. 
Levanter, 661, A. G. Bobbins and others. 



Bboobd of Yabhouth SmspiKO. 61 

Observer, ^7, Thomas Killam, Bowman CoroiDg, 

W. H. Jenkinfl, 626, Wm. BobertsoD and others. 

Irvine, 502, Nathan Utiey and others. 

Mat; lUohards, 474, Samuel Eillam. 

Cora Linn, 392, Nathan MoBes, B. D. Fleet and others.. 
BHIG9— 

Minnehaha, 843, C.-i!e Q. W. Tookerand others. 

Edmiston Brothers, 840, Thomas Allen and others. 

Amiie Laurie, 268, Thos. 6. Dane and others. 

Eagle, 264, Q. Sanderson and others. 

Protege, 244, Nelson Hammond. 

John W. Lovitt, 224, Joseph Bnrrell, E. C. Byrns. 

Mary, 221, Wm. Rogers, Simeon Gardner and others. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Herbert Hantington, 380, Geo. Eillam, O. S. Brona 
and others. 

Alice Franklin, 814, N. E. Clements and others.. 

Rescue, 239, Benj. Rogers and others. 

Alma, 226, A. C. Robbins and others. 

8. P. Mosson, 212, Benj. Ellenwood and others; 

A. 0. Robbins, 195, A. C. Robbins, B. Coming & others; 

Canton,* 166, James A. Sterritt. 

Cornucopia, 126, Amos B. Brown. 

F. P. Ladd, 96, Horace B. Porter, Y. White A others. 
SCHOONERS— 

Jessie Ann, 82, Samuel Killam. 

Tornado, 73, Eben Byder and others. 

Almira, 66, Wm. Weddleton and others. 

Emblem, 66, John Manning. 

Alma, 46, O. Redding, B. Brown. 

Caroline, 46, J. & W. Larkin and others. 

1857. 
SHIPS— 
Eleanoni, 806, Samnel Killam, Lyman E. Cann, 
S. L. Tilley, 787, Thos. Kaiam, Bo'wmttQ. Cwranx^-- 



62 Recobd of Yarmouth Shipping. 

BAEQUES— 

EI Dorado, 688, Thomas Allen, S. J. Hatfield. 
Advance, 681, John W. Lovitt and others. 
Queen of the Fleet, 695, Aaron Gondey and others. 
J. & R. Young, 609, C. & G. W. Tooker, Enos Cook 

and others. 
George Bradford, 606, Wm. E. Dndman and others. 
Elizabeth Gann, 496,* Lyman Gann, Hugh Cann. 
Beaver, 426, Nathan Utley and others. 

BRIGS— . 

Acme, 806, Yoimg & Baker and others.* 
Delhi, 806, Jos. Stoneman, Jr., Thos. B. Dane. 
Arbutus, 277, Benj. Rogers and others. 
Margaret, 220, Nathan Utley, Robt. Guest.' 

BRIGANTINES— 

Hibemia, 161, Nathl. Churchill, Jr., John Murphy. 
Circassian, 141, Eleazer Richan, Thos. B. Tooker. 
Bloomer, 114, Thomas Eillam. 
Alert, 80, D. & J. Larkin and others. 

SCHOONERS— 
Bonito (8 masted), 96, Nelson Hammond. 

Onward,* 60, . 

<]lohere, 46, Zebina Goudey, R. McEonnon. 
' Gypsy Bride, 88, P. D. Surette and others. 

Two Brothers, 82, J. & W. Larkin and others. / 
Mary Elizabeth, 81, Benj. EUenwood. 
Five Sons, 80, Moody, Brown & Co. 
Pacific, 29, R. Brown and others. 
Ruby, 26, Jas. and Henry Goldfinch. 

1868. 
BARQUES— 

Guiding Star, 621, Dennis & Jona. Horton and others. 

Eliza Young, 680, Young & Baker. 

Eva, 498, Andrew and William D. Lovitt, E. S. Perry. 



Record of Tarhodth SaippiNa. 6S 

BRIGa- 

Bajmond, 694, A. C. Bobbins aod others. 

Eagenie, 870, E. W. B. Moody and otbers. 

Martha, 271, Tboa. Killam & Co. 

Princess "Royal, 260, Geo. 8. Brown and otheis. 

Ellen, 252, John W. LovitL 

"W. H. Townsend, 218, Wm. H. Townsend, F. S. Crosbj:. 

Lncinda, 190, Moody, Brown & Co. 
BRIGANTINE— 

H. D. Boggles, 103, James A. Sfcerritt. 
eCHOONERS— 

Argyle,* 80, Chas. W. Clements. 

Legate, S5, D'Entremonts and DIEons. 

Sugenie, 60, Byerson, Moses & Co. 

•Colnmbia,* 55, S. M. RyerBon. 

Independence, 45, Oeorge Strickland. 

^liance, 43, Josiah Porter and others. 

iPerseTerance,* 25, ■- 

1859. 
SHIP— 

Bobert Treat,* 6S4, Aaron Gondey and others. • 
BARQUES— 

A. & J. Fulton, 605, Wm. Robertson, Jos. B. Lovitt. 

Mary Baker, 861, Young & Baker. 

BetHni, 809, Samuel Killam, Benj. Morphy. 

Agnes C. James, 283, Aaron Gondey and others. 

John Clemens, 283, Geo. S. Brown and others^ 
BRIGS - 

Lois, 350, Nathan Moses, John E. Byerson. 

Louisa, 220, Thos. Killam and others. 

Triumph, 206, John Mnrphy, John V. N. Hatfield. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Welsfard,* 142, John E. Byerson and othet^. 



64 Becobd of Yabhouth SniPPiNa. 

Ann Lovitt, 135, Henry BurreU and others. 
Ocean Belle, 112, A. G. Bobbins and others. 
Samuel B. Johnson, 104, G. Sanderson and others. 

SCHOONERS— 

Mary Fraser,* 89, Jas. B. Moody, R. K. Lonergan. 
Seven Brothers,. 81, Thos. Killam & Co. 
Mary, 66^ Ira Raymond. 
Prime, 64, Thos. Killam and others. 
Digby Packet,* 46, Hugh McManas and others. 
Sarah^ 40, Thos. Eillam, Jas. A. Sterritt. 
Emily A. Rogers, 85, Benj. Rogers and others. 
Harmony^ 83^ Oliver Healey and others. 
Emma,* 82, Thos. Killftm and others. 
Bee, 30, John V. N. Hatfield. 
Emma, 28, Peter and Gabriel Muse. 
Express,* 26, Benj. Ellenwood. 
' Sarah, 25, Benj. Ellenwood. 
Maggie, 24, A. F. Stoneman^ D. Smith. 
Caiallenge,* 28, Thos. Killam. 
Witch of the Wave, 22, Ira Raymond and others. 
Josephine,* 22; J. G. Dallinger, David A. Wyman. 
Napoleon,* 21, Joseph Stoneman, Jr» 

1860. 
SHIPS- 

Clyde, 719, A. C. Bobbins and others. 

Fanny Fern, 622, Lyman Cann, Lyman Cann, Jr. 

BARQUE— 
Frank Lovitt, 698> Andrew and Wm. D. Lovitt, Hugh 
Cann. 

BRIGS— 

Lady Mulgrave, 287, Wm. H. Jenkins. 
Bluenose, 263, Samuel and John Killam. 
Pioneer^ 230^ Thos. Killam & Co. 



Record oi* Yabuocts Sexfpiso. 65 

BRIGANTINES— 

Maiy Holland,* 229, John K. Ryerson. 

Village Belle, 171, ThoB. Eillam & Co. and othere. 

Alice V. Goodhue, 160, A. G. Robbins and others. 

Lizzie Gardner, 116, Nathl. B., Enos and Simeoo 
Gardner. 

Renfrew, 90, Ryerson, Moeee & Co. , 

SCHOONERS— 

Frances Jane, 104, John E. Iannis, A. and J. Bain. 

President, 85, John W. Lovitt and others. 

John Moody, li, Wm. H. Moody and others. 

J. P. Roles, 74, Wallace Crosby and others. 

E. W. Greenwood, 70, N. K. Clements. 

Fanny Stewart,* 70, John Clune. 

Prairie Flower,* 65, Benj. Rogers & Co. and others. 

Zebulon, 63, Thoa. Killom & Co. 

Lily, 58, Wm. K. Dndman. 

Argonaut, 51, John Spinney. 

Compeer, 60, James A. Hatfield and others. 

Bounding Billow,* 47, Charles Eillam. 

Algerine, 40, John and William Smith. 

Sparkling Sea, 89, Joseph and Thos. Pnrdy.' 

Ocean Gem, 86, G. D. D'Entremont and others. 

Hatfield, S5, Isaac S. Hatfield. 

Alna, 85, Geo. S. Brown and others. 

Jessie, 83, G. Sanderson. 

1861. 
SHIPS— 

Research, 1459, Thomas Killam. 
Home, 1271, Samoel Killam. 
Mary Durkee, 880, Amasa Durkee and others. 
Eliza McLanchlan, 684, A. C. Robbins and others. 
BARQUES— 

Cameo, 707, Wm. Robertson, Jos. B. Lovitt & ctO\«K%, 



66 Reco«d of Yarmouth Shippincj. 

Dennis Hortofi, 706, D. Horton and Sons and>j5tlienL 
Centenary, 406, Young & Bakes. 
Hero, 378, Aaron Goudey and others. 
Josephine, 818, Geo. S. Brown and others. 
Thomas Whitney, 280, Jacob a Kelley. . 

BKIG— 

Jennie Moody, 812, J. W. Moody and pfhers. 

JBEIGANTINES— ^ 

S. C. Shaw, 124, S. M. Byerson and others. 
W. Padmore, 116, Horace B. Porter and others. 
Yictoire, 107, Wm. K. Badnfan and others. 

SCHOONEES— 

Sarah J. Sterritt, 91, Janies A. Sterriti. 
Victor,* 87, Thos. Killam & Co. 
Ocean Queen,* 78, Thomas B. Tooker, 
Mebose,* 69, Enos Cook and others. 
Ocean Gem, 62, Aaron Goudey and others. 
Ocean Queen,* 50) Paul Robichau and others. 
Mary,* 50, John Ciune, J, S. Witter. 
Active,* 50, Weddleton & Frost and others. 
Hero,* 50, Benj. Ellenwood, N. Utley. 
Loyal,* 46, Huestis & Moulton, Jas. M. Davis. 
Azoff, 40, Maurice Forbes and others. 
Almira, 83, Wm. Weddleton and others. 
Artist,* 29, J. R. Kinney, JR. M, Kelley- 
Cherub, 26, Byerson, Moses & Co. 
Tyro, 26, Wm. Biirrill and others. 

1862. 
SHIPS— 

Francis Hilyard, 976, John W. Lovitt, John Lovitt, 
A. & E. Lovitt, 872, Andrew, G. H. and W. D. Lovitt, 

Hugh Cann. 
Jimfi^* 755, J. S. Hatfield and others. 



Bbcord of Yaruooih Shipping. 67 

Gondola, 726, D. and J. Horton and others. 

Miner, 597, Samael Eillam. 
BAEQUE3— 

Kansington, 828, Natlian Utlej and others. 

Ada, 815, Benj. Mnrphy and others. 

Susan AT. Dndman, 745, William E. Dndman, Samael 
Brown. 

Endora, 708, A. Durkee & Son, Benj. Hilton. 

Elizabeth Jenkins, 667, Wm. H. Jenkins. 

A. W. Singleton, 560, Robt. and ThoB. Guest, A. B. 
Trask. 

Bidwell, 493, Yoong & Baker. 

Laboramus, 464, Ira Raymond & Co. and others. 

E. A. Sonder, 429, Rjerson, Moses & Co. 

Chas. Gumtn, S50, A. G. Bobbins and others. 

Ann & Alice, 309, J. 8. Hatfield and others. 

Matilda A. Lewis, 269, Sheldon Lewis and others. 

Tubal Cain, 221, John Cann and others. 
BRIGS— 

Echo, 265, AaroD Goudey. 

Conquest, 191, S. Brown and others, 
BRIGANTINES— 

J. & S. Brown, 230, Jos. J. Brown and others. 

W. A. Rogers, 162, Wm. Rogers and others. 

Cecile,* 156, N. K. Clements. 

Althea, 98, Saml. and Ralph Messenger. 
SCHOONERS— 

Monitor, 105, John W. Lovitt and others, 

Locbnese,* 99, Thomas EilUm. 

Lydia,* 93, Theodore Churchill. 

Vilorons," 71, N.K.Clements. 

Antelope, 68, John W. Lovitt and others. 

Brilliant,* 68, C. & G. W. Tooker. 



68 Becobd of Yarmouth SnippiNa. 

Antelope,* 57, Horace B. Porter and others. 

Stella Maris/ 55, Thomas Killam. 

Harriet,* '55, Young & Baker. 

Chariot,* 54, Geo. Strickland. 

Glen,* 54, N. K. Clements. 

Bean Bassin, 53, J. Murphy and others. 

Plover,* 53, Alex. Johnson. 

Dasher, 52, Bjerson, Moses & Co. 

Liberator, 50, Kyerson, Moses & Co. 

Blue Wave,* 43, Charles Pinkney. 

Thorn,* 41, Thos. Killam & Co. 

Hector,* 84, Wm. Weddleton and others. 

Clementina, 84, J. Larkin. 

Henrietta, 83, Jos. B. Stoneman and others. 

Lydia, 80, E. Spinney. 

Sparkling Gem, 80, S. M. Ryerson. 

Rapid,* 80, John Manning. 

Huntington,* 25, Dennis Hallpran and others. 

1863. 
SHIPS— 

N. & E. Gardner, 1465, Samuel Killam. 
Julia, 894, John K. Ryerson and others. 
Alexandra, 889, A. C. Robbins and others. 
Tyro, 795, Dennis & Doane and others. 
Lilian, 728, Lyman Cann and others. 
Lydia,* 700, N. K. Clements. 
Charles J. Baker, 552, Young & Baker. 

BARQUES— 
Agnes M. Lovitt, 710, Joseph B. Lovitt and others. 
Wentworth, 678, D., C. E. & Jona. Horton and others. 
Presto, 621, A. C. Robbins and others. 
Robert Sims, 617, Wm. H. Moody & Son and others. 
George Bell, 599, Andrew, Wm. D. and G. H. Lovitt. 
Argo, 595, Aaron and Zebina Goudey. 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 69 

Lyman Cann, 592, Lyman Gann and others, 

Maria, 690, Nathan Moses and others. 

Orion, 687, Wm. H. Townsend, F. G. Cook. 

Danish Princess, 662, G. & G. W. Tooker and others. 

Edward Hincken, 646, John W. Lovitt and others. 

George S. Brown, 637, Robert Brown and others. 

Maggie Hammond, 622, Amasa Dorkee. 

Rising Dawn, 616, Wm. Robertson & Son and others. 

Stella, 484, Wm. E. Dudman and others. 

Hiawatha,* 460, N. K. Clements. 

Eugenia, 433, Ryerson, Moses & Co. 

Prowess, 379, John V. N. Hatfield and others. 

Exchange, 371, Thomas Eillam and others. 

M. E. Corning, 354, Thomas Killam and others. 

Winnifred,* 329, N. K. Clements. 

Augusta Kelley, 304, Wm. Rogers and others. 

BRIGS— • 

Annie M. Young, 345, Young & BaW. 
Daisy, 337, George and S. M. Ryerson. 
S. J. Sanderson, 312, G. and G. G. Sanderson. 
Excelsior, 278, Joseph J. Brown and others. 

BRIGANTINES— 

Lone Star, 208, Henry Kenneally. 
Lizzie Ryder, 104, John Ryder. 
Mary Salter,* 79, John K. Ryerson. 

SCHOONERS— 

Maggie Louisa, 171, Nathan Utley and others. 

Lane,* 160, N. E. Clements. 

Express,* 130, N. K. Clements. 

Sophia, 110, George Eillam. 

H. Havelock,* 103, John Clune. 

Herbert, 99, George Eillam. 

Forest Oak,* 92, Theodore Churchill and others. 

Excelsior, 87, Edward S. Ellis. 



70 Recobd of Yarmouth Shipping. 

Winter Bird,* 84, E. C. Hilton, N. Weston and others, 

Bellona,* 65, Benj. EUenwood. 

Heber, 58, Benj. Eillam and others. 

Albert, 57, George Eillaiii. 

Maria, 56, George Killam and others. 

N. G. W. D'Entremont, 58, D'Entremonts. 

Bluenose,* 52, R. E. and John Lcmergan. 

Voloz, 46, Byerson, Moses & Co. 

Freedom,* 45, Benj. Ellenwood. 

S. M. Byerson, 44, Levi Nickerson and others. 

Emily,* 42, J. G. Dallinger. 

Dot, 40, Byerson, Moses & Co. 

Active,* 89, Obed Smith and others. 

Enchantress, 85, S. D*Entremont and others. 

Frances, 84, N. Landers, A. C. Bobbins. 

Lilian, 80, James Spinney and others. 

1864. 
SHIPS— 

Henry Pelham, 817, John W. Lovitt and others. 
C. C. Horton, 775, Dennis, C. E. and Jona. Horton. 
Speculator, 747, Thos. Killam, Thos. Killam, Jr. 
Mary Baymond,' 678, A. C. Bobbins and others. 

BABQUES- 

W. H. Jenkins, 721, L. E. Baker, John Young. 

Sciota, 696, A. C. Bobbins and others. 

James B. Duflfus, 672, Wm. Burrill and others. 

Highland Mary, 640, N. & E. Gardner and others. 

Mavourneen, 618, Geo. S. Brown and others. 

Howard, 597, Wm. Bogerg and others. 

Abbie Thomas, 590, George H. and Andrew Lovitt. 

George H. Jenkins, 582, Dennis & Doane and others. 

B.. Bogers, 576, Benj. Bogers and others. 

Carrie Wright, 540, Samuel E. Flint and others. 

Margaret Hatfield, 497, J. S. Hatfield and others. 



Eegobd of YiRuovrs Senmia. 7t 

Sarah A. Dadmnn, 459, Wm. K. Dndman and others. 

Kate Smith, 409, Wm. Sogers, B. Hilton and otherB. 

Lonisa Cook, 280, J. W. Moody and others. 

Maximilian, 268, A. F. Stoneman and others. 

Margaretta, 250, J. W. Moody, Nelson Hammond. 
BBIG— 

Attie Dnrkee, 807, Thomas Kniam and others. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Mary Ida, 225, Nathan Utley and oEber?. 

Bride, 178, Jas. A. Sterritt, A. W.BlanToIt. 

Fawn, 155, W. H. TownseDd & Son and others. 

Triton, 132, Joseph B. Stoneman and others. 

Geor^na, 120, Q. Sanderson. 
SCHOONERS— 

Anna Lavinia, 81, George Killam, B, Rogers & others. 

Hiram Spofford, 76, Benj. Rogers and others. 

Ocean Bride,* 70, Robert K. Lonergan. 

Mnlgrave, 70, Ryerson, Moaes & Co. 

Carrie, 68, N. & E. Gardner and others. 

General Doyle, 67, George Killam and others. 

Joe Kinney, '66, Whitfield. ElUs. 

Janette, 64, Benj. Ellenwood^. 

Bride, 58, W. Goodwin and' others. 

Ajax, 53, Amiro and D'Entremont. 

Wilham,* 51, George Killam and others. 

Kate,* 48t Nathan McCouuefl and others.' 

Valiant,* 39, John Manning. 

Wm. McLeod, 89, 8. Amiro and others. 

Nancy Ann, 35, P. D. Sarette and others. 

S. B. Nickerson, 33, S. B. Nickerson and others. 

Ellen, 29, George S. Brown. 

1865. 
SHIP— 
General Williams/ 989, Oeot^ %. 'Kicnrn. %iii&L cfioRcft. 



72 Ebcobd of YiaiiorTH Shipmko. 

BARQUES— 

Fraem&n Dennis, 808, DenniB & Dotne and otbeis. 

Kate Young, €97, Jobn Yooog. 

SirUn Star, €10, John W., Jobn and JaB, J. Lovitt. 

Francis Bonrnenf, 570, William D. Loritt. 

Annie, 480, Aaron Goudey. 

M. & E. Bobbins, 462, A. C. Bobbins and others. 

Jamea Mnir, 447, John K. Ryerson and others. 

George Henry, 421, Lymap Cann, Lyman Cann, Jr. 

Emma Mnir, 875, Robert and Thoa. Qaest. 

Florence Baker, 865, L. E. Baker, Jas. M. Bond. 
BMOANTINES— 

Sarah Crowell,' 146, Thomas KiUam. 

Edward Gveritt, 112, Ryerson, Moses & Go. 
SCHOONERS— 

S. K. Gale,* 111, David Richards. 

Catherine,' 101, R. M. Eelley and others. 

Alliance,* 93, Law & Porter and others. 

Minna, 63, George Killam and others. 

Progress,' 59, Robert E. Lonergan. 

Twilight, 68, A. F. Stonemon & Co. • 

Mary Elkabeth, 58, 0. Redding, £. £. Rogers. 

Leon Porter, 66, Geo. S. Brown and others. 

Almira,* 65, Obed Smith. 

Benj. Eillam, 64, Prince H. Dnrkee. 

Mary E, Banks^' 50, A. J. Hood and othe^. 

S. Johnson, 48, Thomas Eillam, 

Frances Harriet, 42, Sheldon Lewis, S. Dnrkee. 

Tivy, 27, LeBlano and others. 

Triumph, 26, F. J. D'Entremont and others. 

1866. 
STEAMERS— 
Linda,' 450, Yarmonth & Boston Steamship Co. 
Gypsy, 25, Yarmouth Steam Tng Co. 



Bboobd or Yabkouth Seifpiho. 



Abby RyenoQ, 1145, Byenoii, Moses & Co. 

Boyal Ohatlie, 996, Amasa Dnrkee. 

W. J. Hatfield, 891, Nath'l Chnrcliill, Jr. and others. 

W. H. Moody, 686, W. H. Moody and others. 

Bessie Crosby, 681, A. C. Bobbins and others. * 

Abigail, 6'26, A. C. Robbins and others. 
BARQUES— 

Northern Qneen, 776, Dennis It Doaae and others.- 

Sydenham, 659, N. Utley, D. Millar and others. 

Black Brothers, 651, A. F. Stoneman and others. 

L. G. Bi^ow, 664, Wm. H. Townsend & Son and others. 

Brazil, 665, Thomas Killam, Bowman Cuming. 

Jacob Hatfield, 448, J. S., A. M. and S. J. Hatfield., 

Oolden West, 859, Qeorge Q. Dnrkee and others. 

M. H. Gnlbert, 326, Thomas Allen, Jr. and others. 

Elgin, 299, J. W. Moody and others. 

Gladstone, 267, D., J., C. E. and Israel Horton. 
BRIGS— 

Martin Bams, 812, G. Sanderson, A. C. Robbies. 

Uragoay, 299, Thomas EiUam. 

H. L. Gilliatt, 229, C. & J. Beolar and others. 

Hatfield Brothers, 203, F. Hatfield and others.. 
BRIGANTINE— 

A. J. Raymond, 97, Joseph R. Raymond.. 
SCHOONERS— 

H. 0. Warren,* 99, Charles W. Clements. 

Flora, 87, Jacob A. Raymond and others. 

Albatross, 84, John Ryder & Son. 

Minnie Arnold,* 81, William M. Bond. 

Sonrise, 78, John Yoang, Kinney & Coming- 
Despatch, 78, Ryerson, Moses & Co. 

Osceola,* 69, Wm. H. Gridley and others. 



74 BxooBO or Tabhoutb Sbiffiko. 

Tho8. Baf;Iey,* 60, Horace B. Porter and oUun. 
L, Byder, 59, Henzy Byder and others. 
Pandora, 57, 0. W. Slocomb, J. Eiiiiie;. 
J. B. Amiro, £2, D. Amiro and Brothers. 
Bosalie, 49, Be&j. and Lyman Bobbina. 
Volant,* 49. William Killam. 
Fiorina, 44, A. F. Stoneman. 
Flash, 42, J. A. Hatfield and others. 
Jean Porter, 88, Frank White and others. 
Dezette,* 81, Bei;y. Bobbins, J. Pinkney. 
Maggie !BoBe, 26, A. Molsson and others. 
Defiance,* 26, Bobert S. Eakins, Jr. 
Bea Honnd, 26, C. Bondrean and others. 
J. Coming, 35, P. LeBlane and others. 
Joseph, 26, Joseph Boorqne and Others. 

I86T. 



Clara Eillsm, 838, Loran E. Baker, Igrman E. Cann. 
Aorora, 666, A. C. Bobbins and others. 
BAEQXJES— 

Sabra Moses, 69fi, Nathan Moses and dthers. 

George Peabody, 698, L. E. Baker, Geo. N. Chnivbill. 

Annie M. Cans, 672, Hngh Cann and others. 

!BaDger, 630, Dennis & Doane and others. 

Melbonme, 621, William D. Lovitt. 

Ennina, 612, Wm. Bogera and others. 

TH. E. Clements, 469, N. E. Clements, D. C. Kelley. 

lialia, 890, Aaron Goadey.. 

Tropic Bird, 821, A. C. Boblnns and othen. 

'Clara, 807, W. H. Gridley, J. W. Moody and others. 

Tola, 2B0, A. C. Bobbins and others. 



Natiena, 265, Wm. Robertson and others. 



Rroobd of Tabhouth Smppiiia. 71 

BMGANTINES— 

Edward,' 172, N. K. Clements. 

Boomenng,* 166, Simeon Allen. 

Londrs,* 160, Jobn K. Ryenon. 

Conqoenll,* 10, Edmnnd G. Hilton and others. 

New Dominion, 126, N. K. Clements, Asa Bobbins. 

New Era, 114, ByersoD, Moses & Oo. 

Wilfred, 96, Asron Oondey and others. 
• Myra, 84, Gt. Sanderson. 
SCHOONERS— 

Q. T. Winsor,* 98, A. P. Stoneman. 

Boadioea, 79, Reuben Goodwin and others. 

Ariel, 76, Jacob Bingay and others. 

Island Gem, 60, Moses Goodwin and others. 

Spartan, 69, W. Boberts and others. 

Harp, 66, D. Sorette and others. 

J. & J. Locke, Bi, P. D. Snrette and others. 

Asera, 64, P. and G. S. D*Eon and others. 

lisdy Bonrqne, 63, F. G. A. Babine and others. 

Tonng Scotland, 47, Cyiille Porter and ottiers. 

IVest Point, 88, F. I. Porter and others. 

M. & L. White, 86, Silvine LeBknc and Brother. 

7ambezee, 80, Isaac and F. D'Entremont. 

May Rose, 26, Lonis P. Amiro and others. 

Exchange, 21, J. Snrette and others. 

Sea Bird, 21, S. Porter and othen. 



SHIPS— 

Winnifred, 1012, Dennis & Doane and others. 
Marion Emerson, 699, Samael Eillam. 
' BABQUE&- 

Athlete, 780, John W. and John Loritt. 
Kate Crosby, 696, A. C. Bobbins and othsn. 



76 RxoofiD OF Tashocth Shipping. 

Orace E. Conn, 683, Hugh Cann and others. 

K&te Sancton, 677, George H. Lovitt. 

E. H. DuTal, 661, Wm. Rogers and othera. 

Chili, 649, Tf'n*m Brothers and others. 

N. Ghnrchill, 610, Kath'l Chnnshill, Jr. and others. 

John Bright, 505, A. F, Stoneman and others. 

Eliza EToIitia, 850, Joseph B. Ba^ond. 
BMGANTINES— 

Bepeal, 93, Yoang, Einne; & Coming. 

Bloomer,* B8, Robert K. Iionergan. 
SCHOONERS- 

Heni7 LeBlanc,* 94, Law, Fortei & Co. and others. 

Exchange, 87, Freeman and David Larkin. 

Willie Cox,* 66, Oeoi^ R. Doty and others. 

Isaac Goodwin, 58, Isaao Goodwin and Anderson. 

Lark, 56, J. D'Entremont and others. 

Serene, 66, Mark Amiro and others. 

Superb,* 63, John Lonergan. 

Margaret Elizabeth, 46, A. F. Stoneman and others. 

Tolnnteer,* 42, James A. Sterritt. 

Forest Flower, 40, G. B. Goodwin and others. 

Sarah,* 38, John Lonei^n. 

Banner, S5, J. Lennox. 

Superior,* 30, Yoang, Einne; & Coming and others. 

Adelaide, 27, J. Lennox and others. 

Asalie, 26, F. D'Entremont and others. 

1869. 
STEAMER— 

Q. W. Jobssffls, 72, Yarmonth Steam Tug Co. 
SHIPS— 
Herbert Beech, 1061, Young, Kinney & Coming and 

others. 
Chatsworth,* 1037, Saml. J. and Abram M. Hatfield. 



Rboobb 07 Tabhodth SHippnta. 77 

Ellen ^oade;, 940, Aaron Gond^ and others. 

Andrew Lovitt, 836, William D. Lovitt. 
BARQUES— 

Yarmoath, 69S, L. E. Baker and others. 

George W. Jones, 679, A. C. Robbins, F. S. Cnabj. 

Jerome Jones, 636, John W. Lovitt 'and others. 

Emma Parker, 496, Yonng, Einnej & Coming & others. 

Mary Eillam, 421, John Kill&m and otherB. 

Evangeline, 825, Wm. H. Tovnsend & Son and others. 
BRIG— 

WilUe, 282, William D. Lovitt. '' 

BRIGANTINE8— 

Arthnr, 123, Aaron Gonde; Ik Co. 

Afton,' 121, Benj. Stanwood., 

Eclipee,' 105, Young, Kinney 3b Coming. 
SCHOONERS— 

Jonathan, 60, W. D'Entremont and others. 

Salvador, SO, D'Eod and others. 

Manzanilla, 60, D'Entremont and others- 
Ottawa, £4, RyersoD, Moses & Co. 

Lamartine, 60, Ryer&on, Moses & Go. 

Shooting Star,* 45, Benj. Stanwood. 

Fish Hooter, 26, Prosper Snrette. 

Splendid, 21, S. D'Entremont and others. 

1870. 
SHIPS— 

Royal Charter, 1247, Nathi Chnrchill, Jr. and others. 
Annie Bingay, 1048, Jacob Bingay and others. 
Tidal Wave, 999, Yoncg, Kinney & Coming and others. 
Edith, 898, D., J. & C. E. Horton and others. 
Eliza Everitt, 884, John K. Ryerson and others. 
Arlington,* 849, B. F. Ladd and others. 



78 SkoDRD or Tibkddth SHtPpraov 

KoTa Sootiaa, 783, Saml. J. and Abmm M. Hatfisld, 

Besolate,' 631, ThonwB E. Eelley. 
BASQUES— 

Emily Lawther, 762, J. W. Moody aoA others. 

Sarah B. Cann, 7fi7> Hngh Cans and othera. 

Sarah, 7S3, A. C. Bobbins and others. 

Mary Lawton, 748, George H. Lovitt. 

Carleton, 74% Dennis & Doane and others. 

Manitobob, 698, W. H. Moody & Scms and others. 

Colorado, 682r Thos., E. S. and B. C. Perry and otfaew. 

Autocrat, 665, J. W. Moody and others. 

Bachelors, 656, Lyman Cann and otliers. 

W: E. Heard, 687, A. C. Bflhbins and others. 

Somerville,* 883, B. F. Ladd and others. 
BRIG— 

Sarah L. HUl,* 270, B. P. Ladd, B. Davis and others. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Minnehaha,* 244, B. P. Ladd, Benj. Davis. 

Wanderer,* 192, B. P. Ladd, Geo. G. Dorkee & otheru 

Alexander 'Vmiionlt,* 166, Geo. G. Sanderson^ 

Xagaa, 160, Eillam Brothers. 

Mary E. Ladd,* 149, B. P. Ladd. 
SCHOOMERS— 

Carrie Douglas,* 172, B. P. Ladd and others. 

Diploma, 66, Loois D'Eon and others. 

Annie Laiirie,* 44, Aaron Goadey & Co. 

Fnbnico Belle, 44, Loois D'Eon, G. D'EntremosC; 

I. H. Goadey, 36, James Amiro and others. ' 

Elisabeth, 30, Ladd, Porter & Co. 

Alice May, 21, Si D'Entremont and others. 

1871. 
STEAMER— 
En^mror,* 362, N. K. Clements, J. Eibg. 



Bbcwbd or YiSKOUTa SniPpiHa. 79 

SHIPS— 

LUlie SooUard, 997, Byersoii, Moses & Co., Heni; 
Webafer. 
. Lennie, 981, William D. Loritt. 

Bepnblio, B48, Wm. Bogen and othen. 

Livingstone, 811, J)., C. E. and JoaathaQ Horton and 
othera. 
BABQUES— 

Neoapbar, 846, John W. Lontt & Sons, I. L. Walker. 

Peni, 820, Eillam Brothers and othera. 

Champion, 799, Amoa Scott and othera. 

Oeorge W. Hunter, 793, Nath'lChnrchill, Jr. Mothers. 

Junes B. Boyd. 779, A. F. Stoneman and othera. 

Templar, 777, A. C. Bobbins and others. - 

Cborlea F. Elwell, 755, Zebina Gondey and others. 

A. Gondey, 717, Aaron Qoadey, Norman H. Bent. 

Kate Borrill, 690, Wm. Bnrrill A Co., Jas. M. Davis. 

Soathem Belle, 687, A. C. Bobbina and others. 

Brothers, 687, Lyman Oann and others. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Charles A. Hoard, 240, Balph Messenger, Komtaa B. 
Bain. 

Vesta, 1S6, Ladd, Porter & Co. 

M. E. Coipel, 115, A. F. Stoneman & Co, 
SCHOONEES— 

Gladiator,* 124, James M. Dans and others. 

Water Lily,* 85, Tonng, Kinney & Coming. 

Plaooid, 70, Wm. Pennington. 

Beasie Gardner,* 68, Young, Einney & Ctffning and 
othera. 

JDigby,' 58, Wilaon G. Sima, Enaley Patten. 

Electric Flash,* 56, Darid D'Entremont and others. 

Amazon, 42, Silrain D'Eon and others. 

U. S. Grant,* 82, Yoong, Einney & Coming. 



Mfti 



80 Beoobd of Tasmouth Shipfino. 

1872. 
SHIPS— 

Bossignol, 1509| Young, Kinney & Corning and others. 
Byerson, 1428, John K. Byerson and others. 
^ Edgar, 1180, Nathl Churchill, Jr. and others. 
CMoe, 996, Wm. Bogers and others. 
Argonaut,* 680, L. E. Baker. 

BABQUES— 

Talisman, 968, Dennis & Doane and others. 
George B. Doane, 941, Dennis & Doane aad t>thers. 
Toledo, 929, William Law and others. 
M. & E. Cann, 920, Hugh, Lyman, Hugh E. and Wm< 

A. Cann. 
Tancook, 898, Wnx. H. Moody & Sons and others. 
Lima, 892, Killam Brothers and others. 
Blanche Thomas, 886, George H. LoTitt. 
Traveler, 880, Dennis & Doane and others. 
'Northern Chief, 808, Dalhoasie Millar and others. 
Gordon, 604, Nath'l Churchill, Jr. and others. 
Maggie Horton, 682, D., J., C. E. and Israel Horton 

and others. 

BBIGANTINES— 

Premier, 298, Benj. Bogers & Son and otfhers. 
Anna Mitchell,* 170, G. G. Sanderson, H. Doane. 
James, 160, John Byder & Son. 
Watchmate,* 161, Aaron Goudey and others. 
Pronto, 189, Byerson, Moses & Co. 
Dundee,* 126, Henry E. Bichards and others. 
CliflFord,* 106, Benj. Bogers A Son. 

SCHOONEBS— 

Excelsior,* 87, Edward S. Ellis. 

Olika, 66, J. H. Porter & Co. and others. 

J. W. S. Giffin,* 82, A. F. Stonemaa & Co. and others. 

Emblem, 48, A. F. Stpneman & Co. 



ItECOBD 07 Yabhodth 6hippino. 81 

FigeoD, 83, Frank Goatrean and otherB. 
StTEDger, 80, G. B. Doty and others. 

1878. 
SHIPS— 

Adolphua, 1818, Yonng, Kinne; & Corning uid others. 

Royal Charter, 1304, Nath'l Churchill, Jr. and others. 

Regina, 1212, John Morph; and others. 

Oasis, 1161, William D. LoTitt. 

Annie Gundey, 1185, Aaron Oondey, Norman H. Bent. 

Joseph Milbory, 1078, JohnW., Johnand Jas. J.LoTitt 
and others. 

William, 998, Wm. Rogers and others. 

Aneroid, 982, Dennis & Doane and others. 

Uaria Stoneman, 969, A. F. Stoneman and others. 

Bolivia, 925, Killam Brothers and others. 
BARQUES— 

Almira Gondej, 971, Zebina Oondey and others. 

Kate Cann, 954, Hugh Cann and others. 

Mizpah, 898, Kathan B. and Henry Lewis and others. 

Annie Burrill, 897, Wm. Burrill & Co. and others. 

Nellie T. Onest, 888, Thomas & Geo. H. Onest, S. ^. 
Messenger. 

Dartmonth, 873, L. E. Baker and others. 

Nellie Moody, 746, A. F. Stoneman and others. 

Underwriter, 697, Lewie & Co. and others. 

Milo, 684, A. C. Bobbins. 

Herbert C. Hall, 650, B. F. Ladd and oUiers. 

Fanchon, 597, Yonng, Kinney & Coming and others. 

Lire Oak,* 433, James M. Daris and others. 

Viking, 376, ij. M. Ryerson and others. 
BRIGANTINES— 

Winogene,* 390, Dennis Sc Doane. 

John Giran,* 193, Janes M. Davis and others. 



82 Beoobd of Tabmouth Shxppxng. 

Sebastopol/ 170, Jolm E^. Byerson. 
Tropic,* 146, Waitstill and Geo. Baker. 
Sophia,* 96, Aaron Goudey. 

SCHOONEBS— 
Austin (8 masted), 820, Chnrchill, Dayis & Go. & others. 
Eedron,* 120, Churchill, Dayis & Co. and others. 
Jessie Jones,* 97, A. Goadey & Co. 
Wide Awake, 75, A. F. Stoneman & Co. and others. 
Brisk, 68, Simon D'Entremont and others. 
E. Goodwin, 68, Isaac Goodwin and others. 
Zaidee, 60, Thomas Ghiyton and others. 
Howard Locke,* 64, J. Lennox and others. 
Juno,* 48, G. B. and C. Goodwin. 
Balarose, 45, D'Entremont Brothers. 
Genuine,* 45, E. New^. 
Rhuama,* 40, Jos. W. Crowell, B. Bobinson. 
Laughing Water, 87, John Goodwin and others. 
B. E. Eelley, 85,* B. D'Entremont and others. 
Morning Star,* 88, M. and V. Coutreau. 
Blooming Dale,* 80, Theodore Churchill. 

1874. • 
SHIPS— 

« 

Lydia, 1200, William Law and others. 
Sarah, 1176, Nath'l Churchill, Jr. and others. 
George Bell, 1187, George H. Lovitt. 
Cambridge,. 1185, B. P. Ladd and others. 
Antoinette, 1118, Dennis & Doane and others. 
Otago, 1096, Nathan B. Lewis and others. 
N. W. Blethen, 1092, Dennis Sc Doane and others. 
Charlie Baker, 1068, L. E. Baker and others. 
J. C. Bobertson, 1086, L. E. Baker and others. 
Peter Young, 1085, A. F. Stoneman and others* 
A. F. Stoneman, 1017, J. W. Moody and others. 
Magnolia, 998, Thomas B. Flint and others. 



SkooBD or TiEHOiTTH SmpptNa. 8S 

EbnTenir, 977, William D. Loritt. 

Samael G. Olorer.* 910, L. E. Baker utd otherB. 

Acadian, 867, A. M^ S. J., E. B. and Q. A. Hatfield. 
1ABQUE3— 

H. A. Farr, 1114, A. C. Bobbins and bthen. 

Reformer, 998, D., J. and C. E. Horton and oUiers. 
' B. Klton,. 986, Wm. Sogers and others. 

Hattie Goodey, 938, Zebina Goade; and others. 

Iiois; 852, John Mnrph; and others. 
BRIGAKTINE8— 

•Nellie Crosby, 440, Aaron Gondey and others. 

S. N. Cbllymore, 221, Viete & Dennis and others, 

Pncelle, 186, Jacob Bingay, 

Mary B, Gardner, 152, Q. W. Ellis and others. 

Florence,* 111, N. B. Gardner. ■ 
SCHOONERS— 

Kelso, 111, J. H. Porter and others. 

Grand Master, 108, B. Hines; J. Morphy. 

J. -Morton,' 97, Aarod Gondey. 

Britiuh Eagle,* 70, ^. Gondey & Co. 

Lynx, 58, Benj. Rogers !c Son and others, 

A. E. Dater,* 48, Hiram Spinnc; and others.. 

California,* 40, Xievi Goodwin. 

Golden EagW,* 40, Wm. A. Tfillam and others. 

Pleiades, S8, Mande D'Entremont and others. 

Highlander, S8, Eli D'Entremont and others. 

1875v 
&TEAMEB— 
AUda,* 86, N. ChnrchiU. 



St. Bernard's. 1564,. Willum D. Lovitt- 
Walter D. WaUsi, 1413, J, A. and N. B. HatBeld an^ 
others. 



84 * Bboobd of Tabmouth Shippino. 

Siambonly 1248, Loyitt & Co., Jacob Biqgaj, J. H. Gann. 
Einbnnii 1198, W. H. Moody & Co. and ofbers. 
John Banyan^ 1198, Aaron Goudey. 
Lizzie Barrill, 1185, Wm. Barrill & Go. 
Annie M. Law, 1178, Wm. Law and others. 
Paul Boyton, 1097, Andrew Lovitt and others. 
Bonanza, 1078, Nathan Moses and others. 
Natant, 1072, LoTitt & Co., I. L. Walker. 
Hectanooga, 1048, Dennis & Doane and others. 

BARQUES-^ 

Maggie Miller, 1076, Zebina Goudey and others. 

Ecuador, 1069, Eillam Brothers. 

Sokoto, 968, John Eillam and others. 

Addie H. Oann« 660, Lyman Cann and others. 

Lnedna Durkee, 676, John Y. Bobbins and others. 

BRIGANTINE— 
L. W. Eaton,* 140, B. Sogers & Son. 

SCHOONERS— 

William Jenkins,* 120, N. B. Gardner. 
Barbaroni, 100, Peter D'Eon and others. 
Alfarata, 47, James Amiro and others. 
Rainbow,* 86, Wm. D. Lovitt. 
Mariner's Guide/ 84, J. R. Rogers and others. 
Stars and Stripes,* 88, Benj. Davis. 
Redbreast,* 21, M. Devault and others*^ 

SLOOP— t 

Secret, 11, Yarmouth Yacht Club. 



ABSTRACT Of THE SKIPPING OF YARMOUTH^ 



Hon.— Yeflaela piOTimu lo 17S7 an omitted ia this Table. 


1787. 


1796. 


1 Brig, 4fl tona. 


8 Schooners, 817 tons. 


24 Sohoonors, 668 " 




25 TesBeU, 616' tons. 


1797. 
6 Schooners, 197 tons. 


1788. 


1 Sloop, 183 " 


8 Sdioonen, 190 tons. 
.2 Sloops, 64 " 


7 vessele, 330 tons. 


10 TeiruU, 244 tons. 
1789. 


1798. 
4 Sdioonen, 201 tons. 


7 Schoonen, 191 tons. 


1799. 


1790. 
1 Brig, 64 tons, 
6 Sclooners, 180 " 


1 Brlgantine, 68 tons. 
8 Schooners, 93 " 

4 vessels, 146 tons. 


6 vesseli, 244 tons. 


1800. 


1791. 


4 Sohooners, 128 tons. 


10 Sohoonorfl, 812 tons. 


1801. 


1792. 
6 Schooners, 147 tons. 


7 Schooners, 400 tons. 
2 Sloops, 84 " 


1793. 
6 Solioonem, 182,tonB. 


9 vessels, 484 tons. 


1794. 
1796. ' 


1802. . 
1 BrigsnUne, 103 tons. 
8 Schooners, 263 " 


6 Sohooners, 210 tons. 


9 Tessels, 866 tons. 



BiooBD or TABiiotiTH S&ippnta. 



1808. 
7 Schooaen, 
1 Sloop, 



1804. 

13 Schoonen, 

180S. 

14 SchooneiB, 

1S06. 
1 Bngantine, 
12 SchooDera, 



1807. 
1 Brig, 

11 Sohoonen, 

12 TaBsels, 



1 Brig, 

■6 Schooners, 

1 Sloop, 



1 Brig, 

1 Brigaotiiie, 

6 Schoonen, 



849 toga. 


44 " 


898 toM. 


658 ton.. 


476'toilB. 


181 torn. 


511 " 


692 tons. 


166 tonl. 


666 " 


722 tons. 


290 tona. 


188 " 


217 " 


19 " 


714 toni. 


261 toDa. 


182 " 


408 " 


796 torn. 



1810. 
1 BrigHDtme, 117 tons. 

8 Solioonen, 408 " 

9 TMsels, 6S0 tons. 

1811. 
8 Brigs, S77 tons. 

16 Schoonen, 829 " 



1812. 

13 Schoonen, 961 toss. 
2 Sloops, 75 " 

14 vesBelB, 1036 tons. 

1813. 
2 Brigs, 433 tons. 

12 Schooners, 610 " 

14 Tossels, 1043 tons. 

1814. 
1 Ship, 800 tons. 

1 Brigvitine, 121 " 
19 Schoonen, 1190 " 

2 Sloops, <S7 " 

28 TOBBels, 1698 tons. 

1816. 
2 Brigs, 277 torn. 

14 Schoonen, 668 " 
8 Sloops, 200 " 

19 Tessels, 1186 tons. 



RxooBO or Ti.iuioDTa SBiPPiKa. 87 

1816. 



2 Brigs, 271 tona. 

16 Soboonen. 749 " 

18 Teasels, 1030 tons. 

1817. 

8 Brigs, 488 tons. 

9 Schooners, 687 " 
1 Sloop, 51 " 

18 vessels, 1076 tons. 

1818. 
1 Brig, 179 tons. 

12 SohooDers, 684 " 

IS Teasels, 76S tona. 

1819. 
1 Brig, 215 tons. 

8 Sobooners, 476 " 



2 Brigs, 400 tons. 

11 Sobooners, S74 " 



18 Tessels, 774 tons. 



1 Ship, 295 tODB. 

1 Brig, 121 " 

1 Brigantine, 159 " 

9 Schooners, 876 " 

12 Tfissels, 951 tons. 



1 Brig, 230 tona. 

1 Brigaotiae, 107 " 

6 Schooners, 228 " 

8 Tesaels, 560 tons. 



8 Sohoonera, 346 tons. 



4 Brigs, 947 tons. 

4 Schooners, 158 " 

8 Tessels, 1105 tons. 



1826. 
1 Barque, S15 tooa. 
6 Schoonera, 261 " 

6 Tsaaels, 576 tons. 



1 Barque, 430 tona.* 

1 Brig, 126 " 

9 Schooners, 4G6 " 

1 Sloop, 18 " 



12 T 



1026 tons. 



1827. 
2 Brigs, 405 ions. 

6 Schooners, 888 " 




BlOOED or YlBHOUTH SmPPINO. "* 



400 ton|. 



1 BarqD 

2 Brigs, 
2 Brigantines, 216 
8 Schooners, 427 

18 veaselB, 1296 



1 Brig, 160 tons. 

1 Brigantine, 111 " 
7 SohoonerB, 876 " 



3 Brigantities, 818 tons. 
18 Sohooners, 649 " 

16 TeBsels, 962 tons. 

1881. 

1 Brig, 160 toDB. 

20 Scboonen, 624 " 

21 veBsela, 684 tons. 

1882. 
8 Brigs, 628 tOQB. 

1 Brigantine, 117 " 
6 SchoonerB, 1S4 " 



, 774 tona. 

1883. 
6 Brigs, 772 tona. 

2 Brigantines, 194 " 
5 Schooners, 216 " 



1884. 
' 8' Brigs, 447 toos^ 

4 Brigantines, 480 " 
13 Sdiooners, 606 " 

1 Sloop, 86 " 

21 TOBBeU, 1618 tODB. 

1885. 
1 Brig, 199 tons. 

8 BiigantineB, 829 " 
1^ Schooners, 666 " 

18 Tessels, 1183 tona. 

1836. 
1 Barque, 248 tons. 

1 Brig, 148 " 
4 Brigantines, 616 " 
7 SohoonerB, ' 891 " 

I3,Te8BelB, 1302 tons. 

1837, 

2 Barqnes, 416 tons. 

2 Brigs, 884 " 
12 Brigantines, 1621 " 

9 Schooners, 654 " 

25 TesEelB, 2975 tons. 

1888. 

3 Barques, 691 tona. 
3 Briga, 409 " 

6 Brigantinea, 778 " 
9 SchoonerB, 895 " 

21 Teasels, 2268 tons. 



Keoobd of Yabhocth SeippiNe. 



4 Brigs, 

4 Bngantines, 

17 ScbooDers, 

S5 vessels, 

1840. 

6 BarqaeB, 

10 BrigB, 

4 Bngantines, 

6 Schoonersi 

26 Teasels, 

1841. 

il Barques, 

4 Brigs, 

3 Bngantines, 

10 Schooners, 

19 Tessela, 

1842. 

3 Brigs, 

3 Bngantines, 
6 Schooners, 

10 vessels, 

1843. 

1 Barque, 

a Brigs, 

8 Brigantines, 

4 Sohoonerfl, 

10 



704 toM. 


490 " 


844 " 




2098 toss. 


2074 tons. 


2363 '■ 


672 " 


3-20 " 


6329 tons. 


681 tons. 


749 " 


976 " 


644 " 


2349 tons. 


978 tons. 


246 " 


352 " 


976 tons. 


270 tons. 


449 " 


868 " 


322 " 


1399 tons. 



1844. 
1 Barque, 
d Brigs, 
4 BrigantineB, 
14 Schooners, 

22 TCBsels, 

1846. 

3 Barques, 
1 Brig, 

6 Brigantines, 
11 Schooners, 

21 vessels, 

1846. 

4 Barques, 
4 Brigs, 

18 Brigantines, 
17 Schooners, 



416 tons. 
626 " 



714 " 
2048 tons. 



1847. 

1 Ship, 

4 Barqnea, 
12 Brigs, 
10 Brigantines, 

9 Schooners, 



1848. 
1 Barque, 
8 Brigs, 
8 Brigantines, 
16 Schooners, 



27 vessels,. 3081 tons. 



602 " 
2646 tons. 

1667 tons. 

916 " 
1612 " 

944 " 

6098 tons. 

659 tons.. 
1413 " 
2516 " • 
1210 "■ 

.482 "■ 

6130 tons.. 

408 tons. 
686 " 
954 " 



BvcoBD or Yabxouth SmrnNO. 



1M9 




1864 




4 Barques, 


1996 tons. 


9 Barqaes, 


6996 tens 


2 Brigs, 


467 " 


8 Brigs, 


1914 " 


1 BrigsDtiDe, 


131 " 


9 Brigantines, 


1028 " 


14 Schooners, 


610 " 


17 Schooners, 


936 " 


HI vessels. 


8204 tons. 


43 vessels, 


9874 tons. 


1860 




1866 
1 Steamer, 


427 tons. 


3 Barqaes, 


1271 tons. 


6 Barqnes, 


2868 " 


8 Brigantines, 


427 " 


a Brigs, 


618 " 


7 Schooners, 


310 " 


8 Brigantines, 


620 " 


18 vessels, 


3008 tons. 


18 Schooners, 


761 " 


ISlil 

1 Barqne, 


867 tons. 


80 vessels, 

1866 
10 Barqnes, 


6294 tons. 
'6369 tons. 


2 Brig., 


699 " 


7 Brigs, 


1882 " 


8 Brigantines, 


827 " 


9 Brigantines, 


1944 " 


9 Schooners, 


640 " 


6 Schooners, 


867 " 


15 TeSBols, 


1888 tons. 


82 vessels. 


9662 tons 


1862. 


1867 




8 Barqnes, 


1631 tons. 


a Ships, 


"l693 tons 


2 Brigs, 


486 " 


7 Barqnes, 


8799 " 


■S Brigantines, 


400 " 


4 Brigs, 


1108 " 


7 Schooners, 


400 " 


4 Brigantines, 


496 " 







9 Schooners, 


880 " 


16 Tessels, 


2866 tons. 












26 vessels. 


t376 tons 


1868 




1868 




.9 Barqnes, 


4607 tons. 


8 Barqnes, 


1649. tons 


a Brigs, 


866 " 


J Brigs, 


1966 " 


6 Brigantines, 


661 " 


1 Brigantine, 


108 " 




1160 " 


7 Schooners, 


878 " 


SS Tessels, 


'6774 tons. 


18 vessels. 


4080 tons 




^rrr' 



'Kbcobd or Tabxotith Smtstsa, 



1 Ship, 654 toBB. 

6 Barqaes, 1841 " 
8 BrigB, 776, " 

4 BrigantiiieB, 498 " 
18 Schooners, 707 " 

81 TGBselH, 4471 tons. 



780 



2 Ships, 
1 Barqoti, 
8 Brigs, 
6 BriguitineH, 758 
18 Bchooners, 1029 



29 Tessels, 

1861, 
4 Ships, 
€ Buqaee, 
1 Brig, 
8 Brigantines, 
16 Schooners, 



4294 tons. 

2790 " 
812 " 
847 " 
787 " 

8680 tons. 



S Ships, 8926 tons. 

18 Barqoefl, 6667 " 

2 BrigB, 466 " 

4 Brigantines, 646 " 

24 Schoonera, 1817 " 

48 Toesels, 13,002 tons. 



7 Ships, 6028 tons. 
22 Barques, 11,874 " 

4 BrigB, 1272 " 

8 Brigantineg, 891 " 
24 Schooners, 1722 " 

60 Teeselfl, 20,782 tons. 



1664. 

4 Ships, 3017 tons. 

16 Barqnes, 8115 " 
1 Brig, 807 " 

5 Brigantines, 810 " 

17 Schoonera, 947 " 

48 Tessels, 18,196 tons. 

1865. 

1 Ship, 989 toQB. 
10 Barqnes, 6286 " 

2 Brigantines, 260 '* 
16 Schooners, 901 " 



2 Steamers, 476 tons. 

6 Ships, 5025 " 

10 Barqnes, 4906 '< 

4 Brigs, 1043 " 

1 Brigantine, 97 " 

22, Schooners, 1181 " 

46 vessels, 12,726 tons. 



Reoob6 of Yi£iio^tB BmPtan^ 



186J 




11 Barques, 8100 tons 


2 Shipa, 


1604 tons. 


3 Brigantines, 490 " 


11 Barqnea, 


£680 " 


8 SohooAers, 634 " 


I Brig, 


255 " 


— 


8 Brigantiiies, 


1064 " 


27 lend,, 13,111 tons 


le SohoonetB, 


807 " 


1872. 


— 





6 Ships, 6698 tons 
11 Barqnes, 9142 " 


86 TesiiU, 


9200 tons. 


1868 


. 


7 Brigantines, 1144 " 


asup.. 


1711 tons. 


6 Schooners, 806 " 


9 Barques, 


6611 " 


— — -— 




181 " 


29 vessels, 16,284 tons 


IS ScboflDen, 


7M " 


1878. 


isveiub. 


8268 tons. 


10 Ships, 11062 tons. 
18 Barqnes, 9664 " 


1869 




6 Brigantines, 994 " 


1 Steamer, 


72 tons. 


16 Schooners, 976 " 


4 Ships, 


3874 " 




6 Barqnes, 


3266 « 


44 vessel., 22,695 tons 


1 Brig,. 


282 " 


1874. 


3 Brigaotmes, 


849 " 


16 snips, 16876 tons 


8 Schooners, 


376 " 


5 Barqnes, 4888 " 


23 yessehr. 


8207 tons. 


6 Brigantines, 1110 " 
10 Schooners, 648 " 


1870 


.. 




8 Ships, 


7287 tons. 


86 vessels, 22,522 tons 


11 Barqnes,- 


7377 " 


1876. 
1 Steamer, 86 tons 
11 Ships, 13269 " 


1 Brig, 

6 Brigftntinea, 

7 ScheoBers, 


270 " 
911 " 
413 " 






6 Barqnes, 4819 " 


82 vessels. 


6,268 tons. 


1 Brigantine, 140 " 
7 Schooners, 391 " 


1871 
1 Steamer, 


862 tons. 


1 Sloop, 11 " 


4 sups, 


8685 " 


20 vessels, 18,216' tons 



RxoosD or yisHODTH 3HJFPIHa. 



RECAPITULATION. 
6 Steahess, - - - 1,412 iona. 

97 Ships, 90,217 

'251 Babiiuis, - ■ - 139,S83 

Ui BBlas,. 32,410 

1S4 Bbicakiiiieb, - - - 28,411 

948 SOHOOHEBB, - - ' - - 46,980 

18 SlooPB, .... 807 



1668 



measoriDg 



339,820 tons. 



LIST OF SHIPPING 

OWTCDIVTHIOCKnTTarTlBXOVfH, VOTA aOOIU, JAV. I, X878. 



TboM muktd (■) ut Twali lannohad doriog 1875. 
Ihoie mBflud (t) M« TeMaU poruhaMd from uUur porU. 



Tunu' HlKM. 



To*!. 



BIBAUEB8 — 

Dmninion, 510 N. E. CknMnU. 

AlidA,t SS N. ChuiDhiU. 

Q, W. Jolmioii, 72 YMmouth Steun Tug Compu^. 



W.D.Loiitt. 

V. CbunMl, 1. U. Dmna, Wm. Imw, 8. 
Brown, 1. A. BktOeld, Amo* Ocoibr, &t, 
0. W. EaUej, B. T. Orcabj Mid othsn. 

Jcdm E. Bjenon, B. H. JLjenon, B. EOIain, 

Sttthu U oaaL 
Ju. A., Noimut B. A Job OaSatd aiLd othen. 
N. Olmrchai, J. H. Dktu, S. Biown, J. A. 

Estfield, A. 0. Babtnni tad otlun. 
n. Ohurchill, B. T., H. A B., Qm. knd Wm. 

Oroi^, A. P. ft L. R Bobfaiiu, T, O. 

Oeddo^ H. A. Pair, 0. W, Sloaomb, Job 

HkUkld. ' 

Sunuel EillAm, Q. E. TroTi;. 
John Bud June* 3. Loritt, Jwob Biogsj, J. 

H. Cun. 
John A 0. K Murphj, W. E. Dudmaa, W. 

Iat a Co., J. Or. AJlon, J. Burretl, D. O. 

Ealle;. 
Wm. I«ir, Thoi., T. J., Edwd. 8., k W, E. 

TtTTj, B. dmrobill, J. B. Loritt A oth«n, 
W. H. Hood; A Co., J. W. Uoodr, D. CroAr. 

Q. J. Mid J. 0. Kkriih, S. I«ini, J. W. 

Wrmmn, Oilbtrt AUsa and oUwn. 
AaroD Qoodef . 
Wm. Bunill A Oo. 
Wm. Iaw a Co., Tho*. and B. 8. Vtnj, Jot. 

BuiraU, B. T. Ciwbj and othm*. 



Bt. Btraarf'i,* 
Eo»ignol, 


ISM 
1M9 


N.4E.Gwdi«r, 
ByM«n. 


1466 
1428 


Walter D. Wall«t,» 


1413 
1318 


Eoyal Charter, 


1301 


Home. 
Btambool,* 


1271 
1248 


Bagina. 


1213 


lydia, 


1200 


linburn,* 


1198 


John Bunjan,* 
LiiDeBumll," 
Annie U. I«w,* 


1193 
1186 
1178 



Rsoo&D OF Yakuohth SmPPIKO. 



TlHILl' NlKM. 


Tojn. 


S»ndi, 


1176 


Owu, 

CuibridgB, 
Annie Ooaitj. 
Bdpir, 


1161 
1137 
1136 
1135 
1130 


Antttinott^ 


1118 


PWil Boyton,* 


1097 


Ota^o, 


10B5 


S. W. Blathen, 


1092 


Bon.n«>,» 


1078 


Jonph Milbury, 


I07S 


ObwUe B»k«r, 
Herbert BMd), 


1072 
1063 
1051 


Annia Bingsy. 
Hicunoog^* 


1018 
10*3 




1036 


Prtw Young. 


1035 



Winnirrad, 
Magnolik, 



Willutm, 
UUiaSottlUrd. 



Oinisu' NiMii. 
If . Chorohill, A. P. Bobbin*, J. Burrell, D. A. 

BaondKi, S. I-, Oto^ Wm„ H. A B. and 

IT. U. OnMbf and other*. 
W, D. Loritt. 

Qeorge H. Loritt, J. A. Boh. 
B. P. ladd, 8. C. Jonea, John Hill ftnd othen. 
Aaron QiwdBj, 
B. OhuiduU, Lewis ft Co., SamL A J. J.Biown, 

T. B. Flint, H:,4 B. Crotbr, A. P. BofatdD*. 
Dwnii A Ekana, J. F. Scott, N. W. Blethen, 

W. Law, J. BnneU, J. H. Eillam A: othen. > 
A. LoriU, i. Flint, J. MoUullen, Moms A 

eterritt, J. 0. Fariih, F. B. S. Mildon 

and othen. 
N. B. Lewis, H. and H. B. Oum, E. Lswia, F. 

a. Cook, E. E. Eenealj, B. Qullison. 
Dennii A Doane, N. W. Kcthen, Jenkini A 

Oroibj, J. Frank Coi, Tieta ft Dennii. 
If. Moms, J. K. ft S. M. Bjeraon, B. Sillam, 

Henij Webeter, T. B. Cro«br- 
John and Jaa. J. LoTitt, Jacob Biugaj, T. 

Corning, G. H. Sunt, Jos. Barrel). 
John and Ju. J. Loritt, I. L. Walker. 
L.B. Baker, HenT7H. Brown, aP.BaTmond, 
N. ChurohUl, J. M. Daria, J. A. EatSeld, Jacob 

Croibj, Kinney, Halej 4 Co., G. Trefry. 
Jaoob Bingay, Joseph H. Cann, Joe. BurrelL 
Dennis ft Dsane, N. W. Blethen, Cereno John* 

son, Bbett Boott, Tbo*. CofBn A Co. 
L. B. Baker, J. E. Byerson, Vat. J. B. Crosby, 

H. J. Dennis. 
A. F. Stonemao, J. W. Moody, Est. J. &. 

Parry, Lewis A Co., D. C. EeUey A othan. 
J. W. Uoody, A. P. Stoneman, Joa. Gouday, 

Lewia A Co., John Flint, If. J. B. Tooker, 

W. Gain and other*. 
Dennif ft Doane, N* W. Blathen, Jaa. P. Soott. 
T. B. FUnt, J. UoHullen, J. Flint, T. U. 

Lewi*, D. 0. Eelley and other*. 
W. B. Joumaay, Banj. and B. Hilton, W. E. 

DodtoBO, O. E. Trefl7, B. H. Crookar. 
H. Uoaes, 1. E. and G. U. Byaraon, B. Eillam, 

H. Wabstar, W. W. and BsL J. B. Crod^'. 



Bkoobd or Yabkoqth Smppnie. 



Tbmbli'Kimm. 



Ham StonouMi, 
Btdhia, 

Ulan Ooudey, 
Sunuel a. aionr, 

Slim BrsriU, 



W. J. HktM 
Alenndn, 



Aoftdiui, 
Arlington, 



Andraw LotiU, 
IJTiDgitoDe, 



BAEQDBa- 
H. A. Ptrr, 

Haggig HiUer* 

Ecuador,* 
BeTormer, 
B. Hilton, 
'PraneU HilTmrd, 



Tow. Owimi" BiMM. 

9M W.D.Loritt, Smith Horton. 
963 Damui & DoKie, H. W. Blethan, B. FlebJw, 

J. D. Dninii, J. BomU, K S. Williamt. 
950 A.P.8Wii«wui,J.W.M:oodr.A.W.Bl»uT«U. 
929 EillBm Bra., Bowmui OorniDg, D. BiobaidiL 

J. E. Unrph;. 
911 Awon Ooods;, Qto. H. Tmtj, 
910 li. B. Bakar and otben. 

885 J.E.a)id8.H.B7anDO,IT.MowB.B.EiUaB, 

H. J. Sennu, U^ J. B. Croabf . 
693 Dennis, JDo.&C.B.Horton,T.M.Levu,Jno. 

Flint, J. 0. k Q. J. PWrUh, E. F. Hilton. 
891 N.Churobm, J.Hurpbj'.A.C.BobtBni.B.T. 

Craibf k Bon, Z, Ooodaj' and othan. 
689 A.C.BobUna,J.E.andS.M.B7«rMn,B.lf., 

J. S. k B. Bajmond, H. H. Brown. 
887 S. J., A. M., B. B. and Q. A. Hatfield. 
849 B. F. Ladd. St. Claii Jonas, BiL D. W. New- 

813 Brt.W.Bo8m,B.Hat(ni,W.T. XeUay.W. 
H.Coofc. 

886 W. D. LoTkt, T. 3. Peny. 

811 Dennia, J. ft 0. B. Horton, J. Flint, T. H. 

lawii, O. J. k J. 0. Fkiiih, 3. W. Hc- 

MallHi,B.F. HatoD. 
795 Dannia k Doane, J. F. Soott, If. W. BlBthan. 
747 Killam Broa., S. Killam, Jr. 
6S1 A. C. Bobtrina, F. S. Crab;, J. E. and S. H. 



1114 A.O. BabUBa,B.B<]bt)lna, JoaiahCrabj.J. 

. Hibbart, John A. Tillay. 
1076 Z. Gh>ada;, W. W. Cook, O. F. Millar, Tieta 
k Dennia, W. and K. B. OurriaF, Joiiah 
Croabj. 
1069 Eillam Broa., B. Coming, G. A. Hood, 8. 

Eillain, Jr. 
998 JotiaUuu, Sennia and 0. E. Horton, 3. 0. 

Fariah, Joa. J. Bromi, Jr. 
986 Bai^.&B.B.Hilton, A.F.Stonaniati,L.B.A 
H. B. Oaon, JI. B. ft H. Lawia, 8. Horton. 
976 John LoTitt,Jaa. J. LoTitt,a.H.Queat, Jacob 
Kngay. 



Bboord of Yabhoutr SmppiNO. 



Twnu' Vuaa. Traa. Owms' Sum. 

Sokoto,* W8 Jobn EiUmm, W. JL Soamtitj, B. H. CrocksF, 

I Dennu i Domw, If. W. Blathin, Q. H. Jati> 
kiiu, Albart Bakar. 
Enfh Cann, Ljmui Ckmi, Killam, Crowall & 
Co., B.MiiTph7,J. 0.8iiutli.a.B.CuQ. 
Dennu ft Doane, Qm. B. Doty, H. W. Bl«tbei), 
T. CorniDg. 
I Zabioa OooAtj, W. W. Oro^, Wm. Currier, 
Jonah OnMbf.TieUftDen&iiand'Othart. 
I W, I*w, T.. E. 8., W. K. and T. J. Perrj, J, 
Murphf, J. B. Loritt, E. and B. Cniabf, 

D. 0. KellBj. 
) H. Catin,L.CanD,H.B.Caiic,Wm.A.(^iui. 
1 N. B. Lewi% H. Lawit, Hugh and Hugh E. 

Ctnn, F. a. Cook, a. E. Cann. 
r Wm. Burrill * Co., W. D. BobarUon, J. B. 

BlauTelt. 
! KiUam Bro*., B. Corning, E. C. Bttiu^ D. . 

Biohard*. 
I Thoa. Chiwt, Geo. H. OuMt, 8. E. MaMangcr, 
W. H. Mood; k Co., Dannii Cnxb;, A. B. 

Dazkee. 
I L.B.Baker, B.P. BayiiiondftCo.,B.C.BBj> 

: John Hurphj, Wm. Iaw & Co., B. B. B«;< 
mond, J. Bnmll, MdJauohlin Broa. and 

I John Loritt, Jaa. J. Lorilt, Imel L. Walker. 

> Dennii & Doani, Tieta t DeaniB, N. W. Bl»- 
Umii, B. SooU. 

I EiUom Bro*., B. Coming, W. Hibbort. 

> Jof. Burrgll, B. Hurphy, D. Richarda. 
. Dalhouate Millar, A. Goudej, Jaa. Murraj, A, 

8, Uurraj. 
1 DKihiaftDoant,F,A.Fltrher,N.W.Bletban, 

3. V. Boott, B. FUtohsr, O. E. Jankina. 
I J.Uuri>h;,Anioaeoott,T.andE.S.Perr7,H. ' 
& B. Oroab;, Henry Loritt, A, Qoudej. 
Athlete, 780 John Loritt, J. J. Loril^ Q. H, OuHt. 

Jamea B. Boyd, 779 A. P. Stooeman, I^wia ± Co., J. W. Moody, 

B. C. EtUey, Bat. J. Q. Fany. 
Unplar, 778 A. 0. Bobbin*, S.P. Baymond.T. CBrieniO, 

E, Trohy, J, Crotby. 



EaU Cann, 
Qaorge B. Doane, 
Hattie Ooudey, 

H.ftI.Cann, 
Miipah, 



Nellie T. Oueat, 
Tancook, 



P«n, 
Ada, 
Hortbam Chief, 



98 



Reoobd of Yarmouth Shippino. 



Yesssls' Kamm. 
Northern Queen, 

Bmilj Lawther, 

Sarah B. Cann, 
Charles F. Elwell, 
Sarah, 
Nellie Moody, 



Susan M. Dudman, 
Mary Lawton, 

Carleton, 

NoTa Scotian, 
W. H. Jenkins, 
A. Goudey, 
Yarmouth, 

Underwriter, 

Kate Crosby, 

C^rge Peabody, 
Eate Burrill, 

Milo, 

Eliza MoLauchlan, 

Grace E. Cann, 

Colorado, 

(George W. Jonet, 
Wentworth, 



Kate Sancton, 
James B. Duff\is, 



Tom. 



Owims' Namis. 



776 Dennis & Doane, B. Scott, F. ^i. Pitcher, N. 
W. filethmi. 

762 J.W.Moody,A.F.Stoneman,J.Flint,S.,Hn 

ft N. B. Lewis, W. Cain, Dodds k Jolly, 

J. C.&G. J.Farish. 
757 Hugh and H. B. Cann, N. B. & H. Lewis, F. 

G. Cook. 
755 Zebina Goudey, A. Goudey, B. EUen wood. Est . 

A. K. Utley. 
750 A. C. Bobbins, B. GuUison, John Y. Bobbins, 

6. B. Baymond. 
746 A. F. Stoneman, N. J. B. Tooker, J. W. Moody, 

Lewis & Co., Jos. Goudey, Ofo, Earl, 

LoranCann. 
745 W. KBudman. 
743 George H. Loritt, J. A. Bose. 
742 Dennis &, Doane, N. Moses, Dodds & Jdly, N. 

W. Blethen, N. Durkee. 
733 Samuel J. Hatfield, A. M. Hatfield. 
721 L.E. Baker. 

717 Aaron Goudey, Norman H. Bent. 
698 L. E. Baker, B. C. Baymond, S. P. Baymond 

&Co. 
G97 Lewis & Co., Jonathan Horton, T. B. Flint, 

Geo. B. McConnell. 
696 A. C. Bobbins, B. B. and S. P. Baymond, J. 

Crosby, J. M. Dayis, T. O'Brien, J. Hibbert. 
693 L. B. Baker, Chas. Morrill. 
690 Wm. Burrill & Co., Jas. M. Dayis, J. B. Blau- 

yelt, Wm. D. Bobertson and others. 
684 A. C. Bobbins. 
684 A. C. Bobbins, J. K. and S. M. Byerson, B. & 

S. P. Baymond, John Hibbert, J. A.Tilley . 
683 Hugh Cann, C. E. Brown, H. E. Cann, F. G. 

Cook, Geo. E. Cann. 
682 N. Churchill, Thos., E. S. and B. C. Perry, D. 

C. Eelley, B. T. Crosby, Z. Gk)udey. 
679 A. C. Bobbins, Byron Bobbins. 
678 D. and C. E. Horton, G. J. and J. C. Farish, 

J. Flint, T. M. Lewis, E. F. Hilton, J. W. 

McMuUen. 
677 George H. Loyitt. 
672 Wm. Burrill k Co., J. M. Dayis. 



lisooBD OF Yasvottth Sbippiho. 



TmiL^ Kmu, 

Aatocrat, 
B.H,Dqtb], 



HMbettCHBU, 



QordoD, 

EWnahon, 

AUieTbonu*, 
W. B. HMtrd, 
BoQthun Ballc, 
Uatilda Si;«Td, 
Oaorge H. Jankiiui, 
Dudnk DurkM,* 

Bma, 

Brothan, 

Uaggie Eorton, 

BnnwPufcar. 



», Omnu' Num. 

. A.O.BoWiiiu.T. Paray.W. H.Oro«l^,B.H, 

Psnj, J. L. R. WaUt«r. 
■ ]. W. Uoodj-, A.F.StOQ«nuui,J.W.UiiMuU 
Un, F. Oardiwr, John Flint, C. Hibtort. 
Joi. Qoudej, W. H. Cook, 0. E. Ttvtrj uid 

> L7iTun,Hugh,H.E.>QdW.A.CmDii,B. Mur- 
phy, a. W.TookcT.B, Allen, I1.D.CBDD. 
I l7mui,H.D.,W.A.»adJ.H.0uin,B.Uur' 
phy. 0. B. Brown, J. H. Q«rcbar, EdKQ 
CburohilL 
I Eillun Bro*q B. Corning, S, Eillun, Jr. 
I DNiDii i Daue, S. W. BlstluD, G. B. Doty. 
; A. 0. Bobbins, J. J. Loritt, d. BaadBrton, B. 
M., J. F. ud 0. Bftjmond, J. P, Croiby. 
I B. P. ladd, B. And 8. B. Dkrii, Kinnej, Bb1«j 
& Co., a. H. PoTtw uid othsrs. 
W. D. LoTJtt, Smith Horton. 
I Denoii & I>o»n>, Amos Croaby, B. S. Willismt, 

J. H, Harris. 
: N. Cburohill, Lewis i, Co., D. C. E«ll«7, J. A. 

Trefry, John B. Croiby Mid othart. 
' S. M. Byenon; J. Bingay, A. Croiby, B. 8. 
B)^iii,O.J.B.ToDker,MalAiigblinBK)t.. 
J. M. Darii, Joii&b Croiby. 
I Om>. H. Loritt, AndNw Lofitt 

A. 0. B<ri)biiu, &. H. Baymond A Bona. 
A. C. Bubbins, S. B. Bobfaini, D. W. Clarke. 
: Jos. B Loritt. B. H. Lofitt, Wm. Iav i Co. 
Jlninis k Doane, N. W. Blethan, a. B. Doty. 
Jcdm T. Bobbiui, B. W. Freeman, Wm. Bow* 
and other*. 
< Eillam Broc, B. Coming, W. Hibbert, B. 
Etllam, Jr., Loran D. (^nn. 
Lyman Cann, W. A. Cann, B. Churobill, H. 
Ctm, N. B. Lewii, B. Hnrphy, B. Jenkint. 
D. Eorton &8onj,IiraeI Horton, N.B.Lawif, 

Joe. J. Brown, Jr., Henry Lewit, 
N. OhuTohni, J. H. DkTis, Jaoob Bingay, H. H, 
Brown, C. J. Bailey, A. Croeby & other*. 
I W. E. Dudnan, T. AUsd, Jr., J. 0. F^riifa. 
8. M. Byerw>n, 3. E. Byeraon, Nathan Moeat- 
Aaron Qoudey, Norman H. Bent. 



Rkoobd of Yabuodtb SHippiKa. 



yiking, 


370 


B. H. B;grMin, J. E. Bjenon. NatUaUMw. 




333 


B. P. I*dd, a. 0. Jones, J. HiU. 




267 


G«o.A.BdMr.H.KKW«lr. 


BEias- 






Willi., 


2S2 


W. B. LoriU. 


SuahLHlOl, 


261 








neUiaCmby, 


«0 


Avon Goudej, Kinnty, Haky t Co., W. W. 
Croiby. 


Premwr. 


293 


B. Bogtn i Son. 


MmDehihA, 


244 


B. P. I-dd, Benj. D«tU. 


Chkt-lM A. notri. 


240 




S. V. Colljnion, 


221 


VIeU A Denois and otlura. 


John Giran, 


193 


Churohm, D»™ & Co, a. M. Bjenon, N. B. 

GKdn.r. 


Brld., 


178 


Jadui a. Sterritt, A. W. BUuTslt. 


Alemnder Willkm. 


lee 


<3. W. Alien. 




162 


a. W. Bali*. L. E. Omu), F.B. 8. UUdon, jMob 
Phillipi, Homun Bhkw. 


Uar7 B. ladd. 


1« 


B.P.I*dd. 


B>rmhOro<r«U, 


147 


B. He«eng<r. N. B. Bun. ChK>. D. Morni. 


Tropio, 


14fi 


Wut«iU>nda«o.Ba». 


L. W. a*n..t 


140 


B.Bog«n&SoD, 


Pronto, 


13S 


BfBnoii,MaM>&OD, 


V-t«, 


136 


Udd, Portw A Co. 


Artbur, 


123 


Aarou Oood*; & Co. 


M. B. Coipd, 


115 




Clifford, 


105 


B. Bogen t Son. 


G. T. WinBor. 


98 


A. F. EbnuDun & Co. 


Boj.h», 


92 


Ladd, Poii«f A Co. 



Austin (3 tDMtad], 320 lOhurAil], Dbtis & Co. ud othen. 

OUdUtor, 124 PaAer, Bkkini 1 Co. 

Eadron. 121 ChorohiU, Daru & Co. ud othei^ 

Wm. J«nkiiii,t 130 N. B. OordDir. 

EalM), 111 3. H. PoK«r and othsrt. 

Grand IfMter, 108 Bjraa Hinn, Jaremiah Unrph^, 

Barbaroni,* 100 F«tcr D'Bon and othwf. 

Jecne Jono, 97 A. Qoud*j i Co. 

J, Mortoii, ^ Avon Qonds^, 



KbOOBD op YABUOtftH SatfPlNd. 



Ownu* ITiKH. 



0V7. 


91 


D. D-Entwmont.MMtin Amiro. 


Wrtw lilj. 


86 


B, Eogere k Bod. 




79 


Bfirkm, Mom* t Co. 


Wide A«mk«, 


77 




firitiihE^, 


70 


AaroD Ooudej i, Co, 


Briik, 


es 


Simon D'fintrtmoDt, Jr. Mid'otfaeTfl 


B. Goodwin. 


68 


Ia>o (Goodwin u)d othen. 


Diplon», 


S6 


Louii D'Son ud otben. 


Joe Einnar, 


86 


Whitatid Eiiii. 


ZudM, 


60 


ThomM Ota.jU>a wid otban. 


BalndoT, 


60 


il'Boni ud other*. 


Jon-thw. 


60 


W. D'BntnmoDt and othen. 


MuinnilU,' 


60 


D-Kntremont Brother,. 


Lrdi*Bjd.r, 


69 


Eenrj B^der ud othen. 


BiMie Gmrdner, 


SO 


Ledd, Fortu- k Co. mnd otheru 


tjni, 


68 


B. Bogen k Son >nd other.. 


Digbj, 


56 


W.a.Simiftndothen. 


Twilight, 


68 


A. F. Btonemu ft Co. 


Prime. 


68 


.8. lATkiD and other*. 


Faodon, 


67 


J. Ooodwin and other*. 


Olik>. 


66 


J, H. Porter * Co. and other*. 


KiNtricFluh, 


66 


DftTid lyBotreniont and other*.- 


8er«>e, 


66 


Hark Amiro and other*. 


Howard Look., 


64 


J. Iiennox and others. 


OtUw^ 


64 


Bjereon, Uoa** ft Co. 


Bwij.KillMa, 


U 


I*dd, Porter ft Oo. 


f . k 3. Lo<Ae, 


54 




Aion, 


64 


P. and 8. 0. D'Bon and other*. 


LilMr^, t 


63 


John LjoD*. 


DMher, 


62 




H.E.Buk^ 


60 


A. Ooudef ft Co., Reuben Qardner. 


A. B. DftUr, 


48 


Hii>m SpinDey and other*. 


■mUein. 


48 




AUu>t>.* 


47 


Jame* Amiro add other*. 




47 


Ojra Portland others 


Bd.ro.e, 


46 




Harg&r«t BliAbetb. 


'46 


A. F. Bttmemuift Oo. and otherr. 


B.M.Kj«on, 


44 


John Goodwin and others. 


Amuon, 


42 


flilTain D'Bon and others. 


Cilifoniis. 


40 


Leri Goodwin. 


Poreit Flower, 


40 


G. B. Goodwin and other*. 


eoUenB.«W 


10 


W, A. KiUam, B. BelliTew add oUiertS 


WilliMU HoIlMd, 


38 


8.Amin>Nid otbm. 



BiooBD or Tabmouth Smpttsa.' 



Eigfalandar, 
B>n>iM-, 
Wot Point, 
Jmn PoTtor, 
lAughing Wmter, 
Bwnbow.t 
I. E. Qoodgj, 
M. & L. White, 
B. E. Eelloj, 
Bnohuitraii, 
Hinof Ann, 
M&riD«r'* Chuda,t 
ClomtntinB, 
Horring Star, 

PigMHI, 

8. B. Niokanon, 



TwoBrothsn, 

ElinlMth, 

Iydi». 



AdeUid«, 

TiTJ. 



Triumpti, 
Hit Bom, 

3, Ooniiag, 
Anli^ 
B«, 

'B«dbr«Ht,t 
Alios Hkf, 



} MmiJb D'Entramont mad oUien, 

i BU CBntmnont and otlun, 

} A. Ooudar & Co. 

{ A. Qnudaj and othan. 

I A. P. Stonaman & Co. tmd otben. 

r John Goodwit and atken. 

1 W. D. LoTitt. 

I JamM Amiro and ctheM, 

I BilTina LaBlaiu) and Brother. 

i B, CBntrsmont and othari. 

• S. rrBntramont 3d and othert. 

i P. D. SumUa and othsra, 

i Joa. B. Bogen, N. Ooodwin, 

L C. &a.MaiTm. 

I Uark and Tmotnt Cootnav. 

I Frank Oontrean and otluri. 

1 8. B. Slokanon and otben. 

1 A, F. Stonaman k Co. and othera. 

I A. F. Sttmemaa £ Co. 

'. l.&W, larkin and oUia*. 

' F. DouMtta. 

I tS. Bpinuaj. 

\ A. Gondaj k Co. 

i Patar and Gabriel Hun, 

' Bammil Churohill, 

' L LeBlano and othan. 

I A. Goado^ & Co. 

i J'ai. Larkin and othan. 

i Louia P. Audio and otban. 

P. LaBlane and othan. 

' J. Hamilton and othen. 

I Anthonj Jenkini. 

H. Bersult and othan, 

Biohard Hood, 

. J, Soretta and othan, 

B. Bogeny D. Bcreridge. 



BsooBD OF Yabmodth SniFPiiia. 



ABSTRACT OF THE SHIPPING OF YARMOUTH 


8 Steahebs, ... 


668 tons. 


67 Smpi, 


... 61,176 " 


84 Babques, 


... 61,080 " 


2 Bbiob, 


... 643 " 


20 Bbioantines, 


... 3,616 " 


88 ScHOONBBa, ... 


... 4,741 " 



254 Vesbelb, meaBoriiig 181,723 tonB. 

Ihcbbase Dcsmo 1875, 10,757 tons. 



VESSELS LOST AND SOLD DURING t875. 

Lost. — Ship SooTenir, 977. Barquet Sabra Moses, 
695; Francis Bouineaf, 570; Evangeline, 825. Brigan- 
tin«Anita Mitohell, 170. Schooner Frances, 84. Total 
Lost — 6 Tessels, 2,771 tona. 

Bou).—Ship» Ghloe, 996; Clara Eillam, 888. Barquea 
Mary Eillam, 421 ; Qeorge Henry, 421 ; B. Davis, 862 ; 
M. E. Coming, 354 ; Clara, 807. Brigantines Winogene, 
890; Fncelle, 186; Sebastopol, 170; Florence, 111; Con- 
■titation, 82. ScKooiun Osceola, 69 ; Lark, 55 ; Bean 
Basflin, 63 ; Ferret Lass, 52 ; Pnrsnit, 51 ; Fabnico Belle, 
45; Caroline, 45; Azoff, 40; Bhoama, 40; Stars and 
Stripes, 88 ; Zambezee, 80 ; Lillian, 80 ; Magf^e Rose, 28 ; 
Josepb, 25; E. A. Rogers, 25. Total Sold— 27 Tessels, 
5,279 tons. 

Total Lost lsd Sold — 83 Vesbelb, 8,050 Tons. 



BxooHD or TASMocta Seippmo. 



VESSELS NOW BUILDING, OR UNDER CONTRACT. 



W. D. LoTitt, . 


1600 


W. D. Loritt. 


John Marphy, 


1600 


John Mnrphy. 


Geo. H. LoTitt, 


1400 


George H. LoTitt. 


Wm. Boirm & Co., 


1400 


Wm. BnrriU & Co. 


Job. Jefirey, 


1300 


N. Chnpchffl. 


JehkinB & Crosby, 


1200 


Dennis & Doane. 


fi. M. Raymond, 


1160 


A. C. Bobbina 


Nathan B. Loiril, 


1100 


N. B. Lewis and others. 


Eleazer Baymond, 


1100 


E. Raymond. 


Lovitt & Co., 


1000 


LoTitt & Co. 


Manrica Forbes Si Co., 


1000 


Manrioe Forbes and others. 


W. G. Sims & Co., 


1000 


W. G. Sims and others. 


3. Moil 4 Co., 


1000 


Hortona and T. M. Lewis. 


E. P. & J. Toong, 


1000 


A. F. Stoneman and otherv. 


Ja>. A. HatSeld, 


1000 


Jas. A. Hatfield. 


S. P. Raymond * Co., 


900 


L. E. Biker. 


N. & J. Raymond, 


860 


W. D. LoTitt. 



TeTAi. BuiLDiKO — 17 Tkssblb, 19,400 ToKS> 



SecobV of Yabuouth Shipfin(}. 



Vessels belonging to Yarmou^ at different periods since 1761. 



Ymt: 


SaofVe-eli. Tout 


Tmr. 


Ko. ofTm 


«la. Toiu. 


1761 


1 


25 


1847 


115 


13,662 


1762 


4 


80 


1848 


123 


16,604 


1767 


7 


156 


1849 


130 


17,224 


I79I 


26 


554 


1650 


113 


17,890 


1808 


41 


1,880 


1852 


• 106 


18,888 


1814 


42 


2,130 


1634 


121 


21,049 


1813 


49 


2,441 


1855 


128 


25,690 


1816 


69 


3,654 


1856 


106 


25,873 


1817 


71 


3,848 


1857 


109 


30,966. 


1818 


73 


3,469 


1858 


117 


35,714 


1819 


72 


3,403 


1859 


121 


36,030 


1820 


67 


2,877 


1860 


133 


36,514 


1821 


68 


3,191 


1861 


149 


39,7131 


1822 


65 


3,000 


1862 


152 


49,985 


182$ 


73 


3,664 


1863 


134 


30,130 


1832 


88 


4,348 


1864 


187 


64,102 


1834 


91 


5,141 


1865 


199 


71,830 


1835 


99 


6,339 


1866 


187 


73,055 


1836 


103 


6,865 


1867 


261 


77,003 


1837 


106 


7,475 


1868 


267 


78,590 


1838 


119 


9,209 


1869 


263 


81,89« 


1839 


120 


10,301 


1870 


258 


82,147 


1^40 


124 


10,541 


1871 


262 


90,668 


1841 


126 


13,389 


1872 


257 


95,182 


1842 


120 


13,765 


1873 


248 


95,932 


1643 


96 


12,500 


1874 


261 


110,466 


1844 


88 


12,607 


1875 


256 


120,966 


1846 


lOU 


12,685 


1876 


254. 


131,72a 



VESSELS LOST 

-BELOiraiKO TO IHE OOUHTT 07 ttSMOUTR SOCE ITU. 

1777. 

Schooner Sally, tons, John Barnard niEtster and 

•owner, Bailed from Yarmoath for Quebec, and was not 
afterwards heard of. 

1778. 

Schooner jAifES, tons, Joseph Allen master, was 

wrecked off Sunbro, N. S. Crew aaved. Owned by James 
AUen. 

1781. 

Schooner Polly, tone, Nehemiah Patch master 

and owner, from New England for Yarmouth, was wrecked 
at Seal Island in the fall. All hands perished. 
1783. 

Schooner Polly, tons, Seth Barnes master and 

owner, sailed from Boston for Yarmoath, with a cargo of 
supplies, and was not afterwards beard of. 

1784. 

Schooner Sloop, tons, Barney Eldridge master 

and owner, was wrecked near Segnin, Me. All hands 
perished. 

Sloop Zachabiah Foots, abont 25 tone, Zachariab Foote 
master and owner, sailed from Yarmontb for Salem, Mass., 
aboat the 1st of January, and was not afterwards ^eard of. 
1786. 

Schooner , 18 tons, Samuel Baker master, from 

Boston, Mass., for Yarmouth, with supplies, was wrecked 
at Mud Islands. The crew remained on the Island eight 
days, and had built a boat by which they intended to cross 



IRbCOKD of YAfiUOtTH SHIFPrKO. 107 

to thd mainlaiid. When about making the attempt to pat 
off a Teasel hove in sight and rescued them. Owned by 
Lewis Blanchard. 

1791. 

Schooner Sparbow, 12 tone, Robert McEinnon master, 

was wrecked on the Western Coast of Nova Scotia. Crew 

saved. Owned b; Comfort Haley. 

1794. 

Schooner Five Sibtebs, 52 tons, John Clements, Jr. 

master, Bailed &om Jamaica for Yarmoath in September, 

and was not afterwards heard of. Mr. W. T. Vivian was 

on board. Owned by Benj. Barnard. 

Schooner Lucy, 40 tons, Ezekiel Ellis master, from Con- 
oecticat for Yarmoath, with a general cargo, was wrecked 
at Cape Negro, N. S., in October. Crew saved. Owned 

by Perry and the master. 

1795. 

Schooner Pollt, 2B tons, James Cain master and owner, 

was wrecked near Cape Sable. Crew saved. 

1796. 

SchootMT SoccEsB, 60 tons, John MoGray master and 

owner, &om Joggina, N. S,, for Boston, Mass., with a cargo 

of grindBtones, pnt into Chebogae for a harbor. Whilst 

passing out the next day, the vessel struck ontChebogna 

Ledges and became a total wreck. Crew saved. 

Schooner Fox, 31 tons, Ezekiel Ellis master and owner, 
from Boston, Mass., for Chebogae, with a general cargo, 
went ashore at Cape Cod in November, and became a total 
wreck. All hands perished. 

1797. 

Schooner Peooy, 50 tons, Peter Doacette master, from 

St. Andrews, N. B., for Yarmouth, vrith a cargo of lamber, 

was wrecked at Brier Island, N. S. All bands perished. 

Owned by James Kelley. 






vld8 R^coRd OF Yabmottth SHjppTsa. 

• 

Schooner Hawk, 17 tons, Benjamin Brown master and 
owner, from Annapolis, Nr S., for Yarmouth, with a cargo 
of apples, was driven from her anchorage in Yarmouth 
Sound, in November, and went ashore at Hilton's Pointy 
where she became a total wreck. All hands perished. 

1798. 

Schooner Elset, 40 tons, David Corning master, from 
Yarmouth for Philadelphia, was wrecked at Barnegat 
Shoals. Crew saved. Owned by John Cann and others. 

Schooner Hawk, 81 tons, George Bing master, from 
Yarmouth for Magdalen Islands, was wrecked at ** Cow 
Head/' Magdalen Islands. Crew saved. Owned by Lewis 
Blanchard. 

Schooner Janet, 28 tons, John Killam master and owner^ 
from* Yarmouth for Shelbume, N. S., on a trading voyage, 
was wrecked at Cape Sable in September^ Crew sared. 

Schooner Pollt, 24 tons, David Burgess master, was 
wreckei on Ghebogue Ledges.- Grew saved. Owned by 
Abial Burgess and the master; 

Schooner Sukey, 12 tons, John Trefry master, was 
wrecked at the Tusket Islands. Crew saved. Owned by 
Joshua Trefry and Nehemiah Porter. 

1808.. 

Schooner PHiGRiM, 57 tons, Thomas Perry master, sailed 
from Boston for Yarmouth,* in- November, with a general 
cargo, and was not afterwards heard oL Owned by Benja* 
min Barnard and Waitstill Lewis; 

Schooner Yictort, 40 tons, Obed Smith master and 
owner, sailed from Boston lop Yarmouth, in November, 
with a general cargo, and was not afterwards heard of. * 

1804. 
Schooner Hawk, 85 tons, Henry Hilton master, from 
Halifax for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, was wrecked 
at Sambro. Crew saved. Owned by Amos Hilton. 



R&ooRS OF Ya&uocth SmppiNQ. 109 

Schooner Polly, 14 tons, Samuel Tedford master snd 
owner, was wrecked at the LaHave River in the fall of the 
year. Crew saved. 

1805. 

Schooner Blanchi:, 45 tons, Robert Bobeitsoa mastra, 
sailed frocB Yarmouth for England in September, and was 
not afterwards heard o£ Owned by William Robertson 
uid others. 

1806. 

Brigaatine Hibebnu, 63 tons, John Valpey master, from 
New York for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, was wrecked 
at the Mud lalands in mid-winter. AH hands .perished. 
Ezra Churchill (father of the late Hon. Ezra Churchill, of 
Hanteport, N". S.,) was mate, and Benj. Qowen was among 
her crew. Owned by Samuel Marshall 

1807. 
■ Schooner Bbothsbb, 47 tons, John McGray master and 
owner, was wrecked at Newfoundland. Crew saved. 
1808. 

Schooner Joseph and Lois, 103 tons, Beoben Clementg 
master, &om San Domingo for Yarmouth, with a cargo of 
coffee in bags, was dismasted and ran ashore at the " Silver 
Keys," Bahamas, in July, and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. Owned by Joseph Tooker. 

Schooner Vigilant, 80 tons, Joseph Ellis master, from 
Yarmouth, on a fishing voyage, struck on Gonnet Bock, 
13 miles Sonth of Yarmoath Light, and foundered, daring 
a thick fog, in Jnly. Nothing saved. The crew remained 
tiuee days and two nights on the Bock without any food 
before they were token off. Owned by Edward Baker and 
the master. 

> Schooner Betset, 30 tons, James Allen master, from 
Fassamaqnoddy, N. B., for Yarmouth, was wrecked on the 
" Trinity Ledges," Cape St. Mary's, N. S. Ore* saved. 
Owned by Lewis Blanchard and the master. 



no EKOOfiD OP Yarmouth Shtppimo. 

Schooner Union, 27 tons, William Hammond master 
and owner, &om St. John, N. B., for Yarmontb, was 
wrecked near Brier Island, N. S., in December. All hands 
perished. 

Sloop Sallt, 60 tons, Israel Horton master, sailed from 
Hahfax for Yarmouth abont the 10th of December, with 
a general cargo, and went ashore at the Tusket Islands 
during a snow storm, and became a total wreck. All 
hands perished. Owned by Samnel Marshall and the 
master. 

Sloop Sea Flower, 44 tons, Oliver Healey master, from 
Balifas for Yarmouth, in ballast, was spoken late in 
December bj a Schooner off Baecaro, and her wreck was 
found next day on the Eastern side of Mnd Islands. All 
bands perished. Owned by Levi Perry and Comfort 



1810. 

Schooner Fanct, T2 tons, Joseph Ellis master, &om 
Newfoundland for Boston, was driven ashore, daring a 
thick .snow storm, at Sandwich, Cape Cod, in November, 
and became a total vrreck. Crew saved. Owned by 
Thomas Perry and othOTB. 

Schooner Jane, 27 tons, Othniel Beal master and owner, 
from Boston for Yarmouth, with an assorted cargo, was 
wrecked at Blonde Bock, near Seal Island. Crew saved. 
1811. 

Schooner Pbobpeeitt, 63 tons, Robert K. Black master, 
&om West Indies for Yarmouth, with a cargo of produce, 
ran ashore at Chebogue Point, during a thick fog, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Samuel 
Marshall and Nehemiah Patch. 

Schooner Advektqbe, 48 tons, Amos Hilton master, 
from Windsor, N. S., for Boston, with a cargo of plaster, 
sprang a leak and sank in the Bay of Fnndy. Crew saved. 
Owned by Hilton Brothers. 



lUiooBD OP Yabuouth Shipfino. hi 

1812. 

Brig Pbteb Waldo, 259 tons, Anthony Landers maBter 
and owner, from Liyerpool, Q. B., for the United States,, 
was captnred by an American privateer. 

Schooner Bbitannia, 93 tons, Matthew Jeffrey maBter^ 
was captured b; an American privateer. Owtied by Israel 
Spinney and others. 

Schooner Bobin, 87 tons, Jobn Darkee master and 
owner, &om Yarmonth for St. Andrews, N. B., in ballast, 
was captured by an American privateer off the North end 
of C^nd Manan in November. 

Schooner Espkbihsnt, 52' tons, Ichabod Crosby master, 
flailed &om Newfonodland for Yarmonth in September, and 
was not afterwards heard of. Owned by Edward Crosby 
and the master. 

Schooner Sea Floweb, 84 tons, Eben Crosby master and 
owner, from St. Andrews, K. B., for Halifax, with a cargo of 
lumber, was captnred by an American privateer in November. 

Schooner Two Sistebs, 19 tons, James VanEmberg 
master, trading between Newfoundland and Bay Gbalear, 
was lost on the "Indian Socks," on the sonth side of 
Prince Edward Island, late in the fall. Crew saved. 
Owned by Thomas Goodwin. 

1813. 

Schooner Fbqdence, 63 tons, Silas Clements master, 
ovraed by Horace Baker and the master; 

Schooner Eioht Bbotsebs, 44 tons, Henry Hilton 
master, owned by Hilton Brothers ; 

Schooner Debobah, 40 tons, Nathan Baker master, 
owned by Horace Baker ; 

Schooner Swallow, 32 tons, Amos Hilton master, owned 
by Hilton Brothers ; and the 

Sloop Hankah, 19 tons, Joshua Trefry master and. 



112 !Record of Yabmotjth Shifping. 

all from Hali&x for Yarmouth, in ballast, put into Ppos* 
pect, N. S^ on the 12th November, for a harbor, were 
driven ashore from their anchorages, and became total 
wrecks. One man was lost from the '^ Swallow." The 
Schooner ** Trial," Thomas Crosby master, of Yarmouth, 
rode out the -storm in safety, and brought home the ship- 
wrecked crews. This was the greatest gale experienced in 
Nova Scotia since 1798. Over 100 vessels were lost or 
damaged. ('Vide Murdoch's History ^ vol, S, page 369. J 

Schooner Orange, 62 tons, Nathaniel Hobbs master, was 
captured by an American privateer at Blue Bay. Crew left 
the vessel in the boat. Owned at Argyle by David Kinney. 

Schooner Harmony, 48 tons, Thorndyke Coming master^ 
was captured by an American privateer. Owned by James 
Jenkins and others. 

Schooner Friendship, 45 tons, was captured by an 
American privateer. Owned by John McCormack. 

1814. 

Brigantine Queen Charlotte, 117 tons, Robert Kelley 
master and principal owner, from Newfoundland for Yar- 
mouth, in ballast, was captured by an American privateer, 
in October, and burned. 

Schooner Encouragement, 62 tons, Nathan Kinney 
master, was captured by an American privateer. Owned 
by John and Thomas Einney and the master. 

Schooner Prince Begent, 52 tons, was lost this year. 
Owned by James and Abram Lent. 

Schooner Jack 0' Lantern, 18 tons, Amos Dennis mas- 
ter and principal owner, sailed from Chebogue in June on a 
fishing voyage, and was run down in the Bay of Fundy by a 
Brig from England for St. John, N. B. All hands perished. 

1816. 
Schooner Concord, 148 tons, David Eichardson master, 
was run, down in the Bay of Fundy. Crew saved. Owned 
by John Scott and others. ' 



Becobs of Yabuouth SHipriNi). 113 

"ScbooDer Lord Nelbon, lOS tons, James Frost master, 
on a voyage to NewfonndlaDd, with a cargo of lamber, was 
wrecked at Cape St. Mary's, N. S. The Captain perished. 
Crew saved. Owned by Ebenezer Parry and the master. 

Schooner Peeles, 49 tons, John Poole master, sailed 
from Yarmonth for the West Indies, nith a cargo of lum- 
ber, and was not afterwards heard of. Vessel on her first 
voyage. Owned by Simeon Gardner and others. 

1817. 

Schooner Susanna, 49 tons, Jacob Hilton master, from 
Windsor, N, S., for Eastport, Me., with a cargo of plaster, 
sprang aleak and was run ashore at Margaretville, Com- 
wallis, in October. Silas Hilton (brother of the Captain) 
vras drowned. Vessel on her first voyage. Owned by 
Henry Hilton and others. 

Schooner Viqilast, 32 tons, John Clements master and' 
part owner, from St. Andrews, 1^. B., for Halifax, was 
wrecked in July. Crew saved. 

Schooner Lively, 26 tons, Jeremiah Frost master, was 
wrecked at Fort Mouton Ledges, N. S., during a heavy gale 
in August. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas, Robert and 
James Goodwin. - 

1818. 

Brig Nelson, 123 tons, Lyman Dnrkee master, from 
Barbadoes for Yarmouth, with a cargo of produce, was dis- 
masted in a gale in February and abandoned. Crew rescued 
by an America^ schooner and landed at Bermuda. Owned 
by Amasa Durkee. 

Schooner Minebta, 45 tons, Ebenezer Eldridge master, 
from St. Andrews, N, B., for Halifax, sprang a leak and 
was abandoned at sea. Crew saved. Owned by Benjamin 
Lewis and others. 

Schooner Nelly, 23 tons, John Scott master, from St. 
Andrews, N. B., for Yarmouth, with a cargo oElttm.\iOT,-«*a 



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114 Becobd op Yarmouth Shippino. 

wrecked at Brier Island, N. S. Crew saved. OWned by 
Amos Hilton and the master. 

1819. 

Brig Harriet, 118 tons, John McDonald master and 
owner, from New York for Newfoundland, with a cargo of 
cattle, was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland. Crew 
saved. 

Scliooner Elizabeth, 89 tons, Joseph Bydder master, 
from St. Croix, N. B., for the West Indies, with a cargo of 
lumber, was wrecked in the West Indies. Crew saved. 
Owned by Eobert Huston and others. 

Schooner Becoveby, 53 tons, Theophilus Crosby master, 
from St. Andrews, N. B., for St. John's, N. F., was wrecked 
at Newfoundland. Crew saved. Owned by Nathan ITtley 
and the master. 

Schooner Dolphin, 22 tons, Jonathan Patten master, 
from Yarmouth for Halifax, with a cargo of potatoes, etc., 
put into Liverpool, N. S., on the 19th November, for a 
harbor. At daylight she broke away' from her anchorage 
and they were obliged to put to sea. Owing to the violence 
of the gale the sails were blown away and the ves3el became 
waterlogged. A signal of distress was hoisted, and at sun- 
down a ship, belonging to Tynemouth, England, hove in 
sight, bore down on them, took them off and landed them 
at St. John, N. B. Owned by John Cann. No insurance 
on vessel or cargo. 

1820. 

Brig Martha, 151 tons, James Eelley master and owner, 
from the West Indies for St. Andrews, N. B., in ballast, was 
wrecked at the "White Horse," near Campobello, in Octo- 
ber. Crew saved. 

Schooner Hunter, 118 tons, George Hunter master, 
from New York for Halifax, with an assorted cargo, was 
wrecked at Iron Bound Island, N. S. Crew saved. Owned 
by James Shipley and the master. 



Recobd or Yaomouth Sm^iso. 115 

Schooner Jacob and Benjauin, 104 tons, John Caim 
master, sailed from Barbadoes for Yarmonth, on the 8th 
November, with a cargo of raw bides, and was dismasted 
during a heavy gale on the 27th December and drifted at 
the mercy of the wind and waves For Eighty-thbeb days 
before the crew were taken ofT. For particulars see narra- 
tive. Owned by Joseph Tooker. 

Schooner Atlantic, 63 tons, John Perry master, from 
Yarmouth for New London, P. E. I., trading, was wrecked 
on the North Shore of P. E. Island in October. Crew 
saved. Owned by George Hunter. 

Schooner Fribkds' Adventure, 47 tons, Jonathan Har- 
ris master, sailed from St. John's, N. F., for Yarmonth, 
in ballast, in December, and was not afterwards heard of. 
The following persona comprised her crew; — Joel Palmer, 
mate ; Thomas Byms, Farnum Hibbert, and Beriah Bent, 
(of Annapolis, N. S.) seamen. Owned by Samuel Coming 
and others. This Schooner had the largest number of 
owners of any vessel previously owned in Yarmouth. 

Schooner Banqer, 28 tons, Theophilus Crosby master 
and owner, while passing out of Yarmouth Sound for East- 
port, Me., struck on " Cat Bock," and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. 

1821. 

Schooner Elizabeth, 14 tons, John Baker master, from 
St. John, N. B., for Yarmouth, struck on the bar at the 
entrance of St. John harbor in September, and became a 
total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Samuel and Ebenezer 
EUis. 

1822. 

Schooner Hibebmia, 48 tons, Thomas B. Tooker master, 
from Yarmonth for Barbadoes, was dismasted at sea on the 
38th October. All on board except the Captain perished. 
For particolsrs see narrative. Owned by John and tieorge 
Bingay. No insurance. 



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116 Record op YARMotJTH Shippino. 

1823. 

Schooner Minerva, 44 tons, Stephen Eldridge master, 

from Weymouth, N. S., for Yarmouth, with a cargo of 

lumber, ran ashore in St. Mary's Bay in October qnd became 

a total wreck. Grew saved. Owned by Joseph Stoneman. 

1824. 

Brig UooNiA, 218 tons, James Wall master, from Yar- 
mouth for St. John, N. B., in ballast, ran ashore during a 
gale and thick fog at Campobello, in September, was got 
off with difficulty, and taken to St. John, where she repaired 
and loaded with deals, and sailed about the 1st November 
for Sunderland, England. She was driven ashore during 
thick weather and a gale in December at the Orkney Islands, 
where she became a totat wreck. Crew saved. Vessel 
launched in June and on her first voyage. Owned by 
Anthony Landers. No insurance. 

Schooner Regulator, 67 tons, Henry Hilton master, 
from Yarmouth for Bay Chaleur, on a trading voyage, while 
lying at anchor at the latter place in September, was driven 
ashore during a gale and became a total loss. Grew saved. 
Owned by John Murray. 

Schooner Sally, 27 tons, Ebenezer Crosby master, from 
a fishing voyage, while lying at anchor at Kelley's Cove, in 
January, broke adrift during a gale, went ashore, and be- 
came a total wreck. Crew and cargo saved. Owned by 
Samuel Kelley. 

During this year a Schooner, belonging to Argyle, sailed 

for a port in the West Indies, and was not afterwards heard 

of. Three brothers — Sylvanus, Paul and William Bicker — 

and William Bandall, all belonging to Argyle, were on 

board. 

1825. 

Schooner Qood Fortune, 62 tons, Thomas Flint master, 

was \^Tecked at Miramichi. Crew saved. Owned by Wm. 

Haskell and the master. 



BxcoRD OF Yabuooth Shipfinq. IVt 

SchooDer Aitoo, 48 tons, Andrew Bryer master, from 
Chebogne for Halifax, with a cai^o of potatoes, stood Id too 
near to Liverpool Light in the night, and stmcb on tho 
Point at the Eastern entrance to Liverpool harbor, in 
Kofember, and became a total wreck. Crew savM' Owned 
by William Brown. 

Schooner Two Brothers, 21 tons, Edward Baker mas' 
ter, from Yarmoatb, fisbinj;, was driven ashore at Chegoggin 
Point daring a tkick fog, in August, and became a total 
wreck. Crew served. Owned by George Bingay: 
1827. 

Schooner SabjIh, 80 tons, Harvey Caun master, from 
Varmoutb for the' West Indies, with a cargo of lumber, 
Iras' dismasted daring a gale in April, and pnt into Antigna, 
where she was condemned. Owned by Israel Levitt. 

SchoonerFAUE, 15 tons, Harvey Cann master and owner. 
Bailed from Yarmouth fur Bermuda in July, with's cargo of 
potatoes. When three days out the vnssel spiiing a leab 
and soon became wat&rlogged. The crew abandoned her, 
and were taken on board'of a passing vessel. No insurance. 

Sloop PfiiifBOBE, I'S tons, Kelley Clements master, from 
Yarmouth for St. John, N. B., was capsized off Brier 
Island, and towed into Westport, where she was condemned. 
Crew saved. Owned by Caleb Cook. No insurance. 

1«28. 
Schooner Ci.THaiiiif£, (West Country rigged), 108 tons, 
Jacob Flint master, from Turk's Island for Yarmoatb, with 
a cargo of salt, was dismasted daring a gale in the G-ulf 
Stream. The Captain caused jury masts to be rigged and 
continued on the voyage for Yarmouth, the vessel being in 
a leaky condition. She was-spoken in lat. 39.10, long. 67, 
by a passing ressel bound to England, and Capt. Flint was 
obliged to abandon her, the* crew refasing to remain on 
board. Owned by David Flint. 



116 Becord of Tabuohth SHmnio. 

Schooner EBm-Go-Biuon, 41 tons, William Weston 
master, from Yarmonth for the West Indies, with a cargo 
of fish and lumber, put into Antigoa' in March, leak;, and 
was condemned. Crew saved. Owned by George Binga; 
and Geo. W. Bond. 

Schooner Union, 31 tons, Lemnel Bobbins master and 
principal owner, from Halifax for Yarmouth, in ballast, 
was driven ashore from her anohorage at Doctor's Cove, 
Barrington, daring a gale, in October, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. ■ 

Schooner Ma&t An», 26 tons, Eben. Perry master, f^om 
Cornwallis for Yarmonth, with a cai^o of potatoes and 
apples, ran ashore at Port William, in October, and became 
a total loGB. All hands perished. William Haskell was 
among hor crew. Owned by F. W. Bedding and the 
master. 

Schooner OoCk Bobin, 25 tons, John Patten master and 
owner, from Boston for Yarmouth, with an assorted cargo, 
ran ashore on the West side of Grand Manan, in Novem- 
ber, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. No insarance. 

Schooner Chablotte, 19 tone, David Landers master 
and owner (being the only person on board), sailed from 
Brier Island for St. John, N. B., in November, and was 
not afterwards heard of. 

1829. 

Brig Leopard, 130 tons, Jamea Dennis master, from 
Yarmonth for Bermada, with a cargo of catUe and hay, was 
capsized and dismasted daring a gale, in lat. 41.35, in 
November, and was abandoned. Crew rescued by a pass- 
ing vessel. Owned by James Bond and the master. 

Schooner Trial, 72 tons, Jacob Wyman master and 
owner, from St. John, N. B., for Yarmonth, with an 
assorted cargo, strack on " Cat Kock," entrance of Yar- 
mouth Sound, in December, floated off and went ashore on 



Reoohd of Yaruouth SHiPprso. 119 

ilie'"HeD and CbickeoB," and sank. Crew and part of 
cargo saved. 

Schooner Matilda, 48 tons, David Flint master and 
owner, from Yarmoath for Annapolis, in ballast, ran 
ashore at Digbj Oat, in September, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. 

Schooner Dandt, 48 tons, Stephen Eldridge master, from 
Yarmoath for Bay Chaleur, fishing, whilst " lying to " in 
a gale, at night, in July, drifted ashore at O'Brien's 
Island, Bay Cbalenr, and became a total wreck. Grew 
saved. Owned by E. W. B. Moody and George Bingay. 

Schooner Goon Intent, 40 tons, Obed Smith master 
and owner, was, driven ashore in the Argyle River, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. 

Schooner Bbitish Qoebk, 89 tons, James Trefry master 
and owner, from Fassamaqaoddy, T^. B., for Halifax, with 
a cargo of lumber, sprang a leak and was abandoned off 
Cranberry Head, N. S. Crew saved. 

Sloop LiTTLB Belt, 43 tons, Francis Cook master, from 
Weymouth for Yarmouth, with a cargo of wood and lumber, 
was wrecked at Grand Passage, Digby Neck, in November. 
Crew saved. Owned by Manasseh Cook. 

1830. 

Schooner Sabab, 54 tons, Ezekiel Ellis master, from 

Yarmoath for Nassau, New Providence, with an assorted 

cargo, was wrecked at the latter port, in September. Crew 

saved. Owned by Joseph Tooker and the master. 

1831. 
Brig BiUiOW, lOOtons, James A. Dennis master, from 
Bermuda for Halifax, -with dischaiged soldiers, was vrrecked 
at the Bagged Islands, N. S., on the 9th April. Of the 
1S7 persona on hoard not one was saved. For particulara 
see narrative. Owned by John Bond, Amos Dennis and 
others. 




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Bbgobd of YasUoUth SaiFPiNa. 121 

Schooner Albion, 61 tons, Edward B. Hammond master, 
flftiled from Nevis, W. I., for Yarmouth, in ballast, in 
December, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned by 
Charles G. Coffin. 

Schooner Elizabeth, 45 tons, from Yarmonth for King- 
ston, Jamaica, was wrecked at the Caicos Passage, W. I., 
on the IstFebniary. Crewandpart of cargo saved. Owned 
by Josbna Trefry. 

Schooner IsabeujA, 41 tons, Babine master and: 

owner, from Yarmouth for Halifax, was mirinto and. sank 
by the Schooner "Nancy,'' from London, G.B., for Oaspe^ 
Island, on the 14th Angast. Grew saved. 

Schooner Adtektdbe, S3 tons, WaitstiU Patch master- 
and owner, from Canso for Yarmoath, was wrecked at the 
Mud Islands, in mid-winter. The crew were obliged to 
remain on the Island, in a starving condition and without 
fire, fourteen days. They were taken ofTby Brig "Qrecian," 
Captain George Cann, and brought to Yarmonth. No in- 
surance. 

1833. 

Schooner Licensb, 43 tons, from Yarmouth for the- 
West Indies, put into Antigua in distress, and was con- 
demned. Owned by Robert Kelley. 

Schooner Elegant, 41 tons,. WaitstiU Lewis master,. 
from Yarmouth for Bermuda^ with an assorted cargo, struck 
on tbe Ledges off Bermuda, in September, and became a 
total loss. All hands perishedl Owned by Benjamin. 
Lewis and others. 

1834-. 

Brigantine Bomnet, 111 tons, Edward B.Bingay master,, 
from Fredericksburg, Va., for Halifax, N. S., with a cargo 
of flour, while on thv passage down the Bappabannock 
Biver, during very severe weather on the 5th Jannary, was 
out through by the drift ice and sank. Grew took to th» 
boat, hot on account of the ice making so fast, were ans]bl«. 



122 Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 

to reach the shore till the 9th. One man perishefl. 'Owned 
by Benjamin Bingay. 

Schooner Shelburne, 49 tons, Jacob Wyman "master 
and owner, from St. John, N. B., for Yarmouth, with an 
assorted cargo, "misstayed" and went ashore on the 
" Hen and Chickens," Yarmouth Sound, in October, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Part of cargo landed 
in a damaged condition. 

1835. 

Brig Lion, 184 tons, George Fletcher master, from 
Yarmouth for St. Andrews, N. B., in ballast, struck on 
Grand Manan during a thick fog, in August, and became a 
total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by George Bingay. 

Brigantine Helen, 104 tons, Augustus D. Bust master, 
whilst lying at anchor after discharging cargo at St. Kitts, 
W. I., was capsized by a hurricane in September, and 
driven ashore, where she became a total wreck. Crew 
^aved. Owned by Samuel Eillam and the master. 

Schooner Lark, 97 tons, Amos Cook master, from 
Halifax for the West Indies, with a cargo of fish and 
lumber, was abandoned at sea, in October. Crew saved. 
Owned by George Bingay. 

Schooner Mercator, 86 tons, Nehemiah Cook master, 
from Halifax for the West Indies, with a cargo of fish and 
-lumber, was wrecked at Antigua. Crew saved. Owned 
by Reuben Clements. 

Schooner Star, 48 tons, Edward Darby master, from 
Yarmouth for Halifax, in ballast, whilst beating out of 
Kelley's Cove, in November, " misstayed " and went ashore 
at Sunday Point, and became a total wreck. Crew saved* 
•Owned by Robert Eelley. 

1886. 
•Schooner Wentworth, 66 tons, John Kinney master, 
from Tusket for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumb,er. 



Secord of TARsrotJTH Shippinq. 123 

V&8 abandoned at Bea. Crew Bared. Owned by Nathan 
Einney and others. 

Schooner H&nnah, 54 toua, Henry Hilton maBter and 
owner, whilst lying at anchor at Kelley's Gove, in ballast, 
in September, was driven ashore daring a gale, and bmams 
s total wreck. Crew saved. 

Sloop SprrFiBB, 86 tons, Jacob Tedfoid master, whilst 
passing oat of Yarmoath harbor, on' the 19th "Novem- 
ber, for Trinidad, with a cargo of lumber, shingles and 
beef, ran afoul of the Brig "Milton," brei^iug two stanch- 
ions and splitting the mainsail. They were obliged to 
'remain in the harbor, on accoant of head winds and 
necessary repairs, until the 23rd December, when they 
pnt to sea. Soon after leaving port the weather became 
boisteroQs — thick snow storms and heavy gales. On the 
24tb, at five o'clock, p. m., the vessel struck Pease's 
Island Ledge, (one of the Toskets), carrying away the 
mdder and rendering her unmanageable. In this condition 
she wasdriven ashore on Great Tnsket Island Point, bilged, 
and became a total wreek. As soon as possible the crew 
were employed in saving their dothing, provisions and 
materials of the vessel. They remained on the Island 
nntil the 28th, when they were taken offby Capt. YanHom, 
of the Schr. " Lark," and landed at Yarmouth on the 3nd 
January, 1887. Owned by Samnel Eillam. 

1837. 
Brig Pandora, 148 tons, Thomas Crosby, Jr., master and 
■owner, 'from Yarmouth for Liverpool, Q. B., vrith a cargo 
of mahogany, was fallen in with on the 26th Febroary (24 
days oat), in lat. 47.68, long. SS.29, waterlogged and aban- 
doned, by a Ship which arrived at Baltimore March 15th. 
No tidings were received of the crew, of which Zebina and 
Cereno Cook (brothers) and Ezekiel Bridgeo (of Arcadia) 
comprised a part. Capt. Jos. Wm. Frankland, who brought 
the Brigt. "Scott," from the West Indies t.VuA'jQax "^^a 



124 Recobd of Tabhoutb SmppiKa^ 

mate, Mr. Beoj. Gardner, 2d mate, and Mr. James Carter, 
of Liverpool, G. B., a passenger. 

Brig Elizabeth, 148 ions, Josepk B. Lovitt master, 
from St. Andrews, N. B., for Barbadoes, with a cargo of 
lumber, dragged on shore from her anchorage daring a 
hurricane at the latter place in June,^ and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Beuben Clements. 

Brig Topaz, 106 tons, David Cook master, from Calais, 
Me., for Antigua, with a cargo of lumber, was wi*ecked at 
the latter port. Crew saved. Owned by Caleb Cook and 
others* 

Brigantine Scott, 156 tons, James Scott master, sailed 
from Kingston, Jamaica, on the 20th October, 1886, for 
Yarmouth, in ballast. On the 24th the Captain wasR 
attacked by the yellow fever ; and on the 26th the Mate 
was also attacked- by it and died on the 1st November^ 
The Captain expired on the 4th November. The remainder 
of the crew, among whom were Bobert McEinnon, John 
Bridgeo and Ebenezer Scott, (lately master of Barque 
'' Freeman Dennis," who was cabin boy), being unable to- 
navigate the vessel, stood in towards the land, and on the^ 
6th spoke a slave lander, from which they took a pilot, who^ 
took the vessel into Xagua Bay, Cuba, for the purpose of 
obtaining relief. They arrived in the Bay on the 9th, and 
were immediately placed at the Quarantine Grounds, where 
they remained until the 19th, when they were permitted ta 
enter the harbor. On the 22nd, Jos. Wm. Frankland, mate 
of the Ship ''Portland," (who was subsequently lost in the 
Brig '' Pandora,") with the consent of his Captain, took 
charge of the Brigantine ; but the Governor of Xagua, from 
some unknown reason, would not permit the vessel to 
leave port until the 22d December, when they again sailed 
for Yarmouth. Everything went well until the 18th Jan- 
uary, 1887, when, at 2 o'clock,, p. m., the vessel being 
thickly coated w^ith ica> the crew were set to work clearing. 



BscoRD or Yabuouth Shitpinck • 125 

it ^m the topsail sheets and clewlines, sod overhauling 
the cable, (being then abreaat of Gannet Bock,) preparatory 
to entering the harbor of Chebogue. Whilst in the act of 
weathering the point of beach at the entrance of the harbor, 
the wind suddenly changed, and there being no room to 
"wear" the ship, they tried to "stay," but finding that 
she would not "go in stays," they were obliged to come to 
anchor, and take in sail as speedily as possible, having 
only three fathoms of water. It was then blowing very 
strong, and the ranning rigging being clotted with ice, it 
was Bome time before the sails were all taken in. Notwith- 
fitanding the continual paying out of cable and the letting 
go the sheet anchor, the veBsel kept drifting till at last she 
fltmck on the Beach, and immediately bilged. As the tide 
began to make she heeled broadside on the Beach, in which 
Bituation she lay beating upon the rocks until the tide left 
her. The crew landed safely. She was got off on the 22nd 
and taken into Chebogae harbor, where she was condemned 
and sold by auction. She was purchased by Her former 
owners, Messrs. E. and A. Scott, of Chebogue, and refitted, 
and was finally abandoned at sea on the 11th September, 
1839. Insured £800 In the " Yarmouth Marine Insnrance 
Association." We believe this was the first insarance paid 
on a "total loss" in Yarmouth. 

Schooner Mart Elizabeth, 89 tons, Theodore Ghnrchill 
master and principal owner, sailed from Tnsket River for 
Nevis, W. I., on the 18tb June, with a ca^o of lumb^ and 
ebiQgles,> and arrived at Nevis on the 16th July, where she 
remained until the 18th, when she sailed for the Island of 
St. Cbriatopher's. On the Slat the vessel was taken to 
Sandy Point for the purpose of discharging cargo. On the 
27tb, at 2 p. m., whilst getting nnder weigh for the return 
voyage, after having taken in ballast, the vessel was struck 
by a heavy sea, and the "palls" of the windlass being 
earned away the crew were unable to weigh anohoT. TVa 



— ^ r-ZCOED 0» TiBKKTCH SBIPPtSO. 

^ ««■ C7C;. - -lenj l£BI3&Wt and endeaTtinid to pi 
^fT T*^^ °'^ ^'"^ ik ^ohHs; far, BoCwithstandiag • 
^*^^^ «xertioDs.tbaiaBri«M Asm OBlfae racks at Srad 
;^'^-^::>=^t^. ana aoon ifca— t*i Uama • hiUl wreck- Crai 
nL TmhI on bar fnt myage. 14 

>:£:^it].i>r Osoaas. 79 tamt, TbmpUoa Croebv masta 

-j--^' «=X3. y .L--,^.. 5I<^ (uirT»nBo«uh. imi on ttartmooth Pob 

•^ *~i^j^ ,:-^: Fsssage. oa th« ITth April, uid beoaxae 

"'■'■^^^^^*-I- -^. v. rvw aamL Ova«i br Benj. RcilJiog, Tb« 

^'*^"^-' •*! :■ ..■■ -ih^s. 

I83& 

-^-^^^r ^ ,'isrca. 163 tM(K C»i<b Soott master, from 3 

^"^^^'—^ ^"'-'■'^■v. N. B.. ftrib* West Iniiies. with a cargo of latj 

"^^ *-- ' ~ 1^1.-. .-n ^ Lx^* iMT D^Mfi b«li(jw St. Stephen, od U 

J^ "*- ">; n. MiJ b««««««b»tai wr«et. Crewsarpd. OwiM 

■^ ^~L,.vu <«ucs ami ulhirr. 

~^^^^— ^^uwntjr Vmox, S4 tons. H«rf>«rt Redding master ni 

^~ ^^~~ ^-*v.-i{>ikl v/*Ti«;r. Srom Hilifiu fcr Pirtoa, ?i. S,, in ballaf 

^ "™--^ il.v.>n.-\i vdf CiitH; Oi^>r^. near Anti^nish, on the eveuii 

^^s^rcstli -Vu^-i^ ;6 Wiii^ 4 little foggr. Aboot 10 o'clo 

*-"" 1 1 -rf ■ ^=ii«imD uigbt. liw wind smiJeuly T<;ered round from S. 

— ^tX , \V,. and blew s i3le. In attempting to weigh anch 

x-^au otf shore, *s soon as it was "tripped" a yiole 

K^ =*^-» «*Jl tbr«w the iteiisel un bet beam ends, and in tbat po 

— i^^ " «at sbv was drtfeu on shore at LivingstoDe Co^e, whi 

"^^«^ -^K^ ^uittMdiatvlv bilged and dlled. Tbe crew with difficn 

^^^ ^r^*-t»;«tfd th^•tttsvllfe« wn board imtil davlight and ebb tii 

'"^*— "* -^^tt all «tv-veifded in reavbing tbe shore in safety from 1 

-^~— ~— -~at vtivt, Vhj* Ttcssel shortly afterwards went to piec 

=- — - "t -sst-uitvJi VLtO iu ■' Marine " ottii-e, 

^=rk-t>vs.>uvr t•lXl£^, 76 tcuis, Wallace Flint master fri 

^*^M,l^•t^^t^ S,>c ibe West Indies, with a cargo of fish i 

-*^ *»'tvc «as wweked at Ouadalonpe about the 2Gth Octol 

^"* '^« »"d va»^ sated. Owned by David Flint. 



Becobd of YABMonTB SHcpiNa; lfl7 

Schooner Hope, 68 totiB, John McGray master, firoin- 
Boston for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, pot into Shag 
Harbor, daring a gale on the 20th November. On the 
28rd, the wind increasing in violence and a heavy sea 
ranning, the vessel was driven from her anchorage and 
went ashore on the Beef, where she became a total wreck. 
Crew eaved. Fart of the cargo saved in a damaged con- 
dition. Owned by B. Crocker, 

Schooner Shepherd, 87 tone, Horace Baker master and 
owner, from St. John, N. B., on a trading voyage, with a 
cargo of fish, was driven ashore at Ship Harbor, 30 miles 
East of Halifax, in September, and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved and landed at Halifax. Insured $800 in St. 
John, N. B. 

1839. 

Brig Henbietta, 128 tons, Elkanah Clements master, 
&om Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a CATgo of lumber^ 
was abandoned at sea. Crew saved. Owned by. Isaac 
Morehouse and others. Insured £550 in " Marina" office. 

Brigantine Scott, 156 tons, Jacob Scott master, sailed, 
from St. Stephen, X. B., on the 10th Angust, for Barbadoes, 
timber laden. On the 9th September they experienced 
very heavy weather, with rain and lightning, and as the 
wind kept increasing they were obliged to " heave to," 
under a balance reefed mainsail, and commenced throwing 
off the deckload, the weather side of which had started. 
A tremendous squall threw the vessel on her beam ends, 
and at 4 o'clock, p. m., in lat. 25, long. 60, the weather 
lanyards of the main rigging were cut, both masts went 
over the side, and the vessel righted. An attempt was 
then made to clear the wreck of the broken spars, boards,. 
Stc., which the violence of the wind prevented. The main- 
mast to leeward stove a hole in the starboard quarter, by 
which the vessel soon filled with water. At '8 p. m. the 
vrind blew in an E. N. E. direction, the water casks were. 



12S- Becobd op Yaioiouth Smpprao. 

Captain ordered the cable to be cat and endeaTored to pnt 
to sea, bat fonnd it impossible; for, notwithstanding all 
their exertions, the vessel was driven on the rocks at Sandy 
Point, and soon afterwards became a total wreck. Crow 
and materials saved. Vessel on her first voyage. No 
insurance. 

Schooner Geobge, 78 tons, Tbeopliilus Crosby master, 
from Eastport, Me., for Yarmoatb, ran on Dartmoatb Point 
Ledge, Grand Passage, on the 17th April, and became a 
total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Benj. Redding, Theo. 
Crosby and others. 

1838. 

Brig Jabfsb, 163 tona, Caleb Scott master, from St. 
Stephen, N. B., for the West Indies, with a cargo of lum- 
ber, ran on a Ledge four mtles below St. Stephen, on the 
8th May, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned 
by Eben Scott and others. 

Schooner Union, 84 tone, Herbert Bedding master and 
principal owner, from Halifax for Picton, N. S., in ballast, 
anchored off Cape George, near Antigoniah, (Hi the evening 
of 28th Aogast, it being a little foggy. About 10 o'clock 
the aame night, Uie wind suddenly veered round from S. to 
N. N. W., and blew a gale. In attempting to weigh anchor 
to run ofif shore, as soon as it was "tripped" a violent 
squall threw the vessel on her beam ends, and in that posi- 
tion she was driven on shore at Livingstone Cove, where 
she immediately bilged and filled. The (»'ew with difficulty 
sustained themselves on board until daylight and ebb tide, 
when all succeeded in reaching the shore tn safety &om the 
boom end. The vessel shortly afterwards went to pieces. 
Insnred £110 in "Marine" office. 

Schooner Ellen, 76 tons, Wallace Flint master, from 
Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of fish and 
lumber, was wrecked at Gnadaloupe about the 26th October. 
Crew and cargo saved. Owned by David Flint. Na 
inaaranae on vessel. 



Bboobd of Yabuoute Shipfiho; H7 

Schooner Hope, 68 tons, John McGray master, from. 
Boston for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, put into Shag 
Harbor, dnring a gale on the 20th Korember. On the 
23rii, the wind increasing in violence and a heavj sea 
nmning, the vessel was driven &om ber anchorage and 
went ashore on the Reef, where she became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. Part of the cargo saved in a damaged con- 
dition. Owned by D. Crocker. 

Schooner Shepherd, 87 tons, Horace Baker masber and 
owner, from St. John, N. B., on a trading voyage, with a 
cargo of fieb, vras driven ashore at Ship Harbor, 30 miles 
East of Halifax, in September, and became a total wreck. 
Grew saved and landed at Halifax. Insnred 3800 in St. 
John, N. B. 

1839. 

Brig Henrietta, 128 tons, Elkonab Clements master, 
from Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumberr 
was abandoned at sea. Crew saved. Owned by Isaac 
Morehouse and others. Insured £650 in " Marine" office. 

Brigantine Scott, 166 tons, Jacob Scott master, sailed, 
from St. Stephen, N. B., on the 10th Augost, for Barbadoes,. 
timber laden. On the 9th September they experienced 
very heavy weather, with rain and lightning, and as the 
wind kept increasing they were obliged to "heave to," 
nnder a balance reefed mainsail, and commenced throwing 
ofiF the deckload, the weather side of which had started. 
A tremendoas sqaall threw the vessel on her beam ends, 
and at 4 o'clock, p. m., in lat. 26, long. 60, the weather 
lanyards of tbe main rigging were cat, both masts went 
over the side, and the vessel righted. An attempt was 
then made to clear the wreck of the broken spars, boards,. 
ius., which the violence of the wind prevented. The main- 
mast to leeward stove a hole in the starboard quarter, by 
which the vessel soon filled with water. At '8 p. m. the 
wind blew in an E. N. E. direction, the vrater casks were. 



128 Record of Yarmouth Shippino, 

all washed overboard, and in trying to save some bread, 
not then wet, it was washed overboard. In this state the 
crew, eight in number, remained on board, withoat any sus- 
tenance except a few pieces of pork impregnated with coal 
tar, and fished out of the cabin, until the 11th, when the 
French Barque "La Blayaise," of Bordeaux, Capt. Erable, 
hove in sight, and relieved them from their perilous situa- 
tion by taking them on board and conveying them to St. 
George's, Bermuda. Owned by E. and A. Scott, Chebogue. 

Brigantine Alva, 181 tons, Sheldon Lewis master, from 
Halifax for Jamaica, with a cargo of fish and shingles, was 
dismasted during a gale, in lat. 89.44, long. 60.479 and 
abandoned on the 15th March. Crew rescued by Ship 
'* Pocahontas,'' and landed at Baltimore. Owned by James 
Baker and others. Lisured £1000 in the " Marine " office. 

Brigantine Jake Eellet, 108 tons, Henry Hilton 
master, from Jamaica for St. Andrews, N. B., in ballast, 
ran ashore during thick weather at Petite Passage, N. S., 
on the 28rd November, and became a total wreck. Crew 
escaped by swimming ashore. Owned by Robert Kelley. 

Brigantine Wasp, 105 tons, Edward Perry master, from 
Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumber and 
fish, put into Cook's Harbor, near Yarmouth, duritig a gale, 
in October, and was driven ashore at Crawley's Island, 
where she became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by 
Allen & Brown. 

Brigantine Two Partners, 105 tons, Charles W, 
Clements master, sailed from St. Andrews, N. B., on the 
6th September, for Barbadoes, With a cargo of lumber, and 
was capsized during a gale on the 18th, in lat. 86, long. 64, 
and abandoned. One man was drowned. Bemainder of 
crew rescued by a Barque from Boston, and landed at 
Buenos Ayres. Owned by Thomas Flint. Insured £400 
in "Marine" office. 

Schooner Adelaide, 84 tons, Henry Hilton master, from 



Reoosd of Yaruodth Shifpino. 129 

the West Indies for Yarmouth, with a cargd of produce, 
WES abaDdoned at s^ iu a sinkiug condition in December. ' 
Crew BaTed; Owned by John Murray, 

Schooner John and Sahah, 75 tons, William Wyman 
master, sailed from Tusket, N. S., about the lOth Septem- 
ber, for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumber. Her 
wreck was fallen in with on the 21st, in lat. 42, long. 66, 
bottom np. No tidings wers received of the crew. Owned 
by John V. N. Hatfield. 

Schooner Yarmouth Packet, 61 tons, Joseph Tooker, 
Jr., master and owner, sailed from St. John, N. B., for 
Yarmouth, on the 16tb Kovember. When about three 
miles from Long Island, K. S., the wind blowing fresh on 
shore, the bead of the foremast was carried away, which 
rendered the vessel unmanageable. She was driren near 
the shore, when both anchors were let go. The crew and 
six passengers got into the small boat, and, with great 
difficulty and peril, succeeded in effecting a landing at a 
email creek upwards of a mile off, to which they were 
directed by the humane inhabitants of the Island, who 
walked along the shore to indicate tbe way. At low water 
the vessel struck on the rocks, and filled. By the assist- 
ance of some of the inhabitants, she was got into the 
Passage, and the greater part of her cargo and materials 
saved. The letter bag was lost. No insarance. 

Schooner Goon Intent, 57 tons, Bobert McKiunon mas- 
ter, from Comwallis for Yarmouth, with a cargo of produce, 
ran ashore at Trout Cove, Digby Neck, in October, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by John 
Micbie, G. Sanderson and others. Insured ^210 in 
"Marine" office. 

Schooner AjdETHTSi, 44 tons, E. Lurkin master, from 
Boston for St. John, N. B., was capsized during a squall 
on the 3rd May, Two passengers — Mr. Heniy Woods 
fmd a Mr, Smith — were drowned. Other passengers and 



180 Eecord of Yarmouth Shipping. 

crew — ten in number — were taken oflf by Schooner "Com- 
peer/' Capt Lincoln, and landed at Ellsworth, Me. Owned 
by Jacob Hilton and others. 

Schooner Plymouth, 40 tons, Henry Hilton master, on 
a trading voyage, was burned at Bay Chaleur in September. 
Crew saved. Owned by John Murray. 

1840. 

Barque Loyalist, 218 tons, William Hammond master, 
from St. John, N. B., for Sligo, G. B., with a cargo of 
deals, went ashore on the 22nd September at St. John's 
Point, Donegal Co., Ireland, during a gale, and became a 
total wreck. Crew and cargo saved. Owned by E. W. B. 
Moody and others. Insured £1425 in ** Marine" office. 

The following account of the loss of this vessel is copied 

from a Sligo paper : — 

Shipwreck of the Loyalist op Yarmouth. — A large 
barque, upwards of 200 tons register, and only three years 
built, is a total wreck at the north shore of St. John's Point, 
Bruckless Bay, Co. Donegal, a short distance from the light- 
house. She was homeward bound from St. John, N. B., 
for Sligo, with a cargo of timber, deals, battens, &c., and 
consigned to Mr. Peter O'Connor, of the latter port. It 
appears that her Captain mistook the St. John's Point 
Light for the Sligo Light, and became sensible of his mis- 
take only when his barque came crash against the rocks^ 
It wa« two o'clock on Tuesday night, the 22nd inst., when 
the accident occurred. At the time it was blowing a hurri- 
cane from the N.E., and, being intensely dark, it was with 
some difficulty the hands and master saved themselves by 
climbing the rocks. When she struck, with such force was 
she driven that she carried away with her bows several tons 
of the solid rock. We understand the ship and cargo to be 
insured, and that Andrew Cassidy, Bruckless, Esq., the 
enterprising agent for the underwriters at Lloyds, is greatly 
exerting himself to save the property for the Insurers. All 
the deck lumber has already been got on shore, and he ex- 
pected the remainder of her cargo will be saved. Mr. 
Browne, the experienced officer in command of the ** Bacer," 



Rkcobd of YABMorrH Shippiso. 181 

revenae cruiser, is deyislng plana to remoTe the hull vritJi 
the cargo. It will be a difficult hasiueBe, but there is 
nothing too difficult for enterprise and persoverauce. It 
tells well for the honest disposition of the people of the 
Point, that no depredations have been perpetrated upon the 
wreck. The Kilnlton men deserve much credit for their 
nseful exertions in saving the barque and cargo before Mr. 
Cassidy had time to arrive. We have heard that, at one 
period, she was drifting alee upon the rocks, and would 
inevitably have went into peg-wood or would have been 
swallowed up the Gull yugk were it not for the tact with 
which in not more than an instant of time they fastened 
her chain cable to a rock. They will, we expect, receive 
more than the usual salvage, and they richly deserve it. 

Brig EuzAnETH, 227 tons, Edward B. Bingaj master, 
from Bangor, Me., for St. Kitt's, with a cargo of lumber, 
was wrecked at the latter port in December. Crew saved, 
Tessel launched only a few months previously. Owned by 
E. W. B. Moo(iy and others. Insured ^£1360 in "Marine" 
office. 

Brigantine Ahioail, 141 tons, Samuel Kelley master, 
sailed from Tusket River on the 4th Angnst for St. Andrews, 
N. B., in ballast, and ran ashore same night, during a 
dense fog, on Beef Island, and became a total wreck. Crew 
and part of materials saved. Owned by John V. N. Hat- 
field and George Trefry. Insured £1000 iu "Marine" 
office. 

Brigantine Goon Intent, 132 tons, Rowland H.Crocker 
master, from St. Andrews, N. B., for Borbadoes, with s 
cargo of lumber, ran ashore at Long Island, K. S., on the 
5th August, during a thick fog, and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved with difficulty. Owned by Daniel Crocker and 
others. No insurance. 

1841. 

Barque Lokdok, 271 tons, Samuel Crosby master, from 
Liverpool, G. B., for Kingston, Jamaica, with a cargo of 
coals, was vrrecked on the North Point of the Grand Tnrk« 



182 Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 

W. I., in September. Crew and cargo saved. Ovirned by 
Eben and Amos Scott. 

Brig Paragon, 179 tons, Israel Lovitt, Junr., master, 
sailed from Yarmouth for the West Indies on the 7th Feb- 
raary,^with a cargo of lumber and fish, and was not after- 
wards heard of. Her crew consisted of Henry Lovitt, 1st 
mate; Elkanah Trask, 2udmate; Anthony Butler, cook; 

Samuel Kinney, seaman; Milton Bent, seaman; 

Clements (Cove), seaman ; and three others, names un- 
known. Owned by Israel Lovitt and others. 

Schooner Mercy Jane, 87 tons, Nathaniel Perry master, 
from St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, for New York, with a cargo 
of pimento and logwood, whilst standing in for Sandy Hook 
on the night of 17th December, struck on '* Romer Shoals," 
and became a total loss. The next day the Schooner 
" Friendship," Captain Pearsall, went to her assistance and 
took from her the Captain, crew and part of the cargo of 
pimento. When they left her she was full of water and 
bilged. One of the crew, who had been sick on the voyage, 
died shortly after being received on board the ** Friendship." 
Owned by Thomas Parfitt, the master, and others. 

Schooner MAiriLDA, 75 tons, David Flint, Jr., master and 
owner, from Yarmouth for Annapolis, N.S., in ballast, was 
driven ashore at Digby Gut, in September, and became a 
total wreck. Crew saved. 

Schooner Belvidere, 78 tons, Thomas B. Cann master 
and principal owner, sailed from Yarmouth on the 1st 
March, for Antigua, with a cargo of lumber, and encoun- 
tered very severe weather, during which she became water- 
logged. Two men perished. Remainder of the crew 
abandoned her on the 10th, in lat. 89.10, long. 65, and 
were rescued by Brig ** Arzac," and landed at New York. 
Insured $400. 

Schooner Thomas and Jane, 65 tons, Robert Bain 
master, sailed from St. Stephen, N. B., on the 24th June, 



Becobd 07 Yabmodth SHU^ma. 193 

for Barbadoes, with a cargo of lumber and shitiglea, and 
pat into Yarmontb oa the 2Stb, on account of heavy 
weather, where she remained wind-bonnd until the 11th 
July, when she again proceeded on her voyage. On the 
16th, having experienced heavy weather after leaving port, 
the vessel sprang a leak, and the crew being unable to keep 
her free put bock to Yarmontb, where they arrived on the 
22ud. She was taken to "Moody's Wharf," and dis' 
charged. On the 3rd August, at low water, the wind sud' 
denlj sprang up, which caused the vessel to list from tlie 
wharf, and falling upon a rock, bilged, filled with water, 
and became damaged to such au extent that she waff 
condemned. Owned by David Lauders. 

Schooner Cuklew, 45 tons, David Goodwin master, from 
Argyle for Boston, was driven ashore during a anowBtorm, 
at Scitoate Beach, Cape Cod, on the 29tb November, and 
became a total wreck. Captain washed overboard and 
drowned' Crew saved. Owned by James Ooodwin and 
others. 

Schooner Ac&duh, 42 tons, Francis J. D'Entremont 
master and owner, was wrecked at Cape Aim, Mass., oa 
8rd October. Crew saved. 

Schooner Madeline, 40 tons, Joseph D'Eutremont 
master, was wrecked at Cape Ann, Mass., on the 3rd 
October. Crew saved. Owned by the Surettes at Argyle, 

Schooner Gilbebt, 24 tons, John Trefry master and 
owner, from Yarmontb, fishing, was ntecked at the Tusket 
Islands in Augnst. Crew saved. , 

1842. 

Barque Maru„ 410 tons, Amos Cook master, from 
Glasgow, G. B., for Havana, Cuba, experienced very heavy 
weather, and when 150 miles N. W. of the coast of Ireland, 
' OD the 20th August, carried away all lower mastheads, 
and becoming unmanageable and hopelessly wrecked waS' 
abandoned. Crew saved. Owned by George Bingay and 
the master. 



134 Ebcord op Yarmouth Shipping* 

Brig Isabella, 181 tons, Moses Shaw master, from the 
West Indies for St. Andrews, N. B., in ballast, ran ashore 
daring a dense fog in July, at Campobello, and became a 
total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas Eollam. 

Brigantine Adelinb, 129 tons, Nathaniel Power master, 
from Dublin for Yarmouth, whilst lying at anchor at Shag 
Harbor, N. S., after a passage of 82 days, dragged ashore 
during a gale on the 21st October, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Stephen V. Kinney. 

Brigantine Lady Huntington, 124 tons, Thomas Stowe 
master, from New York for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, 
was driven ashore, whilst "lying to," at Ellenwood's Island 
(one of the Tuskets), on the morning of the 81st November 
and became a total wreck. Crew and principal portion of 
cargo and materials saved. Owned by Thomas Allen. 

Brigantine Shamrock, 107 tons, Smith D. Einney master, 
sailed from Barbadoes on the 5th November for New York, 
and was wrecked on the Bamegat Shoals, during a heavy 
gale on the 80th. Crew saved. Owned by Samuel Dunseith. 

Brigantine Germ, 101 tons, Norman S. Porter master, 
sailed from Yarmouth on the 5th January, for the West 
Indies, with a cargo of lumber, shingles, &c. When two 
or three miles from port, her rudder was broken near the 
head by a heavy sea and carried away, rendering the vessel 
unmanageable. The Brig "Sterling,** Capt. Clements, 
from St. Andrews, N. B., for Yarmouth, went to her assist- 
ance, and Capt. Porter and his crew with much difficulty 
and danger succeeded in getting safely on board the 
'' Sterling " at dusk. She was next boarded near the 
Tusket Islands and stripped of provisions, sails, chains, 
anchors, &c. On the 18th ^January she went ashore at 
Cranberry Head, where she went to pieces. The greater 
part of the cargo was saved. Owned by Dennis and Israel 
Horton and F. W. Bedding. 

Schooner Oceanus, 81 tons, John Jacques master, was 



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driren aahore at the West iDdies, during a hnrricane, on 
the 4th October, and became a total loss. Grew and part 
of cargo BHved. Owned by James Jenkins. No inanrance. 

Schooner Spartan, 75 tons, Aaron Goudey master, from 
St. Kitt's, W. I., for Yarmouth, with a cargo of molasses 
and sugar, sprang a leak in lat. 84, long. 66.80, and was 
headed for Bermada, on the IStli Janaary. On the 18th 
the leak increased so fast, tliat she was in a sinking con* 
dition, and was abandoned. The Captain and crew were 
taken off by Schr. "Fair Play," of Massacha setts, and 
landed at St. Thomas. Owned "by Edward B. Bingay and 
Joseph Tooker, Jr. 

1848. 

Batqae British Qdebs, 263 tons, Charles DeWolfo 
master, whilst lying at anchor at Antigua ou the 26th 
April, was discovered to be on fire, and, notwithstanding 
the most strennons exertions made by the soTerul Captains 
and crews of Teseels in the harbor and assistance from the 
shore, wan barned to the water's edge. Tbo fire was 
caused by a lighted candle left baroing on a table in tho 
cabin. Owned by Thomas Allen. Insured £700 in 
"Marine" office. 

Brig Frimce Albert, 282 tons, Elkanah Clements 
master, from St. John, N. B., for Loudon, G. B., with a 
cargo of deals, struck on a Lodge called the " Old Man," 
near Tusket Islands, on the dth February, and floated off 
with loss of rudder. The vessel being unmanageable, the 
crew eodeaToored to get her into some harbor l>y use of tho 
flails, ^a the 11th, seeing that the vessel was in danger of 
!going ashore, the sails were furled and the anchors let go, 
'but the wind increasing to a heavy gale, she began to 
'"drag," and her masts were cnt away. She continued to 
drag, nevertheless, until she struck on the Southern Brother 
Island, about two miles from Pubnico Point, where she 
became a . total wreck. Crew, materials and part of cs-t^ 



136 Record ot Yarmouth SfllppiNai 

saved. Owned by Nathan Weston , Isaac Morehouse and 
others. 

Brig Sterling, 188 tons, Evelyn Bobbins master, sailed 
from St. Andrews, N. B., for the West Indies, with a cargo 

of lumber, about the 18th of November. She was fallen 

« 

in with by the Brigt. "Maitland," Capt. Benj. Murphy, of 
Yarmouth, on Christmas Day, in lat. d9i40, long. 67.80, 
waterlogged and dismasted. Capt. Murphy, with two of 
his men, boarded her, and found everything gone off the 
decks, boats, hatches, &c., and most of bulwarks washed 
away. Under a shelter he found four dead bodies (amongst 
which he recognized that of the 1st Mate, Clements) and 
part of a carcass of a dog. The bodies appeared to have 
been in that state for some days. It being near night, 
Capt. M. could make no further discoveries. The names 
of the crew were as follows : — Edwin Clements, 1st Mate ; 
Beuben O. Clements, 2nd Mate ; John McCarthy, seamau; 
John Wilson and Charles Munro (colored) seamen ; and 
two others, names unknown. Owned by Beuben Clements. 
Insured £1100 in the '* Marine " office. 

Brig Industry, 182 tons, Charles Jenkins master, from 
Yarmouth for St. John, N. B., was driven ashore near 
Partridge Island, on the 80th April, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by James Jenkins. No 
insurance. 

Brigantine Scott, 196 tons, Jacob C. Scott master, 
sailed from Dublin, Ireland, on the 27th February, for 
Yarmouth, N. S., in ballast, and was not afterwards 
heard of. Owned by Eben and Amos Scott, of Chebogue, 
In November, 1852, (nearly ten years* after,) a small 
box, with a sliding lid, covered with barnacles, etc., came 
ashore in front of Mr. Francis Hipson's house, on John's 
Island, near the entrance of Pubnico Harbor. On opening 
it there was found the Log Slate of this vessel, on which 
were written the name of the vessel and the names of seve- 



Becohd or Yabhodth SmPFDia. 137 

ral of the crew, viz. : — Henry Healey, lat mate; Wm. H. 
Trefry, (Chebogue Point,) steward ; Wm. Hipson and 
Dsvid Qoodwin. The boy who discoTered the box rubbed 
the writing from one side of the slate, or else some particu- 
lars relative to the loss herein recorded might have been 
preeerred. • 

Brigantine H*.idke, 111 tons, Aaron Qoadey master, 
whilst lying at anchor at St. Pierre, Martiaique, parted her 
cables and was driven on shore during a gale on the night' 
of the 1st March, and became a total loss. Crew and mate- 
rials saved. The Schooner " Yarmouth Packet," Captain 
Bichan, was riding at anchor to leeward of the " Haidee,"' 
and the latter, on parting her cables, drifted afovl of the ' 
Schooner with great violence, staving in her bulwarks and^ 
placing her in imminent peril. A. portion of the Schooner's^ 
rigging was cnt away, when the "Haidee" swang clear of 
her, otherwise both mnst have gone ashore. The Schooner 
rode oat the gale in safety. The "Haidee" was owned 
by Thomas Killam. 

Schooner Umoit, 84 tons, Israel Shaw master, sailed 
from Yarmontb on the 27th September for the West Indies, 
and was not afterwards heard of. Her crew consisted of 
Israel Trask, Rowland Landers and Miner Gbipman. 
Owned by Joseph Shaw and William Bobertson. 

1844. 
Barqae SovBBBiaKr 968 tons, Joseph Sogers master, 
sailed from Liverpool, (^. B., on the 80th October for St.- 
John, N. B., with acargo of coals. On the 1st November 
the vessel experienced. a heavy gale from E. S. £., which 
drove her towards the Irish coast. In the night at Orey- 
stonea, near Dublin, both anchors were let go, bat as she^ 
began to "drag," her masts were cut airay, and she 
"broaght ap" within three or foar cable lengths of the 
breakers. At 10 a, m. of the 2nd she again commenced. 



188 Becobd of Yabmouth Smppma. 

to ** drag/* when it was found necessary to slip her cables, 
•ftnd let her ran bows on the shore, to enable the crew to 
save their liyes, which they did with difficulty. The yessel 
became a total wreck. Owned by E. W. B. Moody, B. 
Bogers & Co., and William Bogers. Insni^ $8000 in 
New York. 

Brig BosE, 240 tons, John D. Kelley master, sailed from 
•Grenada, W. I., on the 7th December, for Yarmouth, in 
ballast, and was dismasted, waterlogged and abandoned on 
•Christmas Day, during heayy weather. One man was 
washed overboard. Bemainder of the «rew were rescued 
by Schr. '' Mariner,'' of Halifiu, Capt. £li Bodgers, and 
landed at Yarmouth. One of the crew i(tK)n of Mr. John 
Baker) died shortly after his arriyal. Owned by Freeman 
<lrosby, John D. Eelley and others. Insured £680 in the 
" Marine " office. 

Brig Mariner, 196 tons, Crocker Hemeon master, from 
<:!harlottetown, P. E. I., for United Kingdom, with a cargo 
of deals and lumber, went ashore on the coast of P. £. 
Island in December, and became a total loss. Grew saved 
vand landed at Pictou. Owned by B. Bogers & Co. and the 
master. Insured £590 in the '' Marine'' office. 

Brig Woodbine, 162 tons, Joseph Shaw, Jr., master, 
from St. Stephen, N. B., for Barbadoes, with a cargo of 
lumber, went ashore at Sunday Point, near the entrance of 
Yarmouth harbor, on the 1st January, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Wm. Bobertson, Joseph 
•Shaw and others. No insurance on vesseL Cai^o insured. 

Brig Pleiades, 187 tons, Abram Pinkney master, from 
Wilmington, N. C, for St. Eitt's, with a cargo of pitchpine, 
whilst changing ports in the Island of St. Eitt's, in STovem- 
ber, (after discharging a part of cargo,) ran ashore and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by John and 
Amasa Durkee. * 

Brigantine Spray, 185 tons, Allan Haley master, from 



Bkcobd ot Tabuoitth SmPFiHO. 1&9 

Wilmington, N. C, for Antigua, vsb spoken October Ist 
in lat. 80, long. 68, by Spanisb BBrqaa "Facia," with 
signals of distress flying. On sending a boat from the 
" Facia," it was ascertained that the crew of the " Spray " 
vers obliged to abandon her, as she was leaking badly, and 
the pilot and two seamen had died the day prerionsly. 
After being taken on board the " Facia " Capt. Haley, his 
mate and two men became ill, and continaed to get worse, 
the Captain's illness being increased by deep melancholy 
eansed by the loss of his vessel. He expired on the 8th 
Korember. The remainder of the crew were landed at 
Barcelona, Spain, on the 4th December. The Mate (Mr. 
Israel Goniiey, of Tarmoatb,) died in the hospital a few 
dayt after. The "Spray" was owned by Nathan XJtley, 
Bobert Guest and Thomas Barnard. Insured £400 in the 
"Marine" office. 

Brigantine Jewess, 101 tons, William Crosby master, 
from Tnrk's Island for Tarmoath, with a cargo of salt, waa 
driven ashore at Pnbnico Point, on the 25th November, 
and became a total wreck. All hands perished. For 
particulars see Barrative. Owned hy J. V. N. Hatfield 
and the master. No insurance on vessel or cargo. 

Schooner Gltbe, 78 tons, Edward Wyman master, &ora 
Tarmouth tot Barbadoes, with a cargo of fish and lomber, 
was driven ashore at the latter place, on Christmas Day, 
and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Beuj. 
£illam and Angastus Rust. 

Schooner Matflowbb, 84 tons, O«oige German master, 
from Boston for Yarmouth, witli a general cargo, was 
drives ashore-at " Thrum Cap," near the entrance of Yar- 
mouth harbor, on the 7th October, and became a total loss. 
Crew saved. Owned at Beaver River. 

Sdiooner Faib Ladt, 28 tons, John Sullivan master, 
from Yarmoatii for Grand litanan, was driven ashore at 
"Thrum Cap," Yarmouth, on the 7th October, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved. 'Ownei. Vj ^.'GT^xsim^x^ 



140 BecORD of YABMOtrTH SHTPpma^ 

1845. 

Brig Emeline, 202 toDs, Silas Kelley master, from Yar^ 
month for St. Andrews, N. B., in ballast, ran ashore at 
Oiand Passage, Digby Co., in Noyember, and became 8 
totnl wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Robert Kelley and 
Edmund Lonergan. Insured £676 it the ** Marine " officer 

Brig AciciA Jane, 157 tons, Thomas T. Fowles master, 
on a Yoyage to Australia, struck on '' Paternoster Rock,'" 
near Saldanah Bay, S. W. coast of Africa, on tlie 16th 
May, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by 
Thomas Goudey and others.r 

Brigantine Commerce, 118 tons, Stephen Eldridge mas- 
ter, from Grenada, W. I., for Yarmouth, in ballast, struck 
on the Outer Shag Harbor Island, N. S., on the 18th Jan- 
uary, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by 
Joseph, Charles and Geo. W. Tooker. No insurance. 

Schooner Sisters, 108 tons, James R Blauvelt master, 
sailed from the Island of Dominica for Yarmouth on the 
18th October, with a cargo of molasses and sugar. On the 
11th November she encountered a gale from the W.N.W., 
accompanied with a heavy sea, wliicb obliged them to lay 
the vessel to. At 9 o'clock, p. m., they sighted Seal Island 
Light, and made sail in hopes of getting the vessel off shore ; 
but the wind and sea increasing, caused the vessel to drift, 
and at 10 p. m. she struck the bottom, and soon afterwards 
bilged and'broke up. The crew with difficulty reached the 
shore, when they found that the vessel was on the West 
side of the Large Mud Island. Owned 'by James Bingay 
and Joseph Tooker. Insured JC400 in the '* Marine " office. 

Schooner Accumulator, 68 tons, James Goodwin mas- 
ter, from Halifkx for Labrador, with a cargo of salt, struck 
on Jeddore Ledges, in* June, and * sairk. Grew saved. 
Owned by the master and others. 

Schooner Mermaid, 61 tons, Charles DeWolfe master, 
from Yarmouth for Boston, was run into by a Brig in Bos- 



Record or Tabuottth Shippino. 141 

tan Bay, on the Int Angast, and being rendered nnmanage- 

able was driven ashore and became a total meek. Grew 

«nd cargo Bared. Owned hj James Jenkine and tlie master. 

1846. 

BarqueSiftiON, -ill tons, Thomas B. Cann master, -Bailed 
from St. John, N E., on the 8tb September, for Greenock, 
with a cargo of deals and timber, and was capsized daring 
& hurricane in lat. 46, long- 4T, and so badl; damaged that 
the crew were obliged to abandon her. They were rescued 
by the " Thetis," on the 19th September, and landed at 
London, O. B. Owned by John Cann. Insured £1200 
in the "Marine" office. 

Bsrqne L&dt Fai.ei.and, 236 tons, James Baker, Janr., 
master, &om St. Andrews, for LiTorpool, Q, B., with a 
cargo of Inmber, was ran down in the EogUsh Channel 
by a Schooner. Crew saved. Owned by James Baker. 
InfiOTed £260 in the " Marine" office. 

Brig Ahelii, 247 tons, Asa Trask master, from St. 
John, N. B., for BnUin, Ireland, with a cargo of deals, 
was abandoned at sea. Grew saved. Owned bj Samnel 
Eillam. No insarsnce. 

Brig Ark, S18 tons, Amos Crosby master, trom St. 
John, N. B., for Dublin, was abandoned on the 19th Sep- 
tember, in Ut. 46, long. 42, waterlogged and dismasted. 
Port of the «rew were rescned by Barqne "Linnet," of 
London, and landed at Sl John, N. B. ; remainder by Brig 
" Conquest," of Maryport, and landed at Quebec Owned 
l^JohnW. Lovitt. Insured £800 in the "Marine" office. 

Brig Bbitannia, 108 tons, Norman Porter master, sailed 
from Barhadoes, on the 28th November, for Yarmonth, 
with a cargo of molasses and ssgar, and went ashore at 
Sunday Point, Yarmoatb Sound, on the 19th December, 
and became a total wreck. One seaman (son of Mr. Jamei 
Sweeney, of Yarmouth,) was drowned. Owned by Jc^a 
CaaiQ and James B. Dane; No insurance. 



X42 Beookd of Tarmouth Shippino. 

Brigantine Mary Shiell, 165 tons, Silas Eelley master,, 
from Liverpool, G. B., for Halifax, with a cargo of salt, lost 
rudder and sails and sprang a leak, daring a heavy gale 
in October, when in the latitude of Halifax, and was aban- 
doned. Crew saved. Owned by Joseph Tooker, Insured 
£600 in the ''Marine" office. 

Brigantine Bapid, 158 tons, Gheorge C. Wyman master,, 
sailed from Wexford, Ireland, on the 29th August, for 
Tarmouth, in ballast. On the 21st September they en- 
eountered a tremendous gale, which threw the vessel on 
her beam ends, and obliged them to cut away her mastli. 
On the 22nd they decided to abandon the vessel, as the sea 
was washing completely over her. For this purpose a sig- 
nal of distress was hoisted on the stump of the mainmast. 
A sail soon hove in sight, bore down on them and rescued 
them with great danger and difficulty, having to send the 
boat three times to the wreck before they were all taken off. 
She proved to be the Ship ''Samuel,*' Captain Leighton, 
bound to St. John, N. B., where the crew of the wrecked 
Brig were lauded in safety. The " Bapid** was owned by 
Nathan Utley, James McNutt, and the master. Insured 
£700 in the "Marine*' office. 

Brigantine Tory, 128 tons, Silas Eelley, Junr., master^ 
sailed from Liverpool, G. B., on the 19th September, for 
Yarmouth, was spoken three days after leaving port by the 
Brigantine " Mary Shiell,^ and was not afterwards heard 
of. Edgar C» Grantham and Jacob Cook were among her 
orew. Owned by E. W. B.. Moody and Dennis Horton.. 
Insured £200 in the "Marine** office. 

Brigantine Flibt, 110 tons,. John D. Elelley master, 
from the West Indies for Port Medway, in ballast, was 
wrecked at Port L'Hibert, N. S., in September. Crew^ 
saved. Owned by Samuel Dunseith. Insured £500 iu 
the " Marine *'^ office. 

Brigantine Evslxna^ 110 tons, George Owen master and 



BbOOBD of YABHOnTH SHIPPINa. 148 

owner, whilst lying at oQchor in the Argyle Biver, was 
driven ashore in the gale of 18th September, and became a 
total loss. Grew saved. 

Brigantine Zbpeib, 103 tona, Qeorge Hilton master, 
sailed from Antigua for Turk's Island, in Jniie, and was 
not afterwards heard of. Owned by Benj. Ellenwood and 
the master. Insored £150 in the " Marine" office. 

Brigantine Obiom, 87 tons, Stephen Eldridge master, 
sailed from Yannonth on the 16th September, for Barba- 
does, with a cargo of Inmber and shingles. On the 19th 
ikey enconntered a hamoane, which threw the vessel on' 
her beam ends, oarrpng away the deckload. After cutting 
away the masts the vessel righted, with a great deal of 
water in her hold, and her decks swept of galley, boats, 
water casks, etc. Jbe crew remained on the wreck, expo- 
sed to the weather, without any other food than biscait and 
a small quantity of water, until the 29th, when they were 
rescued by a boat from the Brig "Muta," of Halifax, Capt. 
Dowsley, and landed at Kingston, Jamaica. Owned by 
Nathan Lewis and others. Insured £QQ5 in the "Marine" 
office. 

Brigantine M&bia, 75 tons, John Hilton master, from 
Trinidad for Nevis, in bsUast, struck on the Bar at the 
Utter port in July, and became a total loss. Crew saved. 
Owned by Nathan Weston and the master. Insured £430 
in iba " Marine" office. 

Schooner Ellkk, 106 tons, William Hibbert' master,, 
from the West Indies for Yarmouth, sprang a leak and was 
abandoned in October. Crew saved. Owned by Joseph, 
Cbatles and Geo. W. Tooker.' Vessel insured £300 in the 
"Marine" office. Cargo insured £176 in the same office.. 

Schooner DoLPmN, 74 tons, Edward Petty master, 
whilst lying at anchor at St. Vincent, W. I., was driven 
ashore during a hurricane and became a total wreck. Otew- 
saved. Owned by Joseph Tooker and John Mtchie. Ves- 
sel and cargo insnted £425 in the " Marine" offim. 



144 Becobd of Tabuouth SmppiNa. 

1847- 

Barque Yarmouth, 408 tons, David Cook master, sailed 
^om Dublin on the 28th February for Philadelphia, in 
ballast, and went ashore at Cape Henlopen, on the 18th 
April, and became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by 
£. W. B. Moody, Dennis Horton and the master. Insured 
£1500 in the ^* Marine," and £1600 in outside offices. 

Brig BuRMAH, 171 tons, Bichard Patten, Junr., master, 
from St. John, N. B., for Ballyshannon, Ireland, with a 
cargo of deals, ran ashore on the Bar at the entrance of 
Ballyshannon harbor, on the 1st June, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Benj. Killam and J. D. 
Cann. Insured £900 in the " Marine" office. 

Brig Grand Turk, 184 tons, Zebina Shaw master, sailed 
from Philadelphia about the 12th May for the West Indies, 
with a general cargo, and was wrecked at Cape May. Crew 
saved. Owned by George Cann. Insured £500 in the 
"Marine" office. 

Schooner Hope, 85 tons, John Jacques master, from 
Yarmouth for Bridgewater, N. S., in ballast, struck a 
sunken rock at the mouth of La Have Biver, bilged, 
and was condemned. Crew saved. Owned by G. Sander- 
son. No insurance. 

1848. 

Barque Luct, 292 tons, Peniy Heckman master, from 
Boston for the Spanish Main, in ballast, ran ashore during 
a gale, in August, on a sandspit near Turk's Island, and 
became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by F. W. Bed- 
ding and the master. Insured £600 in the '' Marine '* 
^office. 

Brig CoROXELLA, 204 tons, Eleazer Bichan master, 

whilst beating up Sydney, C. B., harbor, in ballast, in 

October, struck on the Bar, and became a total wreck. 

Crew saved. Owned by Nathan Utley, Bobert Guest and 

.the master. Insured £1150 in the ** Marine " office. 



Regokd 07 Yabhodth Shifpino. 145 

Brigantine Milton, 104 tons, Joseph Allen master, from 
Palermo, for Liverpool, O. B., with a cargo of fruit, was 
wrecked on the Irish coast. -All hands perished. Owned 
by Samuel Killam. No insurance. 

Schooner Alice Mabia, 88 tons, Hiram Allen master, 
from Yarmooth for Newfoundland, ran ashore during thick 
weather at St. Mary's Ledges, Gayaboro, N. S., in July, 
and became a total loss. Grew saTed. Owned by Nelson 
Hammond. Insured £350 in the "Marine" office. 

Schooner Bittebn, 62 tons, William T. Kelley master, 
sailed from Basse de Terre, St. Kitt's, for Yarmouth in 
August. The same night a French cmiser hove in sight, 
which Capt. Kelley supposed to be a Pirate. He, with his 
crew, immediately took to the boat, and reached the shore 
in safety. Nothing was afterwards heard of the vessel. 
Owned by Samuel Dunseith and Nathan Weston. Vessel 
and cargo insured £700 in the "Marine" oi&ce. 

Schooner Msrgatob, 53 tons, George B. Smith master, 
from Yarmouth for Halifax, with a cargo of. merchandize, 
was wrecked at Dover, near Halifax, on the 20th October. 
Crew saved. Owned by John Smith. No insurance on 
vessel or cargo. 

Schooner Labk, 4S tons, Samnel Perty master and 
owner, whilst besting out of Yarmouth Sound, in October, 
went ashore at Sunday Point, and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. 

Schooner Tbupebanoe, 25 tons, William Larkin master 
and owner, whilst loading ballast at the Tusket Islands, in 
March, was driven ashore in a gale, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. 

1849. 

Barque FLmoDTH, 334 tons, Henry Purdy maBtcr, from 
Liverpool, G. B., for Halifax, with a cargo of salt, was mn 
into and sunk off Tuskar, in February. Crew saved. 
Owned by Wm. H. Moody and others. Insured £1200 ia 
the "Marine" office. 



146 Bkcobd or Yashotith SmrpiNO. 

Barque Cabounb, -325 tona, Edmand Wjniaii msBter, 
from Cardiff, O. B„ for YarmoQth, with a cargo of coala, 
was ran iQto in the Bristol Channel and sanh. Crew saved. 
Owned by Samnel Killam. No inHorance. 

Brig Ann, 218 tons, Ebenezer Scott master, from Port- 
land, Me., for St. John, N. B., in ballast, went ashore near 
Little Hiver, coast of Maine, and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. Owned by Ebenezer and Amos Hcott. In- 
Bored £500 in the "Marine" office. 

Brig Thalia, 183 tons, Bichard Patten, Jnnr., master, 
dragged ashore at Sunday Point, Yarmonth Sound, dnring 
a heavy gale in October, and became a total wreck. The 
cook was drowned. Owned by John Cann. Insured £860 
in the " Marine" office. 

Brig EKTERFftise, 153 tons, William Goorley master, 
sailed &om Liverpool, N. S., for the West Indies, with a 
cargo of lumber, and was not afterwords heard of. Owned 
by Amasa Darkee and others. Insnred £500 in the 
"Marine" office. 

Brigantine Egonouist, 140 tons, Nathaniel Perry master, 
from Norfolk, Va., for Antigua, with a cargo of staves, was 
dismasted and waterlogged during a hurricane, and was 
abandoned in Jannary, Crew saved. Owned by Amoa H, 
Scott and others. Insured £800 in the " Marine" o&ce. 

Brigantine ZsNO, 95 tons, Ebenezer Byder master, 
commenced loading a cargo of bark at Bridgewater, N. S., 
on the 27th Aagust, for Boston. During the same night, 
the crew discovered the vessel to be on fire, and immedi- 
ately gave the alurm. With the assistance of a crew from 
another vessel and from those on shore, they succeeded in 
getting the vessel from the wharf, bat were unable to 
extinguish the fire, and wers obliged to abandon her, when 
she burned bo the water's edge. Part of the materials 
saved. Owned by John Byder and the master. 

Schooner Harbiet Alice, 74 tons, Charles Cann master 



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tud owner, from Yarmouth for HoEton, with a cargo of cord 
wood, sprang a leak and became waterlogged in Boston Bay, 
in October, and was abandoned. Crew saved. 

Schooner Stbanqeb, 53 tons. Hem; Hilton master, from 
Yarmouth, on a trading voyage, was wrecked at Bay 
Chaleor, in September. Crew saved. Owned by John 
Murray. 

Schooner Exivbiuekt, 96 tons, James Malone master, 

from Bay Chaleoi for Fabnico, with a cargo of fish, was 

wrecked at Little Hope Island, off Liverpool, N. S., in 

Aogust. Crew saved. Owned by Walter Larkin, Pnbnico. 

1850. 

Brig Southampton, 2S3 tons, James Shipley master, 
from Montreal for Halifax, with a cargo of flonr, was 
wrecked on "Devil's Island," near Hahfclx. The vessel 
stmck about 1 o'clock at night, and bilged, when her masts 
were cut away. One seaman was drowned in attempting 
to swim ashore. The remainder of the crew remained on 
board until 10 o'clock next day, when assistance came &om 
shore and rescued them. Owned by Samuel Flint. In- 
sured ^£200 in the " Marine" ofKce. 

Brig Dahlia, 183 tons, Alexander Lovitt master, from 
Bichi,bnoto, N. B., for England, with a cargo of deals, was 
vrrecked at the N.E. point of Prince Edward Island, in 
October. Crew saved. Owned by A. C. Bobbins, Horace 
B. and E. Porter and. others.. Insured £600 in the 
** Marine " office. 

Brigantine Tiotoru, 164 tons, Hiram Clements master,, 
from Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of 
lumber, was wrecked at St Martin. Crew saved. Owned 
by Beaben Cleiqents. Insured £500 in the "Marine" 
office. 

Brigantine Dibeotob, 128 tons, Henry Dnrant mastec, 
tailed &om Ireland December 1st, 1849, for Yarmouth, in. 
ballast, and was wrecked at Baccaro Point, ueai Barrin^o., 



14B AeOORS of TASHODtH SsiPPDia. 

N. S., OQ the 4th Jaaoary. Grew Baved. Owned by Wm. 
fiobertBOQ and Joseph Shaw. Insured £760 in the 
"Marine" office. 

Brigantine Eliza Helen, 113 tons, Elkanab Clements 
master and owner, sailed from Son Domingo for Tarmonth, 
with a cargo of mnho^ny. After being ont a few days, 
they were obliged to pat back, the Captain and part of the 
crew haying become ill with the yellowfeTer. They arrived 
in the roadstead at San Domingo daring a heavy gale and 
anchored ; bnt the gale increasing in violence caused the 
vessel to " drag," when her masts were cat away, and she 
became waterlogged. The crew were reacned l^an Ameri- 
can Captain in a boat. Captain Clements and three men 
died in the hospital shortly after landing. The vessel was 
subfteqaently condemned. No insoranoe on vessel oroargo. 

Brigantine Enohantuss, 85 tons, Edward Patch mas- 
ter, from Barbadoes for St. Martin, in ballast, was wrecked 
at the latter port. Crew saved. Owned by Joseph and 
Thomas W. Stoneman. Insured £600 in the "Marine" 
office. 

Schooner Shabon, 86 tons, Pearl Dnrkee master, from 
Yarmoath for Trinidad, with a cargo of fish, was wrecked 
whilst passing through the " Bocases," near the latter 
port, in July. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas Eillam. 

Schooner t)PHiB, 62 tons, John Lewis master, sailed 
from New York for Yarmoath, in October, vrith a cargo of 
flour, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned by F. W. 
Redding, Nathan, Benj. and John Lewis. Insured £800 
in the "Marine" office. 

1851. 

Brig Lois, 216 tons, Rowland H. Crocker master, from 
St. Eitt's for Boston, with a cargo of salt, was wrecked at • 
Mayaguez, Porto Rico, on the 16tb November, Crew saved. 
Owned by Benj. Ellenwood, the master, and others. In- 
sured £1000 in the " Marine" office. 



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Brig BoTXBi 208 tons, Jacob Allen master, from Bridge' 
water, N, S., for Barbadoes, with a cargo of ]amber, went 
ashore daring a gale, in September, at the latter port, and 
became a total wreok. Crew saved. Owned by Wm. H, 
Moody and others. Insured £450 in the " Marine" ofGoe. 

Brig BuBT, 192 tons, ThomsB Flint master, whilst load- 
>ng at San Domingo, in November, was driven ashore during 
A gale, and became a total wreck. The Captain and two 

men — John Hilton (belonging to the Cove) and ■ 

Smith, (of Harrington) — were drowned. Owned by F. W, 
Kedding, Daniel and B. H. Crocker and others. Yessel 
and freight iusared £600 in the " Marine " office. 

Bng Chablottb, 162 tons, Edmand Hilton master, from 
St. John, N. B., for Port Rush, Ireland, vrith a cargo of 
deals, was wrecked at the latter port, in Jnne. Crew saved. 
Owned by E. W. B. and James Moody and Thos. Gondey. 
Insured £500 in the " Marine" office. 

Brigantioe Qifset, 157 tons, Amos Healey master, sailed 
flrom Yarmoath for New Yoi^, on the 13th October, laden 
with boilers and machinery saved from the wrecked Steamer 
" Yiceroy," at Shag Harbor, N. S., and sprang a leak on 
the 16tb, in lat. 41.05, long. 6840, and was abandoned. 
Crew resoaed by an American schoonerand landed at Chat' 
ham. Cape Cod. One of the seamen, who had been drink' 
ing very haid, jumped ovwboard while in-delirinm tremens, 
and was drowned. Owned by Thomas Allen. 

Brigsntine Hmuf, 102 tons, Emery Griswold master, 
from Yanaonth for Joggius Mines, in ballast, ran ashore 
daring a gale, in Aagnst, on the coast of Cumberland, N. 
S., and became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Thos. 
Killam and others. 

Brigaatioa Bbllb, 86 tons, Samnel J!oole master, from 
Aatigaa for St. Martin, vraa driven agunst a ledge of rocks 
at St. Kitt's, at 4 o'clock, a. m., of the 18tb August, and 
immediately went to pieces. Captain Foole, his wife and 



150 Becoks or TuiitouTH Smpnao. 

«rew were mirftcnloiiBl; saTed. Specie to the amoant of 
£500 on board was lost. Vessel lasDched only a Few 
months previbnsly. Owned by Nathan Utley, Wm. Bogers 
«nd the master. Tnsored i!500 in the "Marine" office. 

Schooner Eaqle, S8 tons, Israel Cann msster, sailed 
from Boston for Yarmouth on tba 13th April, with a 
general cargo and abont ten pasBeogers, and was foand on 
the beach at Trnro, Gape Cod, od the I8th, dismasted, &o. 
All hands perished. For particnlars see narrative. Vessel 
on her first Toyage. Owned by John Gann and Sons. No 
insarance on Tessel or cargo. The "Eagle" was repaired 
and taken to Yarmouth, and was finally wrecked at the 
Tusket Islands, on the Iffth December, 1858. 

Schooner Eupokium, 60 tons, James Frost master, sailed 
from Tusket, N. S., for Barbadoes, on the 25th September, 
with a cargo of lumber and fish, and was not afterwards 
heard of. She had a crew of fonr men. Owned by Asa 
Bobbins and others. Insured £810 in the " Marine" office. 

Schooner Victobu, 68 tons, Heman Bog»8 master, from 
Yarmouth for Tnsket, in ballast, ran ashore at the Tusket 
Islands, in October, and became a total loss. Owned by 
B. Bogers & Co. 

Schooner Dovs, 25 tons, Lyman Spinney master, sailed 
from Hali&x on the 17th September, on a fishing voyage, 
and whilst running for Mnrder Island, struck a rock called 
the " Old Man," to the eastward of the Bald Tnsket Island, 
on the evening of the Ist October, and immediately sank. 
The crew took to the boat and with great difficulty suc- 
ceeded in saying their lives, losing everything on board the 
vessel. Owned by T. O'Brien and others, Argyle. 
1652. 

Barque Mediuh, 817 tons, Nebemiah Crosby master, 
from Newport, 6. B., for City Point, Va., with a cargo of 
railroad iron, was abandoned in a sinking condition on the 
let Jannaiy. Crew rescued by Ship "Home," and landed 



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at New Orleans. Owned by Thomas B&mard and others. 
YesBel and car|;o insared £1600 in the "Marine "office. 

Brig SoiiOK, 258 tons, James Moody master, Grom Ar- 
droBsan for Boston, with a cargo of iron, was abandoned in 
a sinking condition, in lat. 43, long. 40.20, on the 7tli 
Angnst. Crew taken off by the " Asbbnrton," from Cadis, 
and landed at New York, on the diet Aognst. Owned by 
E. W. B. Moody and others. InBored £1250 in the 
" Marine " office. Freight insured £300 stg. in England. 

Brig Saoah, 201 tons, Charles DeWoIfe master, from 
Dahlia for Yarmonth, in ballast, sprang a leak at sea, in 
yoTcmber, and pnt into St. Thomas, where she wae con- 
demned. Owned by Lyman Cann. 

Brigantine Indepenpbnt, 151 tons, John D. Eelley mas' 
ter, suled from Liverpool, N. S., for the West Indies, in 
October, with a cargo of Inmber, was obliged to retnm to 
port after being ont a few honrs, owing to the violence of 
the wind ; and whilst lying at anchor in the harbor was 
driven ashoro and became a total wreck. Crew saved. 
Owned by N. K. and R. Z. Clements. Insnred £400 in 
the "Marine" office. 

Brigantine Ladt Sale, 148 tons, Samael Flint master 
and owner, sailed from Sydney, C. B., on the Sod Decem- 
ber, for Yarmonth, with a cargo of coals. During the 
night of the 7th, the vessel was csnght in a heavy gale and 
ran into Liverpool Sound for shelter. Whilst bringing the 
vessel to anchor, she strnck on Liverpool Bar, off Fort 
Point, and became a total wreok. Crew saved. Insured 
£600 in the "Marine" office. Cargo insured in Halifax. 

Brigantine Bdtb Eliza, 116 tons, Howard VsnNordeu 
master, from YannonUi for St. John, N. B,, with a cargo 
of molasses, was driven ashore in the ice, on the 2l8t 
Febmary, at Apple Biver, Cape Chiguecto, N. S., and be- 
came a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by B. Bogers it 
Co. Insured £400 in the " Marine" office. 



162 Reoosd 07 Yabhodth Sbippino. 

Schooner Calla, 75 tons, Hiram ClemetitB maater, from 
Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumber and 
fish, was passed on the 24tb October, in lat. 22.50, long. 
67, bottom np. No tidings were reoeired of the crew. 
Owned by Nathan Utiey and Robert tinest. Vessel and 
cargo insured j£500 in the " Marine" office. 

Schooner Dabt, 70 tons. Levin Myers master, from Yar- 
mouth for Hali&s, struck a ledge at Port Monton, N. S., 
on the 21st December, and immediately sank. The crew — 
five in number — took to the boat and succeeded in effect- 
ing a landing at Liyerpool, after being exposed to the wea- 
ther for twelve honrs. Nothing was saved but the Captain's 
trunk. Owned by John W. Loyitt. No insorance. 

Schooner Mabx Ann, 66 tons, Bobbins master, 

from Tusket for Boston, with a cargo of wood and salmon, 
was lost in Boston Bay, during a thick snow storm, on the 
20th March. There were six passengers on board — foor 
of whom were females — who with the crew were taken off 
by the people of HoU. Owned by Theodore Chorchill and 
others. 

Schooner Jane, 54 tons. Prince H. Bobbins master, 
sailed from Yarmouth for Boston, on the 6th November, 
with a cargo of wood, and was wrecked at Plum Island, 
Mass., on the lOtb November. Orew saved. Owned by 
Asa Bobbins. No insnrance. 

Schooner Bubt, 40 tons, John Murray master and owner, 
was bnmed at Bay Chalenr. Grew saved. 

Schooner Jasper, 38 tons, Horace Baker master, trom 
Yarmouth, whilst mackereliog off the coast of Prince 
Edward Island, on the 3rd October, was driven ashore 
during a gale, on the NorUi coast of the Island, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Joseph Stoneman. 
Insured £90 in the " Marine " office. 
1853. 

Barque St. Geobgb, 460 tons, Jacob Allen master, sailed 



Rbcobipop Yamjoxtth SmppDja. 153 

from Glasgow, Scotland, on the 4th March, for Boston, 
with a cargo of pig iron and merchandize, sprang a leak' 
and was abandoned on the 26th March. Crew rescued by 
Barque "Eliza," of Yarmouth, Capt. Lyman Dnrkee, and 
landed at Boston. Vessel on her first voyage. Owned by 
Wm. H. Moody and others. Insured £2000 in the 
"Marine" office, and $2400 in St. John, N. B. Freight 
insured $2400 in Halifax. 

Barque Palsmdab, 388 tons, Amos Dennis master, from 
St. John, N. B., for O-reenock, with a cargo of timber, ran 
on "Black Bock," Grand Manan, during a thick fog, on 
the 18th Angnst, and became a total wreck. Crew and part ■ 
of materials sayed. Owned by Samnel Killam and Josephs 
B. LoTitt No insurance on Tessel. 

Brig Mabqebs, 127 tons, John Murphy master, from' 
Tuaket for the West Indies, with a cargo of pine lumber, 
WIS dismasted and waterlogged during a gale on the Isb 
Febmary, and put into Grenada where she was condemned. 
The mate — John Eakins — died of yellow fever at St. 
Thomas on the 26th February, and was interred beside bis- 
brother, Thos. S. Eoklns, who died of the same disease- 
nine years prerionsly. Owned by B. Ellenwood and. 
others. Insured £500 in the " Marine " office. 

Brigantine Conqubrob, 119 tons, Joseph Bogers masl^r,. 
sailed from Yarmouth on the 6th September, for Antigua, 
with a cargo of fish and lumber, and was capsized and 
dismasted daring a hurricane on the 8tb, in lat. S8.S0, 
long. 67. The crew were rescned on the 11th by Ship^ 
"Corsica," from St. John, N. B., for Bristol, England, 
which transferred them to the American Ship " Joseph 
Holmes," from Bremen for New York, where they arrived 
on the 1st October. The "Conqueror" was a new vessel — 
ibis being her second voyage. Owned by B.. Bogers and. 
tbe master. Insured $2,400 in the " Marine " ofBce. 

Sehooner Jameb H. Bbune, 97 tons, George Baddin%\ 



154 Recobd of Yabmouth Shippiko 

master, from the West Indies for New York,.n-itli a cai^ 
of dyewood, was wrecked at Absecom Beach, Id November. 
Crew saved. Owned hy Thomas Barnard and others. 
Insured £275 in the " Marine" o&ee. 

Schooner Eagle, 88 tons, John Cann master and owner, 
sailed from Yannonth on the 12th December, for Liver- 
pool, N. S., in ballast, and was wrecked at the Tasket 
iBlands on the 16th. Grew saved. This is the same 
vessel that was wreckod at Cape Cod in April, 1851, and 
snbseqaently repured. 

Schooner PrvoT, 84 tons, Peny master, whilst 

lying at anchor at Metcghan Breakwater, N. S., on the 5tb 
April, parted both hawsers and was driven ashore dnring a 
heavy gale, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. 
Owned by B. EUenwood and others. Insured £100 in 
the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Bvbon, 72 tone, Somoel Dnrkee master, from 
Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of fish and 
lumber, sprang a leak and put into Antigua, where she was 
condemned. Owned by B. Elleowood. No insm-ance on 
vessel. Cargo insured $1500. 

Schooner Watbb Ro8b, 66 tons, Simeon Gardner master, 
sailed from Clyde River, N. S., on the 19th December, for 
the West Indies, with a cargo of lumber, fish, etc., and 
was capsized, dismasted and waterlogged during a hurricane 
on the 24th, in lat. 48.20, long. 50.00. Two of the crew 
perished. Ciq>tain and remainder of the crew, after having 
been thibtv-onb davs on the wreck, subsisting on raw 
potatoes and tomips, and being without water for nine 
days, were taken off in lat. 87.22, long. 55.02, by the 
" Cordelia," on the 2fith Januaiy, 1854, and landed at 
Qoeenstown, Ireland. Owned by Cyril Porter and others. 
Insured £400 in the "Marine" office. Cargo insured 
£250 in the same office. 

Schooner Tuseet, 67 tons, Hilton master, from 



Becoed 0? Yabmouth Shipmno. 155 

Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a, cargo of Inuber, wm 
capsized, dismasted and became waterlogged daring a hur- 
ricane on the 24th December, in lat. 48, long. 50. All 
hands, except the mate — a Mr. Doane, of Little River, 
Yarmonth Co. — were washed off and drowned. After 
clinging to the wreck for six days, Mr. D. was resoned by 
a passing vessel. The "Tnsket" wm owned by Frederick 
White and others. Insured £300 in the "Marine" office. 
1864. 

Barque Nova Scotun, 628 tons, Ebenezer Trefry mas- 
ter, from Boston for St. John, N. B., in ballast, went ashore 
during a thick fog, on "Long Murr Ledge," near Oannet 
Light, Grand Manan, on the 13tb Jane, and became a 
total loss. Grew saved. Owned by Thomas Killam and 
others. Insured £900 in the " Marine" office. 

Barque Mart, 416 tons, Amos Scott master, from Liv- 
erpool, G. B., for Boston, struck the ke on the 15th Feb- 
roary, in lat. 37.30 N., long. 48 W., ,and sank. The 
captain, his wife, and crew scarcely had time to save them- 
selves in the boat. They were exposed to the weather in 
an open boat for five days, with a very small allowance of 
provisions. On the 20th they were &llen in with by the 
Brig " Caroline Schenck," taken oit board, and landed at St, 
John's, K. F. One of the crew died in the boat. Owned 
by Thomas Killam & Co. Vessel and cai^ insured £900 
in the "Marine" office. 

Brig TuBEBT, S34 tons, Thomas Coward master, &om 
Bathnrst, N. B., for Belfast, L«land, with a cargo of deals, 
was wrecked on the N. W. side of Miscou Island, entrance 
of Bay Chaleof, on the 21st August. Crew, cargo and 
materials saved. Owned by £. W, B. Moody and Thomas 
Stowe. Lisnred £1660. Freight insured £900 sterling. 

Brig Ltdia, 317 tons, Bobert Eirk master, from Provi- 
dence, B. I., for St. John, K. B., in ballast, ran ashore on 
the 24th November, whilst endeavoring to make a Kax^-c 



T66 Becord of Yabmoxtth SnippiKa^ 

at Brier Island, N. S., and became a total wrecks Cre^r 
and materials saved. Owned by Thomas Allen. Vessel 
partially insured. 

Brigantine Eubeka, 219 tons, John P. Morehouse mas^ 
ter, from Ardrossan for Boston, with a cargo of pig iron, 
was dismasted on the 25th October, in lat. 47.10, long* 
42i80, and abandoned in a sipking condition, in lat. 46, 
long. 86. Crew taken off by Ship ** Athalic," and landed 
at France. Vessel on first voyage. Owned by A. C. Bob* 
bins and others. Insured £2000 in the/' Marine" office. 
Cargo insured $6000. 

Brigantine Liberal. 150 tons, Job Blauvelt master, from 
Tusket for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumber, struck 
on the *' Bocases," near Trinidad, in August, and became 
a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by William, Jacob and 
John Hatfield, Tusket. 

Brigantine Juliet, 114 tons, Edmund Hilton master, from 
Boston for Liverpool, N. S., in ballast, was wrecked at the 
Ragged Islands, on the 21st February. Crew saved. Owned 
by Nathan Weston.* Insured £500 in the "Marine" office* 

Brigantine Samuel Campbell, 87 tons, Horace B. Porter 
master and part owner, from St. Christopher, W. I., for 
Boston, with a cai^o of salt, struck on Cohasset Bocks, 
Cape Cod, on the 20th December; The light house had 
been destroyed a short time previously, and a light boat 
with two lights had been temporarily placed there, which 
led the Captain astray. The vessel subsequently backed 
ofi* and was taken into Scituate, where she was condemned^ 
Crew saved. Cargo saved in a damaged condition. Vessel 
and cargo insured j£500 in the ** Marine" office. 

Schooner Acadian Lass, 58 tons, Charles W. Murphy 
master, sailed from St. Kitt's, about the 10th October, for 
Boston, with a cargo of salt, and was not alterwards heard 
of. James Lewis was first mate. Owned by Enos Gardner 
and others, Tusket. Insured £850 in the '' Marine" office..- 



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SchooDer Zetland, SI tons, John R. Hilton tnaater, 
from YariDOUtb for Halifax, in ballsst, was wrecked at 
"FennaQt Point," near Sambro, N. S. Crew saved. 
Owned by Thos. Eillam. Insured j£200 in the " Marine" 
office. 

1855. 

Barqne Investioatok, 659 tons, Oeorge Clements mas- 
ter, sailed from Greenock for New York, on the 9th Jann- 
aij, and sprang a leak on the 18th, and as the ship was 
gradually filling with water, despite the most strenuous 
exertions of the crew to keep her free, was abandoned on 
the 19th. The erew were taken on board the Barque 
" Reotitade,^* from St. John, N. B., for Dundee, which 
kept near the wreek till the 20tb, when the "InveBtigator'' 
sank in lat. 47, long. 37. Owned by Thomas Killam and 
others. Insured £1000 in the "Marine" office. 

Barqne Mentor, SDS tons, John Lovitt master, from 
Boston for Savannah, in ballast, was wrecked whilst enter- 
ing the harbor of the latter port in November. Crew 
saved. Owned by John W. Lovitt, Insured £2000 in 
the "Marine^' office. 

, Barque Eliza, 453 tons, Edward C. Durkee master, from 
St. John, N. B., for Glasgow, with a cargo of timber and 
deals, ran ashore at Islay, off the W^st coast of Scotland, 
and became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas 
Allen. Yessel and freight insured £1700 in the " Marine" 
office. 

Barque Abqtle, 408 tons, James Barton master, sailed 
from Glasgow for New York, on Christmas Day, 1854, 
with a cargo of iron, and was wrecked at Squam Beach, 
Dear Sandy Hook, on the 28th January. AH hands 
perished but one. For particulars see narrative. Owned 
by E. W. B. and J. W. Moody. Vessel and freight in- 
sured £2000 in the " Marine " office. 

Brig Elizabeth, 386 tons, Amos Scott maatet, &<«&. 



158 Reoobd of Yarmouth Shippino. 

Ardrossan for Boston, with a cargo of iron, went ashore at 
Scitnate, Cape Cod, on the 19th January, and became a 
total loss. Crew and materials saved. Vessel on first 
Yoyage. Owned by Thomas Eillam and others. Insured 
£900 in the " Marine " office. 

Brig Messengeb, 824 tons, Howard VanNorden master^ 
from Glasgow for Boston, with a cargo of iron, was struck 
by a squall in lat. 65, long. 45, on the 28rd Noyember, 
which rendered the vessel completely unmanageable and 
leaking badly. Three m^n were washed overboard and 
drowned. Remainder of crew taken off by American Ship 
**Adriana-* and landed at New York. Owned by John 
W. Lovitt. Insured £1000 in the " Marine " office. 

Brig Masonic, 281 tons, Henry Heckman .master and 
owner, was wrecked at Bonavista Bay, N. F., in February. 
Crew saved. 

Brig Clare, 210 tons, Abram Pinkney master, from 
Savannah, Oa., for Dumfries, Scotland, with a cargo of 
pitch pine lumber, ran ashore at the latter port in August, 
and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Thos. 
Eillam & Co. Insured £600 in the " Marine *' office. 

Brigantine Bloomeb, 110 tons, ^ Thorburn master, 

with a cargo of mackerel, was wrecked at Lovell's Island^ 
near the entrance of Boston harbor, during a thick snow 
storm, on the 26th January. Crew and cargo saved. 
Owned by Thomas Allen and others. 

Schooner Charles, 89 tons, Hallett Crowell master, 
sailed from St. Thomas on the 1st June for Turk's Island, 
in ballast, and at 10 o'clock on the same night, in a squall, 
struck *' Sail Bock," in Virgin Passage, and immedi- 
ately sank. The crew jnmped into the boat, which, owing 
to the violence of the surf, instantly filled and sank. With 
the exception of the cook, Perry, (who was drowned,) they 
succeeded in gaining the vessel's rigging, from which they 
managed to get on the xock. This rock rises almost per* 



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pendioolarl; aboat 120 feet oat of water, and the; had to 
scramble up its sides 90 feet' before they coald find a 
resting place. Here they remained from Friday nij^t till 
Sunday foreaooc, without any nourishmeut, except vild 
' fowls' eggs. They were taken off by a boat which came 
from the Island in qnest of eggs. The " Charles " had 
a quantity of specie on board, but she sank bo suddenly 
that the crew had barely time to escape with only the 
clothes they had on. The cook was a son of Mr. Leonard 
Perry, of Chebogue. Owned by James B, Moody. In- 
snred £450 in the " Marine " ofBce. 

Schooner A&menia, 69 tons, Thomas Gayton master, 
was destroyed by fire, whilst at anchor off Roberts' Island, 
Argyle, on the 26th October. No one was on board at the 
time of the discovery of the fire. Part of the materials 
saved. Owned by James Ooodwin and others. Insured 
;£600 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Active, 88 tons, Baker master, from St. 

Thomas for Yarmouth, in ballast, was dismasted and water- 
logged during a heavy gale on the 4th Jkf arch, in lat. 36.06, 
long.-61. Crew abandoned her on the 6th, and nore taken 
OD board Ship "China." and landed at Havre, France. 
Owned by Gilbert Sanderson. Insured £500 in the 
" Marine " office. 

Schooner Yabhodth Packet, 62 tons, William Pennell 
master, from Yarmouth for Belfast, Ireland, with a caifp> 
of deals, waa abandoned at sea, on the 20th September, in 
a disabled condition. Crew taken off by Schr. "Agate," 
Roberts, and lauded at Provincetown, Mass. Owned by N. 
K. Clements. 

Schooner Volc&m, 39 tons, Enoch Stanwood master, from 
Boston for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, misstayed, 
capsized and was driven ashore at " Thram Cap," Yarmoath 
Sound, in November, and became a total loss. The crew 
remained in the rigging till low water, when they walked 



160 Becobd of Yabmouth Shipping. 

ashore. One man, Joseph Porter, was so badly chilled by 
exposure that he died shortly after being carried ashore. 
Owned by Moody, Brown & Co. 

Schooner Bee, 84 tons, Beaton master, from 

Yarmouth, was wrecked at Bay Chaleur. Crew saved.* 
Owned by J. Y. N. Hatfield, Tusket. No insurance. 

Schooner Mary Ann, 26 tons, John Manning master and 
owner, was wrecked this year. Crew saved. Insured £55 
in the '* Marine " office. 

Schooner Bobaue, 25 tons, Nathan Weston master and 
owner, was driven ashore during a gale, m the Tusket 
River, in November, and became a total wreck. Crew 
saved. 

1856. 

Barque Sophia, 582 tons, Lyman E. Cann master, from 
Trapani, Sicily, for Boston, with a cargo of salt, collided 
with the Ship *' Harvest Queen," of Bath, in lat. 43.10, 
long. 50, during thick weather, on the 8th June, and sank 
iu fifteen minutes. The crew got on board the Ship and 
were landed at New York, on the 7th July. Owned by 
Samuel Eillam. No insurance. 

Brig John G. Hall, 275 tons, Edward S. Perry master, 
from Ardrossan for Corfu, Ionian Islands, with a cargo of 
coals, struck on a sunken rock in Canskay Bay, five miles 
West of Sanda, Scotland, on the night of the 14th Februaty, 
and became a total wreck. The night had been dark and 
foggy, but as they had been steering the proper course the 
accident can only be accounted for by some variation of the 
compass or tidal current. The vessel struck about 800 
yards from shore. The crew and part of materials saved. 
' Owned by Thomas Dane and others. Insured £1000 in 
the '^ Marine " office. 

Brig Annie Laurie, 258 tons, Francis G. Cook master, 

from St. John, N. B., for Cork, with a cargo of deals, went 

:ashore near Petite Passage, N. S., on the night of the 26th 



Becord of Yabmoitth Shipping. 161 

December, and became a total loss. Crew and part of 
materials saved. Vessel laQDched in July; this being her 
second rojage. Owned by Joseph Stonemati and others. 
Insured ^1500 in the " Marine " office, and £1000 in New 
' Bmnswick. No insurance on frei{;ht. 

Brig Ikdds, 236 tons, Rodney master, from Troon 

for Yarmoath, with a cargo of coals, was ditunastcd and 
waterlogged daring a gale on the 14th October, in Int. 67, 
long. 17, and abandoned. Crew rescued by Brig " Tally- 
Ho," and landed at Boston. Owned by Nathan Utley and 
others. Insured £1360 on vessel and cargo in the 
"Marine" office. 

Brig Ababella, 190 tons, Caleb Larkin ma?iter, sailed 
from La Have, N. S., for the West Indies, about the 1st 
September, with a cargo of lumber, and was not afterwards 
beard of. Owned by Walter Larkin, Pnbnico. 

Schooner Louis A. Surette, 65 tons. Octave Surette 
master, from Boston for Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., with a 
cargo of flonr, ran ashore at Cranberry Head, during a snow 
storm, at 5 a. m., of the 26th December, and went to 
pieces. The boat was got out but immediately sank. The 
masts were cut away, and the passengers and three of the 
crew succeeded in reaching the shore, though with great 
difficulty. The Captain and Luke Surette were drowned. 
Owned by Peter Surette and others, Eel Brook. Insured 
$1300 in Boston. 

Schooner M&roaret, 61 tons, Obed Smith master, from 
Yarmouth for St. John, N. B., with a cargo of fish and 
beef, drifted ashore from her anchorage, at Lapstone Cove, 
BHor Island, N. S., on the 10th June, and became a 
total wreck. The crew landed with difficulty. The cargo 
was nemly all lost, but was insured. Vessel uninsured. 
Owned by Moody, Brown & Co. 

Schooner Sisters, 48 tons, Bobert Haley master, from 
Yarmouth for Joggins Mines, N. S., in ballast, went ashore 



162 Record of Yarmouth Shippino. 

whilst beating ont of Yarmouth Sound, at Thrum Cap, on 
the llth April, and went to pieces. Crew saved. The 
vessel had been purchased only a day or two previously by 
Samuel Brown, George S. Brown and the master. No 
insurance. 

Schooner Mary, 45 tons, James Nickerson master and 
part owner, sailed from Argyle for Boston on the 16th April, 
with a cargo of wood, and was thrown on her beam ends, on 
the 2l8t, by a violent squall, off Baker's Island, and one of 
the crew, named Charles Nickerson, washed overboard and 
drowned. The Captain and two men lashed themselves in 
the rigging, where, exposed to the fury of the sea for twelve 
hours, the Captain and one of the men, named Aaron Boyd,, 
expired. * The only survivor, named Samuel Allen, 
remained Ikshed in the rigging, between the dead bodies 
of his companions for sixteen hours, with the seas continu- 
ally breaking over him, when he was rescued by a lobster 
boat and landed at Salem, Mass. Vessel owned at Argyle. 
Insured £120 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Lady Anne, 40 tons, Benjamin D. Bobbins 
master, from Shelbume for Yarmouth, in ballast, was 
wrecked at the Big Tusket Island, on the 24th December. 
Crew saved. Owned by Amos H. Scott. No insurance. 

Schooner Friendship, 86 tons, Obed Smith master and 
owner, from St. John, N. B.,'for Tusket, N. S., with a 
cargo of lime, was driven ashore at Tusket Islands in 
October and became a total wreck. Crew saved. No in- 
surance. 

1857. 

Barque Tusoarora, 688 tons, James Cain master, from 
St. John, N. B , for Dublin, with a cargo of deals and 
timber, was wrecked at Digby Neck, N. S., in March. 
Crew saved. Owned by John W. Lovitt and others. In- 
sured £1400 in the '* Marine " office. 

Barque May, 484 tons, Bichard Pitman master, from 



Rbcoed or Yabmouth San^rso. 163 

ArdroBsan for Provideuce, B. I., with ft cargo of hon, 
sprang a leak and was abandoned at sea. Crew saTed. 
Owned by Allen & Bronn. 

Brig Chablbs McL&uchian, 236 t^s, Healey 

mftster, from St. John, N. B., for Cardiff, with a cargo of 
deals, was lost in the Bristol Channel in November. Crew 
sared. Owned by John W. Lovitt and others. Vessel 
and freight insnred £1000 in the " Marine " 6&ce. 

Brigantine Corhcoopia, 126 tons, Holland Foote master, 
&om Newport, Wales, for the West Indies, with a cargo of 
eoals, was abandoned at sea in a sinking state in October. 
Crew saved. Owned by Amos B. Brown. Insured £1600 
in the " Marine " ofBce. 

Schooner Gipsy Bbide, 33 tons, Herbert Hines master, 
from Halifax for Comwallis, N. S., with a general cargo, 
was abandoned in the Bay of Fnndy, in November. Crew 
landed at Cranberry Head. Owned by P. D. Sarette and 
others. No Insurance. 

Schooner Zebba, 32 tons, Nickerson master, witli 

a cargo of apples and potatoes, whUst lying at anchor off 
Qaaco, N. B., daring a heavy gale on the 22nd December, 
came in contact with the Schr. " Sterling," Capt. Stoddait, 
of Hantsport, N. S. The " Zebra," b^ng so badly dam- 
aged and in a einking condition, was abandoned by her 
crew, who got on board the " Sterling," in safety, and were 
landed at Boston. Shortly after her abandonment, the 
" Zebra " broke loose and went on shore at Qu^co, where 
she became a total loss, together with the cargo. Owned 
by D'Entremont and Amiraalt, Pubnico. 
' 1838. 

Barque Ecufsb, 946 tons, George A. Baker master, 
sailed from Newport, Wales, on the let Jannary, for Madras, 
India, with a cargo of coals, and was dismasted in a gale 
on the 12tb, and drifted ashore at the Shetland Islands, 
where she became a total wreck. Grew saved. Owned by 
Thomas Allen. 



164 Bbcord op Yarmouth Shipping. 

Barque Actress, 586 tons, Freeman Hopkirk master, 
from Liverpool, G. B., for Savannah, in ballast, was 
wrecked near the latter port in March. Crew saved. 
Owned by John W. Lovitt and others. Insured JB2000 in 
the ** Marine '* oflSce. 

Barque Amelia, 473 tons, Wallace Flint master, sailed 
from Savannah, in December, for Liverpool, G. B., with 
a cargo of pitch pine timber, and. was not afterwards heard 
of. Owned by Samuel Killam. No insurance. 

Barque Atalanta, 374 tons, G. Nath'l Churchill master, 
sailed from St. John, N. B., on the 7th September, for 
Bristol Channel, with a cargo of deals and timber. On 
the 10th the vessel sprang a leak, and as the water gained 
rapidly, the Captain bore up for Yarmouth, and amved on 
the 11th. After repairing at Clements* Wharf, she again 
proceeded on her voyage on the 7th October, but the wind 
being ahead, was anchored in the channel of the harbor, 
where she remained until the 9th, on which day at low 
water (the ship being aground near the edge of the flats) 
she w^as run into by the Brigt. "Peerless," Capt. John R. 
Hilton, and so badly damaged that she was condemned. 
Owned by Wm. Robertson, Joseph Shaw and others. 
Insured £600 in the ** Marine " office. 

Brig Competitor, 222 tons, Samuel Flint master, from 
Yarmouth for St. John, N. B., in ballast, ran ashore 
during a thick fog on the South East point of Grand 
Manan, and became a total wreck. Crew and materials 
saved. Owned by Thomas Killam and others. Insured 
£150 in the "Marine" office. 

Brig Challenge, 195 tons, William Utley master, sailed 
from Ardrossan on the 16th September, for Yarmouth, 
with a cargo of general merchandize. On the 26th Octo- 
ber they encountered a tremendous gale, during which the 
bowsprit was carried away. Two men were washed over- 
board whilst endeavouring^to clear the wreck, and drowned. 



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Od the 27tb the wind increased to b burrricane, the vesael 
became dismasted, the seas breaking comj^etely over her 
and washing evei^tbiDg movable from the deck. The 
second mate was killed b; one of the falling spars. Tmo 
hosts were also Bmasbed and rendered unfit for use. The 
rest of the crew remained on the wreck nntil the 81st, 
(without an; water except wliat tbej procured from salt 
water by steam, being half a gill for each person during 24 
hours,) when they were taken off by Schr. " John Duffua," 
and arrived at Newfoundland on the 13th November. 
Owned by Samael Killam. No insurance on vessel. 
Cargo insured. 

Brigantine Herdbbt Uuntinoton, 380 toDs, Abram 
Pinkney master, from the West Indies for the United 
States, with a cargo of salt, was wrecked at Turk's Island. 
Crew saved. Owued by George H. Bedding and others. 
Insured £1500 in the "Marine" and $iOOO in the 
" Acadian " offices. 

Brigantine Alma, 226 tons, Jauiea F. Raymond master, 
from St. Domingo for Boston, ran ashore at Marif^iiana, 
Bahama Islands, and became a total lo»B. Crew saved. 
Owned by A. G. Kubbins and others. Insured £1200 in 
the " Marine " office. 

Brigantine Hibebkia, 1 61 tons, Webster Blauvelt master, 
from New York for St. Thomae, with a general cargo, was 
wrecked at Barbnda Island in October. Crew saved. 
Owned by Nathaniel Churchill and John Murphy, Tusket. 

Brigantine Neptune, 81 tons, William Clements master, 
from Halifax for Newfoundland, witb a ca^o of provisions, 
was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland in March. 
Crew saved. . Owned by Benj. Ellenwood & Co. Insured 
£600 in the "Marine" office. 
1859. 

Barque El Dorado, 688 tons, Samuel J. Hatfield 
master, from Caldera, Cbili, for Hamburg, with a cargo of 



166 Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 

copperas aud silver ore, was wrecked on the Terschelling 
Banks on the 6th March. Grew sayed^ but the Pilot (an 
Englishman) was drowned. Owned by Thomas Allen and 
the master. Insured £1500 in the " Marine" office. 

Barque Stphax, 688 tons, Ansel Crosby master, from 
Glasgow for New York, with a cargo of iron, was abandoned 
on the 8th October, in lat. 41, long. 60, in a sinking con- 
dition. Crew saved. Owned by John K. and Samhel M% 
Ryerson and W. E. Dudman. Partially insured in Boston*. 

Brig Baymokd, 894 tons, Benjamin Raymond master, 
from Richibucto for England, with a cargo of timber, went 
ashore on the North Reef, off Prince Edward Island, on 
the 80th June, and became a total wreck. Crew and mate- 
rials saved. Owned by A. C. Robbins and others. Insured 
£1400 in the "Marine," and $5500 in the "Acadian'' 
offices. 

Brig Gold Hunter, 295 tons, Thomas Allen master, 
from Port Medway for the West Indies, with a cargo of 
lumber, put into Antigua on the 10th November, dismasted, 
and was condemned and sold. Owned by G. Sanderson, 
Wm. Rogers and others. Insured j£900 in the " Marine'* 
and $2500 in the " Acadian " offices. 

Brig Victor, 232 tons, Richard Fletcher master, from 
Ardrossan for Providence, R. I., with a cargo of iron, was 
driven ashore at Ardrossan in October and became a total 
wreck. Crow saved. Owned by Thomas Dane and others. 

Brig Mary, 221 tons, Simeon Gardner master, from 
Newport, Wale%, for Martinique, with a cargo of coals, was 
abandoned on the 25th November, in lat. 43, long. 18, her 
cargo having caught fire from spontaneous combustion. 
Crew were taken off by Ship "Admiral" and landed at 
Savannah. Owned by Wm. Rogers and others. Insured 
£1500 in the "Marine" office. 

Brigantine Peerless, 277 tons, John R. Hilton master, 
% from St. John, N. B., for Cork, with a cargo of deals, was 



Becoud op Yakuouth Shippmo. 167 

sbandooed od the 20th Xovember, in lat. 48, long. 42, 
Crew were taken ofT and landed at Portsmouth on the 4th 
December. Owned by G-eorge Killam and the master. 
InsDred £1200 in the "Marine" office. 

Brigantine Elizabeth Mabx, 186 tons, Samael C. Porter 
master, was lost at tlie "Bocases," Trinidad, in March, 
Crew saved. Owned by Joseph Porter, Wm. Charchill, S. 
M. Byerson and the master. Insnred i£800 in the " Marine" 
o£Eice. 

Brigantine Helen Mark, 135 tone, Charles Ganu master 
and priucipal owner, from New York for Cienfuegos, was 
wrecked at " Cape Brea," off Trinidad. Crew sared. 
Insnred $3000 in the " Acadian " office. 

Brigantine Feanois Dame, 123 tons, Thomas Allon mas- 
ter, from Boston for Yarmonth, with a general cargo, ran 
ashore at Chebogne Point, on the morning of the 18th 
Jane, and became a total wreck. Crew and passengers 
ssTed. A portion of the cargo saved in a damaged con- 
dition. Owned by Gilbert Sanderson. Insured £600 in 
the "Marine" and $1800 in the "Acadian" offices. 

Brigantine V. P. Ladd, 96 tons, Theodore Bonafant 
master, sailed &om St. Christopher, W. I., for Turk's 
Island, on the 12th November, in ballast, and was not 
afterwards heard of. Owned by Horace B. Porter, Victor 
White and others. Insured £600 in the " Marine " office. 
Schooner Howabd Putkam, 121 tons, Stayley Dane 
-master, ran ashore at " St. Modeste," Labrador, on the 
19th September, and became a total wreck. Crew and 
cargo saved. Owned by W. K, Dudman and others. Ves- 
sel and cargo insured J^SOO in the "Marine" and $1200 
in the " Acadian" offices. . 

Schooner Jane, 74 tons, William Montgomery master, 
sailed from Yarmouth for Porto Bico, in March, with a 
cargo 'of fiab, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned by 
Thomas Killam. Insnred £800 in the "Marine" office. 



168 Rboobd op Yarmouth Shipping. 

Schooner Legate, 65 tons^ from Bagged Islands for tbe 
West Indies, was abandoned at sea in December. Crew 
saved. Owned by D'Entremonts and D'Eons, Pubnico. 

Schooner John Bull, 62 tons, James Smith master, from 
Clare, N. S., for Boston, with a cargo of wood and fish, 
was run into by the Schr. ** John P. Ober," of Gloucester, 
Mass., a short distance from Cape Ann, during the night 
of September 19th, and so badly damaged that she was 
abandoned. The passengers and crew got on board the 
" John P. Ober *' and were taken to Boston. The *' John 
Bull " drifted on shore at Thatcher's Island, and became a 
total wreck. Owned by B. EUenwood. No insurance. 

Schooner Eolus, 40 tons, Florian master, from 

Newfoundland for Yarmouth, with a cargo of fish, struck 
on La Have Ledges during the night of 21st December^and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Bobert 
Brown. Vessel and freight insured £300 in the " Maiine *' 
office. 

Schooner Evangeline, 21 tons, Peter Surette master 
aud owner, from Yarmouth for Magdalen Islands, was lost 
at the Gut of Canso, in July. Crew saved. Insured £280 
in the " Marine " office. 

1860. 

Brig Eugenie, 87 tons, Alfred VanNorden master, from 
St. John, N. B., for Kingstown, Ireland, went ashore on. 
Long Island, N. S., on the 12th July, and became a total- 
wreck. Crew saved. Materials and stores saved in good 
condition. Owned by E. W.^B. Moody and others. 

Brig Sabrina, 277 tons, Francis master, sailed 

from New York for Queenstown, Ireland, in November, 
with a cargo of grain, and was not afterwards heard of. 
Owned by Amasa Durkee and others. Insured $6000 in 
the '* Acadian'* office. Freight insured £500 in the 
" Marine " office. 



HsfcoKD or Yabhouth SsifpiNa. 169 

Brig JjcoisoKy 190 tons, Howu-d YanNorden master, 
Iran ashore on one of the Bahama Islands on the 25th 
April, and became a total wreck. Crew, materials and part- 
of cargo BSyed. Owned by Robert Brown and others, 
losnred £200 in the " Marine " and $5,200 in the " Aca- 
dian" offices. 

Brig Cascade, 189 tons, John T. Williams master, firom 
Aepinwall for Lagnna, Onlf of Mexico, -in ballast, was 
driven ashore at the latter port, on the 17th October, and 
became a total wreck. Crew and materials saved. Owned- 
by A. C. Bobbins and others. Insured £1,000 in the-. 
" Marine " office. 

Brigantine Lizzie Gabdneb, 118 toAs, Simeon Gardner' 
master, from Tnsket, K. S., while discharging cargo at St.. 
John's, Antigua, about the let September, was capsized 
daring a sqaall and sank. The materials and balance of 
cargo on board were saved, and with the hull were sold at 
auction. Vessel on her first voyage. Owned by N. & E.. 
Gardner and the master. Insured $4,500 in the "Aca- 
dian" office. Freight insured in the " Marine " office. 

Brigantine Ocean Belle, 112 tons. Bobbins Corning 
master, fivm Santa Cms for Boston, with a cargo of maho- 
gany and molasses, went ashore during a S.E. snow storm, . 
on Gardner's Island, Long Island Sound, on the 18th < 
February, and became a total wreck. Crew saved with 
difficulty. Owned by A. C. Bobbins and others. Insured 
$2,600 in the "Marine," and $2,125 in the "Acadian"' 
offices. 

Brigantine Odessa, 98 tons, Charles W. Clements- 
master, &om New York for Fortone Bay, Newfoundland, 
with a cargo of salt, was wrecked at St. .Pierre, Miqnelon, 
on the 20th January. Crew saved. Owned by N. K,. 
Clements and the master. Insured $1,000 in the "Ma-- 
rine," and $376 in the "Acadian" ofSces. 

Schoonw E. W. Greenwood, 70 tons,. Charles. W., 



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170 Beoord of Tabmouth Shippino. 

Clements master, stmck a sand reef near Harbor L'Herbeft, 
Magdalen Islands, on the 16th May, during thick weather, 
and became a total wreck. Grew and part of materials 
saved. Owned by N. E. Clements and the miaster. In- 
sured $600 in the ** Marine " office. 

Schooner Maby, 66 tons, George Allen master, from St. 
Martin for Boston, with a cargo of salt, was abandoned on 
the 12th NoYcmber, in lat. 25, long. 68. The Captain and 
one seaman died from exposure. Mate and two seamen 
were taken off in a helpless condition by American Schr. 
" Searsville," and landed at Holmes' Hole. Owned by Ira 
Baymond & Co. Insured $1,900 in the '' Acadian " office. 

Schooner Emblem, 56 tons, John Manning master and 
owner, from Yarmouth for Parrsboro, N. S., with a cargo 
of bricks, foundered in the Bay of Fundy, in August. 
Crew saved. Insured £200 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Pbinoe Albebt, 48 tons, Benjamin Doane 
master, with a cargo of fish, was wrecked at Labrador. 
Crew sayed. Owned by Joseph B. Stoneman. Insured 
£125 in the '' Marine " office. 

Schooner Yiotobia, 41 tons, John Smith, Jimr., master, 
sailed from Yarmouth in April, with a cargo of salt, and 
was wrecked at the Magdalen Islands, on the 10th May. 
Crew saved. Owned by John Smith. Insured £160 in 
the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Hatfield, 86 tons, Andrew Yan Buskirk mas- 
ter, sailed from Tusket, N. S., in December for Barbadoes, 
with a cargo of alewives and lumber, and was not afterwards 
heard of. Yessel on her first voyage. Her crew consisted 
of the following persons: — Oeorge Eelley, mate; Henry 
McDondd, cook ; and John Burrell, seaman. Owned by 
Isaac S. Hatfield^ Insured $626 in the '' Marine " office. 

1861. 
Barque A. & J. Fulton, 605 tons, Alexander Lovitt 
jnaster, from Boston for St. John, N. B., in ballast, was 



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irrecked at Plommer's Island, Penobecot Bay, Me., on the 
29th Jaooaiy. Crew saved. Owned b; Wm. Bobertson 
ondotbers. iDBured f 6,600 in the "Acadian" and(2,000 
in a Boston oEBce. 

Barqna W, H. isvKisa, 526 tons, George N. Chorchill 
master, from ArdroHsan for Boston, with a cargo of pig 
iron, while attempting to ran into P<Hiland, Me., harbor, 
on the 13th Febrnary, went ashore on Barry's Island, and 
became a total lose. Crew saved. Owned by Wm. Robert- 
BOD, Jos. B. Lovitt, and W. H. Jenkins. Insored £700 
in the "Marine," and |4,000 in the "Acadian" offices. 
Freight insured $1,600 in the "Acadian" office. 

Brigaotine S. F. McssoM, 212 tons, Ticker; mas- 
ter, from St. John, K. B., for Qneenstown, with a oai^ of 
^eals, struck on the West side of Brier Island, N. S., on 
the 4th Aagnst, and became a total loss. Crew saved by 
tsrswling to &e shore over tlie drifting cargo. Owned by 
B. Ellenwood, Dennis Crosby and L. Bobbins. Injured 
f S,000 in the " Marine" office. 

Schooner Balbh, 77 tons, Gilbert C. Haley master, from 
Anx Cayes for Halifax, with a cargo of logwood, was wrecked 
at Nassaa, New Providence, in May. Crew saved. Owned 
by John Ryder. Insored |760 in the ''Acadian" office. 
Cargo insured f460 in the " Marine" office. 

Schooner Fahnib Stewart, 70 tons, Charles Utley mas- 
ter, from Sydney, C. B., for Liverpool, N. S., with a cargo 
of coals, went ashore at "WHte Point," near the latter 
port, daring a dense fog, on the 9th Jnly, and became a total 
■loss. Crew and part of materials saved. Owned by John 
Clone. Insured $750 in the " AcadUn^' office. The cargo 
was owned 1^ William B. Cobb, Liverpool, and was inaored. 

^oket Schoener Melsose, 69 tons, Enos Cook master 
and principal owner, sailed from Yarmodth for Boston, on 
the 28th October, and was not afterwards beard of. For 
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Schooner Eugenie, 60 tons, John R. ffilton master, from 
Yarmouth for Newfoundland, with a cargo of lumber, struck 
on a Ledge, off '* White Islands," on the 29th October, and 
became a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Ryerson, 
Moses & Co. Insm*ed £250 in the "Marine" office. 

Schooner BouNDiNa Billow, 47 tons, James Byrne 
master, sailed from Ponce, P. R., on the 1st March, for 
Yarmouth, with a cargo of sugar and molasses, and was 
run into twenty-four miles S.E. of Nantucket by Barque 
''Laura Russ," of Belfast, Maine, during a thick snow 
storm on t^e 18th, carrying away her masts and bowsprit, 
and staying in her bows, so that she rapidly filled with 
water. The crew got on board the Barque safely and were 
landed at Hayana. Owned by Charles Eillam^- No insur- 
ance. 

Schooner ADEtSMA, 46 tons, Moses Morrill maister, from 
Jft. Stephen, N. B.^ for Yarmouth, with a carga-of lumber, 
lost her bowsprit and was disabled in the atorm of the 11th 
November, was driven ashore at Chegoggin Pbint, and 
became a total wreck. Crew and cargo saved. Owned by 
Byerson, Moses & Co. 

Schooner Ellen, 40 tons, Whitman master, from 

Yarmouth for the Magdalen Islands, was wrecked at Canso, 
N. S. Crew saved. Owned by D. Stanwood. Insured 
$400 in the ** Commercial" office. Cargo insured $200 
in the same office. • 

Schooner Harmon^, 88 tons, James M. Davis master, 
from Yarmouth for Key West, with a cargo of pickled fish, 
was captured by an American cruiser, off Cape Hatteras, 
and taken to Philadelphia as a priae.- Crew were released. 
Owned by George S. Brown and WiUiam Weddleton.- 

Schooner UNitY, 26 tons, John Tooker master and 
owner, plying between Mahone Bay and the "Ovens-" 
Gold Mines, N. S., was wrecked in October. GreW saved.' 
Insured $800 in the " Marine" office. 



Becokd of Tabhduth Sbippins. 



Barqoe Cahbo, 707 toos, Robert Eirk master, sailed 
fi-oiB JiiTerpooI, G. B., od the 6th Jnly for Miramicbi, in 
ballast. On the ISth Augnst, the vessQl stmck a Reef off 
the N.W. point of Entry Island, (one of the Magdalen 
Islandd,) during a heavy gale and thick fog, and became a 
total loss. Crew and materials saved. Owned by William 
^ Robertson, Joseph B. Levitt and others. Insured $5,500 
in the "Acadian," and 36,000 in the "Commercial" offices. 

Barqne Wafblla, 544 tons, Bartholomew Tabell master, 
sailed from Leith, Scotland, on the 2nd March, for St. 
John, N. B., with a cargo of coals, and stmck on Trinity 
Ledges, Bay of Fundy, during a thick snow etorm on the 
nth April, aod became a total wreck. Crew landed in two 
boats; 0D6 at Cranberry Head, the other at 'Yarmouth 
• Light Honse. Materials saved. Owned by C. & G. W. 
Tooker. Insared 83,500 in the "Marine," and $5,500 in 
the "Acadian" ofGcee. 

Barque Qeooqe Bkadpobd, 505 tons, Raymond Robbins 
master, sailed from Cardiff Wades, for Halifax, N. S., with 
a cargo of coals, and was not afterwards heard of. Welling- 
ton C. Robbins (brother of the Captain,) was among her 
crew. Owned by W. K. Dndman, Samuel Brown and 
others. Vessel and cargo insured S5,000 in "Marino;" 
$6,000 in " Commeraial," and $3,200 in the " Acadian" 
ofKces. 

Barque Habbiet Cann, 464 tons, Thomas Chipman mas- 
ter, from New York for Gloocestcr, England, was totally 
wrecked near Swansea, G. B., on the 10th January. Crew 
saved. Owned by Lyman Cannand Sons. InBnrad$l,200 
in "Commercial," and $1,600 in " Acadian" offices. 

Barque Rival, 448 tons, Nelson Hammond, Jnnr., mas- 
ter, sailed fr^m St. John, N. B., in February, for Dublin, 
Ireland, with a cargo of deals, and was not afterwards heard 
of. Owned by Amasa Dnrkee and others. Insured $2,000 



174 Recobd of Yabuouth SEiFFisa. 

in "Marine," uid $5,000 in "Acadian" ofScea. Freight 
inBored Sl,000 in " Commercial." 

Barque Jake Lotht, 447 tone, Jacob TJtley master, from 
St. John, X. B., for Cork, with a cai^o of deals, ran on 
Sable Island, on the 1st Angnst, and became a total meek. 
Crew BSTed. Owned by J. S. and J. K. Hatfield, and the 
master. Insored f 5,000 in " Commercial" office. Freight 
insnred in St. John. 

Barque W. B. Dban, 843 tons, Lord master, from 

New York for Roas, Ireland, with a cargo of grain, was 
abandoned in lat. 47.40, long. S1.50, on the 20th Febmai?. 
One man was lost. Bemaindor rescued by Ship " South- 
ampton," and landed at Philadelphia. Owned by Amasa 
Durkee and Benj. Hilton. Insured $6,000 in "Acadian" 
and $S,200 in " Commercial." Freight insured $2,000 in 
"Marine" and $5,200 in "Acadian" offices. 

Barqne Johh Clehekb, 283 toOB, Harrey Cann, Jnnr., 
master, from Liverpool, O. B., for Cardenas, Cuba, was 
totally lost with her cargo near the latter port, on the 16th 
April. Crew sared. Owned by George S. Brown and 
others. InsnTcd $6,000 in " Commercial " and $6,000 in 
"Acadian." Cargo insured $1,300 in "Acadian." 

Brig Lois, 360 tons, Amoa D. Healey master, from Gal- 
way for New York, was wrecked at Southampton, Long 
Island, N. Y., in Janoary. Crew saved. Owned by Nathan 
Moses and John K. fiyerson. Insured $6,000 in the 
" Marine " office. 

Brig Sahitbl KiLLm, 174 tons, John Cann master, 
sailed from New York on the Slst December, for Cork, 
with a cargo of grain, and was abandoned at sea on the 4th 
January, 1862. Crew taken off by Brigt. " W. Padmore," 
of Yarmoat^, (afterwards abandoned,) and landed at Hali- 
fax. Owned by Wm. H. Townsend. 

Brigantine Ezehflab, 204 tons, Thomas Perry maBter, 
from St. John's, N. F., for Cow Bay, C. B., is btdlast, was 



Beoobd 0? Tabhouth SmppiNo. ITS' 

wrecked at the latter port. Grew sBTed. Owned by N. E. 
ClementB, John D. Eelle; and otherB. Issnred f 1,000 id 
the "Marine" office. 

Btigantine Planet, 181 tooB, James G. Smith maBter,. 
sailed Crom the Weat Indies on the 8rd Febmary, for Cork, 
with a cargo of angu, pnt into Barbodoes disabled on the 
21th March and was condemned. Owned b; C. & Q. W. 
Tooker. Insured f S,600 in the " Acadian." Freight in- 
sured (3,200 in the same office. 

Brigastine Yiluob Belle, 171 tons, Ebenezer Scott 
master, from Clyde Biver, N. S., for Trinidad, with a cargo 
of lomber, was dismasted in a heay; gale and abandoned 
on the Ist Janoary, in lat. 88.60, long. 51.10. Crew taken 
off 1^ the " Tropic," Noirell, and landed at Havre. Owned 
1^ Thomas Eillam & Co. and others. Insured $8,600 in 
the "Marine" o£Sce. 

BrigantJDe Atom, 162 tons, James Hopkirk master, &om 
New York for Cardenas, mistook the lights on the Cuban 
coast, and went ashore on the Snd August, fifteen miles to 
windward of Cardenas, and became a total wreck. Crew,, 
cargo and materials saved. Owned by Wm. Bogers, W. 
E. Trefiy and Henry Lewis. Insured |4,800 in the " Aca- 
dian." Freight insored $1,750 iu the same office. 

Brigantine Cboilb, 166 tons, Israel Hilton master, from 
St. John's, N. F., for Cow Bay, in ballast, was driren ashore 
during a snow storm at Cow Bay Bar, in December, and 
became a total loss. Crew sared. Owned by N. K, Cle- 
ments. 

Brigftntioe W. Paduobe, 116 tons, David A. Saoaders 
master, sailed from New York on the 81st December, 1861, 
for L^honi, with a cargo of alcohol and staves. On thfr 
2nd January, 1862, they enooontered vety severe weather,, 
everything movable on deck being swept overboard, and 
sails and wheel damaged. On the 8rd the vessel was 
thrown on her beam ends, and the foremast was cut awayr 




"TT 



17€ ReGCBD of YlBHOTTTH SeDFINO. 

to tight Iter. On the 4th' a stajsail and dgnal of diBtress 
-were hoisted on the mainmagt, the Teasel labouring very 
Jieavily and shipping large qnantities of water. Dnring 
the morning a sail bore in sight, haviog a signal of distrees 
flying also, wbicb [ffOTed to be the Brig " Samnel Eillam," 
of Yannonth, with her foremast gone and leaking badlj. 
The Captain and crew of the "Samnel Eillam" abandoned 
their vessel and came od board the "I^dmore." On the 6lh, 
in lat. 38, long. 65, the Steamer " Merlin," bound to Hali- 
fax, hove in eight and bore down to them, when all were 
safely transferred to the ^teamer and landed at the latter 
port. The "W.Padmore" was owned by Horace B. Porter 
and others. Insured $8,600 in the " Commercial" office. 

Brigantine H. D. BnaoLEa, 103 tons, C. A. Cann mas- 
ter, trora Philadelphia for Martinique, with a general cargo, 
'was dismasted on the 17th September, during a heavy gale, 
and abandoned to the Southward of Bermuda on the 16Lh 
October. Crew saved and landed at New York. Owned by 
Jae. A. Sterritt. Insored $8,600 in tlie "Marine " office. 

Brigantine Bxkfbbw, 90 tons, John B. Hilton master, 
sailed from St. Thomas for Yarmouth on the 17th Febru- 
ary, and was dismasted dnring a heavy gale and abandoned. 
Grew saved and landed at Halifax. Owned by Byerson, 
Moses & Co. Vessel and cargo insured $3,850 in the 
"Acadian" office. 

Schooner Cobonbt, 103 tons, James A. Pnrdy master, 
.sailed from Yarmouth for the West Indies, in February, 
with a cargo of fish, and was not afterwards heard of. 
Owned by Joseph Stoneman. 

Schooner Wbdob, 76 tons, Matthew Stanwood master, 
from Yarmouth for the Magdalen Islands, went ashore at 
Isaac's Harbor, Onysborjs, N. S., on the 23rd August, and 
'became a total loss. Crew and materials saved. Owned 
IjyC.iG.W.Tooker. Insured $1,600 in the "Acadian" 
.office. 



' Record of TABHoriH Smppiyo. 177 

Schooaer John Moodt, 74 tons, Stephen Eldrldge mae- 
ter. Bailed from Turk's iBlaod for Yarmoalfa, in Jannaiy 
or Febrnary, vitb a cargo of salt, and was not afterwards 
heard of. Her crew consisted of — Bobert McKinnon, 
mate; Loran McEinnon, Charles McEinnon* and Charlea 
VanHom. Owned by W. H, Moody and others. Vessel 
and oargo insured $3,000 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner J. P. Kolbs, 74 tons, Thomas Allen master, 
from New York for St. Thomas, with an assorted cargo, ran 
on the Beef at the West end of*Bermnda on the let March, 
and became a total wreck. Crew saTod. Owned by Wm. 
Gnrrier and others. Yessel and cargo insared $2,000 in 
Uie "Marine" ofSce. 

Schooner Obbit, 65 tons, Thou. B. Cann master, pat 
mto St. Thomas on the 12th February, in distress, and was 
condemned and sold. Owned by Samnel Messenger. 

Schooner Fbu&ib Floweb, 65 tons, Charles Hemeon 
master, sailed from Yarmonth in December, for the West 
Indies, with a cargo of fish and lumber, and was not after- 
wards beard of. Owned by B. Bogers & Co. Vessel and 
oargo insared $4,000 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Zebulon, 63 tons, Samuel N. Dorkee master, 
&om St. Martin for Yarmonth, with a cargo of salt, whilst 
beaUng into Yarmonth harbor, on the Slst December, 
strack on the ledge of rocks off " John's Cove," and bilged. 
After driving over the ledge, the vessel sank and became a 
total loss. Crew saved. Owned by George Killam. In- 
sared $1,200 in the "Marine" office. 

Schooner Ocean 6eu, 62 tons, Simeon Allen master, 
from Tannoath for the " West Indies, vrith a cargo of 
Inmber, tx., was abandoned at sea on the 19th Decem- 
ber, five days after leaving port. Crew saved in a destitnte 
condition and landed at New York. Owned by A. F. 
Stoneman, Dennis Crosby and others. Yessel insared 
$1,000 in the " Marine " office. Cargo insared $2,000 in 
the " Acadian," 



178 Record of Yabmouth Shipping. 

Schooner Lilt^ 68 tons, John Foster master, from New 
. York for Yarmouth, with a cargo of flonr,. &c., was aban- 
doned in lat. 42.10, long. 65.16, on the 6th January. 
Crew and three passengers rescued by Barque "Azor," 
and landed at Boston. Owned by W. K. Dudman and 
others. Vessel and cargo insured $2,200 in the ''Ck)m- 
mercial " oflSce. 

Schooner Aloebine, 40 tons, John Culbert master, from 
Yarmouth for Portland, Me., with a cargo of herring, was 
totally lost at Cutler, Me., An the 27th NoYcmber. Crew 
saved. Owned by John Smith. Vessel and cargo insured 
S900 in the '' Acadian " office. 

Schooner Mary Elizabeth, 81 tons, John B. Wetmore 
master, from Yarmouth for Liyerpool, N. S., with a cargo 
of turnips, became disabled o£f Liverpool harbor on the 
24th November, and sprang a leak. The wind blowing 
strong from the N.Wi, and the vessel being in danger of 
foundering, the crew took to the boat, and landed at Liver- 
pool. The vessel went ashore at Western Head the same 
night and broke up. Owned by B. Ellenwood and Son. 
Insured $800 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Five Sons, 80 tons, Nathan McConnell master, 
was driven ashore at the mouth of the Sissiboo Biver, 
Digby Co., during a gale on the 22nd October, and became 
a total wreck. Crew and materials saved. Owned by 
Nathan Utley and others. 

Schooner Sabah, 26 tons, James Gridley master, from 
Yarmouth for Shelbume, was totally wrecked on the Outer 
Shag Harbor Island, during the night of November 2nd. 
Crew and materials saved. Cargo of sails and rigging 
mostly lost. Owned by B. Ellenwood. No insurance on 
vessel. Cargo partially insured. 

1868. 
Ship BoBEBT TimAT, 664 tons, Bichard Patten master, 
from New York for Newport, Wales, with a cargo of grain. 



Rbooeo of Yarmouth Shippiso. 179 

was abandoned id lat. 40, long. 66, on the 6th February. 
Crew taken off by Ship " Arkwright," Capt. Calkins, and 
landed at Liverpool, 6. B. Owned by Aaron Gondey and 
others, Vesael and freight iuBored $3,600 in the " Ma- 
rine," and $5,000 in the " Acadian " ofHces. 

Ship Miner, 697 tons, John Eillam master, from 
Halifax for Qaebec, in ballast, was wrecked at St. Panl's 
Island, Onlf of St. Lawrence. Crew saved. Owned by 
Samuel Killam. No insurance. 

Barqne Abthub White, 806 tons, George 'Klley master, 
irom New York for Liverpool, Q. B., with a cargo of grain, 
went ashore at Walney Island, near the latter port, on the 
23rd Jaoaaryi and became a total wreck. Grew saved. 
Owned by Thomas Eillam and Samuel Brown. Insured 
$2,000 in the " Acadian " office. 

Brig Masqahet, 220 tons, Israel Gbudey master, from 
the West Indies for Philadelphia, with a cargo of sugar, 
was wrecked at the Capes of Delaware in March. Crew 
saved. Owned by Nathan Utley and others. Insured 
$6,000 in the " Marine " ofBce. 

Brig Tbtomph, 206 tons, Collins master, from New 

York for Matanssas, with a cargo of oil, nails, ^., was 
totally wrecked on the "Gingerbread Grounds," Bahama 
Keys, on the 11th February. Crew saved. Owned by 
John Murphy and J. Y. N. Hatfield. Insured $6,000 in 
the " Acadian " office. 

Brigantine J. & S. Bbovn, 280 tons, John Mullen mas- 
ter, from the Clyde for Yarmouth, with a cargo of coals, 
was abandoned at sea on the 23rd March. Crew landed at 
Liverpool, G. B. Owned by Joseph J. Brown and others. 
Insured $4,000each in the " Acadian"" and "Commercial" 
offices. 

Brigantine A. C. Bobbinb, 196 tons, Maoaijah Finkney 
master, from Sydney, C. B., for Yarmouth, with a cargo of 
eoala, was wrecked at Cow Bay, in August. Crew saved. 



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180 Record of Yarmouth Shipping. 

Owned by A. C. Bobbins and others. Insured $4,000 in 
the " Commerciar* office. 

Brigantino Canton, 156 tons, A. W. Blauvelt master, 
whilst loading at Cow Bay, C. B., was driven ashore daring 
a gale, in Angust, and became a total lo^s. Crew saved. 
Owned by James A. Sterritt. Insured $4,000 in the 
" Marine,'* and $1,100 on Freight in the same office. 

Brigantine Leader, 155 tons, William Bedding master, 
from Yarmouth for Bichibucto, N. B., with a cargo of 
molasses, strock a rock off Arichat, C. B., in August, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas 
Killam and others. 

Schooner Sarah J. Sterritt, 91 tons, A. W. Blauvelt 
master, from New York for Grenada, W. I., with an assorted 
cargo, ran ashore at Bermuda on the 20th January, and 
became a total vnreck. Crew saved. Owned by James A. 
Sterritt and others. Insured $2,700 in the " Marine," and 
$1,800 on Freight in the same office. 

Schooner Osprat, 91 tons, '- master, from 

Cienfuegos for St. John, N. B., with a ciargo of sugar, ran 
ashore at Cape S. Antonio, Cuba, on the 13th March, and 
became a total virreck. Crew saved. Owned by D. D'Entre- . 
mont and M. Amiro, Pubnico. 

Schooner Tornado, 73 tons, Ebenezer Byder master and* 
owner, from Antigua for New York, was totally lost off the 
" Tavern Houses," Florida Beefs, on the 27th August. 
Crew saved. Insured $800 in the "Marine" office. 

Schooner Brilliant, 68 tons, Samuel Crocker master, 
sailed from Yarmouth on the 12ih January, for the West 
Indies, with a general cargo, and was not afterwards heard 
of. Owned by B. Bogers & Co. and others. Insured 
$2,000 in the "Acadian" office. Cargo insured $2,000 
in the " Marine." 

1864. 
Ship Eleanora, 806 tons, McMasters master, from 



RsooED OP Yahhouth Shippdjo. 181 

New York for Antwerp, with a cargo of timber, was passed 
OD the 2Srd October, in lat. 49, long. 10, waterlogged, dis- 
masted and abandoned. No tidings were received of the 
crew. Owned by Saml. KilUm and L. E. Caan. Insured- 
$6,000 each in "Acadian" and "Commercial" offices. 

Barqae Native, 451 tons, r- McPbail master, ijom 

the Clyde for Demerara, with a cargo of coals and iron, was 
wrecked on the North end of the Island of Taransay, on the 
7th Febrnary. Crew saved. Owned byN. Utley and 
others. Insured $6,000 in the " Marine" office. Freight 
insured $1,200 in the "Commercial" office. 

Barque Hiawatha, 460 tons, Charles W. Clements mas- 
ter, from Cardiff for New York, with a cargo of railway iron, 
■prang a leak and was abandoned by her crew in a sinking 
Btate, on the 16th March, in lat. 4,2, long. S3. A disabled 
vessel soon hove in sight, which the crew of the " Hiawatha" 
boarded. She proved to be a derelict Brig, with only main- 
mast and mainyard standing, and on fire; all hatches 
battened down ; forecastle and cahtn covered ; and smoke 
issuing &om di&erent places. Soon after boarding her one 
of the boats was stove and lost. On the 19th they attempted 
to hoist in the other boat, but did not succeed. The first 
and second mates then jnmped into the boat (hayiiig first 
' placed- oars in her,) to keep her ffCna being knocked to 
pieces by humping against the ship, hoping that by evening 
the weather would moderate ; but she was perceived to be 
gradually distancing the-Tessel, and at- last apparently going 
before the wind. With'dif&eolty the vessel was got before 
the sea- and followed in t^ direction of th« boat, but saw 
nothing more of her. The Brig was kept before the wind, 
and about noon on the 22Qd drove ashore on the North 
coast of St. George, one of the Western Islands. Her 
cargo consisted of cotton ; ber name was not visible od 
anythuig; no papers were found in ber cabin; and she 
appeared to be foreign huilt. The crew got on shore on 



182 BxcoaD or Yabkouth SBiPPDfa. 

pieces of the ^ireck. The " Hiawatha" was owned by K. K. 
ClementB. Vessel and cargo insored |8,500 in the " Ma- 
rine" and J6,000 in the "Aoodian" offices. *- 

Brig MDmEBABA, 843 tons, Bartholomew Tabell maBter, 
from Providence, B. I., for Philadelphia, in ballast, waa dis- 
masted, sprang a leak, and waa abandoned on the 5th Janu- 
ary, Crew taken off by Schooner " Lucy Ann," and landed 
at New York. Owned by C. & G. W. Tooker, J. W. Moody 
and Sheldon Lewis. losnred $4,000 each in the " Marine " 
and "Acadian" offices. Freight inanred $1,000 in the 
" Acadian." 

Schooner Viotob, 87 tons, Samnel Conn master, sailed 
from St. Martin for Yarmonth, on the 16th March, with 
a cargo of salt, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned 
by Ryerson, Moses &. Go. Insured $2,000 on hoU and 
$1,500 on cargo in the "Commercial" office. 

Schooner Bellom a, 66 tons, Israel Hilton master, from 
Yarmouth for St. John, N, B,, in ballast, was wrecked at 
North Head, N. B. Crew saTed. Owned by B. Ellenweod. 
No insaraoee. 

Schooner Mabu, 56 tons, George Nickerson master, 

sailed from Yarmouth for Hali&x, on the 81st March, in 

ballast, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned by Geo. 

Killam. Freight insnred $1,200 in the "Acadian" office. 

1865. 

Ship Jane, 755 tons, Eli Phillips master, from Havana 
for Mansanilla, Cuba, in ballast, was wreoJted near NaoTitas, 
Cuba, on the 16th June. Crew eayed. Owned by George 
S. Brown and others. Insured $6,000 in the " Commer- 
cial," $10,000 in the "Acadian" and $6,200 in the 
" Marine" offices. 

Barque Ohwabd, 877 tons, Benjamin EimboU master, 
from Ardrosean fbr FroTidence, B. L, with a cargo of pig 
iron, stranded on Saoda Island, abont 200 yards N.E. of 
the Light house, os the 15th September, and became a 



Bboobo of Yashodth SmppiNQ. 183 

total wreck. Crew atnei. Owned by Nathaji Moses and 
others. Insured f 4,000 in the " Acadian " office. Freight 
ioflnred $2,000 in the " Atlantio " office. 

Brig S. J. Sandebson, 912 tons, Edgar G. Baker master, 
from Glasgow for Jaomel, San Domingo, with a ca:go of 
brioka, iron pipe and elate, Htrnck on " Bird Island Beefi)," 
near Antigna, during the night of the 2nd Aagnst, and 
became a total loss. Crew took to the boats, and with 
diffioolt; landed safely. A small portion of the materials 
Bared. Owned by Q, and George G. Sanderson. Insured 
$6,000 in the " Commercial," and $7,000 in a London 
office. Freight inanred 82,260. 

Brig Gold Hokteh, 295 tons, Charles DeWolf master, 
from Philadelphia for Cienfaegos, with a cargo of shooka 
and hoops, was mn into by Ship "President Fillmure," of 
New York, in lot. 88, in March, and sank. Crew sared and 
landed at Baltimore. Owned by G. Sanderson and others. 
Insmvd $8,000 on hall and $8,000 on disbnraementa In 
the "Marine" office. 

Brig FaraoEss Botal, 260 tons, Stilson Hilton master, 
sailed from Vera Cmz, on the 21st July, for Frontera, 
Mexico, and was totally lost daring the some day on the 
Keeis oatside of Vera Croz. Owned by Geo. S. Brown 
and others. Insured $6,000 in " Acadian," and $1,000 
each in "Commercial" and "Atlantic" offices. Freight 
insured $8,000 in " Acadian." 

Brig Eaqia , 254 tons, Charles DeWolf master, from 
Ivigtat, Greenland, for Qaebec, with a cargo of cryolite, 
WBS lost in the ice on the 27th September. Crew saved. 
Owned by G. Sanderson. Insured $5,000 in the "Com- 
imercial" office. FreightinBarod$l,500 in tlie" Atlantio." 

Brig Louisa, 220 tons, Thomas Healey master, sailed 
from Port Mednsy, N. S., for Barbadoes, in January, with 
a cai^ of lumber, and was not afterwards heard of. 
Owned by Thomas Killom and others. Insured $5,000 in 
" Marine " and $1,200 in " Acadian " officer. 



184 Rkoom* ot- Yabmodth Shtpmkq. 

Brigantioe Napieb, 171 toDB, HaydeD Izetry master. 
Bailed from Yftrmoath for the West Indies, in Muvh, with 
a cargo of lamber, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned 
by Samuel M. Bycnion. Insured $2,400 and $1,550 on 
cargo in the "Commercial " office. 

Schooner YALOBons, 71 tone, George Wyman master, 
from Yarmouth for Matamoras, was abandoned in a sinking 
condition on the let March, in lat. 89,- long. 55. Crew 
rescued by the "Johanse Withelmine," Capt. Thieiman, 
and landed at Plymouth, England, on the Slst. OwBed 
by K. E. Clements. 

Schooner Mulqk&te, 70 tons, Ephraim Saker masteF, 
sailed fnpm Yarmouth for the West Indies, about the 1st 
November, with a cargo of fish and lumber, and was not 
afterwards heard of. Owned by John £. Byersoo. In- 
sured $1,200 on hull and $3,600 ob carg» in the "Com- 
mercial" office. 

Schooner Habbist, BS tons, William B.-C>owell master, 
from Yarmouth for Antigua, was abandoned on the 20th 
December, in lat. 24, long. 45. Crew rescued by Ship 
"Gilbert Bohn," an* 'Iwided at New York. Owned by 
Wm. M. Bond. Insured $1,850 in the "Marine" and 
$700 in "Acadian" offices. 

Schooner Glen, 64 tons, John Baker master, sailed from 
Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of fish, and 
was not afterwards heard of. Owned by N. K. Clements. 

Schooner PlovSTB, 58 tons, ■ Kyder master, was 

totally wrecked at "Grosse Island," Magdalen Islands, on 
the night of the 16th May. Crew and materials saved. 
Owned by John Smith. 

Schooner Cohpbeb, 60 tons, Blauvelt master, from 

Sydney, C. B., for Yarmouth, with a cargo of coals, was 
abandoned at sea. For particulara see oarratiTe. Owned 
by J. A. Hatfield uid others, Tusket. 

Schooner LoxiL, 46 tons, Stayley B. Dane master, from 



BscoBO or Yabuouth Shipfinq. 18a 

Hali&x for Yannoatb, vith a cargo of general merchandiser, 
Btmck ou the South end of Big Tasket Island, on the 29th . 
April, during a thick fog and gale, and immediately sank. . 
Crew Bared. Owned by Haestis & Moulton and others. • 
Schooner Emily, 42 tong, Horace Baker master, from 
Hslifaz for Yarmouth, with a general cargo, struck a rock in 
Barrington Soand, on the 27th December, and sank. Crew 
Bared. Fart of cargo Bared in a damaged state. Ownedby 
J. G. Dalliuger. No insurance on vesEel. Freight insured 
1700 in the "Atlantic" and $300 in "Acadian" offioeB.. 
1866. 

Ship Gehebal Williams, 989 tons, Samuel J. Hatfield . 
master, from Liverpool, G. B., for Boston, was abandoned at 
sea. Crew taken off by W. I. Mail Steamer " Darien " and 
landed at Barbadoea. Owned by Geo. S. Brown and others. 
luBured 38,000 each in the "Marine" and "Acadian," 
and $6,000 in the "Commercial" offices. Freight insured 
$2,000 in "Acadian" and $4,000 in " Commercial" offices. 

Ship Gondola, 726 tons, Joseph J. Brown, Jr., master, . 
from New York for Quebec, in ballast, struck on " Puerto 
Nnero," near Mainadieu, C. B.,-on the 27th May, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by D. and J. . 
Horton and others. Insured $7,000 in " Marine;" $1,660 > 
in " Commercial," and $2,400 in " Atlantic" offices. 

Ship Fanmy Feen, 622 tons, John Butler master, Irom. 
Miramichi for Cork, with a cargo of deals, was wrecked on 
" North Point," P. E. IsUnd, on the 29th October. . Five, 
ofthe crew perished. For particulars see narrative. . Owned 
byLymanCann. Insured $1,600 in "Commercial" office. 
Freight insoied $800 each in "Atlantic" and " Gommer- 
oi^" offices.' 

Barqne Eudoba^ 708 tons, Wentworth Killsm master, . 
from ArdrossAQ for Quebec, ran ashore at St. Paul's Island, 
River St. Lawrence, on the 22nd September, and became a 
total wreck. Crew and part of materialB saved. Owned 



186 Reoobd of Yabkdctb SmppiKa. 

by Amasa and George G. Dmkee and Benj. Hilton. Insured 
98,000 each in the "Commercial" and " Acadian" offices. 

Barque SoiOTA, 696 tons, Nathan K. Ferry master, from 
Baltimore For Rotterdam, with a cargo of tobacco, went 
ashoi-e near Bremerharen in January, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by A. C. Bobbins and others. 
Insured $6,000 in " Comtmercial ;" $4,000 in " AUantic;" 
and $6,000 in "Acadian" offices. 

Barque Elizabeth Jenkinb, 667 tons, Thos. D. Bichaa 
master, &om London for BoBton, with a cargo of scrap iron, 
was run into by Ship "Agra," in the English Channel, on 
the 15th November, and immediately sank. The Captain 
And wife, stevard and wife, mate and five seamen ff*re 
drowned. For parliculara see najrative. Owned by A. F. 
Stoneman and others. Ineured $6,150 in "Acadian;" 
46,250 in " Commercial;" S2,500 in "Marine;" and $400 
in " Atlantic " offices. 

Barque M&totibneek, 616 tons, Coroellns Murphy mas- 
ter, from Portland, Me., for New Biver, N. B., in ballast, 
went ashore at Grand Msnan, during a dense fog, on the 
22nd October. She floated off next day and immediately 
sank. Crew saved. Owned by Nathaniel Chnrchill, Jr., 
John Murphy and others. Insured $10,000 in "Marine;" 
$8,000 in "Atlantic;" $1,600 in "Commercial;" and 
$1,250 in "Acadian" ofKces. 

Barque Bobebt Sme, 617 tons, Charles Baker master, 
from Newport, G. B., for Halifax, with a cargo of iron, was 
abandoned in a ainking condition in lat. 58, long. 94, otr 
the 14th October. Crew rescoed by Barque "Argo," and 
lauded at Qoefaec. Owned byW. H. Moody and otliere.' 
Insured $6,000 in "Acadian;" $6,000 in "Atlantic;" and 
$6,000 in " Commercial" offices. Freight insorad. $3,500 
in " Commercial." 

Barque Kathabimb, 587 tons, John Cnlbert master, sailed 
from Shields, G. B., for Brindisi, Italy, on the 29th Janu- 



Ebcoed op YarmOtjth Shippino. 197 

aiy, with a cargo of coals, and was wrecked at Flneliing, on 
the 12th February. Crew saved. Owned by W. H. Moody 
and others. Insnred $3,000 in " Marine" and $6,000 in 
"Acadian" offices. Freight insnred $2,000 in "Atlantic." 

Barqoe Thduas Killah, 569 tons, Henry Payne master, 
from Antwerp for New York, with a cargo of iron, gtass and 
dry goods, sprang a leak, on the 26th March, in lat. 4S.28 
N., long. 37.S0 W., and notwithstanding every effort was 
made to &ee the ship, the water kept steadily gaining. On 
the 80th, at dnsk, a Brig hove in eight, when Capt. Payne 
hoisted the ensign union down, as there were ten feet of 
water in the hold. The Brig canie alongside, and took off 
the crew, twelve in namber, and landed them at St. Pierre, 
Miqaelon. The Brig proved to be the " Tonr do MaTa- 
koff," Capt. AUard, of and &om Granville, France. The 
" Thomas Killam" was owned by John K. Ryerson and 
others. Insnred $6,000 in " Marine '' office. Freight in- 
snred $8,600 in " Atlantic." 

Barqae RiaiNa Dawn, 516 tons, William D. Robertson 
master, &om Boston for Ivigtnt, Ch-eeuland, was lost in the 
ice at the latter port on the I2th Angnst. Crew saved. 
For particulars see narrative. Owned by Wm. Robertson, 
the master, and others. Insnred $4,000 in "Acadian" 
office and $10,700 in Boston. 

Barqae J. & R. Yotjoo, 509 tons, W. V. Healey master, 
from Glasgow for Boston, pnt into St. Thomas on the 16th 
Jmie, in distress, and was condemned and sold. Owned 
, by C. & G. W. Tooker. Insured $5,260 in "Acadian" 
and $2,750 in " Atlantic" offices. Freight insnred $1,600 
in "Acadian." 

Barqae Robebt Leokabd, 487 tons, John Sanders mas- 
'ter, from the Clyde for Matanzas, with a cargo of coals, 
'Sprang a leak in a ^le on the 24th October, and was aban- 
doned on the 27th, abont 200 miles N.E. of " St. Michael's," 
«od foundered in 80 minntes. Crew took to the boats and. 



188 Becobd of Yarmouth SniPPiNa* 

landed at '' St. Michaers" on the SOtli, nearly exhausted. 
Owned hy Aaron Ooudey and others. Insured $6,000 in 
the "Acadian" office. 

Barque Mary Biohabds, 474 tons, John Rohbins master, 
sailed from Cardiff, G. B., for Proridence, B. I., with a 
cargo of coals,* and was not afterwards heard of. Owned 
by Samuel Eillam. No insuranee. 

Barque Centenary, 406 tons, Zebina Cook master, sailed 
from Philadelphia for Antwerp, in January, with a cargo of 
oil, and. was not afterwards heard of. Owned by Young & 
Baker. Insured $6,000 each in " Aoadian" and "^Com- 
mercial " offices. 

Barque Matilda A. Lewis, 269 tons, Sheldon Lewi» 
master, was driven ashore at Turk's Island, during a hurri* 
cane, on the SOtli September, and became a total lose. 
Crew saved. Owned by William Rogers, the master, and 
othcBB. Insured $4,000 each in ** Commercial " and ** Aca- 
dian" offices. Freight insured $800 in "Atlantic." 

Frig Edmiston Brothers, 840 tons, George Cann mas- 
ter, from Boston for St. John, N. B., «n ballast, ran ashore 
on Little River Head, Me., in June, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas ELillam. Insured 
$5,000 in the *' Atlantic" office. 

Brig Ellen, 252 tons, Henry Scott master, from Shields, 
G. B., for Guadaloupe, collided with Norwegian Bscrqne 
''Viking," on Christmas Day, and sank in a feW' hours*. 
Crew taken on board the " Viking" and landed at Deal» 
Owned by John W. Lovitt. Insured $6,600 in<"Comf» 
mercial." Freight insured $2,200 in "Acadian" office. 

Brig Conquest, 191 tons, Rowland H. Crocker master^ 
from New York for Falmouth, \i, B., whilst at anchor in 
Islay Sound, parted her chadn and went ashore about ^three 
miles from the Buval Lighthouse, and becamie a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Geo. S. Brown ttnd othersv 
Insured $7,000 in the " Acadian *' office. 



Rbcoed op Yaruodth SHippmo. 189 

Brigantine Rescue, 239 tons, J. R. Blanvelt master, from 
Port Medway, N. 8., for Barbadoes, with a cargo of lumber, 
was dismasted and spraog a leak, during a gale on tbe 25tb 
March. After being on the wreck twelve days, the crew 
were taken off by Brigt. " Northern Light," of Digby, and 
landed at Barbadoes. Owned by B. Rogers and others. 
Inenred $4,000 in " Acadian." Cargo and Freight each 
insared $2,000 in " Marine." 

Brigantine Osoboina, 120 tons, John Sanders master, 
from Yarmonth for Annapolis, N. S., in ballast, ntQ«shore 
at Peter's Island, near Westport, on the 8tb December, and 
heoame a total wreck. Crew sared. Owned by G. San- 
derson. !biBQTed $4,000 in the "Marine" office. 

Brigantine Lizzie Byceb, 104 tons, G. Pennington mas- 
ter, from St Martin for Angnilla, was wrecked at Little 
AngniJIa, in June. Crew Baved. Owned by John Ryder, 
Argyle. Insnred $4,000 in the "Acadian" office. 

Brigantine Althea, 98 tons, Samnel Messenger master 
and part owner, was wrecked at " Long Bay," West Indies, 
in November. Crew eared. losnred $4,000 in the " Ma- 
rine" office. 

Schooner H. Havelock, 103 tons, John Clnne mc^ter 
and owner, from St, John, N. B., for Portland, Me., in 
. ballast, went ashore at Macbias, Me., in September, and 
became a total wreck. Grew saved. 

Schooner Wlvtek Bird, 64 tons, Edmond C. Hilton 
master, sailed from Tnsket River on the 29tb September 
for Turk's Island, with an assorted cargo. On the 9th 
October they encountered very heavy weather, and tbe wind 
increased very rapidly. At 8 o'clock, p. m., it blew a gale 
with a tremendoQS sea running; the mate (Jas. HatQeld,) 
and two seamen (Job Williams and Simon Doncette) were 
washed overboard and drowned. Tbe sea now began mak- 
ing a clean breach over the vessel, washing away her deck- 
load and sweeping everything movable from her deck. Ai 



190 Bsooiut'Or Yabkoutb Shippino. 

9 p. m. she was thrown oq her beam ends, whec her Diaats . 
were cut away. The remaicder of the crew, except the 
boj, were knocked overboard by the falling spars and 
drowned. Oa the 16th the Captain and boy (after being 
on the wreck six daya,)' were taken off by the boats of the 
Schooner " Argyle," Captain Barak Larkin, of Yarmouth, 
and landed at Barbadoes. The " Winter Bird" was set on 
fire by the Captain previous to his leaving her. Owned by 
Isaac S. Hatfield and others, Tusket. Insured $i,000 in 
" Marine." Cargo insured $1,200 in " Commercial." 

Schooner Hmui Sfopfobd, 76 tons, Hiram Spofford 
master, on a fishing voyage, spraug a leak on the Banks 
and Bank, in May. Crew saved and landed at Canso. 
Owned by B. Rogers & Co. and others. Vessel and outfits 
insured S2,100 in "Marine;" $1,100 in "Commercial" 
and 31,100 in "Atlantic" offices. 

Schooner Ashibal, 65 tons, Benben Gardner, master, 
from Yarmouth, on a trading voyage, with a cargo of 
general merchandize, was wrecked at Cape Breton in Jnne., 
Crew saved. Owned by James B.Moody. Insured $1,200 
in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner Heber, 58 tons, Mauiioe Goodwin master, 
was dismasted and abandoned at sea on the 22nd Septem- 
her. Crew taken off by the Schr. "Start," Capt. Crowell. 
Owned by Benj. Xillun, Jr.- 

Schooner Atlantic, 86 tons, Manasseb Goodwin master, 
from Fnbnico for Bay Chaleor, sprang a leak and was run 
ashore at Port L'Hibert, N. S., where she became a total 
wreck. Grew saved. Owned by John Carland, Pnbnico. 
Vessel and outfits insured $1,000 in "Atlantic" office. 
1867. 

Ship 8. L. TnjtRT, 787 tons, Robert N. Crowell master, 
sailed from Savannah, Ga., on the 29th July, for Liverpool, 
Q, B., with a cargo of timber, and on the 2nd August 
encountered a ^urricane, during which the Ship was dis- 



Rboobd or Yakuodth Shipping. 191' 

m&Bted And waterlogged. Tbe second mate, steward, cook, 
two Beamen and two bojs were washed overboard and 
drowned. Bem^der of crew saved and landed at New 
York. Owned b; Thomas Killam and Bowman Corning. 
Yessel and freight insured 210,000 in "Atlantic" and 
36,400 in " Commercial " offices. 

Ship Mabt Bayhond, 678 tons, Benjamin Raymond 
master, ffom Bermuda for Savannah, Q&., ran ashore at 
" Pelican Bank," S. C, on the 10th February, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned bj A. C. Bobbins and 
others. Insured $6,500 in "Marine," and $6,000 in 
" Commercial." 

Barqne Dennis Hobtok, 706 tons, Bowland H. Crocker 
master, sailed &om Cardiff, Q. B., on the 8rd January for- 
Boston, with a cargo of iron. On the 21st and 22nd 
February they ' encountered severe gales and thick snow 
sqaalfs. The Captain, thinking tbe vessel was drifting 
too near Qeorge's Shoals, commenced sounding and fonnd 
bottom at 45 fathoms at 6 p. m. on the 22nd. On the 
2Srd at 2 p. m. the weather being veiy thick, with snow, 
and intensely cold, the wind blowing a tremendous gale, 
the ship ran into the midst of heavy breakers, sweeping 
the decks fore and aft, and at times entirely covering her. 
While the crew were clinging to the rigging, the ship 
struck the bottom, on what afterwards proved to be the 
George's Bank, and was completely buried fore and a.& by 
tlie breakers. As soon as she passed through the breakers 
she was put before the wind and all hands placed at the 
pumps, as the vessel had sprung a leak. Notwithstand- 
ing the crew were kept constantly at the pumps, the water 
gained on them. At 8 o'clock, a. m., of the 24th, the 
Schr. " Bounding Billow," Capt. S. Foole, of Gloucester, 
Mass., hove in sight, bore down on them, and took off the 
crew, and afterwards put his crew of ten men on board tbe 
"Dennis Horton," and placed them at the pumps, at the: 



192 Record op Yabhouth Shippiso. 

Bame time making boiiiq small sail to keep the vessel steady. 
Botli crews were coDtinnally at the pumps nctil the evening 
of the 28th, when they again experienced very severe gales, 
and as the water still gained on them, they finally aban- 
doned her. As the boats of both vessels had been lost 
during the passing and re-passing from ship to ship the 
men then on board of the " Dennis Horton," were trans- 
ported to the Schooner by means of a raft, leaving the ship 
with 17 feet of water in the hold. She sank abont 9 p. m. 
Sail was then made on the " Bounding Billow," and they 
bore away for Gloucester, Mass., where they arrived- on 
the 30th. This is the only instance on record, we believe, 
of a vessel striking on George's, and not hnmoldiately foun- 
dering. The "Dennis Horton" was owned by Dennis, 
Jonathan and Charles E. Horton and others. Insured 
$10,000 in "Marine;" *4,000 in "Acadian;" $3,200 
in "Commercial." Freight insured $600 in "Atlantic," 
and $3,000 in "Acadian" offices. 

Barqae Edwabd Hinckek, 546 tons, Albert Baker 
master, &om Middlesboro', Q. B., for Montreal, went 
ashore, during a gale, on the 4th October, en Point 
DesMonts, Oulf of St. Lawrence, was gotofiFand taken in 
tow by Steamer " Napoleonlll," which proceeded with her 
as far as Matane, where the " E. H." sank in deep water 
on the 13th. Crew saved. Owned by John W. Lovitt 
and others. Insured $6,500 in "Marine;" $2,000 in 
"Commercial;" $8,260 in "Atlantic." 

Barque Maxiuiliak, 268 tons, Norman B. Hatfield 
master, from Philadelphia for Antwerp, with a cargo of 
refined petroleum, ran ashore at Flushing, in December, 
: and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by A. F. 
Stoneman and others. Insured $7,000 in " Marine " office. 

Brig CiABA Heckhan, 348 tons, ; Pearson master, 

-from Baltimore for Qneenstown, with a cargo of petroleum, 
-was adandoned on the 20th Jannary, in lat. 50 N., long. 
:21 W. Crew saved. Owned by Henry Heokman. 



Record of Yarmodth Shippikq. 193 

Brig Martin Bdrks, 312 tonB, William T. Haley master, 
from St. Martin for Philadelphia, with a cargo of salt, ran 
ashore two miles North of Fenwick's Island Light, Dela- 
ware River, during a heavy gale, on the llth Decumber, 
and went to pieces. Crew saved. Owned by Gilbert San- 
derson and A. G. Robbins. Insured S6,000 in " Marine ; " 
$6,000 in " Commercial ;" 33,000 in " Atlantic." Freight 
insared $1,200 in "Commercial." 

Brigantifie Fawn, 155 tons, John Sanders master, from 
Havana for Boston, with a cargo of sagar and cigars, was 
totally wrecked at Grand Bahama, on the 15lh May, Crew 
saved. Wreckers saved the whole cargo except cigars. 
Owned by W. H. Townsend. Insured SS.OOO in " Atlantic" 
office. 

Brigantine Loxdra, 150 tons, Matthew Stanwood master, 
from Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of 
Inrbber, sprang a leak and put into Martinique waterlogged, 
and was condemned. Owned by John E. Ryerson. Insur- 
ed $8,000 in the "Acadian" office. 

Schooner Lake, 150 tons, Trefry master, from 

Boston for Yarmouth, in ballast, was driven ashore a short 
distance above Yarmouth Light House, at the entrance of 
the harbor, during a gale, on the 17tb January, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by N. K. Clements. 
No insurance. 

Schooner £xFRE8a, 180 tons, John Poole master, from 
Yarmouth for Trinidad, was abandoned at sea. Crew 
landed at Gibraltar on the 2Sth January. Owned by N. 
E. Clements. 

Schooner H. 0. Warren, 99 tons, Herbert Bedding 
master, from Ponce, P. R., for Boston, with a cargo of sugar, 
was abandoned on the 6th April, in lat. 30.53, long. 66, 
in 0, sinking condition. Crew saved and landed at New, 
York. Owned by Charles W. Clements. 
' Schooner President, 86 tons, Simeon Allen master. 



194 Record op Yarmouth Shipping. 

from Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of fish 
and lumber, put into Antigua, in July, in a disabled con- 
dition; and was condemned. Owned by A. F. Stoneman 
& Co. Insured $1,375 in */ Commercial** office. 

Schooner Janette, 64 tons, Jacob Harris master, from 
Yarmouth for the West Indies, with a cargo of lumber, was 
wrecked at Cape Sable, N. S. Crew saved. Owned by R. 
H. Crocker and others. Insured $3,000 in V Atlantic" 
office. 9 

Schooner Progress, 59 tons:, N. Malone master, from 
Yarmouth, on a fishing voyage^ was lost in the Gulf of St. 
Lawrence. Crew saved. Owned by Benj. Killam, Jr. 
Insured $1,200 in " Commercial'* office. 

Schooner Mary Elizabeth, 58 tons, Zachariah Muse 
master and owner, from Boston for St. Pierre, Miquelon, 
with an assorted cargo, ran ashore at Seal Island, in July, 
and became a total wreck. Crew saved. 

Schooner Liberator, 50 tons. Prince W. Nickerson 
master, from Wood's Harbor, N. S., for Newfoundland, on 
a fishing voyage, sprang a leak on the 16th October, when 
about eight miles from Jeddore Cape, and notwithstanding 
every efibrt was made by the crew to keep the vessel afloat, 
the water gained on them, and they were obliged to aban- 
don her. She sank a few minutes afterwards. Crew 
landed safely in the boat at Jeddore. Owned by Byerson, 
Moses & Co. 

Schooner Dezette, 31 tons, William Andrews master, 
on a fishing voyage, struck on Gkinnet Bock Ledges, about 
thirteen miles firom Yarmouth Cape, on the 18th June, 
and immediately went to pieces. Eight lives were lost. 
For particulars see narrative. Owned by David Pinkney, 
Bobert Kinney and the master. Insured $1,000 in the 
" Commercial" office. 

1868. 
Ship Charles J. Baker, 552 tons, James Cook master. 



Recobd of Yarmouth Shipping. 195 

from Ctottenbnrg for BostoD, via QaeenetowB, was aban- 
doned at Bea, in a Binkibg condition, on the 8th January. 
Grew taken off and landed at Philadelphia. Owned by L. 
"E. Baker and others. Insured SIO.OOO in " Marine" and 
86,000 in "Commercial" offices. 

Barque Aotanoe, 631 tons, George Vickery master, from 
Antwerp for St. John, N. B., in ballast, was abandoned on 
the I5th December, in lat. 50.45 N., long. 24 W. Crew 
taken off and landed at Qaeenstown by Steamer "Den- 
mark." Owned by John W, Lovitt. Insured $5,000 in 
"Commercial" and $2,400 in "Acadian" offices. 

Barque S. D. Bterson, 588 tons, Charles Raymond 
master, sailed from Philadelphia on the 28th January, for 
Antwerp, with a cargo of petrolenm. ETerything went well 
nntil the 4tb' Febmaiy, when the wind increased to a gale, 
with a very heavy sea, in which the Barque labored heavily 
and shipped much water. On the 7th the gale still con- 
tinning and a tremendous sea running, the vessel sprang a 
leak From this time up to the 12th, they encountered a 
succession of gales and very heavy seas, the ship laboring 
heavily and the crew constantly at the pumps. Being 
then witliin a short distance from Halifax, they bore 
np for that port. At about 8 o'clock, a. m., of the 13tb, 
as the sea was making a clean breach over the vessel, ren- 
dering it difficult for the men to stand at the pumps, and 
as the Barque was in a sinking condition, a signal of dis- 
tress was hoisted. Shortly a^rwards a Brig hove in sight, 
immediately bore down for them, rescued them with diffi- 
culty, and carried them to Halifax, where they arrived oh 
the 15th. The " S. D. R." was owned by John K. Ryer- 
son and others. Insured S5,000 in " Atlantic ;" $6,000 in 
" Commercial " and $2,000 in " Marine" offices. 

Barqoe Maboabet Hatfield, 497 tons, Gray mas- 
ter, was driven ashore, during a gale, near Richibucto, N. 
B., in October, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. 



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196 Record of Yarmouth Shippinq. 

Owned by J. Smyth Hatfield and others. Vessel and freight 
insured $8,000 in " Commercial " and $8,000 in *' Atlantic " 
offices. 

Brig AcMK, 306 tons, George W. Coming master, from 
Ireland for Sandy Hook, in ballast, foundered at sea on the 
15th December. Crew rescued by Brig " Harvest Queen," 
of Bermuda, *nd lauded at New York. Owned by L. E. 
Baker and others. Insured $3,000 in ''Marine** office. 

Brigantine Alice V. Goodhue, 150 tons, Joseph Crosby 
master, from Shields, G. B., for Providence, R. I., with a 
cargo of eoale, was wrecked at Falmouth, England. Crew 
saved. Owned by A. C. Robbins. Insured $1,300 in 
''Marine** office, 

Brigantine New Era, 114 tons, Calvin Morrill master, 
from St. Thomas for Turk's Island, while passing the Island 
of Porto Rico on the morning of the 23rd July, was hove 
down by a. heavy squall, the sea filling her so rapidly that 
the crew had difficulty in clearing the boat and saving 
themselves. Being unable to arouse the cook (a colored 
man named Lewis Quinn,) he was drowned in his berth. 
After lying by the vessel for several hours, and finding that 
she was gradually sinking, they made for the land, which 
they succeeded in reaching in safety. Owned by Ryerson, 
Moses & Co. Insured $3,500 in the " Commercial** office. 

Schooner Lochness, 99 tons, John B. GuUison master, 
from Cienfuegos, Cuba, for Yarmouth, with a cargo of mo- 
lasses, was wrecked on the " Isle of Pines," on the South 
side of Cuba, in March. Crew saved. Owned by Thomas 
Killam. Cargo insured $5,000 in " Commercial** office. 

Schooner Almira, 55 tons, Israel Hilton master, from 
Yarmouth for Fox Island, N. S., was wrecked at Cape 
Sable, in April. Crew saved. Owned by Hezekiah 0. 
Smith. 

Schooner Lady Bourque, 53 tons, Peter Porter master, 
from Yarmouth for Magdalen Islands, was driven ashore 



Eecoed of Yamiouth Shippiso. 197 

dariag a gale, in September, at Grand Entry Island, Golf 
of St. Lawrence, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. 
Owned by F. G. A. Babine and othera, Pnbnico. 

Schooner Hbbo, 50 tons, Alexander Muse master, sailed 
from Yarmooth for Bay Chalenr, on a fisbing voj-agc, in 
May, sprang a, leak and was ran ashore at the Gat of Canso, 
where she became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by 
A. F. Stoneman. YesBel and supplies insured $2,000 in 
the "Acadian" ofBce. 

Schooner Meridian, 25 tons, Isaac A. Montague master 
and owner, laden with fishing supplies, while lying at anchor 
in Argyle harbor, ready to pail for Yarmoutb, on the even- 
ing of the 20th July, caught ou fire, burned lo the water's 
edge, and sank. The origin of the five is nnknown, as tho 
crew were on shore at the time. Nothing saved. 
1869. 

Barque Kate Yocno, 697 tons. Job Young master, from 
Foochow for Shanghai, ran ashore in the Min River, Chinn, 
floated off, and put back to Foochow, where she was con- 
demned after a special survey and sold. Owned by John 
Young and the master. Insured $8,000 in the " Commer- 
aial" office. 

Barque Georoe S. Bbown, &37 tons, John Vulpoy mas- 
ter, from New York for Cow Bay, C. B., in ballast, collided 
with Steamer "Bristol," of the Bristol Line of Steamers, 
during a dense fog, in Long Island Sound, and imme- 
diately sank. Crew saved and landed at New York. She 
was subsequently raised by the Coast Wrecking Company 
and taken into New Haven harbor and sold. Owned by 
Bobert Brown and others. Insured $1,500 in the " Ma- 
rine" office. 

Barque Obsebteb, 637 tons, Samuel Killam, Junr., mas- 
ter, with a.cargoof logwood, got ashore on a Beef at Morant 
Bay, Jamaica, on the 5th July, while at anchor, and became 
ft total loss. Crew saved. Owned by Tbomas Killam. 



198 Recohd op Yarmouth Shipping. 

InBured 85,500 in "Atlantic;" $4,000 in "Commercial;" 
and ?3,500 in " Marine." 

Barque Jacob Hatfield, 448 tons, Kelson Hatfield mas- 
ter, from New York for QaeenBtown, with a cargo of grain 
in biilk, became waterlogged during a cyclone on the 19th 
September, in lat, 42 N., long. 85.30 W., and was aban- 
doned. One boat's crew — comprising, Wm. E. SherWood, 
mate ; Angnet Fisher, Chiu'les Shear, Peter Sannersen and 
John Scott — was lost in attempting to reach the " British 
Queen," which was lying to a short distance off. Bemainder 
got on board safely. Owned by J. S., A. M. and S. J. 
Hatfield. Insured $5,000 in the "Atlantic" and |5,000 
in " Acadian " offices. Freight insured $2,000 in " Aca- 
dian." 

Barqne Josephine, 318 tons, Thomas W. Vickery mas- 
ter, from St. Jago de Cuba for Boston, with a cargo of 
sugar, was wrecked at Onani, on the S.W, coast of Cnba, 
about the 1st September. Grew saved. Owned by Q. S. 
and C. E. Brown and others. Insnred 26,000 in the 
"Acadian." Freight insured 23,000 in the same office. 

Barque Yolo, 280 tons, Thomas Lovitt master, sailed 
from Cardiff, G. B., for Havana, on the 14th December, 
1868, and was not afterirards heard of. Owned by A. C 
Bobbins and others. Insnred 86,000 in "Mmne" and 
■ 86,000 in "Commercial." 

Brig Excelsior, 278 tons, Joseph J. Browu niaater, 
sailed from New York on the 28th August for Fecamp, 
France, with a cargo of oak lumber, and was abandoned in 
a sinking condition on the I7th September, in lat. 41.47 N., 
'long. 35.29. Crew saved. Owned by G. J. and J. C. 
Farish and the master. Insnred $4,000 in "Marine;" 
34,000 in "AtUntic;" $1,000 in "Commercial." Freight 
insured $3,700 in "Marine." 

Brigantine Thttoh, 132 tons, Barak Larkin master, from 
Yarmouth for Cow Bay, C; B., in ballaat, was wrecked at 



Recobd 07 Y&suouTH Son^ixa. 199 

tbe latter port. Cnptain was drowned. Onned by N. K. 
Olementa. 

Brigantine Myba, 84 tonfi, Clemeut Porter maeter, from 
Porto Rico for Yarmouth, with a cargo of sugar, was wrecked 
ftt St. JohD'B, P. R., in December. Crew saved. Owned 
by George G. Sanderson. Insured $4,000 in the "Mariue" 
office. Mr. George F. Moody (son of the late E. W. B. 
Moody, Esq.), who was a passenger on this veBsel, died at 
sea on Christmas Day, on board the Brig conveying the 
shipwrecked crew to tho United States, and was interred at 
New Point Comfort, Virginia. 

Schooner Ansa Lavixu, 81 tont^, John Saunders maa- 
t«r, &om St. Martin for Yarmouth, n-ith a cargo of salt, 
was abandoned at sea on the 17th March, having been 
dismasted and lost rudder on the 7th. Crew taken off by 
Ship "New World," and landed at New York. Owned 
by Yonng, Einney k Coming. Insured fl,500 in the 
"AUantio" office. 

Schooner Bosalie, 49 tons, Benjamin D. .Robbins 
master and owner, from Yarmouth for St. John, N. B., 
with a cargo of fish, went ashore during a gale at Mispeck, 
N. B., OQ the 4th September, and went to pieces in less 
Uian half an hour. George Harris, seaman, was drowned. 
Bemainder of crew saved and landed at St. John. Nothing 
saved from the wreck. Insured S600 in the " Commer- 
cial " office. 

Schooner Volant, 49 tons, Andrew Malone master, from 
Yarmoath for Cape Breton, in ballast, was driven ashore at 
the mouth of Halifax harbor, in November, and became a 
total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by William A. EiUam. 
Insared $600 in the " Acadian " office. 
, Schooner Ocean Gbu, 86 tons, Silvain Belliveau master, 
sailed from Yarmoath on the 24tb May, on a fishing 
voyage to North Bay, and was wrecked in the Gulf of St. 
Lawrence in Jane. Crew saved. Owned by G. D. 



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200 Rbcobd of Yarmouth Shipping. . 

D'Entremont and others, Pubnico. Supplies insured 
S800. No insurance on vessel. 

1870. 

Ship C. 0. HoRTON, 775 tons, Herbert ^Taylor master, 
sailed from London, England, on the 12th February for 
Boston, with a general cargo, and was abandoned on the 
12th March, in lat. 48.17 N., long. 88 W. Crew taken oflF 
by American Ship ** China," and landed at Liverpool, G. 
B. Owned by D. Horton & Sons and A. D. Kelley. 
Lisured $8,000 in " Marine," $6,000 in " Commercial." 
Freight insured $2,000 in the " Acadian " office. 

Barque Aones M. Lovitt, 710 tons, Nehemiah Churchill 
master, from St. John, N. B., for the Clyde, put into 
InishtrahuU, on the 1st April, waterlogged, and was coa< 
demned. When going into port the vessel struck a rock, 
and fearing that she would go to pieces, the Captain placed 
his wife, child, steward and one man in a boat with orders 
to lie by the vessel ; and as they were going alongside again 
the boat capsized in the breakers, and all were drowned. 
Owned by Joseph B. Lovitt and others. Insured $4,000 ' 
in "Marine." 

Barque M. & £. Bobbins, 462 tons, Bradford R. Hilton 
master, from Boston for Cork, with a cargo of peas, went 
ashore on the South side of Sable Island on the 24th 
Februar}% and became a total loss. Mate and one seaman 
were drowned. Owned by A. C. Bobbins and others. 
Insured 85,C00 in "Commercial;" $5,000 in "Atlantic" 
and $2,000 in "Marine." 

Barque Hero, 878 tons,« Joseph Goudey master, from 
Cienfuegos for Montreal, with a cargo of sugar, was burned 
at sea off Cape Florida, on the 2nd May. Crew saved by 
Steamer " Frankfort," and landed at Havana. Owned by 
Aaron Goudey and others. Insured $6,000 in "Acadian." 
Freight insured $2,000 in " Commercial " and $2,500 in 
''Atlantic" offices. 



Record ov Yabmouth Shippimo. 201 

Borqne Retdbk, S09 tons, Alonzo Roee master, was- 
towed out of Yarmouth harbor on the 20tb November for' 
St. John, N. B., b; the Steamer "Linda," in ballast.. 
After letting go the hawHer, finding tbe veadel would not 
clear the West Gape, the crew attempted to" wear" ship, 
but in the act she went ashore to the Westward of the 
Light Honse, and became a total loss. Crew saved- 
Owned h; Samnel Killam and Benj. Murphy. Insured! 
fl.SOOinthe "Acadian" ofBce. 

Brigautine Cokquerall, 147 tons, Simeon Allen master,, 
sank in Delaware Bay on the 4th April. Captain and one 
seaman were drowned. Owned by J. K. Hatfield and' 
ethers. Insured at St. John, N. B. 

Brigantine Scnbise, 78 tons, Lyman J. Robbins master, 
Buled from YanDonth on the 28th Jannary for St. Eitt's, 
with a cargo of lumber and fish, and was not afterwards 
heard of. Her crew consisted of — Gideon Hemeon (son 
of Mr. Crocker Hemeon), Chebogne, mate; two brothers 
named Scovill (sons of Mr. John Scovill), Richmond ; 
Cook Trefry (son of the late Mr. James Trefry), Yarmoath ; 
Philip Riley, of the West Indies ; and one, nune nnknown. 
Owned by Young, Kinney & Coming. Insured $3,500 in. 
" Marine" office. Cargo insured $2,800 in " Commercial.'* 

Schooner Floba, 87 tons, master, from 

Halifax for Jamaica, with a.cargo of.fish, was wreckednear 
Salt Rock, East Caicos, on the 18th September. Crew 
and large portion of eargo saved.. 

Schooner Dbsfatch, 78 tons, Thomas Helms master, 
from St. Martin for Yarmouth, put into St. John's, Anti- 
gua, on the 10th March, leaking badly and in a crippled 
condition, and was condemned. Owned by Ryerson, Moses. 
& Co. 

Schooner Thouab Baolet, 60 tons, Anselm Porter mas- 
ter, from Halifax for the Magdalen Islands, was wrecked 
at these Islands. Crew saved. Owned by Prince H.. 



202 RsOORD OF YlBHOCTH SsiPPIMa. 

Dnrkee and oth«ra. Lisaied $900 in the " Commeroial " 
office. 

Sobooner Ajax, S3 tons, James D'Entremont master, 
from Labrador for Yarmonth, with a cargo offish, fon&dered 
off the Kagged iBlands, N. S., on the 20th October. AH 
hands perished. Owned by Amiro Bros, and the master, 
Pabnico. Cargo iDsnred 28,000 in " Marine." 

Schooner Williau, 61 tons, Thomas Perry master, sailed 
from Cow Bay, C. B., in October, for Yarmouth, with a 
cargo of coals, and was not afterwards heard of. dwned 
by Qeo. G. Sanderson. Insored $800 in "Pacific" office. 
Cargo and freight insured $400 In same office. 

Schooner Jessie, 83 tons, Samnel Dnrkee master and 
owner, from Bridgewater, N. 8., for Yarmoatb, with a cargo 
of Inmber, was wrecked at Port L'Hibert, N. S., in Octo- 
ber. Crew saved. 

Schooner Bix)oueb, 27 tons, Tbomaa Goodwin master 
and owner, from Argyle for Gloncester, Mass., strnck on 
Chebogne Xfodges on the 14th October and foundered. 
Crew took to the boat and landed at A^yle. No insurance. 
Schooner Pbbsetebanoe, 26 tons, Charles Dnrkee mas- 
ter, from Annapolis, N. S., for Yarmonth, with a cargo of 
fruit, left Digby Gut on the 11th Noyember, and was not 
afterwards beard of. It is supposed tiiat she foundered 
.inear Sandy Cov^. All hands perished, m. : — Charles 
.Durkee, master; Albert Dnrkee (brother of the master, 
:and son of Captain Prince Dnrkee, of Yarmouth), and an 
.En^ish lad, name unknown. Owned by Ladd, Porter & Co. 
Schooner Benetolehoe, 22 tons, Remi D'£nfa«mont 
master and owner, broke adrift from her anchorage during 
a gale on the 4th September, at the "Emerald Isle," Bar- 
ringtoD, and was driven ashore on the Onter Shag Harbor 
Island, where she became a total wreck. Crew saved. 
1871. 
Ship Mabion Exeb^on, 699 tons, John W. Sheldrake 



ReCOBD op TABUOtTTH BHIFPINd. &0S 

mftster, from SsTannah, Oa., for BremerhaTen, with a cargo 
of cotton, whilst lying in the harbor of the latter port, was 
bamed to the water's edge. Crew saved. Owned by 
Sunnel Eillam. Insnied 910,000 in "Atlaotic," and 
^7,000 in " Marine." Freight inanred $3,000 in "Pacific ;" 
♦2,600 in "Commereial," and $3,000 in "Acadian" offices. 

Ship W. H. Moody, 686 toDS, David Hilton master, 
from LiTerpool, G. B., for Philadelphia, encountered ver; 
severe weather, sprang a leak, and was abandoned in a 
tRQking condition on the 6th March, in I»t 47.40 N., long. 
34.80 W. Crew rescued by the " Cremona," and landed 
•t Liverpool, G-. B. Owned b; W. H. Moody & Sons and 
others. Insured $8,000 in "Marine;" $6,000 in "Pad- 
fie," and $6,000 in " Atlantic." Freight insured $4,000 
in " Pacific." 

Barque Stdeheah, 659 tons, George Cain master, from 
Bremen for New York, was driven ashore at Long Island, 
and became a total wreck. Crew saTed. Owned by Nathan 
TJtley and others. Insured $10,000 in " Marine ;" $5,000 
in "Aoadian," and $5,000 in "Commereial." Freight 
insured $2,500 in " Atlantic." 

Barque Black Bbothbbs, 651 tons, John Q. Perry 
master, from Antwerp for Phikdelpbiai in ballast, was 
wrecked at Winter Quarter Shoal, New Jersey, in Jocaary. 
Crew saved. Owned by A. F. Stoneman and others. 
Insured $4,600 in "Marine;" $4,500 in "Commercial;" 
$8,000 in "Atlantic;" 92,250 in "Pacific," and $3,600 
,in "Acadian" offices. 

Barque Johh Bbioht, 506 tons, George Earl master, 
from Shields, 6-. B., for Cuba, with a cai^o of coals, was 
lost on the "La Vachs Islaod Beefs," ofiF San Domingo, 
«a tkb night of 17tb March. Crew saved. Owned by A. 
F. Stoneman and others. Insured $6,000 in " Marine ; " 
$6,000 in "Acadian;" $4,000 in " Commercial ; " $2,000 
in "Pacific," and $1,400 in "Atlantic" offices. 



204 Record op Yahmocth Shippino. ' 

Barque E. A. Soudeb, 429 tons, Tbomas B. Cann 
master, from St. John, N. B., for Montevideo, vith a 
cargo of lumber, pat into St. Thomas, in l^ovember, Ieak< 
log badly, and was condemned. Owned by Byerson, 
Moses & Ca Insared $5,000 in "Marine," and $6,000 
in "Atlantic" oflGces. Freight insnred. 

Blipqiie Kate Smith, 409 tons, Wilson Hamilton master, 
from Lea-FMBQges, Spain, for New York, vith a cargo of 
lead, was-wreoked near Little Egg Harbor, on the Jersey 
Coast, on tUe 25th Janaary. Nine lives were lost. For 
particnlars see narrative. Owned by Wm. Rogers, Benj. 
Hilton and others. Insared $5,000 in " Bacific ; " 4^,500 
in "Atlantic."' 

Barque Tbopio Bird, 321 tons, Amasa- G. Dnrke& 
masler, from Trinidad de Gaba, for New York, nith a 
cargo of sugar, was wrecked on the South side of the Islpod^ 
of Cuba, in July. Crew saved. Owned by A. C. Bobbins 
andothers. Insured $4,000'in " Commercial," and S3,000< 
in '' Atlantic" offices. 

Barque-LoTiiBA Coos, 280 tons, David Cook master^ 
sailed &om Shields for Philadelphia, on the 21st June,. 
wilh a general eat^, was apoken Sept. 2nd in lat. 42, 
long. 65, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned by J. 
W. Moody and the-master. Insured $7,000 in " Marine ; "' 
$l,500in " Paeific." Freight insured $1,200 in " Paoifio.'." 

Brig Hatfield Bbothbbs, 208 tons, — " Neville- 
master, from. Philadelphia for Beytont, with a cargo of oil, 
put into St. Thomas, dismasted, on the Srd March, and 
was Gondemaed. Owned by Job Hatfield and. othets. 
Insured $S,500> in the " Marine " office. 

Brigantine Edwabd Evbbttt, 112 tons, Josah Croeby 
master, from Mayagnez, P. B., fqr.-Turk's Island, thuice for 
Boston, in ballast, was driven ashore at Turk's Island, dur- 
ing a hurricane, on the 22nd Aagast,.and became a total loas. 
Crew saved. Owned by Byerson, Moses & Co. Insured 



Becord of Yabuodth Shifpino. 205 

18,000 in "Marine," and $2,000 in "Pacific." Freigbt 
insared $500 in " Pacific." 

Brigantiae Eclipse, 105 tons, George W. Kinney 
master, from Turk's Island, for Yarmouth, with a cargo of 
salt and sngar, stmck on " Trinity Ledges," daring a thick 
fog, on the Slat July. On ihe flood tide she floated off and 
was headed for Brier Island. In attempting to enter the 
Passage, the vessel, being unmanageable, went ashore on 
the rocks at Dartmonth Point, and became a total loss. 
Crew and materials saved. Cargo saved in a damaged 
condition. Owned by Yonng, Kinney & Coming. Insnred 
92,000 each in "Commercial" and "Marine" offices. 
Cargo insured 82,600 in " Pacific." 

Schooner Albatross, 84 tons, Stephen Jeffrey master, 
from the West Indies for Yarmonth, with a cargo of 
molasses and sugar, was dismasted and waterlogged daring 
a g^ «n the 10th November. Crew rescued by Schr. 
"Daylight,** from New York, and landed at Barbadoea. 
Owned by John Ryder & Son, Argyle. Insared $8,000 
in " Acadian." Cargo insured $1,600 in same office. 

Schooner MiHttre Arnold, 81 tons. Manning Lent 
master, from Freeport, Long Island, N. S., for Antigua, 
with a cargo of lumber, was dismasted and waterlogged 
during a gale on the 15th Febmary. Crew taken off by 
Schr. "A. lUchards," Seed, of Boston, axii landed at 
Barbadoes. Owned by George H. Porter and others. 
Insared $1,500 in "Pacific" Cargo insared |600 in 
'* Commercial." 

Schooner Abotle, 80 tons, Israel Hilton master, from 
Pieton, N. S., for Yarmouth, with a cargo of coals, whilst 
lying to in a gale on the 2nd September, struck on Gray's 
Island, near the month of Shelbnme harbor, about 8 o'clock 
in Uie evening. The stem was immediately stove in, and 
the sea broke over the vessel with so much force that the 
Captain and crew were obliged to take to the rigging. 



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206, B.BCORD OF Yabhouth Shipping; 

Here, exposed to the fury of the tempest, they sustained 
themselves till daylight, when they e£fected a landing by 
leaping from the bowsprit. Owned by Charles W. Cle- 
pents. No insurance on vessel or cargo* 

Schooner Catherine, 71 to.ns, Saulnier master,. 

from Boston for Meteghan, N. S., was driven ashore at 
Sunday Point, Yarmouth Sound, during a thick snow 
storm, in January, and became a total wreck. All hands 
perished. Owned by T. 0. Geddes. 

Schooner Island Gem, 60 tons, Moses Goodwin master, 
from Yarmouth for Newfoundland, with a cargo of fish, was 
driven ashore at- Newfoundland, in October, and became a 
total wrecks Crew saved. Owned by Byerson, Moses & 
Co. Insured $1,500 in the " Commercial" office. 

Schooner Stella Mabis, 55 tons, James A. Sterritt 
master, from Chester, N. S., for Yarmouth, with a cai-go 
of shingles and fish barrels, was wrecked at Port Joli Point,, 
on the 10th April. Crew saved. Owned by W. K. Dud- 
man. No insurance* 

Schooner Columbia, 55 tons, William Andrews master, 
sailed from St. John, N. B., on the 26th May, for Yar- 
mouth, with a cargo of iron knees, &c^ and was not after- 
wards heard of. A violent gale spraug up during the same 
night, and a large iron tank and a quantity of shingles, 
similar to the portion of cargo which she carried on deck,, 
were fallen in with adrift in the Bay, fifteen or twenty 
miles from the entrance of Digby Gut. There is no doubt 
that she foundered in the gale referred to, and that all on 
board perished. Her crew consisted of the following 
persons : — William Andrews, master, of Little Biver ; 
Pearl Andrews (son of Mr. Alex. Andrews), of the saiiie 
place ; Thomas W. Hatfield (son of Capt. Hardy Hatfield), 
of Arcadia ; Samuel Danham and William Dunham (sons 
of Mr. Samuel Dunham), of Arcadia. Owned by Wm. 
Weddleton and Wm. Y. Brown, Arcadia. Insured $800 
in the '^ Acadian" office. No insarance on cargo. 



Begobd of Yabhodth Shifpinci. 207" 

Schooner Askik Laubie, 4t tons, Peter Porter mseter,. 
fVom Yarmouth for the Magdalen Islands, arriTod at Canso 
on the' 1st Ma;, and proceeded on her voyage, and was not 
afternards heard of. Oliver White^nd Israel McGill were 
among, her crew. Owned by Aaron Goadey & Co.. Insured 
9800 in the " Pacifio " office. 

Schooner SpASKLiNa Sea, 89 tons, B^bert Crowell 
master, from Tusket, atmck on "Emnlons Breakers," off 
Bagged Islands, on the 22nd May, and was abandoned in 
a sinking condition. Crew saved. Owned by J. L. Hat- 
field, Tusket. Insnrsd $600 in "Atlantic." 

Schooner Sapphibe, 25 tone, George A. Savary master, 
^as wrecked near Digby, N. S., on the 29tb October. Crew 
saved. Owned by Nathan Lewis. Ko insarance. 
1872. 

Steamer Ehpebob, 3B2 tons,.. William E. Snlis master, 
left Yarmoatbonthe28thMayatll:48a.ni., for Portland, 
Me., and Boston, Mass., a dense fog prevailing at the time, 
course W.N.W., flood tide. At 2 p. m. fog cleared up, — 
speed ten knots. At 4 p. m. saw Mount Desert HOls. At 
6 p. m. Hills bore N.N.W., distance forty-five miles. At 8' 
p. m. fog again set in very thick. At II p. m. course was- 
changed to W. half N., te ensure good offing, speed redaced 
to six knots. At 11.80 the Steamer struck on what after- 
wards proved to be " Seal Ledge." When she struck the 
engines were reversed, and she backed off and commenced, 
to fill with water. The boats were immediately lowered 
and placed in charge of the Mates, and the passengers were 
notified to prepare to leave the Steamer. The lady passen- 
gers were then placed in the boats. The steam and band 
pumps and other means were used both by crew and pas- 
sengers to keep the Steamer afloat. At 1,80 a. to. of the 
29th the whistle on Matiuicus Bock was heard, and as it 
was not deemed safe to remain longer on board, the passen- 
gers and crew took to the boats and. steered for. the wbietlc.. 



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208 Eecoed of Yarmouth Smppixa. 

They reached the Bock at daylight, and just as they were 
landing, the ''Emperor*' was seen to roll over and sink. 
There was quite a heavy setf at the time, bat owing to the 
excellent discipline of the officers and crew all were landed 
in safety — one hundred and four in number. The " Empe- 
ror" was owned by N. K. Clements and James King, and 
was insured aa follows : — $5,000 in "Pacific;" $8,000 in 
''Atlantic;" $6,000 in "Acadian;" and $5,000 in a St. 

John, N. B., office. 

« 

Ship BoYAL Chabteb, 1,247 tons, Cornelius Murphy 
master, from Antwerp for Montreal, with a general cargo, 
went ashore on the East Point of the Island of Anticosti, 
on the 15th May, and became a tptal wreck. Crew and 
, materials saved. Owned by Nathaniel Churchill, Jr., and 
others. Insured $10,000 in " Pacific ;" $8,000 in " Aca- 
dian;" $4,500 in "Atlantic." Freight insured $1,600 in 
"Atlantic." . 

Barque Kensington, 828 tons, Zenas Sproul master^ 
from Shields, G. B., for Philadelphia, with a cargo of rail- 
way iron, was run ashore on the 20th March, at Uist, 
Scotland, in a sinking state, loss of sails, and otherwise 
•damaged, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned 
by Nathan Utley and others. Insured $5,000 in "Marine," 
.and $8,500 on vessel and freight in "Atlantic." 

Barque Manitobah, 698 tons, A. B. Dtirkee master, from 
Havre for a port in the Bristol Channel, was wrecked at the 
"Buck Bocks," coast of Cornwall, England, on the Slst 
.January. The Captain^s wife, two children and four men 
were drowned. For particulars see narrative. Owned by 
W. H. Moody & Sons and ethers. Insured $6,000 each in 
""Marine," "Acadian,'* "Atlantic" and "Pacific" offices. 

Barque Annds M. Cann, 672 tons, Herbert H. Cann 
master, from Leith for Boston, was abandoned on the 2nd 
March, in long. 52, having four feet of water in the hold, 
jxnain and mizzen masts gone and otherwise damaged. Crew 



Becobd op Yarmouth Shippisg, 209 

token off b; Ship " Saranak," and landed at Philadelphia. 
Owned by Hugh Cann and others. Insured $8,000 in 
"Atlantic;" $3,000 in "Pacific," and $1,500 in "Com- 
mercial." Freight insnred $2,000 in "Atlantic" and 
$1,000 in "Pacific." 

Barque Fkane Lovitt, 598 tons, James G. Smitli mas- 
ter, sailed from Antwerp on the 6th Jane, for Philadelphia, 
with a cargo of scrap iron, and was abandoned on the 12th 
July, in Int. 46, long. 42, in a sinking condition. Crew 
taken off by a Schooner and landed at Harbor Grace, N.F. 
Owned by Hugh Cann, W. D. Lovitt and Smith Horton. 
losared $3,500 in "Atlantic;" $3,250 in "Pacific." 
Freight insured $675 in " Commercial." 

Barque Bidvbll, 498. tons, Geoi^e W. Corning master. 
Bailed from Philadelphia on the 28th February, for Ant- 
werp, with a cargo of oil, and was abandoned at sea. Crew 
sared and landed at St. John's, N'. F. Owned by John 
Young and L. E. Baker. Insured $4,000 in " Marine ;" 
$6,000 in "Pacific." Freight insured $4,000 in "Pacific." 

Barque Stella, 484 tons, Joseph S. Hatcbinson master, 
from novidence, B. I., for Charleston, S. C, in ballast, 
dragged ashore trom her anchorage, two miles North of 
Cape Lookout, N. C, on the 24th October, and became a 
total wreck. Grew saved. Owned by W. K. Dudman and 
others. Insured $2,500 in "Commercial;" $1,500 in 
" Marine." Freight insnred $7,000 in " Atlantic." 

Barque Annie, 480 tons, Martin Burns master, from 
Zaza, Cuba, for New York, with a cargo of sugar, was totally 
wrecked on " Cay S. Felipe," on the 14th February. Crew 
saved. Owned by Aaron Gondey. Insured $6,000 in 
" Acadian." Freight insured $4,000 in same office. 

Barque Edoenia, 43S tons, Lemuel Gondey master, from 
Brunswick, Ga., July 20th, for Montevideo, with a cargo of 
yellow pine, put into Yarmonth, N. S., on the 14th August, 
leaky, and after repairing proceeded on her voyage. Ob 



210 Becobd of Yabhouth SH^PiNa. 

the 12tli Sept., she was litllen in nilh b; Stmr. ""Dorian," 
abandoned, fall of water, foretopmaat, bowsprit and maio- 
topgalkntmaBt gone. Fire of the Steamer's craw were pat 
on board, who took her to New York, where she grounded 
on the flats near Bobin'a Reef, and became a total Iobb. Her 
crew were rescued bj a passing vessel. Owned b; By erson, 
Moses & Co. lasnred |10,000 in "Marine;" $6,000 in 
"Atlantic." Freight insured $4,000 each in the same offices. 

Barque Pbowess, 379 tons, James Gorham Hatfield mas- 
ter, from Femandina, Fla., for Montevideo, with a cargo of 
pitch pine lumber, was abandoned on the 20th September, 
in lat. 40.20 S., long. 55.40 W., waterlogged and dismasted. 
Crew saved. Owned by J. V. N. Hatfield and others. In- 
snred $9,000 on vessel and freight iiT " AUantio." 

Brigantine Watchmate, 151 tons, Frederick Hatfield 
master, from New York for Exeter, G. B., with a cargo of 
naphtha, was destroyed b; fire on the Slst October. All 
bands perished. Captain Boach, of the Barqne " Maiy 
Lawton," of Yannooth, furnishes the following particulars 
of this melancholy disaster : — On the Slst October, in lat. 
86 N., long. 65 W., he sighted the " Watchmate," with a 
signal of distress flying, and bore down for her. On nesr- 
ing her he discovered that she was waterlogged. A boat, 
with the second mate and two men of the " M. L." was 
sent to take off the crew, bat just as the latter had sncceeded 
in getting into the boat an explosion took place, the Brigan- 
tine became a mass of flames, and the boat was blown into 
the air. Another boat was lowensd and rowed about the 
place for an hoar, bat withoat finding an; tx&ee of the ship- 
wrecked men. The names of the crew of the " Mary Law- 
ton" who perished, were Peter McKeen, second mate; J. ■ 
Rogers and Barney Oliver, seamen. The " Watchmatti " 
was owned by Aaron Gondey and othev. Vessel and freight ' 
insured $5,000 in "Acadian" office. 

Brigantine NEW Doionion, 125 tons^Israel Hilton mas^ 



RscoBD OP Yarmouth Shipping. 211 

ter, soiled from Cow Baj, C. B., on the lltli Deo^nber, for 
Yarmoatfa, with a cargo of coals, and was not sfterwardB 
beard of. Owned b; N. K. Cleraenta. Vesael and cargo 
inBured $1,900 in "Atlantic" of&ce. 

Brigantine WiuRED, 96 tons, Charles Carty master, from 
Yarmoath for Martinique, with a cargo of fish and lumber, 
was wrecked at the latter port in the hnrricane of the 11th 
September. Crew and cargo saved. Owned by A. Goudey 
& Co. Inamred $3,000 in the " Acadian" oflSce. 

Schooner Monitor, 105 tons, Thomas Vickerji master, 
from the West Indies for Yarmontb, with a cargo of sugar, 
sprang a leak and pot into St. Martin, where she was . 
condemned. Owned by Wm. Redding and others. In- 
sured $2,000 in "Commereial" office. Cargo insured 
$1,000 in " Atlantic." 

Schooner SsyEK Brotbebs, 81 tons, Matthew Wycaaa 
master, sailed from Fort Medway, N. S., on the 18tb 
November for Barbadoes, with a cargo of fish and lumber, 
and was not afterwards heard of. Owned at Tnsket Wedge. 
Insured $1,000 in "Marine" office. Cargo and freight 
insured $2,000 in " Atlantic." 

Schooner Cabbib, 68 tons, John Deveau master, from 
Meteghan, X. S., for Boston, with a cargo of piling, was 
fallen in with in the Bay of Fundy, In March, waterlog- 
ged and dismasted. Two bodies were found in the cabin. 
Bemainder of the crew ore supposed to have been washed 
off. Owned by Whitfield Ellis. Insured $1,500 in 
"Atlantic" office. 

SobooDM- Lauabtinb, 50 tons, E. P. Landers master, 

from Yarmouth for St. John, N. B., went ashore at False 

* Harbor, near Yarmouth Light House, early in the morning 

of Slst January, and became a toital wreck. Crew saved. 

Owned by Freeman S. Crosby. No insurance. 

1873. 

Barque Blanohb Thomas, 835 tons, William E. Bay- 



212 Recoud of YAKUouia Shippiso. 

mood master, sailed from Antwerp for Shelbnme, N. 3., for 
orders, on the 25th August, in ballast, and ran ashore at 
" Blanche Point," near the entrance of Shelburne bacbor, 
on the 27tb September, and became a total loss. Crew 
saved. Owned by George H. Loritt. Insured $8,000 in 
"Atlantic;" $8,000 in "Pacific;" $8,000 in "Com- 
mercial," and $4,000 in " Acadian." 

Barque Ogobos W. Hu.>iTGB, 793 tons, John Grace 
master, from St. John, N. B., for Dublin, with a cargo of 
deal-i, atrnck a rock called the " Old Proprietor," nine 
miles from Grand Manan, and about twenty miles from 
Brier Island, od the night of the 2l3t February, and filled 
with water. The Captain and crew abandoned her and 
landed at Petite Passage on the 26th. She floated off and 
was seen drifting in the Bay several days afterwards, and 
the Steam Tug " O. W. Johnson" left Yarmouth in search 
of her, but without success. She was boarded on the 29th, 
in lat. 40, long. 57, by the Barque " Selma," and a cable, 
four new ropes, two compasses, and a bell taken from her. 
Owned by Nathl. Charchil), Jr., and others. Vessel and 
freight insured $10,000 in ." Commercial ; " $6,000 in 
"Atlantic;" $3,000 in "Pacific," and $1,250 in "Marine" 
offices. 

Barque Jebohb Johss, 636 tons, George W. Kinney 
master, from Troon for Havana, with a cargo of coals, was 
wrecked at Salt Bay, near Cardenas, on the 22Dd November. 
One man vras drowned. Owned by John W. and James J. 
Lovitt and E. Crosby. Insured $8,000 in "Acadian;" 
$8,400 in "Commercial," and $2,600 in " Pacific" offices. 

Barque N. Churchill, 610 tons, Charles Moaes master, 
was driven ashore at Cow Bay, C. B,, during a heavy gale 
on the 24th Aagnst, and became a total loss. Crew saved. 
Owned by Nathl. Chnrobill, Jr., and others. Insured 
$8,000 in "Atlantic;" $3,200 in "Commercial;" $2,000 
in "Pacific," and $600 in "Marine" otBoes. 



HECotOt Of Tabkouth SHiNiNa. 219' 

Barqae Flobence Baker, 366 tons, George W. Perry 
master, from Fort Talbot, Q. B,, for GalveBton, Texas, 
foundered off Cape Clear, on the 17tli March. Crew 
rescued by Brig " Selekar," of Dnblin. Owned by L. E. 
Baker and James M. Bond. Insured |7,000 in " Marine," 
and $2,000 in "Pacific." Freight insured $2,600 in 
" Pacific." 

Brig H. L. GiLUATT, 229 tons, Henry Dndman master, 
from Cardiff, Q. B., for Cieufuegos, was wrecked near the 
latter port in January. Crew saved. Owned by Samael 
Killam. Insured $6,000 in the " Atlautio" office. 

Brigsntine Wamdeber, 192 tons, Gilliatt master, 

from Liverpool, Q. B., for Porto Bico, with a cargo of 
machinery valued at $75,000, was wrecked at Mayagaez, 
P. R., in January. Crew, cargo and materials saved. 
Owned by B. P, Ladd and others. No insurance oa vessel. 
Freight insured £800 in England. 

Schooner Cabbie Douolas, 17^ tons, Maurice Peters 
master, from Sydney, C. B., for St. John, N. B., with a 
cargo of coals, was wrecked at Lonisburg, C. B., on the 
24th Angnsl. Crew saved. Owned by B. P. Ladd and 
others. Insured $2,500 in " Pacific" office. 

Schooner PiiACoid, 70 tons, William Pennington master 
and owner, whilst lying at Cow Bay, C B., in ballast, was 
driven ashore during the gale of 24tb August, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved. Insured $2,000 in " Pacific." 

Schooner Onwabd, 60 tone, Peter Smith master, from 
Sydney, C. B,, for Yarmouth, with a cargo of coals, foun- 
dered at sea on the 29th November. ' Crew rescued by 
Briganttne " Toronto," Captain Carwell, and landed at St. 
John, N. B. Owned by W. K. Dudman. Vessel and cargo 
insured $l,9fiO in "Commercial*' office. 

Schooner ^cpebb, 58 tons, Thomas Cann master, whilst 
lying at Cow Bay, C. B., in ballast, was driven ashore 
during the gale of 24th Augnst, and became a. total loss. 



&14 Becobd of Ya&uouth Smppura. 

Crew saved. Owned b; A. F. Stonemon. Insored $500 
in "MBiine" office. 

SchooDer J. B. AuiBO, 52 tonB, Henry Ellenwood mas- 
ter, Bailed from St. John's, F. R., in October, for Yarmoatb, 
with a cargo of sngar, molasses and fruit, and was not after- 
wards beard of. Owned b; A. Gondey & Co. Insured 
f 2,000 in " Marine" offioe. Ctirgo ineored $9,060 in the 
"Acadian" offic*. 

Schooner Foakoes Ha&bibt, 42 tons, Samael Dorkee 
master, from Yarmouth for Piotoa, N. S., with a cargo of 
stoves, went ashore at White Head, on the 24th August, 
find became a total wreck. Crew saved. Cargo raved in a 
damaged condition. Owned by Sheldon Lewis. -Insured 
11400 in "Pacific" office. 

Schooner Thobn, 41 tons, Samael C. Porter master, from 
La Have for Yarmouth, with a cargo of lumber, ran ashore 
at Kellej's Cove, in September, and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. Owned by " St. George Wrecking Gompany." 
Ko inan ranee. 

1874. 

Ship Abby Btebsos, 1,145 tons, E. A. Dunbwton mas- 
ter, from Mobile, Ala., 4'or Revel, with a cargo of cotton, 
went ashore at HagaaaesB, Sweden, daring a g«le, on the 
22nd April, and became a total wreck. Crew landed at 
Elsinore. Owned by John^. Eyerson and o£hers. Insur- 
ed in Yarmouth offices as follows: — "Pacific," on hull, 
$6,000 ; freight $6,000 ; " Atlantic," on Tiull, $6,000 ; 
freight $4,600; "Marine," on hall, 96,000; freight 
$6,000 ; " Commercial," on freight, $8j800. 

Ship Tidal Wave, 999 tons, Norman B. Hatfield master, 
sailed from Philadelphia for Bremen on the 16th January, 
with a cargo of petroleum. On the 9th Febroary experi- 
enced a severe gale with a very heavy sea, during which the 
ship sprang a leak and the rudder was broken off about . 
nine feet below the head. After several nnsnccesslU at- 



Bboobd o? Yakhouth SmFPisa. 215 

tempts to secure the lower part of the rndder snd to keep 
the vessel free of water, the crew were obliged to abandoB her 
on the 11th, being then abont thirty miles from the Irish 
coast. They were taken off and landed at Liverpool, O.B., 
by Norwegian Barqne "Foreogett." Owned by Young, 
Kinney & Coming and others. Insured |3,000 in " Ma- 
rino;" 87,500 in "Commercial;" $9,000 in "Atlantic;" 
$6,000 in " Pacific ;" '$2,800 in " Oriental," and $6,000 
in "Acadian." Freight insured $^,000 in "Pacific." 

Ship JuuA, 894 tons, James Crosby master, sailed from 
Savannah, Ga., on the 7th December, 1873, for Liierpool, 
G. 6., with a cargo of 2,567 bales of oottoa, valaed at 
$162,960, and was not afterwards heard of. Owned by 
Syerspn, Moses & Co. Insured $10,000 in "Atlantic;" 
$6,000 in "PftciCc," and $6,000 in "Acadian" offices. 
Freight insnred $4,000 in " Marine," and $4,000 in " Aca- 
dian" offices. 

Barque Aluiba Goddey, 971 tons, Wallace W. Crosby 
master, from Baltimore for Bremen, with a general cargo, 
ran ashore at-Vlieland, North Sea, in February, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved.' Vessel on her second voyage. 
She made the passage from Fortress Monroe to Ylieland in 
eighteen days. Owned by Zebina Gondey and others. In- 
sored $8,000 in "Marine;" $8,000 in "Pacific;" $9^00 
in "Commercial;" $7,000 in "Oriental," and $7,000 in 
"Acadian" offices. Freight insured $S,000 in "Pacific;" 
8870 in "Atlantic," and $2,000 in " Acadian" offices. 

Barque Litb Oak, 433 tons, Israel K. Moore master, from 
New York for Qaeenstown, with a cargo of oil, foundered on 
the 26th March, in hit. 48, long. 26. Several of the crew 
were lost. Captain and remainder of crew landed at Queens- 
town on the Ist April. Owned by James M. Davis and 
others. Freight insnred $3,000 in the "Oriental" office. 

Brigantiue Anna Mitchell, 170 tons, John Saunders 
master, from Bahia for Nejv York, put into St. Thomas, on 



21G Becord of Yaejioxitb Sbippiko. 

tfae 20th Deceml>er, leaking badly, and waa condemned. 
Ovned by Geo. Q. Sandoreon and Horrey Doane. Insured 
$4,650 in " Commercial " office. 

Brigantine Xa.oua, 160 tone, Thomas Helms master, 
sailed from Clyde River, N. S., for the West Indies, with 
a cargo of lumber, and was not aAerwards beard of. The fol- 
lowing persons comprised her crew: — Jesse Crosby, mate; 
Jobn Deward, 2nd mate; Albert Chnrchill, steward; John 
Moses, Joseph Cann, C. Thnrston, seamen. Owned by 
Killam Brothers. iDSured |8,500 in "Pacific," and $6,100 
in "Atlantic." 

Brigantme Dundee, 126 tons, William Eerr Moore mas- 
ter, from Babia for New York, with a cargo of wood, went 
ashore at Feroambnco, on the 29th October, and became a 
total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by William Law & Co. 
and Nathan McConnell. Insared $2,000 in "Oriental" 
office. Freight insnred $3,000 in " Commercial." 

Brigantine S. G. Shaw, 124 tons, Bobert Bell master, 
f^om Porto Bico for Montreal, with a cargo of sngar, was 
abandoned on the 20tb May, twenty miles off Cape Sable, in 
a sinking condition. Crewlandedat St.Jobn,N.B. Owned 
by Byerson, Moses &. Co. Insured $I,£00 each in "Paci- 
fic" and "Marine." Freight insured $2,000 in "Atlantic." 

Schooner Excelsiob, 87 tons, Jobn Deveau master, was 
driven aehore at Port Caledonia, C. B., on the 8tb Septem- 
ber, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by 
Edward S. Ellis. Insured $2,000 in the '.' Marine " office. 

Schooner Abtel, 76 tons, Stephen Jeffrey master, sailed 
from Yanuoath on the 16tb November for the West Indies, 
with a cargo of fish and lumber, and was not afterwards 
heard of. Owned by Ladd, Porter & Co. fnsared $6,600 
on hull and cargo in "Marine" office. 

Schooner Willie Cox, 66 tons, Calvin Morrill master, 
from Pubnico for Antigna, with a cargo of Innber and fish, 
was abandoned at sea on the 8rd October, having become 



RsoottD OF Yabhouth SaippiNO. 217? 

waterlogged and lost sails and spars daring a gale. Crew 
saved. Owned bj George B. Doty. Cargo insured $2,003 
ID "Commercial." 

Scbooner MniNA, 63 tuns, Richard Sbaw master, from 
Hayti for Boston, with a cargo of scrap iron, was wrecked 
at Chelsea Beacb, Mass., on the 14tb January, during a 
snow storm. Crew saved. Owned by Ladd, Porter & Co. 
lusnred $2,000 in "Atlantic" and $900 in "Pacific" offices. 

Schooner Iftuo Ooodwi:i, £8 tans, Isaac Goodwin mas- 
ter and owner, from P. E. Island for Yarmouth, with a 
cargo of oatB, was Btranded off Picton Harbor on the night . 
of the 20th November. Crew saved. Cargo insured $2,000 1 
in "Oriental" of&ce. No insurance on vessel. 

Schooner J. W. 3. GiFrra, 52 tone, E. K. Goodwin ! 
master, from Tarmouth for St. Pierre, Miq., sprang a leak, 
and was run ashore at Cow Bay, C. B., on the 26tb Octo- 
ber, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by A. 
F. Stonem^n & Co. Insured $1,200 in "Pacific" office. 

Schooner Jvho, 48 tons, M. Goodwin master and part 
owner, &om the Banks for Ragged Islands, with a cargo of 
fisb, struck on the Bagged Island Breakers in August and 
immediately foandered. Crew saved. 

Schooner Dor, 40 tons, Kinney master, from. 

"Blanche Point," for Yarmouth, in ballast, went ashore 
at Slnice Point, near the Tnsket Ifilonds, on the 24tb. 
January, and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned . 
by Ryenon, Moses &. Co. No insurance. 
1875. 

Ship Souvenir, 9^7 tons, Thomas J. Perry master, from 
Antwerp for Tybee, in ballast, struck on Stone Breakers, . 
ten miles West of Charleston, S. C, on the 23rd Decern- 
ber, and became a total wreck. Crew and materials saved. 
Vessel on ber second voyage. Owned by Wm. D. Lovitt. 
Insured $8,000 in the " Marine ; " $8,000 in " Commer- ■ 
cial," and $10,000 in Pacific" offices. 



218 KeOO&D of YABUOtJTH SmppiMG. 

Barque ^abba Moses, 69S tons, Joseph Bain master, 
from Brietol Channel for Sandy Hook, in ballast, ran 
ashore, daring a dense fog, at the "Half Moons," near 
Cape Negro, N. S., on the moming of the 20th Angnst, 
and became a total wreck. Crew and materials saTed.. 
Owned by Nathan MoBes, S. M. Byerson, B. Eillam and 
DeoQis & Doane. Insured $4,000 in "Marine;" $3,000 
in "Atlantic," and $3,000 in "Acadian" offices. 

Barque Francis Boubnbcf, 670 tons, David C. Weston 
master, sailed &om Chatham, N. B., on the 28th October, 
for Liverpool, O. B., with a cargo>of timber and deals, and 
was hove down, became dismasted and waterlogged, during 
a gale on the 7th KoTomber, in lat. 47 N., long. 41 W. 
Crew rescued on the' 9th by Barque "John Lorway," 
Lorway, of Maitland, N. S., and landed at Liverpool, Ot. 
B., on the 24th. Owned by William D. Loritt. Insured 
SS.OOO in "Commercial," and $5,000 in "Pacific." 
Freight insured $4,000 in " Pacific." 

Barque Etangblike, 825 tons, George W. Kinney 
master, &om Paysandu, South America, with a cargo of 
bones and bone ash, took fire, bnrned to the water's edge 
and sank, off Colon, whilst lying at anchor, on the 4th 
August. Crew saved. Owned by Churchill, Davis & Co., 
Kinney, Haley & Co., George Jacques, A, W. Homer and 
the master. Insared $4,000 in "Oriental;" $3,000 in 
"Commercial;" $2,000 in "Marine," and $1,000 in a 
Halifiix office. 

Schooner Fbances, S4 tons, John H. Darby master and 

..owner, &om Bridgewater, M. S., for Pubnico, with a ca^o 
of lumber, struck on John's Island Ledge, near the 
entrance of Pubnico harbor, on the 22nd May, and became 

..a total xneck. Crew and cargo saved. No insurance. 



Kboobd of TiBHotiTH Smppmo^ 



ABSTRACT OF VESSELS LOST. 



1 Steaheb, 


8S2 tons. 


18 Shipb, - 


14,688 " 


98 Basques, 


- 49,621 ■■ 


84 Bbios, - 


18,891 " 


99 Bbioantines,- 


- - 13,867 " 


^9 SCHOOHEBS, 


16,828 " 


7 Sloops, 


- 280 ■• 


696 vessels, measormg, - 


- 112,877 tons. 



Insurances Raid by Yarmouth Offices on Total Losses* 

Mianra, *821,466 

AoiDiAS, 880,900 

ComiEBOUL,- - . . ■ 833,026 

ATLiKTIO, 801,020 

Piomo, - 144,600 

OuMMTiL, - - - - - 20,800 

loxu, - - $2,001,700 



^S20 Becobb op Yaakouth SmppiNs. 

Loss of the Schooner "Jacob and Benjamin," 

^■TOVCKIXO HABUnvX 07 BU7TEBIH0 AHD FBIVATHB. 

Schooner " Jacob and Benjamin," 104 tons, John Cana 
master, sailed from Yarmouth for Barbadoes, with a cargo 
of lumber, abont the 15th September, 1820, and arrived at 
her destination in safety. After taking in ballast and raw 
Udes, she sailed for Yarmouth on the 8th November. 
Abont the 20th, whilst passing through Sombrero Passsge, 
she was chased and fired into by a saspicions looking craft, 
Init was not overtaken. Abont the 1st December, in lat. 
27 N., she encoantered very severe weather, which drove 
her from her conrse, and the crew were put on a short allow- 
ance of hard bread and water. From the 4tU to the 27th 
December, they esperienced a saccession of galea from the 
Westward, during which time they lost the foreaail and 
flying jib, broke the mainboom and jib-boom, and split the 
topsail. On the 27th December, whilst running before the 
still raging gale under bare poles, a heavy sea broke upon 
the quarter, throwing the vessel, on her beam ends. The 
Captain ordered the lanyards of th« rigging to be cat, which 
was done, when the masts went over the side and the 
vessel righted. All hands went into the hold to shift and 
secure the ballast. Having now lost her spars, the vessel 
was left as a log upon the water, drifting at the mercy of 
the wind and waves to the S.E. for eight or ten days, the^ 
crew being left with only three biscuits apiece, and nothing 
but starvation before them, should they not sOou be rescued 
from their perilous situation. As soon as they were able 
they Were engaged in rigging tfaei vessel with .what spars and 
ropes still remained on board. A. sail was nude from the 
hides which comprised the cargo^eight of whioh^weie. sewed: 



Rbcobd of Yasuodth SHiPPiNa. 22], 

together and hoisted to the jnty masts. The vegsel was 
(hen headed to the Eastward, to get in the track of Tessela 
bound to or from England. After being on the wreck 
tweTttif-two days, enbeistiug only on the bides and three 
gilla of water each every twenty-fonr honrs, they went below, 
ezpec^ng to die of etarration, having given np all hope of 
being rescned. The Captain, however, daring the forenoon, 
went on deck to take a last look, and while doing so espied 
a Tessel bearing down for them. Calling to his crew below 
" Sail in sight," they sprang to their feet instantly, " seem- 
ingly with the strength of lions," and rushed on deck. 
The Captain of the Ship refosed to launch his boat, and 
they were obligad — though bow they did it was a miracle-^ 
to laanch their own, which they did by lashing two pieces 
of apars to the rail and lowering her into the sea. Captain 
Cann, William WilUams, (the narrator of this disaster and 
the only snrvivor alive to-day,) and another man, jnmped 
into the boat and rowed off to the Ship, but it being very 
rough, they coald not go alongside. A rope mis thrown to 
them from the Ship, which they c&nght, and Captain Cann 
was thus hauled on board. The inhuman monster — 
unworthy of the name of man — in command of the Ship, 
refuted to aUow the itarving crew to come on hoard hit 
vettel, (we have not even heard of hia tendering them any • 
provisiona,) but told Captain Cann that as they were so 
near Fayal, (being then abont aixty miles K.K.W. &om 
that port,) he thought they wonld get there in a day or two. 
Captain Cans and bis two men were thus mercilessly com- 
' pelled to return to their disabled vessel, and made every 
effort to reach Fayal, but that night the wind changed to 
S.E., and they were driven off before it. As they wdre not 
able to get their boat on board again, she was lost. They 
oontinned to drift to the Northward as far as lat. 43.30, 
when .on a Friday morning late in February, 1821, (the 
preciae dato oonid not be obtained,) a large Brig hove in 



f222 Becobd of Yabiiouth Shippino. 

isdghti came alongside and laid to. She proved to be the 
Brig "Thalia/' Captain Benj. Simpson^ from LiverpooU 
England, for Demerara, who, with two of his men, lannched 
the boat and went on board the wreck. The shipwrecked 
men were assisted into the boat and on board the Brig, and 
were kindly cared for till their arrival at Demerara. Prom 
the time that they had been pnt on short allowance till 
they were rescned a period of Eighty-thbee Days had 
elapsed. Oar informant states that they cnt the hides in 
^eoes four or five inches wide, placed them in salt water 
till they became soft, then stretched them on a spar, and 
with their knives as sharp as they could make them, they 
shaved the hair off as clean as possible, then boiled them 
eight hoars, cut them in as small pieces as they could 
swallow, and mixed them with a few tamarinds to sweeten 
them ; and thus they subsisted for upwards of sixty days. 
The " Jacob and Benjamin" was owned by Joseph Tooker. 



Loss of Schooner ^' Hibernia/' and the entire Crew. 



XIBAOULODB EBCtaPE OF IHB OAFXAIV. 



Schooner '^Hibemia," 48 tons, Thomas B. Tooker 
master, sailed from Yarmouth, on the 22nd October, 1822, 
for Barbadoes, with a cargo of lumber, &c. Everything 
went well until the 28th, when the weather became thick, 
and the wind increased to a gale, with a very heavy sea 
running, which compelled the Captain to lay the vessel to, 
h^ading S.E., a Ship in company to windward also lying 
to. At midnight a sea struck the vessel and threw her on 
her beam ends. The Captain, who was asleep, below, 
being awakened by the shock, immediately sprang for the 
companion way, which was instantly carried away by the 



BeOOBD of YaHUODTH SHIFPINd. 223 

deckload. With difBcalty be forced his way to tlie deck, 
the water ntsliiDg do\Tn into the cabin; the spars and 
deckload having broken loose were knocking abont, thns 
rendering the position he ocoapied one of extreme danger. 
He snccoeded in palling one man np oat of the cabin. 
The vessel immediately filled with water. The Captain 
then endeavored to reach the boat, fearing that the vessel 
would founder, bat he was nnsnccefisfal. With diffienlty 
be next cat the lanyards of the fore rigging with a penknife, . 
when the mast went over the side, and the vessel began to 
right. The lanyards of the main shrouds were next cat 
away, bnt, fortoDately for the Captain, the mast did not 
fall. The vessel having righted bo far, now made the 
position he occnpied too dangerous to stay longer, and he 
was obliged to retreat to the main gaff, which was abont 
five feet from the deck, again pnlliug the man (who 
appeared to have lost his reason) up after him. ^e 
reminder of the crew had either been washed off or 
perished below. The Captain kept himself and the man 
on the gaff for abont ten minutes ; but being worn out with 
fatigue and the violence of the sea breaking over them, he 
WHS compelled to release his hold, and the man dropped 
overboard and was drowned. It was now about 2 a. m. of 
the 29th. He was compelled to remain in this position 
until daylight, when a sad spectacle was presented to his 
view: only stem and stem out of water, everything a com- 
plete wreck, nothing on which to subsist, and the sea 
continually breaking over him. At 10 a. m. the weather 
had so £ar moderated that be succeeded in getting aft to the 
skylight ; and with the help of a boatbook, which he found 
fast to the tta\, was in hopes of hooking something out of 
the cabin, but was unsuccessfal. The wind having changed 
to the Westward, made it extremely cold ; he having; 
nothing on except shirt, drawers, stockings and waistcoat.. 
A vessel soon hove in sight, and crawling forward, he gijt. 



224 Record of Yabmouth Shippino. 

A piece of the jib, which he succeeded in hoisting by the 
signal halyards, which had not been ctnied away, by which 
lie hoped to attract the notice of some one on board the 
distant vessel ; but to his great disappointment they did 
not see it, although she passed so near that be could plainly 
-see her hull. He again tried to get some food from the 
cabin, but was once more unsuccessful. About sundown 
he saw another vessel to windward, but she also passed by 
without noticing him. He then returned to the gaff, with 
little prospect of ever seeing morning, as the sea again 
began to break over the wreck with increased violence, a 
long, cold night before him, and his feet and limbs beiug 
much swollen from bruises received by the broken spars. 
He lashed himself fast to the mast, and remained in that 
iposition until 11 a. m. of the SOth, when another vessel 
hove in sight, and bore down for him. A boat was sent 
from her, and as she ran under the stern, the Captain ran 
along the main boom and dropped into her. He was con- 
veyed on board the vessel, which proved to be the Brig 
" George," Captain James Unsworth, of and for Liverpool, 
G. B., from St. Andrews, N. B., where he received the 
best of care, and was landed at the former port. The 
"•Hibernia** was owned by John and George Bingay. No 
insurance on vessel or cargo. 



Wreck of the Brig "Billow," at Ragged Islands, N. S. 

LOSS OP OHE HUnnBED AHD THSSSn-SKVES JJYSBl 



The Brig " Billow," 160 tons, James A. Dennis master 

:and part owner, sailed from Bermuda on the 8rd April, 

1831, for Halifax, with discharged soldiers, in charge of 

Lieuteuant Listen, 81st Regiment, and was wrecked at 

:night on the Outermost Ledge of rocks, one-third of a mile 



Record of Yarmouth Shippiko. 226 

from the BAgged Islands, and aboat twelve miles East from 
Shelbame Light, dating tlie gale of the 9th and 10th April. 
Of the One Hundred and Thirty-seven perions on board 
not one escaped to tell the dreadful tale .' From a dooo- 
ment fonnd on the shore, the following detail of the namber 
on board is taken, namely: — one Commissioited Officer, 
one Non- Commissioned Officer, thirty-eight Privates, twenty 
Women, sixty-eight Children, eight Crew, and one Pas- 
senger, (Mr. John Botsd, of Yarmouth ;) in all one hundred 
and thirty-seven. The namber of bodies found — drilled 
on shore — were eight Privates, six Women, and sixteen 
Children — iu all thirty. Her crew conaisted of — James 

'Hilton, Ist Mate; Mr. Curry, 2nd Mate; John R. 

Crosby, Renben Horsey, two brothers named Clements of 
Chebogne, seamen ; and Amos Richardson, cook. A raft, 
made of some of the deck-planks and rails of the vessel — 
to which a number of the bodies of the crew and passengers 
were lashed — drifted on shore about two miles to the East- 
ward of the wreck. It is stated that this was the most 
distressing event, as regards the number of persons drown- 
ed, that had occurred on the Kova Scotia coast since the 
loss of H. M. S. " La Tribune," near Herring Cove, Hali- 
fax, in November, 1797. 

Tke toUoving lines (taken from the " Yarmouth Telegraph," of 
the 18th May, 18S2,) were written by a perwnt who had friends on 
board this ill-fated vesae], uid who visited the soene of the wieok 
a short time aftenratds : — 

LINES ON THE LOSS OF THE "BILLOW." 

From yonder ngged uid ill shaken oout. 

Where i^oomy horrOT finds her dire abode, 
Forth tm the breeEe the notes of woe are borne, 

In wailings monrnfol, melancholy, lond 1 
Ill-fated spot I The smne of saddest ills. 

The grave of Hope's and Fancy's vision fair ; 
How oft has grief kept concert with Qij moan. 

Or broke in sonnds of sadness on tho air — 
Whilst the hoarse nmtterings of t^e feaifnl blast 
Have told of joya and social comlotte ^m^ 



226 Record of Yarmouth Shippino. 

Hear the stramed timberB cradking in tiie gale, 

The parting oanvas flattering in the "wind, 
The hardy seaman's wild and awfol cry, 

As the lone barqne leaves mountain waves behind ; 
These are the sounds familiar to tiiy shores, 

On which, with Demon gladness and delight, 
Dire misexy loves to brood with eager ear, 

Or seems to revel in unsparing might ; 
Whilst tiie brave tar of otiier dimes apd sides, 
Here finds his goal and feebly, fainting, dies. 

As the keen leopard, lurking for his prey. 

In outstretoh'd length and seeming aspect mild, 
liies croudh'd in guile, for some poor hapless wight, 

To glut tiie calls of craving nature wild ; 
So when revolving summer's gentle gales 

Leave tiie smooth wave to ripple on tiiy strand, 
Thou seem'st, forsooth, a quiet, harmless thing, 

Nor deem we aught one caution to demand. 
Hl-omen'd quiet — ill-disguised rest — 
That only serves to give tiiy vengeance zAst. 

Yon sun, whose gloiy clothes the fields with smiles. 

And lights tiie landscape into softer shades. 
But gives to thy bleak rocks more sombre hues, 

And falling on tiiy waves — its beauty fades. 
Thy sterile soil, and cold, forbidding front. 

Believed by here and tiiere some leafless tree, 
Proclaims tiie curse of barrenness tiie lot 

Of such unkindly dwelling place as thee ; 
Where spread in motley groups along tiie shore. 
See remnants of thy fell-destroying power. 

But hark I tiie sudden storm's loud roar is up : 

Hoarse sounds the gale — the tempest's threatening ills- 
The clouds in dense and darkan'd volumes roll — 

And the wild sea-bird wakes its bodings shrilL 
Bous'd by the surly blast, tiie late smooth waves. 

Gome rolling onwards with resistless sweep — 
And night, unoheer'd by Cynthia's kindly beams. 

Adds growing terrars to the troubled deep ; 
Whilst round the spot, the Demons of Despair 
Pipe their sad notes, like lions rous'd from lair. 



Bboobd 09 Yabhouth Sbippinq. 

Now I oh, thou kind and alt-propitionB power ! 

Qiuid jonder lonely sail far off at aea ; 
List to Qiepiajer of him who treade joa deck 

And who in ailenoe lifts the e^e to Thee. 
Qnide Thon the helm of her, the sport of stomu, 

Direot her oourae, and grant hei pilot bMU, 
And bid them ahnn jaa long pTDJeotitig alioal. 

If man's fond wish now OLeeta Thy ho^ will; 
In pilgr spare the yonthf nl and the btave 
From the dtead honon of the yawning wave. 

Alas ! not prayer's nor friendship's fondeet wish 

Detains the monster from his wanted prey ; 
Hot the heart-iending cry of snffering groans. 

Can &e nnpitrfing hand of rain stay. 
Bome on the driving bhwt, the yielding bark 

In fniy mahea on the direfnl fate 1 
Till sad dismay, and hopeleoi bodings sad 

On the pale faoe and anxioos featnies sat : 
While from a hundred voioee, lond in air, 
Are heard the ahonts of reoklem, wild despair 1 

List to jon sndden shook 1 yon long, lond shriek 1 

What a sad tale of woe was ohanted there 1 
When in one moment, brief as shadows' path, 

Perished the yonng, the valiant, with Qie fair. 
Tea, all is past I The mad'ning waves anmnd 

Bnah in with orael and o'erwhehning sweep; 
And faint as echo falls npon the ear. 

Are hnahed those sonnda amid the roaring deep; 
And boned with their bark, in ooean's wave. 
Lie yonth and age — the tim'rona imd the brave. 

Bnt oonld not one be spar'd to tell the tale. 

To greet the Itmging eye of frieods afar ; 
To paint Uie horrors of that midni^t soene, 

Some wanioT brave, or tempest-daring tar? ' 
Oonld not the father's joy, the mother's pride. 

Be left in answer to the anzionB prayer ? 
Was then so guardian angel, watohfnl, nigh. 

To claim tluit yonth as tiofhy of his oare ? 
To shield the lor'd one of that yontbfnl bride, 
Nor with one biealh the dreams of bliss deridef 



28 Recohd of YARuonTH Shutimo. 

No I 'mid the tuigled aaa-grau on tlie beaoh 

Lajr Qie fair fonos of beauty and of joath ; 
All tbat anoe wann'd tbe Bonl and ohanu'd the eye. 

For valont (am'd, or lore of honest truth. 
In one piomifioaons gioap Qieii bonee ahall rest, 

(Save when the tempeet shall aronae the de^,) 
Till the laat wak'ning aomtd aball start the dead. 

And oall the nations from their quiet ileep. 
Then ehall thie spot, ao fam'd for namerone woes, 
The riotima of its rude, uuBparing rage disoloae. 
BHEifiCBNK, ttth April, 1832. 



loss of Brigantine "Jewess," of Tusket, and all on board. 

. The BrigantiDe "Jeness," 101 tons, William GroBby 
master, from Turk's Island for Yarmoath, with a cargo of 
salt, driR;ed ashore at Pnboioo Point, on the 26th Novem- 
ber, 1844. She came ashore on her broadsicle^ Bails tm- 
fnrled, and waterlogged. Bj her log book sod Captain's 
abatrftct (found in the cabin,) it appears that on Satorda; 
night sho was reckoned to be 150 miles South of Seal 
Island, consequently the disaster must have happened on 
Sunday night. The supposition is that she was capsized 
by a squall or struck on a ledge and bilged. One of the 
-seamen, named Bontier (a Frenchman), was found dead in 
tbe foretop with an open knife in one of his hands. He 
was entangled in the rigging, which kept him from falling 
off. This was the only body found. The Captain's trunk 
(which was saved) conlained, besides considerable money, 
the vesBel's clearance at Tark's Island, which was dated on 
the 6th November, tbas giying her nineteen days' passage. 
Tbe vessel subsequently went to fueces. Some of the mate- 
rials were saved. The boat came ashore bottom up aboat 
an hour before the vessel. No insurance on vessel or cargo. 



RecoBD OF Yabuodth SniFPiNa. 229 

Tlie followiog are the names of those who were on board : — 
William Crosby, master ; Peter Bobbins, mate ; Gabriel 
Boutier, David Hamilton and Harrey Hamilton, (sons of 
Wells. Hamilton, of Tosket Lakes,) seamen ; and John ■ 
Crosby, (son of Tliomaa Crosby, of Yarmouth,) steward. 
The " Jewess " was owned by John V. N. Hat&eld and the 
master. 



Wreck of the Packet Schooner " Eagle," at Cape Cod, 

LOBS 07 THTESS IJTES 1 

Schooner "Eagle," 8S tons, Israel D. Cann master, - 
Bailed from Boston on Sunday morning, 13th April, 1851, 
for Yarmonth, the wind at the time being North. She- 
was seen on Monday, about sixty miles S.£. of Cape Ann 
by a Tessel which pat back to Salem, Mass. She was then 
lying to under a close reefed foresail, the gale blowing from 
the Eastward. On the 18th she drifted ashore near Traro, 
Cape Cod, dismasted and deck stove in. All on board 
perished. The following is a list of the passengers and 
crew so far as oan be ascertained : 

PasBengera. — John H. Collins, (of the firm of Kittell & 
Collins, Boston, and son-in-law of Hon. James Bond, of ' 
Yarmouth ;) John Cann, Junior, (brother of the master;) 
William Burton, (son of the Bev. Wm. Burton ;) Lemuel 
Cook and James Coot, (sons of Caleb Cook, Esq. ;) David 
Ltmgstafi*; George Porter ; Robert Boyd; Oliver and wife, 
(Mic-Macfl.) 

Crew. — Israel D. Cann, master, (son of Captain John 
Cann, Milton ;} Isaac Sullivan, mate ; Zebioa Wyman, 
Henry Fatten, (son of Mr. Jonathan Patten,) seamen ; John i 
Forbes (colored), steward. 



230 Rboord of Tabmooth Smppma. 

In all fifteen persons, and all, with one or two excep* 
tions, belonging to Yarmontli — active, indnstrious men, 
in the prime and vigour of life. • 

One dead body was fonnd in the hold and boried at 
Truro. It was supposed to be that of Mr. Burton. 

The ''Eagle" was built expressly for the Boston route, 
and was launched only fifteen days previous to her depar** 
ture from Boston. She was owned by John Cann & Son. 
No insurance on vessel or cargo. 

[We hare reoentlj been iaformed that Mr. Burton waa nH among the 
"Eagle's** passengers.] 



Distressing Shipwreck! 



HABSATIVS OF THE WBBCK OF THE BABaVE ''ASGTLE," CAFIAOr 
J AXES VUKKm, AHD LOSS OF ALL EAHDB SX0EPT OlS. 



The Barque " Argyle," of Yarmouth, 4Q8 tons, Captain 
James Burton, sailed from Glasgow, Scotland, for New 
York on Christmas Day, 1854, with a cargo of iron, and 
went ashore on Sunday night, 28th January, 1855, at 
Squam Beach, about twenty-nine miles below Sandy Hook, 
New York. 

The shock was sudden — the waves immediately began 
to break over the vessel with terrific fury, and those on 
board, eleven in number, were compelled to seek safety in 
the rigging. They could see the shore indistinctly, about 
three hundred yards off, but as they could not venture on 
deck for the purpose of forming a raft, they were compelled 
to remain in the rigging, hoping that the long-wished-for 
morning might bring them some assistance. There was 
one passenger, a Scotchman, who, with one of the hands, a 
boy about 16 years old, was swept overboard with the same 
wave which carried away the boats. The others lashed 



BECoas OF Yabhocth Shh-pins. 281 

tbemselTfiB to tb« masts, vith the exception of one seaman, 
the only person of the whole crew who was sared. This 
maD held o» b; his hands, in the foretop ; and after an 
exposure of fourteen hours on the wreck succeeded in reach* 
ing the land by swimming. 

At length, after six terrible hours of agony and Buffering, 
daring which they were drenched with spray and exposed 
to the piercing winter wind, the day began to break, and 
they saw a Teasel about half a mile from them. They 
made signals and were answered, but whatever hope they 
might have entertained when they first observed her, 
vanished, as she proceeded on her course without taking 
further notice of them. It was, in fact, impossible to give 
them any assistaace, situated as they were in the midst of 
breakers. No attempt, however, was made, and they now 
watched the shore with the most intense anxiety, as their 
last hope. They were soon gratified with the sight of a 
man ; and in lees than half an hour after there were some 
twenty or thirty on the beach. They had been observed by 
some person connected with the lighthouse, who obtained 
all the assistance he cotUd. At this time there were nine 
men on the wreck, and it was believed that if s rope com* 
mnnication could be made with it and the shore, that they 
coald be saved. The mortar was accordingly brought out, 
and a ball, with a rope attached, fired over the vessel. 
One of the crew succeeded in seizing it, and was proceed- 
ing to make it &6t to one of the masts, when, from some 
cause, it gave way, and all subsequent attempts to establish 
a Gommnnication failed. It is said by some that this fail- 
ure was attributable to some defect in the mortar or the 
other apparatus. As it was impossible to save them by 
this means, one of the persons on the shore volunteered to 
4^ off to the wreck in a boat if any others would accom- 
.pany him ; but there were none daring enough to venture 
' their lives. All but this brave fellow cooeideredit imposei' 



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282 Record of Yarmouth Shippino. 

blq to get througli the sarf, which was thrown to the height 
of ten or twelve feet on the beach, and he was accordingly 
forced to remain a passive spectator of the terrible scene 
before him. 

About twelve o'clock one of the sailors fell from his place 
on the foretop, and, striking on the deck, was killed. He 
was afterwards found on the beach, with the front part of 
his skull broken in. The man who was saved was observed 
several times in the act of undressing and dressing again^ 
but did not venture to leave the vessel till about two o'clock, 
after fourteen hours' exposure. Then, without any article 
of dress upon him except a pa^ of cotton drawers, he 
leaped into the sea, and made for the beach, which he 
succeeded in reaching after a struggle of twenty minutes 
with the waves, during which he frequently disappeared 
from the sight of those on shore*. As he was completely 
exhausted, however, he would doubtless have been swept 
away by the receding waters had not one of the spectators 
gone into the surf, with a rope fastened round his waist, 
and helped him out. He was taken immediately to the 
house of Mrs. Betsy Chapman, about half a mile distant, 
where he received proper care and attention. An hour or 
so after, the Captain, evidently emboldened by the success 
that attended the first attempt, was seen making prepara- 
tions to leave the wreck. Deliberately taking off his coat 
and boots, he descended the rigging, and running along the 
side of the vessel, jumped into the sea as far as he was 
able. As he appeared to be a powerful man, it was thought 
that he would succeed in reaching the shore safely ; and 
this thought was confirmed, as they saw him about half 
way from the vessel struggling with unabated vigor. 
Their hopes were soon dispelled, however, as they saw him 
overwhelmed by a huge wave, after which he was seen no 
more till bis body was thrown up by the sea upon the beach 
amid the fragments of the wreck. . 



Bboobd 07 YiBHoVTB Shipfino. 23$ 

The TOBsel now began to break up, and the poor BaffererSr 
flshaneted b; cold and long exposure, fell off one "by one, 
until only five were left> There they were, within three' 
handred yards of the shore ; bnt those who saw them dare 
not Tentnre to their assistance, as the waves oontinned to 
rnn high, and it was almost impossible for any boat to clear- 
the snrf. Before night closed on the fearfal scene, not a 
living boqI was left on the wreck, and the timbers that were 
occasionally thrown en the shore showed that it wonld soon- 
go to pieces. Before the next morning, not a vestigfr 
remained of the vessel, except a portion of her bows, 
which, it is snppoBed, waa attached by a chain to the anchor 
which lay beneath. 
All the bodies were touni. before Tuesday night, some oT 
■^ them eleven miles from the scene of the wreck. Fonr 
were taken to Sqmm, where they were interred in the- 
Methodist graveyard, with appropriate religions services. 
Three were buried at I\>int Pleasant, which is about ten' 
miles from the- Tillage of Sqnam. 

The namfr of the seaman saved was Paul DeCosta. He- 
shipped at Glasgow, and belonged to Canso, Nova Scotia. 
The fonr bodies which came ashore at Sqnam were recog- 
nized by him as Mr. Jones (mate) ; and seamen called, 
John (a Frenchman) ; AngastSB (a Frenchman) ; and 
Henry Frock (colored). 

The bodies of the Captain and 2nd Mate were bnried at 
Point Pleasant. Three more bodies came ashore at Shark 
BivBT,. about ten miles &om the wreck. 

The " Argyle" waaownedby E.W^B. and J.W. Moody. 



Beoohd 07 Ya&uouth SsTPVisa. 



loss of Packet Schooner "Welrose," with all on board. 

The Packet Schooner "Meliose," 69 tons, Enos Cook 
Taaster, sailed from Yarmonth for Boston on the 28th 
October, 1861, and do tidings hare since been received from 
her. On the evening of her depsrtare there was a severe 
gale and a heavy sea. The following is a list of her 
passengers and orew, thirty-one in number r~- 

Passengert — Mrs. Hayes, New Ytak; Mrs. Benjamin 
Bedding, Yarmouth ; Mrs. Robert Jenkins, and two chil- 
dren, Beaver River; Mies Sannders, Boayer River; Miss 
Vickery, Yannontb ; Miss Josephine Palmer, Yarmonth ; 
Miss Sarah (]hinn, Boston ; Miss Maiy Howell and yonng 
niece, Yarmonth ; Miss Elizabeth Hagae, Boston ; William 
Bancroft, Yarmouth; David A. Wyman and Ansel F. 
Wyman (brothers), Yarmonth; Charles Bingay, Yarmonth; 
Charles Uticy, Yarmouth ; Robert Hilton, Carleton, Yor- 
month Co.; Smith Hilton, Jr., Carleton ; Charles Farrow, 
Boston ; F. A. Sevems, Boston ; John W. Lawson, East 
Boston ; Adolphns Davia, Beverly, Mass. ; and two gentle- 
men belonging to Bangor, Me. 

Crew — Enos Cook, master; Samnel F. Patten, mate; 
James Allen, steward; Joel Ritchie, David Shaw, and 
Thomas Smith, seamen. 

* The following Lines were written b; a Tarmonth lad^ one jeai 
after the departnre of the " Melioee," and were pnbliahed in the 
"Tarmoath Herald," of October SOtii, 1862 :— 

LfNES ON THE LOSS OF THE " MELROSE." 

'Twas Butnnm— on a chill October eve, 

When angij olonda oareeied along the akj, 
And fltfnl winda, wiOi moomftd wail, did grierre, 

Am if the^ would forewam of danger nigh. . 

-Freighted with premons aonla, a gallant baik 

Sailed from onr ahoies to raoea the stotmy main. 
And &i<a>d with friend, in that sad boor did part 

On earth, alas 1 no mon to meet again. 



Record op Yabmotith' SnippiNa. S35 

Night qnickljr oame, with gloom}' portents (might, 

And the fleroe vinds in fni; did incxeaAe ; 
And m«n7, eleeplees, and vitii anzioos thonght, 

Far loved ones sighed, and pnyed the Htorm might ceaae. 
The-Btorm did oeaM ; ttie boisteiotu winds were Btayed, 

Bnt what, in that diead ni^t, the buk befell, 
Qc who, amid the storm, weie nndisin^ed. 

The daj' of final doom alone will tell. 

Twelve weoi; months have this night passed awaf , 

And yet no tidings from the deep hare come : 
Hopes oheriahed long have oeaaed each heart to swa;, 

Bereaved ones jield relnotant to their doom. 
Bat woonds are mode whioh Tims can never heal. 

And brows are deeplj marked with linea of care, 
■And homee, whatever J07 their imnatee feel, 

WUl evermore a look of sadness wear. 



There perished in that bark the fair and gaj. 

The blooming maid, the Tonng man stzong imd brave, 
The hnsband kind, the aged paienfa stay. 

The gleeecane child, the matron mQd and grave : 
All found « tomb within &e restleoa deep, 

And*Booe are left the doleful tale to tell; 
Old OoMU o'a them doth its vigils keep. 

And evenncre their fnuetal requiem sweU. 

Oh, Ctod ! how dark with mystei; are Thy ways I 

Thy judgmente tmlj are a might; deep ; 
And Thou dost hide Thy purpose from oar gaze. 

As Ocean doth its buried treaanrea keep. 
Yet Thou tat wise and good, and Thou wilt moke 

All mysteries olnr when glotr's orownB are given. 
And BCiTow now that doth our heart-strings break 

Will but attnae them for the jc^ of Heavm. 

To some who perished on that dismal night 

We ore asaored that th' exdiange was gain. 
And that their spirita took an upward flij^t 

To endleas joy from momentary pain. 
And we will hope for all — (or who can aay 

Sat fervent prayers did bom that bark ascend, 
That He who heard a dying cnlpiit pray 

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236 Record ot Yahmottth Shipping. 

Oh I ye T^ose loved ones sleep beneath the wave. 

Who sadlj moom like Baohael for her dead, 
Whose evexy thought is gloomy as the grave, 

Who will not pray, nor yet be comforted — 
Yield to yonr Qodf bow to His Sovereign will, 

Trost in His name who is the si^ESarer's friend, 
Who real good will bring from seeming ill. 

And oanse oar many trials heve to end^ 

Look forward to that day which- yet will oome. 

When what we Imow not now, we then shall know. 
And what has- long been wrapt in midnight gloom, 

We then shall' see in Heaven's transparent glow ; 
When those who part in time in Heaven shall meet. 

From earth and ocean cbmie its iank»to swell. 
And while eacii orowA is laid at Jesns* f eet^ 

AU will exdaim,- " He hath done all' things well.'' 

Tabmouth, Oct. 28th,, 1862. 



•* 



Loss of the Scfiooner " Compeer,"' of Tusket. 

The following is an extract from a letter sent by a pas- 

Bcuger to bis Brother in Yarmoath, respecting the loss of 

this vessel :-— 

DowNSr Enolakd, Jan^24th, 1865. 

Don't be surprised wbea^ you read the heading. No doubt 
ere this all friends bftve given bm up as a lost sheep. We 
came to anchor last evening in- the Downs^ after taking a 
pilot at Dover. The first feif wind we leave for Antwerp, 
in Belgium, where the ship is bound. I left Sydney, 0. B., 
in the Schooner "Compeer," Captain Blauvelt, for Yar- 
mouth, on Friday, December 16th, 1864. For six days 
we had a succession of head winds, and on the seventh 
were blown off the coast. The Captain then detelmiued to 
steer for the West Indies. After changing oUr eourse we 
encountered gales of wind for ten days. We then attempted 
to return towards Nova Scotia, but could make no headway, 
as we had lost nearly all our sails. After four days spent 



Record of Yabhouth Satppoio. 2S7 

in fruitless efforts to tetaro, the vessel sprang a leak on 
Thursday morning, Jannary 5th; the coal startiDg at the 
same time threw her on ber beam ends. All hands imme- 
diately set to work in low spirits throwing oat the coal (with 
which the vessel nas loaded), in the meantine keeping her 
up with the pumps. We all were juat giving up with 
fatigae and hunger when we found the leak — ahole about 
the size of my arm, and pretty near the bottom of the 
vessel. I can assure you that we were pleased at the dis- 
covery, as we were unable to work longer, -having then been 
fifteen days on an allowance of two potatoes in the morn- 
ing, and a biscuit and a cnp of tea in the evening. It was 
hard fare for Christmas Day, and I longed for some of 
the rich food that was wastud at your tables on that day. 
Thursday night it blew a hurricane, and Friday morning 
the vessel was again thrown on her beam ends for some 
moments, and began leaking again badly. Imagine, if you 
can, our feelings while pumping all day to keep her up, 
Friday, at 3.30 p. m., we gave up pumping, and all went 
below except •the man at the wheel. The Captain then 
said that as we could not keep the vessel from sinking we 
had better satiHfy our appetites with the few biscuits we 
had left, and give ourielvea up to God. I can now hardly 
realize my feelings at that dismal moment. While wo 
were talking, the man at the wheel cried out the joyfal 
words, " Sail ahead !" We sprang to our feet and on deck 
witli the strength of lions, as though we had been feeding 
on the best of food. As a signal of distress the Captain 
hoixted the flag, union down. The vessel came near enougli 
to ttpeak her, and we informed those on board of oar con- 
dition. The Captain immediately laid his vessel to and 
sent a boat for us, tlje sea at the time raging furiously. 
The boat was manned by three men, and while nearing the 
ScliDoner they cried out to us to be ready and jump in the 
boat, which we did quickly, as it was impossible to do more 
than save ourselves. All we saved was what he had on, 
and that not very clean. On arriving on board the vessel, 
she proved to be the Barque "Maximilian," Capt. Bichan, 
of Yarmouth, from Philadelplda fur Antwerp. A kinder 
man than Captain Kichan I have never met. 

Wu. I. QOINAH, 



RzcoRD OF Yabuodth Shippins. 



toss of the Barque " Rising Dawn." 

The Barque " Biaing Dawn," 516 tons, William D. 
Bobertson master, who had bis wife on board, (and a tme- 
hearted and brave woman she proved to be, as we shall see 
in the sequel,) sailed from Boston, Mass., on the 2Dd June, 
1866, forlvigtut, Qreenland, in ballast. On Sunday, the 
12th August, the vessel was oruahed in the ice, and sank 
suddenly. All on board saved themselves in the three 
boats, with some provisions and necessaries. The CaptaiD 
and Mrs. Bobertson (a young woman) and one party went 
in the long boat. The rest were divided between the Ship's 
pinnace and the gig. For two long days and nigbta they 
dragged their weary way through the pan ice for sixty miles. 
One of the men in the long boat vras taken very ill with 
the fever and ague, end unable to row any longer. The 
Captain took his oar and rowed for the rest of the day, and 
his wife took the helm, and steered the boat, she leading 
off bravely and imparting courage to all. They finally 
reached the Island of Umanack, remarkable for its sterility 
andits two sugar -loaf rocks, one of 1,600 feet, and the other 
towering up to 4,000 feet above the level of the sea. Her© 
the exhausted party remained for two days. They made 
tents to sleep ander, out of the ship's spanker and gaff top- 
sail, and sought rest after all their fatigues and anxieties. 
They left this barren rock to pursue their journey to Ivigtnt, 
and fell in with an encampment of Esquimaux, who 'fur- 
nished them with a gaide to take them to Ivigtut, which was 
about thirty-five miles from Umanack. Ivigtut is a Danish 
settlement, with one branch of industry, the cryolite mines, 
vbieb are worked only during the short months of summer. 
The Controller of the Port took the Captain and his wife 



Bboobd op Yashduth SHiPFiMa. 28y 

to his boaae; the rest of the ehipwrecked party had a large 
room given them to live in ~ aad all received great kindness 
from the Danes, who famished them with such provisions 
as tbey bad. Captain and Mrs. Bobertaon and the crew of 
the "Rising Dawn" spent eigbl days with their hospitable 
entertainers, and then left the ice-boand coast. As all could 
not go in one Tessel, the party was divided— the Captain 
and bis wife, two mates, two men and a boy went in the 
" Mira," of Nova Scotia, bound to Philadelphia ; two men 
went in a Brig called the " Ellena," of Arnndel, England ; 
and four men went in the " George D. Marsh," of Olonces- 
ter, Mass., for Philadelphia. All these vessels were loaded 
with the one staple commodity, cryolite. The "Mira" and 
the " Ellena " arrived safely at their destinations ; bat not 
so the " George D. Marsh." After proceeding on her voy- 
age as far as the Magdalen Islands, she foundered during a 
heavy gale on the 11th September. The four men of the 
"Bising I^wn," in company with eleven others of her own 
crew, saved their lives by taking to the pinnace of the for- 
mer vessel, which, fortunately they had brought with them, 
as the boats of the " George D. Marsh " were washed away. 
They rowed to a fishing Schooner, and were taken on 
board, and landed at Amherst, Magdalen Islands. 

The "Bising Dawn" had been six weeks in the ice 
before her loss. Barques " Dreadnought," Smith, of Nova 
Scotia, and the "Annie," Beynolds, were also lost at the 
same time. 



Beoord of TABHorTH SHtPPnia. 



Loss or the Ship " Fann; Fern," with five lives, on the 
Coast of P. E. Island. 

The Ship "Fanny Fem," 622 tons, John Batter 
master, from Miramichi for Cork, Ireland, deal laden, went 
on shore at "Mone Head," Lot 1, F. E. Island, during 
the storm of Saturday niffbt, October 29th, 1866. All the 
maBts were carried away close to the deck. The crew 
remained on board nntil Monday morning. aboat 8 o'clock, 
when the mate, Mr. Smith, and six of the crew, got on 
shore without accident, althongh the weather was etill 
stormy, and the sea breaking heavily. He (Mr. Smith) 
remained aboat three hoars on shore, waiting for the sea 
to calm down ; bat, a flag being pat ap OTer the stem of 
the YCBsel, he started to go on board, taking with him two 

landsmen, Michael Shea and McCarrey. They got 

safely on board. The captain and the remainder of the 
crew got into the boat ; and when about half way to the 
shore, a large sea eiraek her, npset her, and left the poor 
fellows straggling in the water. Two boats were on the 
beach, which were immediately pushed off. They were 
not prepared, 1>ut oat they went. Several of the persons 
on shore rushed to tlieir n^ekB in the water to tiy to save 
the poor fellows. It -ma a sad sight. The captain was 
the first to reach wading ground, bat he conld not stand, as 
the sea was Breaking over him, and he woold soon have 
perished had not a friendly hand come to his assistance. 
Four others of the boat's crew were saved in an exhausted 
condition. But, sad to relate, Michael Shea and McCarrey 
were drowned, heaides Mr. Smith (the mate) and two sea- 
men. Their bodies were all recovered, and interred on the 
3lBt October, at Tignish. Shea and McCarrey were both 



Becobd rf Yabhouth Shipping. 241 

honest, upright men, greatly refn«tted in the neighborhood 
where they resided. Mr. Smith, the m&te, belonged to 
Wesford, Ireland. 

The "Fanny Fern "was owned by Lyman Cann and 
others. Vessel insured $1,600 in "Atlantic" office. 
Freight insured 81,600 in " Atlantic" and " Commercial" 



Loss of the Barque " Elizabeth JenkinSi" by Collision In the 
English Channel. 



The Barque " Elizabeth Jenkins," 667 tons, Thomas 
D. Ricban master, from London for Boston, Mass., laden 
with scrap iron, was run into by the Ship " Agra," Captain 
Erans, off the "Owers Light-vessel," at 8 o'clock, p. m., 
of the 16tb November, 1866, and immediately sank. The 
Captain and his wife. Steward and wife. Mate and five sea- 
men were drowned. The remainder of the crew were saved 
hy getting on board the "Agra." Captain Bicban could 
have saved himself, but he rushed below to bring his wife 
from the cabin, and before he could regain the deck, bis 
vessel sank. One of the men saved, had his collar bone 
dislocated in getting on board the " Agra " The men who 
were saved went into the cabin of the " Agra," to get diy 
clothes, etc., when a singular accident occurred. The boy 
belonging to the "Agra" was getting out the medicine 
chest for some strappings for the injured man's shoulder, 
when by some means or other be tired one of the signal 
rockets which communicated with others, and filled the 
cabin with flame and sulphur. Several of those in tbe 
cabin were burnt ; hot two of tbe men from the " Elizabeth 



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242 Record of Yabuouth SeiFPnia. 

Jeukioa" were bo seterely injured tbat immedial^ly after 
the Ship's arriTal at Spitheadthe; were sent on shore. . 

A lawsuit was finbeeqaently instituted in the High Coart 
of Admiralty of £uglaiid, and came np for trial on the 20th 
February, 1867, resulting in a verdict for the owners of the 
"Elizabeth Jenkins," the Ckiurt holding the "Agra" solely 
to blnme, and condemning her in damages and costs. 

An ajipeal was subsequently made to the Jndiciary Com- 
mittee of the Privy Council, which gave a decision revers- 
ing the jadgment of the previous Court, so far as to hold 
hoth Ships to blame for the collision ; consequently, the 
combiued loss was equally shared by the contesting parties, 
each paying their own costs. It is said that the legal 
espenses of this suit amounted to about £1,700 sterling. 

The "Elizabeth Jenkins" was owned by A. F. Stone- 
man and others. 



Loss of Schooner " Dezette," and whole ,of the Crew. 

FBOTIDEimU BBBODI 07 CAFTADT AHSBEWB. 

The Schooner "Dezette," 81 tons, William Andrews 
niBBter, on a fishing voyage, struck on Gannet Bock Ledges, 
about twelve miles below Yarmouth Light, at 3 o'clock on 
the morning of June 13th, 1867, and soon went to pieces. 
As she broke up, the men, one by one, were swept off, 
until only one besides the Captain continued lo cling to 
the portion of the wreck that still held together. When 
the destruction of the vessel was complete, these were both 
launched into the sea. The seaman immediately sank, 
and was seen no more ; bat Captain Andrews succeeded in 
reaching the " trunk," and on this frail support drifted in 
the Bay for fifteen hours, being first carried by the flood 



Becobd of Yaemouth Shippino. 243 

tide to witLiQ a short dietaace of tlie month of Yanuoath 
harbour ; then by the ebb tide to the sonthward of the 
Bcene of the Bhipwreck; and finally, by the next flood, 
assmted bj a favorable wind, carried to the vicinity of 
Pinkney's Point, where providentially he was discovered 
and reecaed by Mr. William Kinney, and conveyed, in an 
exhansted condition, to his residence at Little River, hav- 
ing, as above stated, been fifteen hours In the water. The 
names of the pereons who perished by this disaster — all 
young men — were : Herbert Kinney, Enos Beales, Thos. 
Beales, Nathan Andrews, Charles Larkin, Justine LeBlanc, 
Michael Muise, Joseph Jacquard. 

The " Dezette" was owned by the master, and McBsrs. 
■ David Pinkney and Robert Kinney. Vessel and ootfita 
insured Sl,000 in the " Commercial" office. 



Loss of the Barque " Manitobah," on the Coast of Cornwall, 
England. 



The following is the Captain's account of the wreck of 
this vessel, as furnished by him to the " Yarmouth 
Herald ":— 

[To the Editcor of the "Tarmontii Herald."] 

Dear Sir, — Yon have doubtless seen various statements 
relative to the melanoholy circumstances attending the loss 
of my vessel, the Barque " Manitobolf*," 698 tons, at the 
"Buck Bocks," on the coast of Cornwall, England, and I 
I'eel it my duty to give your readers a correct account of 
my sad misfortune. 

I sailed from Havre, on the 30th day of Januaiy, 1872, 
at about 2 p. m., weather fine, wind S.E. At abont 3 a. m. 
of the Slst, I passed the " Casquettes," and hauled to W,, 



244 Record of Yarmouth Shippino. 

wind S.S.W., strong breeze and weather heainjr, which so 
continued until about 3 p. m., when the wind suddenly 
increased to a gale. All hands were called to shorten sail, 
but some sails were blown away before they could be taken 
in. I reduced sail as speedily as possible, until we were 
under two lower topsails, rcjefed upper main topsail, foresail 
and foretopmast and mizzen staysails. At about 6 p. m. 
the weather cleared, when I made the "Lizard" Lights 
bearing N.N.E., distant (as I judged) eighteen or twenty 
miles, vessel heading W., by the wind. I now kept away 
W.N.W., until nine, vessel running eight knots. The 
"Lizard*' Lights were now out of sight, and I anxiously 
looked for the "Wolf Rock" Light, (which is a red lind 
white revolving one,) but could not discern it. I now kept 
off N.W., until eleven, gale increasing, with heavy squalls 
of rain and sleet, vessel running nine knots. About this 
time I made a bright revolving light from aloft on my 
port bow. After watching this light some minutes I felt 
satisfied that it was " St. Agues," Scilly, and feeling con- 
fident from the distance we had run that we were well to the 
Westward of " Land's End," I kept away N.N.E. After 
running this course about thirty minutes I made a fixed 
light on my starboard bow, which I supposed was the 
"Longships," but a few minutes later I saw low lights 
around it as if from a town. I immediately gave orders to 
starboard the helm, and called all hands to brace up the 
yards, which was done with alacrity, and whilst they were 
bracing up the yards I made the land close to leeward. I 
now gave orders to make sail as fast as possible, thinking 
we could weather the land, but in a few minutes I saw this 
was impossible, as the land was making out on the lee bow. 
I then gave orders to wear, as the only hope of saving the 
ship. The helm was immediately put up, maiutopsail hal- 
yards and sheets let go, and everything done to wear in the 
least possible space. She fell off rapidly, but when dead 
before the wind, her bow struck a rock, and she fell broad- 
side against the cUffs. The sea now rolled over her with 
frightful fury, and amid the intense darkness, roaring surf, 
breaking spars and shivering canvas, it was almost impos- 
sible to see or hear any one, or be heard, or dare anything 
except hold on for life. Knowing that if any one was saved 
it must be done quickly, I commenced to look anxiously 



B&coBD OF YAHUotTH Shippiko. 245 

for tome means of escape. The ressel's quarter was close 
ap;aiiiBt a rock over which the sea did not appear to break. 
This rock I thought I conld reach, and with a rope open a 
way for Raving myself and family. I then went into the 
cabin and brought my wife to the pilot house with the babe 
in her arms. Divesting myself of all burdensome clothing, 
I took the other child in my axms, and taking the end of a 
rope in my hand, I jumped on the rock, but almost inetaotly 
an immense wave swept me off, and I was carried oat in 
the surf, with the child in my arms. I was washed back 
and forth several times until my strength became exhausted, 
and I oeased to struggle, and became insensible. On re- 
covering consciousness I found myself wedged in a fissure 
in the cliff so tightly that I could hardly extricate myself. 
My son had disagipeared. As I regained strength I gradu- 
ally crawled np the almost perpendicular cliff. 

After those on board supposed I was drowned, a brave 
Beaman, named Edward Burgoyne, attempted to get ashore 
with a rope, but he was drowned. Shortly after this a 
heavy sea swept over tlie vessel, carrying away the pilot 
honse, in which were my wife and youngest child. The 
Vessel now libted off, the weather aide being all broken in, 
and the broken stufT was carried under her other side and 
formed a kind of floating bridge, and the crew who were 
lashed on the outside of the inshore side of the vessel got 
on this wreckage and all got safely ashore. Ten minutea 
later the other eide fell away and everything was carried to 
sea. An hour and a half after the vessel struck, not a 
vestige of her remained in sight. After I got to the top of 
the cHET and recovered a little strength, I commenced wan- 
dering abont, in the hope of finding some one, — and finally 
came to & small farming bouse, where the crew had* just 
arrived, and who told me the fate of my poor wife and child. 
We were kindly treated by the family, and made as com- 
fortable aa circumstauces would admit of. Daylight at 
last oame, and I was forced to realize my dreads eitnation ; 
my home and family all gone, and I, barefoot and with 
scarcely BofGcient clothing to cover my body, aud abont 
eight miles from Penzance, the nearest town. After some 
delay I procured teams and drove to town, where I was 
ikiuiUy treated and my bodily wants supplied. During the 
afternoon, the body of my infiint daughter, aged eleven 



246 Recobd of YAHMonTH., Smppwo. 

months, was washed ashore near PecEence, about eight 
miles from the wreck. The body of my son, aged three 
years and three months, was found on' the following day 
near the fatal spot. The remains of the seaman Borgoyne 
'were also fonnd in pieces in different places ; hot the body 
of my dear wife was nerer recovered. Every kindness and 
■nympathy which Christian friends conld bestow was ren- 
dered me, and I desire by this, my only means, to express 
my deep feelings of gratitude towards the inbabitaQts of 
Penzance, and also to the Nova Scotiah and American Ship- 
maaters at Cardiff and Liverpool, who so readily came for- 
"ward to render the only assistance which one mortal can 
render another under snch trying circumstances. May 
God boUDtifiiUy reward them, and may they never be called 
upon to pass through such sudden and deep affliction. 
Your deeply afflicted servant, 

A. B. Ddseee, 
Master late Barque " Manitobah." 
Yarmouth, Feb'y 27th, 1872. 



Loss of Barque " Kate Smith." 



A ThriUing, AflNtliig Rtmtlve «f Bhipwn^ BnHBrlag and DMth I 

This is another melancholy addition to the many ocean 
calamities we have been compelled to chronicle, and is a 
fiad realization of numerous incidents of the vast deep, 
which, brimful of fearful scenes and death, afford food for 
the fancy of the curious. The tetrora of this horror of the 
sea toll not only of the blinding snow, the moantainous 
and maddening billows, and the crash of timbers, but to 
these are added 'hnnger, perishing cold and death — a fate 
that strikes the steadient heart with the most appalling 



Record of Yabkooth Shippino. 247 

force. No more terrible shipwreck than this had occurred 
on the Jersey Coast for fifteea years, and none more 
disaatroUB. 

The Barqae " Kate Smith " was a thoroughly built 
voBsel, of 409 tons, and thought to bo able to withstand the 
rongbeBt weather. She was launched in 1664, and owned 
by MeBsrs. Wm. Rogers, 'B. Hilton and others, of Yar- 
mouth. She was laden with about 500 tons of pig lead, 
consigned to a bouse in New York. Her captain was 
Wilson Hamilton, a native of Yannoutb. All went 
pleasantly from the time of leaving Les Passages, Spain, 
until the night of Wednesday, January 25th, 1871. At 
noon on Sunday, the 22nd January, in lat. 38, tbey felt in 
with the Pilot Boat "James W. Elwell," No. 7, of Ihe 
Sandy Hook Pilots, and took therefrom Mr. Joseph Hussey, 
one of the company of 4bat boat. From that time till 10 
o'clock at night of the 25tb, nothing of note happened, 
but then it suddenly commenced blowing and snowing so 
fearfully, that half an hour later it was deemed advisable 
not to run further before the storm, but to tack ship and 
stand in for shore. This was done. At 2 o'clock the 
wind increased to soch an extent that the foretopgallant 
sail was taken in. With every second, the maddening 
wind blew more furiously, and the snow was so thick that 
the moment began to be a critical one. At 4, the first 
mate and Pilot Hnssey came on deck and relieved the 
second mate, who went below and sat by the fire till 5 
o'clock, as the night was piercing cold ; when, getting 
warm, he went to his berth and there remained half an 
hour. At the expiration of that time he was called on 
deck to help tack the ship again, as there were " Breakers 
Ahead," and the vessel was running on shore. Obeying 
the Bummona instantly, withont waiting time to dress, 
Newcomb, reached the deck just as a perceptible tremor 
ran throngfa the vessel, and all knew in that terrible storm 



246 Becobd op Yabuodth Shippino. 

(worse than many of Uie Bturdiest mariners had ever seen) 
that Ihey were aground on an iohoBpitable ahore. The 
men's efforts to wear ship were liercniean, bat nseless. 
The mainjord was sqaared, but the wheel, by the force of 
the vessel's striking, had been torn from (the helmsman's 
hands, and was flyiug round with each rapidity that nona 
at that second conld stay it. It was a period of intense 
agoay. So soon as the oQicers found the Barque would 
not move from her perilous position they ordered burning 
torches to be used, which was done ; but their feeble light 
seemed a mockery against the seething masses of waves as 
they struck the YeRsel and rolled back to land. Then the 
mainsail was hanled up, and orden given in a calm voice 
by the Pilot to prepare the port boat for launching, as ho 
knew now it was a matter of life and death. 

•This was attempted, but, unfortunately in getting over- 
board, it was capsized and filled with water. Efforts were 
made to right it, and were successful, and the mates by 
bailing freed it of water, until they were almost benumbed. 
Orders were then giren for the boat to be manned and 
proceed to the shore and obtain assistance from the Life 
Boat Station. The outlook to reach the shore in safety 
seemed such that only the first mate (McDonald) and two 
seamen were willing to obey the command; the others 
feeling that it were better to take their chances with the 
Qovemment Life Boat,, assured by Pilot Hussey to be not 
faraway. The s^a was now breaking over the vessel with 
such force that aeither of the remaining boats oould be got 
out. The boat containing the mate had landed safely, 
although theatened with being overtamed several times. 
At last the Barqne went over on her broadside and the sea 
was more terrible than ever. The Captain and Pilot now 
ascended to the maintop and awaited the arrival of the 
Life Boat, which they had hopes would soon be sent off. 
Part of the crew preferred remaining on the top of the 



RsooBO OF Yabuouth SaipPiNa. 219" 

cabin, which they did ; but it required the atmost exertion 
to keep from freezing, and Ereqaent words of encourage-' 
ment were extended to the crew. All this while the 
Steward's wife was almost bereft of reason, and finally one 
wave caagbt her and she was being washed into the sea, 
when second m»te Newcomb caught her and lashed her in 
the main ri^^ing, more dead than alire, as the cold was fear- 
fol. The minntes slipped by ; bat expected deliverance from 
shore did not come, and about 8 o'clock the horribly angry 
ocean had battered in the hull of the once noble vessel, and 
she commenced breaking np aft, followed qaickly by other 
portions being cmshed. The crew were now despairing of 
any help, and were told by the second mate Newcomb — 
who seemed to be one of the coolert and most heroic on 
board — that be was going into the main rigging, as it was- 
the safest place. Bat they refnsed to follow him, and he- 
■oon foond himself in company with the Captain and 
Pilot, who had been in this elevated position for some time. 
Then it was advised by one of these to get down and reach, 
part of the wreck, and take the ohances of being floated 
ashore. This was not acted npon ; yet aoon those in the 
maintop came down ; bat they had hardly reached the quar- 
ter deck when, with a fearfol crash, the mainmast went 
over the side, followed quickly by the misBennust; and the 
poor half-frightened wife of the Steward, who had remained 
where lashed by the second mate, became involved in the' 
wreck. 

" For God's sake, help me I " was the despairing appeal 
of the lost woman. No one to reach her and free her from 
the wreck. The waves beat over her and with a roar, aa if 
they exulted in the work ! How she tried to throw off 
the debris of wreck. How she clang to life, and called 
for her hosband; bat there was no helping hand, and. 
toother wave washed bet fu oat into the sea; and her 
hasband, in his despair, jnmped on the pilot house as shai 



'250 RsaofiD or YABVorrH Saippma. 

disappeared, to loolc out into the depths of the angry golf 
tMyond, when still another wave washed him firom it, and 
carrying him into -the breakers, his sool went to join that 
of his helpmate in life. 

The Foblobn Hope. — The dismeraberment of the vessel 
was now becoming complete. It was destmotion indeed. 
The storm continued nnabated and the cold more intense 
than ever. The cabin deck now broke loose, and the 
Captain, Pilot and remainder Of the crew, eight in nnmber, 
were carried toward the ahore, where the enrgiog, angry 
hreakerg were running mountain high, and they thought 
for the moment this accident would be their deliverance at 
last ; but some part of the wreck suddenly stopped it, and 
-tiiat instant the sea dashed over the wretched beings and 
-stifled the new hope that bad been born within them. 
One at a time its occnpsnts were washed off and drowned. 
Helping themselves was now almost impossible, as their 
perishing condition told fearfully against them. " Oh, how 
cold we were," said Newoomb, "at this time." A boy, 
George Ford, a bright-eyed youth, was caught, while being 
washed off when the deck first wont into the sea, and 
afterwards put on a piece of timber and u^d to try and 
reach the shore; but he was unsuocessfhli-as the terrible 
undertow caught him, and he was carried out to a watery 
grave. Now, there remained upon this portion of the 
TOBsel, but Captain Hamilton, Pilot Hussey and Second 
Mate, Newcomb. The Pilot's hands were terribly frozen, as 
itlso ware the Captain's, and their strength &Bt leaving them. 
Then came the fatal moment, and another vrove striking and 
-washing over the deck, the Pibt and Captain were swept off 
and drowned ; but by Providential aid the Second Mate was 
washed to the beach, where Solomon and Geoi^ Marshall, 
(brothers), living on the beach, rendered him such assist* 
-ance as his benumbed and exhausted oondition reqnired. 
Thas, but four of a crew of thirteen persons were saved. 



RsooaD or Tabuodts SHlPPrao. S51 

The last soene waa frightful to behold. As each man, 
one after the other, was sent into eteroity, their cries of 
despair were terrible ; and t)in, with the'BsrqQe going fast 
to pieces, and the heach strewn with masts, yards and 
planks of the hull, it was a eight the Burriving crew will 
Dever forget. 

Whekb was thb Lite-Boat? — Second Mate Newcomh 
odds that after getting on shore and resting a while he was 
assisted to Life Saving Station No. 16, one mile South of 
Uie wreck, where he found Mr. McDonald, the first Mate, 
who had left in the port boat soon after the vessel strack. 
Tho Station was in chaise of a Mr. Bond, and Newcomb 
said that the life boat was found on a waggon in the boat 
house, and no efforts had been made to latmch it. 

Thb Lost and Satbd. — -The following is a correct list of 
the lost and saved, with their last place of residence : — 

Lost. — Wilson Hamilton, (Captain), of Yarmouth; Joa. 
Hnaaey, (Pilot), of Boat " James W. Elwell," No. 7 Sandy 
Hook Pilots ; Ansel McGonnell, (seaman, aged 18 years, 
brother-in-law of the Captain, and son of Mr. James 
McConnell), Yarmouth ; William Gordon, seaman, of Med- 
Ibrd, Mass.; George Creamer, seaman, of Bremen or Ham- 
burg ; Charles , seaman, of Lisbon, Portugal ; Qeorge 

Ford, seaman, of Portsmouth, England ; Frederick Dni- 
ham, steward, of Holland; and his wife, Margaret Dur- 
ham, a Dative of North Shields, England. 

Saved. — Caleb McDonald, first mate, of Pictou, N. S. ; 
Thomas Newcomb, second mate, of Union Springs, Cayuga 
Co., New York; Peter Sanders, seaman, of Liverpool, 
England; Bernard Hammason, seaman, of Bremen. 

Mr. Hassey was made a pilot in 1856 and was 38 years 
of age. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him aa 
an honest, ateadjy and apright man. The flags of the 
-Pilots were hung at half-mast for three days in reeqpect to 
his memory. 



252 Reookd Of YabHooth imsvtsa. 

A Voyage with many Rudders I 

mwaisABii oooEim of a tuxovth carta. 

The Greenock fScottandJ AdvertiMer relates an extraor- 
dinary story of courage and perseverance on tbe part of a 
Shipmaster, as follows :— 

Captain 0«orfi:e W. Chorcliill, of the Ship "Besearch," 
1,459 tons, of Yarmouth, N. S., Los brought his veseel 
safely from Quebec to this port in a leaky and disabled con* 
ditiun, after a prolonged md perilous passage of eiqhty' 
EiOHT' D«7S, during which the Ship was exposed to an 
almost oontinuoas gale, sometimes reaching the violence of 
hurricanes, suffered much damage in hull, spars and sails, 
and got the decks repeatedly swept while lying in a helpless 
state in the trough of a monntaiuons sea. The officers and 
orew Buffered much labor iiL shifting sails, working the 
pumps,, and from exposure tO'tfae elements, and the occa' 
sional scarcity of provisions. There were on the voyage 
opportunities of abandoning the vessel — a couratf which 
would have been taken by commanders of less determina- 
tion and integrity ; but Captain Churchill stuck to his 
ship, and we hope that his daring: and ingenious efforts to 
preserve vessel and cargo will be acknowledged by those U> 
whom their abandonment would have been a serious loss. 
The "fiesearch" sailed from Qnebec, timber laden, un 
the 10th November, 1866, and passed through the Siraits 
of Belleiale, a difficult passage at that season. Oq^ ths 
night of the 26th, although there was ^most a calm, the 
barometer fell to 28°, and the canvas was instantaneou^y 
reduced to close reefed topsails, and next morning a ttemeu' 
dous gale from the N.W. burst on tlie Ship, carrying away 
and tearing all the canvas from the yards. A heavy sea 
broke the rudder a little below the rudder-case, and the 
rudder chains parted. Attempts were made to secure it by 
hawsers, but in vain, and it began to break in pieces, so 
that it was oeoessary to lighten the cargo aft to get tackles 
on it. Next day it was found necessary to otake more sail 



Rbcobd op Yabuodth SHippma. 253 

to keep it from atriking heBvily on the stem post; aod, as 
the hawser was chafed off, it was still going to pieces. 
They were, however, afterwards enabled to secure what waa 
left of the rndder by tackles, and by the help of the saila 
the vessel was lept on her course nntil the 29th, when it 
was n&sbipped by a sea and rendered useless. A joiy 
rodder was commenced and was shipped on the 2nd of 
December, but there being a cross sea the hawser parted 
and it was lost. Nothing dannted by this sadden bilnre. 
Captain Churchill tore down the remainder of the wheel- 
bonse, the rest having been previously carried away, took 
a spare topmast, bolted a quantity of deals on it, and put 
it over the stern to act sb a steering oar by means of tackles, 
but the vessel wonld not obey it as she " payed off," and it 
was taken on board, and the ship lightened forward. On 
the 4th of December the rudder was again pat over the 
stem, and an attempt made to get the vessel to "pay off" 
before the wind, but without effect. Next day it was 
"weighed" and again pat over the stern, when it broke 
ftbont ten feet irom the upper part, but ultimately they 
managed to get the vessel to "pay off" and to keep her 
before the wind with the sails and the fragment of the rud- 
der. The rudder waa again taken on board and spliced 
snd repaired, and on the 9th an attempt to ship it failed 
l^ the gear giving way. The weather continued very stormy 
nntil ^e 14tb of December, heavy seas breaking over the 
vesflel and staving in the forward deck house and provision 
locker. On the morning of that day a temporary lull ena- 
bled them to get the rudder shipped ; bat during the next 
day the stock was broken and it was rendered nselesa. The 
Captain and crow having managed to unship the stock on 
' the 21st of December, commenced a new rudder, it having 
been impossible from the horricanea and high irregular 
seas to begin work sooner ; as daring the time which had 
elapsed since the last rudder was disabled the ship waa 
rolling about in the trough of the sea with one of the 
pumps disabled. The new rudder was got into ita plaoe on 
the 2nd of January after mach labor, but as it bad no 
power over the vessel it was foond necessary to put an 
additional rudder over the stem like a steering oar, worked 
with twkles from inboard, and this had the neceaaary effect 
antil Um ff& of Janaary, when the stock of the <>th.«v i««h 



2S4 BsaoBD op Yarvooth Shippinq. 

carrieoi away and the rndder lost. Up to the 10th of Jon- 
nary the Teasel was subjected to a series of hnrricaDes and 
heavy seas, which swept the decks, store in the hatches, 
and carried away the bulwarks ; but on that day the indomi- 
table commander prepared to send down the mainyard to 
make a new rudder, which, after several mishaps in trying 
to ship and secure it, was got into its place on the 13th 
January. This rudder not being able to command the 
ship, Captain Churchill, on the 26th January, (Uie ship io 
the interim having been spoken by three veseels and sup- 
plied with proTisions,) proceeded to make another, which, 
after severd ineffectual and heait-iesding efforts, was ship- 
ped on the 27th January ; bat no sooner was it in its pluce 
and put to use than the stook gave way and left it disabled. 
Determined to bring his Ship to port, Captain Churchill, 
"settiug a stout heart to a stey- brae/' again set to work, 
made a fresh rudder, and got it shipped up the rudder post 
on the 1st February, the vessel being then in lat. 49 N., 
long. 12.18 W., having been driven back from the latitude 
of Tory Island by North and East gales. The wind having 
now become favorable, and the rudder AiUy answering its 
purpose, the Ship proceeded up the South Channel, and at 
Ailsa Craig fell in vrith a tag which brought her to this port. 
She has been berthed at " Wooden Wharf," where tLie 
last rudder is an object of considerable cariosity. Captain 
Churchill had previously distingaisbed himself in extrica- 
ting vessels during storms &om dangerous positions, and 
on one ocoasiou saved a Ship from being destroyed by fire." 

The following is an extract firom a letter from Messrs. 
Wm. Lindsay & Co., Greenock, to Thomas Eillam, Esq., 
owner of the "Besearcb," under date of 16tii February, 
1867 :— 

" We have bo doubt whatever you will be gUd to learn 
that the Underwriters of London, Liverpool and Glaagoiv, 
and the owners of cargo uninsured, have subscribed a very 
handsome aom as a testimonial to Captain ChnrchiU, the 
mate, and boatswain, to be presented them on Wednesday 
next, in the Underwriters' Booms, Glasgow. The present 
consists of three Vellum Certificates from Lloyds', Liver- 

£>ol and Glasgow ; a Gold Watch and Chain from Union 
anoe losaiauce Coippsny, Liverpool; a solid Silver 



Rkoobd op Yabmouth Sheppiko. 265 

Silver, from the Underwriters' AaBociation, Glasgow ; and 
ft Bam of about £10 in money for Captain Chnrcmll. The 
mate (Ur. Aaron CbarchiU) and boatswaia (Mr. George 
Marshall) are eaoh to receive a Silver Chronometer Watch, 
vith suitable inscriptions, and a Sextant; the latter from 
the Union Marino Insurance Company, who had a small 
itttereat in cargo. We have never heard of a more desenr- 
ing case than this, and it has afforded ns much pleasure in 
placing Captain Churchill's merits before the various Asso- 
datious. The writer is the underwriting member of oor- 
finn, and he considers it a duty yon owe the underwriters 
of this country that you place this statement before year- 
insurers, so that they may show those deserving some mark 
of approval. As shipowners, we think such a presentation 
will do good in encouraging masters to do their dnty when 
exposed, as Captain Cbtirchill has been. We may mention, 
in coDcIosion, that the piece of plate comes from the Glas- 
gow Underwriters' Association, without being expected, 
Uiey having no interest whatever in this vessel." 




BBOOBD 07 YaBVOTITH SHIPTIKa. 



ITEMS OF INTEREST. 



Brigantme " Herbert HostiDgtoD," 880 tons, laanched 
Jaly 30tb, 1656, was tbe first vessel belonging to NoTft 
Scotia whicb carried "Forbes' Patent Doable Topsail 
Yards." 

The first vessel &om Nova Scotia rigged as a Barqnentine 
was tbe "Loyalist," 218 tons, laanobed October 8rd, 1838, 
owned by E. W. B. Moody, Esq. Sbe was then called a 
tbree-masted Brigantine, 

Barques "Traveler" and "Talisman," lannched in 1872, 
owned by Messrs. Dennis & Doane and others, were th^ 
first vessels from Nova Scotia, which carried Donble-Top* 
gallant Yards. 

Barqne " Almira Goadey," 971 tons, lannched in 1873, 
and owned by Zebina Goadey and' others, was the first 
vessel owned in Yarmoath (and perhaps in the Province) 
which carried " Fitted Kopl Masts." 

Yannoath became a Port Of Registry in 1840. 

The Lantern and tppuwtta for the Yannoath Light 
Honse on Cape Foroba, arrived on the 8rd October, 1839, 
and were pat in (^>wation for the first time on . tbe 16th 
Jannary, 1840. 

Gape Sable Seal Island Light was pnt in operation for 
the first time on the 28Lh November, 1881. 

The Yarmonth Marine Railway was pat in operation for 
the first time on the 1st October, 1670. Brigt. "Alexan- 
^er William" was the first vessel taken on it. 



Rboo&d of Yahuocth Smppisa. 257 

The " Yarmoath Marine InBarance ABsociation " began 
business in March, 1637. 

The "Acadian" (Marine) Inenrance Company of Yar- 
month began bnainess in March, 1B58. 

The "Commercial" (Marine) Insurance Company of 
Yarmonth began baBinesa in April, 1861. 

The "Atlantic" (Marine) Insurance Company of Yar- 
moath began basiness in Febniaty, 1665. 

The " Pacific" (Marine) Insurance Company of Ysrmontii 
began business in Febraary, 1870. 

The "Oriental" (Marine) Insnrance 'Company of Yar- 
month began basioess in Jannaiy, 1874. 



The followingis acopyof the first telegram for Yannonth, 
' via the East India Line : — 

"Nkw Yobk, April 7th, 1665.— To Nathan UtUy, Yar- 
mouth: — Ship 'Kensington' was loading at Akyab on 18th 
March. News by telegram to Charles Gnmm, London, 
received March 25th. 

(Signed) Thomar Ddnhau." 

This was prerioos to the working of the Atlantic Cables, 
which will account for the length of time occupied in its 
eonvejanca from Qoeenstown to New York by Mail Steamer. 



The first message from Yarmonth over the Atlantic Cable 
was sent on the 19th November, 1866, by John W. Lovitt, 
Esq., which contained one hundred letters, and cost $50. 



The first message received at Yarmouth over the Atlao- 
tie Cable was on the 4th December, 1866, by J. W. Moody, 
Esq., Lloyds' Agent, from England. 



Rbooed of Yabhouth Shifpinq. 



West India Voyages, &c. 



Seth Barnes sailed for the West Indies ia the Schooner 
''Pollj," owned b; himself, od the 6th December, 1775, 
and returned on the 25tb April, 1776. He was absent 
four months and twenty days. Among his crew were 
John Allen, hired at 40s. per month, who took bat two 
quintals of codfish as a venture ; and Jonathan Merrithew, 
who received :£10 fis. lid. for the run. The cargo home 
consisted of sugar, molasses and ram. The vessel sailed 
again on the dth Jannsty, 1780, and was absent about 
four months. 

The intercourse of the old settlers was not at all confined 
to New England and New York (as some suppose), although 
the most of their bnsiuess was carried on with Boston and 
Salem, Mass. They also traded with the West Indies, 
Newfoundland, Hali&z, and other Nova Sootian ports. 



MiiicB tlie piigpH iif thin HiBik woiv priiit^'il tlu' fiillinviiiK crrura 
linve bwn ilotect(>il :— 

Papain — 17!t4 — Mohr. "I'ilKriin," 57 biUH, hIioiUiI !»• muitted. 

FrtRcSl -1H14— Mliip "Hittern," !«KI hiiih, bIhuiI.I Itp uwrkeil 
with nn iiHtfrink. iiikI licit iih ii Prizt-. 

PftRe.'tT — IKW — Biirqiic "Mnrj'." -ilti tims, hIhuiIiI Iw» inuitt*^!. 

PaRenn — IHfMl - Tbf minii' .if Mr. .Ti>liii Bnrrpll. Hln.iiia Iw 
omittM from »iii..iik tlie <:rfv.- „{ the Mchr. ■■HiitfifM." He was 
l(«t in IHTiS. in tlif Molir. "Ciillii," "f wliirh vnuicl hi' wiw diiuf 



APPENDIX 

TO THE 

OF TIE 

— OF — 

Yarmouth, N, S. 



mOIMI ISVe TO 1884, 

(IKCLDBIVB). 



COMPILBR BY 

J. MURRAY LAWSON. 



YARMOUTH. N.S.! 

PKtNTEU AT THE " HEKAU>" aPVICK. 



APPENDIX 



RECORD OF TRE SRIPPING 

— op — 

Yarmouth, N, S, 



FiBOiia: isTe to 1884, 

(IKCLU8IVB). 



COMPILKD BY 

J. MURRAY LAWSON. 



YARMOUTH. N. S. : 

PBIKTEII AT THE "HBKAU>" OrPIOB. 
1884. 



M IT 



Entered according to Act of I'arliament of CuDada. in the year 

one thousand eight hundred and eightj-four, by 

J. HURRAY LAWSON. 

m TBK OFFICE OF THK MIHISTEK OF A<ilUCt.iI,TL'KK. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Yaniioiith SlIil)I)in^^ 1876-18«4 11 

Corn'rtcMl List of Vessels owned in tlic County of 
Yarmouth from 1822 to 1832 16 

Ijist t)t' Vt^ssels owniMl in the ( -ounty of Yarmouth 
siiirt* 1875 ' 24 

The Mutiny on hoard the ship *' [jennie '' 38 

Tlh» Murder of (^ipt. John G. Perry, on board ship 
** Peter Young" at Point Lobos, Peru 49 

Vesstds liost belonging to Yarmouth since 1875. ... 62 

Al>stra<*t of Vessels Lost 175 

Insurance j)aifl by Yarmouth offieos on Total Losses l77 



INDEX TO VESSELS LOST. 



G. W. JobDBon. - 
G. W. Johnson... 
Moravian 

SHIPS — 



Andrew Lovitl.. . 

Bolivia 127 

Commerce 

Duneyns 9^ 

Edgar Iti7 

£11en Goudey 64 

George Boll 124 

•1. C BoberUon .. 

J S.Wright 

Jessie Burrill U4 

John Murphy 

Joseph Milbury It!) 

N. & E. Gardner 
N. W.BIethen ... 
Novnra 



BrotherB 16ii 

Cark'ton Hi 

Ubampmn !«« 

Uharles F. Klwell 120 

Chili I"i3 

Darttiioulh 103 

Klizu McIj(U(.'hlAn 77 

Fanohon I2it 

llilyanl.. 



n IVni 

GiKiriju H. Jdikin!! 

G<!iir(;e IViti-.dy 

(iiM>rjti' W. Joiifw 



Nur 



..1A5 



II A. I'nrr ... 
Ilii'piiv Homi'.. 
IluUi^Comlev. 
Joanna II. Cuv 
John r.. Hull.. 

Kate 

L. K I'aiin... 



Paul Boyton i in 

Boidna lii« 

Kiiyai Charter Ufi 

Ryeraon I4;t 

Saniaei G. Glover i^H 

Ssrah 73 

Speculator A 7ti 

St. nerDan)*s 9J 

Tollington hk 

Tyro 1IHI 

^andiemen 'tt 

Vandycli 

W.J. llntlield ... 



|[iiil)iirkc.' 
[eif Iliirtciii 
KiiiMillrr. 



Miilildfl tl lyftnl.- 

N. K. CI tits... 

Xonuiihiir 

Noi-a S««(i:ii) .... 

Oijeiirnl 

I'cru 






.li)lu.l.. 

A GoHdey l7o Tnivi-l.-r 

Abbie Thomas i!i' WrJIv. - - 

■Abigail xH Vikuv- 

Acadian IKYwrnonWi 



..1.11 



Indkx tip VhxsKi^H Lost. 



BARaUENTINE — 
AubUd 



BRIGS — 

Sarah L. Hall.. 
WiUie 



..121 



BRIUANTINES — 

A. Fred Archer. 

Anna 

Bride 

Clnrenw 

Clifford 70 

Cora 

G. T. Wiasor 

Henri Colpel 

I,. W. EatOD 7H- 

Marj B. Gardner... 

MarjE. I.*dd 7tt 



■5»i.i 



Mix 

Minnebaba 

Premier 

Pronto 

S. N. Collfiuore. . 



,.106 



j^ieed . 
TVcoon 



SCHOONEKS — 



. 72 



Aeo 

Algoma 

AliceMay 9U 

Alonzu 122 

Amazon 

Beasie Gardner . . 
Boadicea 



Uhesapeabe .-117 

Delta ...164 

Dreadnot 105 

E.Goodwin..,. 114 

Emblem 90 

EMella 116 

Gazelle 7» 

Gladiator ISS 

Grand Master 138 

Harriet 168 

Helen 79 

.1. Morton 138 

James P. Blisi 186 

Jennj Lind 16S 

.Tuveotle 115 

Redron 90 

Laura (iertrode 173 

:ie M.Stewart .114 

Manoraet 114 

Maroon 117 

Maj 90 

Moero, 78 

Moero 106 

Morning Star 72 

Northerner IW 

Queen or the Cape 71 

Rainbow..... 71 

S. B. Nickerson 138 

S. M, Kyerson 71 

Sarah T, A. Frost 106 

Shelburne 186 

Silver Moon 166 

SiMiboo 117 

Two Sisters 139 

Valiant 71 

Village Belle 116 

Viola 139 

W.S.McI^ 79 

Zaidec 114 



PREFACE. 



THE present volume is an outgrowth iVoni tin: puhlt- 
catiou in tlie YannoutJi Hemld of Feliriiary 4tli, 
18l5, of a liat of the vesselw l<i«t out of tht» County 
down to that date. 

Id that, to some extont incomplete and, in placeii, un- 
avoidably incorrect record, so much interest was gen- 
erally manifested throughout the County and abroad 
that the compiler was induced, »tler m) little solieitu- 
tion, but with much anxii-ty, to undertake tlie more 
elaborate work known aa the " Reconi of the Shipping 
of Yarmouth." That volume, issued in the Kpring of 
the following year, met with a cordial reception. After 
the lapse of nearly a decade, ait Api>eudix seems to be 
demanded, in order to complete the remarkal>lc roconi 
of casualties to Yannouth vessels since 1875. 

The subscriber therefore places the preneiit volume 
in the hands of the public, confident that the inherent 
interest of its varied story will attract attention, and 
that the kind appreciation which met it» {iredecesoor 
will attend the reception of this Inter contribution on 
the same subject. 

J. MURRAY LAWSON. 

Yaeuodth, N. S., October. 1884. 



14 Recobd of Yauuoutb Shipping — Appemdiz. 



ownod iu CaiiadH, was Uuncliod in 1884. This one 
veesel of two thousand one hundred and fifly-four tons 
(appropriately named the " County of Yarmouth ") meae- 
uruH as much in tonnage oh did tlie whole Yarmouth 
fleet of forty-two veasels aeventy years ago. 

In 187(i there were registered, a« belonging to Yar- 
mouth, two hundred and fitty-four vessels, aggregating 
one iiuudred and thirty-oue thousiind, sevoii hundred 
and twenty-three tons, and it will he noticed that the 
lonimge and number steadily inoreaued until 1879, when 
nu fewer tlian two hundred and ninety-neven vessels, 
representing one liumlred and filty-thrce thousand, five 
luiiKlred and fitleen tons in measurement, were on the 
registry, Since that date we regret to observe that 
the amount of tonnage has steadily ilcereasod, until at 
the beginning of 1884 the figures !ind receded to two 
hundred and twenty-five for the number of vessels, and 
one hundred and eighteen thousand, five hundred an<I 
four for tonnago, a ([uaiitity of tonnage loss than that of 
1875, ami a number of vessels fewer than those of 1867. 
I lid i cut ions arc not wanting that the showing of the 
present year may be still smaller. 

It is not within the province of our present under- 
taking to trace the causes or probable result of the 
changes now going on in the commercial world by 
which iron and steam vessels are gradually supplanting 
their rival wooden sailing ships in the competition lor 
the carrying trade. But such is undoubtedly the fact: 
and wooden ships, for so many years the favorite 
investment of Yarmonth capitalists, are finding the task 
of obtaining profitable business growing yearly more 
and moro difficult. Already the Pacific trade has be- 
come the principal theatre of Yarmouth shipping opora- 
tions, at)d wliat was at the time of our first publication 
somewhat of a raro event, \va» now Vietome, \,\vi rule. 



Record up Yarmouth Shippin« — AppBNmx. 



Her KliipH arc gru<)iially leaving the old Atlantic routes 
for voyaged to the t'lir Eant. Java, China, India and Cali- 

Tiit! compiler nf thene memorials of the periJH, and in 
«u iiiHtiy sad instanciii*, of the death in diHchargo of dnty 
- of YannimthiunB, wluwo nameti ought ever to he remem- 
hcrod with admiration and ajntkon of with respect in 
llicir iiattv(> Ciiiiiity ami Pruvince, lielievos that the 
varied narrativcw here gathered will prove to thoHO who 
uliall peruse thoin of abworhing interest and not without 
valnaMe fnggestions. In that lielicf he commits the 
wiirk to their kindnet^M and the friendly appreciation of 
his endeavor to do his hest in tlie direction here indi- 
cated. 




Corrected List of Vessels owned in the County of 
Yarmouth from 1822 to 1832. 



ThoiB matked (•! are TetMla piirchued rrom other purls. 



Whilst [uuparing llie '• Rtvonl ai' tlie Shippiug uf 
Yarinoiitli ■ tho writar experienced miicli difliciiitv in 
[)liiiiii(r vosrit'lf liiiilt during tlie years from 1822 to 
ISSl. iiwiriR to tlif! abHeiii;*: oi tliv iilticial record of tht* 
port for thill pcriud. lie htm »iii('e been preseiite<l 
willi tint ■■ BiMik of Ailiuout>tn-emeiit Ibr tbe Port ol' Yar- 
immtli " Ibr tliose years, anil an many of tlie vi'uscls 
were iiirorret-tly pliueil, and otliers nuiitted. the liwt in 
hero reprodueed. 

1822. 
Omit brig Wiildo, 230, inlhony \i&v\>.\'iT*. 



Rbcobd op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 17 

1823. 
SCHOONERS — 

Experiment, 67, CliarlcB G. Coffiu. 

Good Fortune, 66, Rufus Symomis'. 

Albion, 51, Charles G. Coffin. 

Minerva,* 32, Nathan Utley and others. 

Margaret, 24, Amable Bourbon and others. 

Fame, 15, Jameu Ritchie, Nathan Shaw and othei'e. 

1824. 
BARQUE — 

Fair Acadian, 310, Jamew Taylor. 

BRIGS — 
Security, 261, Jamew Taylor and othem. 
Tusket, 158, George Bingay, George W. Bond. 

SCHOONERS — 
Dandy, 43, James B. and E. W. B. Moody and others. 
Fieh Hawk, 25, Jeremiah Healey. 
William ami Margaret, 25, Prince Kinney. 

1825. 

sniH— 

YarmoHth, 267, Andrew Gardner and othern. 

BARQUES— 

Margaret Johnwton, 378, Geo. Bingiiy, Geo. W. Bond. 
Mary Ann, 279, Jas. Taylor, Jaa. B.A K. W. B. Moody, 
R. Dixon. 

BRIGS - 
Taliiiiman, 262, Benjamin Bingay. 
Waldo, 199, Anthony Landers. 
Thalo8, 192, Anthony Landers. 
Bittern, 146, Anthony XiwiirtoTS. 



18 Record op Yarkoitth SnimNo — Appendix. 



SCHOONERS — 
Hope, 75, Jamoa Baker. 
Castor, 43, Anthony Landerx. 
License, 43, Sylvaine Porter and othora. 
Freetown, 43, Cliarle» Cnttreau and others. 
Shepherd, 37, Amos Dennis and otherri. 
Sally Ann, 18, Manaaseh Cook. 
Dartinonth, 10, Ja<oh Tedford. 

1826. 
SHIP— 
.lenn llnctio, 2R0, .Inim Jnikins and nfliors. 

BABQUK — 
Dove, 220, Anthony Landerp. 

BRIGS — 
Recovery, 328, Jat.. Taylor, Jas. B. & E. W. B. . 
Thiakisson, 305, George Bingay. 
Hibeniia, 255, George Bingay. 
I'gonia, 199, Anthony Landers. 
Milton, 126, John Killam. 

BRIGANTINE — 
Dove, 130, John Kinney. 

SCHOONERS- 
Jlori-ator, 86, Renhen ('lemunta. 
Enielino, 78, Robert Kelley, Silaa 0. Kelley. 
Caledonia, 65, Stunuel Kelley. 
George, 52, Jolm Purkec. 
Argyle, 50, John Hardy. 
Edward ami ilary, 40, Kilward Cros!>y. 
Olive Bram-h, 32, Joshua Trefry. 
Soa Flower, 30, J. and H. Larkin. 
June, 28, John Crosby. 
Jlirmni, 12, Benjamin ReiWmg. 



Record of Yarmol-th Shipping ^Appbkdix. 19 

SLOOP— 
Primrose. 13. Robert Huston, Caleb Cook. 

1827. 

SHIP — 
Sarah. .^49, John Biugay. 

BARQUES — 
Zetes, 36.^. Anthony Laiidere. 
John Atkins, 315, Charles G. Coffin. 
Hebron. 252. Anthony Landers. 

BRIGS — 
Clarence, 254, George Bond, Benjiimin Tooker. 
Stranger, 237. Benjamin Bingay. 
Leopard, 130, Jamos Dennis and others. 

SCHOONERS— 
Joseph iind Williiim, !»5. Jnwcph Stoneraan. 
Aliigail, W9, George Tret'ry. 
Ann. 67, George Tri't'ry. 

Hanniili. .')4. B. Bingay. James Bingay, Seth JohnttoQ. 
Sir Rupert P. George. 52, Jonatliiui Moulton. 
Ayr. 44, John XlcC()rmuck. 
Fly. 42. C. Riehards and others. 
Isiibella. 41. Babines. at Tiiskct. 
Sanih. 38. Israel I^)vitt. 
Fair Laily. 2S. Riifiis Kinney. 
Daniel r>!nia. 'iti. Philip and Crueker llemeon. 

IS2S. 
BRIGS - 
Brenda. 25.'>. Geurgc Bingiiy. 
Hhod:.. 221. Anthony Lnn.lers. 
Jasjier. 1(13, Khen Smii. 
Xorval, 'JO, James Kerr, l>. Alext\ud>;T. 



20 Rbcoki) ok Yarwouth Seiippi?i() — A-l'I'ENDUt. 

BRIGANTINES — 
Hpoculator, 110, Inraol Doant;. 
Emerald, 105, Caleb Cook. 
Eliiutlietli (or John), 80, JninuA Boiui. 

SCHOONEHsl — 
Ooeaiius, Rl, Ambroso Dennis, James JeiikiDA. 
Brisk, 80, David Flint. 
Mary, 71, Jowspli and John Tooker. 
Ruth and Hainiali, 71, John Kiuney. 
Ply, 65, George Bingay. 
Caroline, 5(j, OharleiH G. Coffin. 
Star, 4*^, Jameii A. Dennin, John Tooker. 
Black Snake, 47. Silvine Poti('v and others. 
Fnuices Ann, 4,^, Jonathttn Moulton. 
Sarah, 40, Ehen Clark. 
(Hive Branch, 37. Comfort Haley. 
Adventure, 33. Waitstill Patch. 
ToMkct IjJidy, 30, BmidreHUM and I'eter 4'"cro, 
Swan, 30, John Porter. 
John, 28, P. riurette an<l others. 
Dofianeo.* 26, Eleiizer Homeon. 
Isabella, 25, owned at Tu^-ket. 



18-2il. 
BRIG — 
Tnnidml. Kill. J<,hn Kilhini. 

BRIGANTINK- 
Eiomnoy, 111. BLrijamin Bing-.iy. 

SCnOONKHS- 
J.uie Kelley. lOH, R.il.ert Kelley. 
Charles and Murjrery, 10.'), Jo.-ieph Tooker. 
Lnfkj .97, George Bing-dv. 



Record of Yarmouth 8hippino — Appendix. 



Geiirjft! hikI Siirah, fit*. Josopli Tooker. 

Cruole, 7», GcorgK BiiigHy, Tltomsis B. Tixikor. 

Matilda, 75, Looimitl Westtni. Gilbert <fe John !*iiikiicy. 

Tlioums and June, C5. Thutmis (.'ro:^l>y. 

Mary Elizabeth. fJ-J. Lcnuiol t'nwln*. 

Sarali, 54, William Harris. 

Hope, 53, Dennis rnK^kor. 

rilielhunie,* 49. Jacob Wyni^iii. 

Prosperity, 4X, Geurm^ Biiipiiy anc] oilii-rs. 

Mnitlami,'24, Frank UBlanu. Bicli.i. VanMoni. P. n.ui- 

cotte. 
Margurct, 21. Benjamin mul Jonatliaii Kayino)i<). 
Trial, 1ft. Arthur ami William Kittlo. 



In tli<^ years lft;i() and lft:Jl, tli« I-Hk Jam- KoUey and 
the iiillowing sclionnnrri should In- iiinitlcd. as tht-y won- 
misplucud in the previous oditiun, viz. : — Geur^ and 
rianili. Occanum, Miiry, Ann, Tnskoi Liidy. Soa Flower, 
Fair Lady, John. Miirpirot. Maitland and Trial. 



Record of Yarmouth Shippixo — Ai'I'Kndix. 



COBBBCTED ABSTRACT. 











1822 




1827 




1 BrigHDtiue, 


107 tons. 


1 Ship. 


.349 tnns. 


fi r^ohotmers. 


223 ■■ 


3 Biin|LH's. 


930 ■■ 


— 


— 


3 Bri^S: 


*t;-ji - 


7 vessels, 


330 tons. 


11 SchoillKTS, 


5Tti ■■ 


1823 




IS vessels, 


2476 tons. 


6 Schoonerrt. 


255 totis. 


lt*28 




1824 




4 Brigs. 


729 tons. 


I Barque, 


310 toii8. 


3 Brigantines 


304 -^ 


2 Brigs, 


419 '' 


17 Scbthuiiu rs. 


!<31 - 


3 Scliooiiors, 


93 ■■ 











24 vessels. 


1864 tins. 


6 vessels, 


822 tons. 


18211 




1825 




1 Brig. 


160 tons. 


1 Ship. 


267 tons. 


1 Brigiintiiie. 


Ml ■• 


2 Barquea, 


657 " 


15 Sch(«i!iers, 


943 ■■ 


4 Brigs, 


799 ■' 







7 SclioonerB, 


269 " 


17 vessels. 


1214 tons. 


14 voBsels, 


1992 tuns. 


1830 




1826 




2 Brigs. 
9 ScliooiierB, 


205 tons. 
344 ■■ 


1 Ship, 


280 tons. 








1 Barque, 


220 " 


11 vessels. 


549 tuns 


5 Brig8, 


1213 ■' 






1 Brigaiitino. 


130 " 


1831 




10 Schooners, 


473 '■ 


1 Brig. 


160 rons. 


1 Sloop, 


13 '■ 


13 Sehnouers, 


353 " 


19 VHUHeifl, 


2329 tons. 


14 vosseU, 


513 tons. 



Record op Yarmoith Shipping ~ Appexpix. 



CORRECTED GRAND TOTAL OF THE TONNAGE OF YARMOUTH 
UP TO THE CLOSE OF 1875. 



(> Stoamci>, . 


1.41:2 toiw 


100 Ships. . 


. ftl.113 ■' 


255 Barque.^ 


. U0,5.i5 '\ 


IGi Brif,'s, . 


. .^5.2.^0 '■ 


185 Bripiutinei'. . 


. 28..') 22 '■ 


fl6fl S<-lt.«-.ners, . 


. 47,588 ■■ 


18 Sloopw, 


807 ■■ 


695 vessels, nieasiiriiig 


. 345.227 " 



LIST OF -VESSELS 
Owned in the County of Yarmouth, N.S., since 1876. 



1?76. 
SH1P8 — 
Stewart Freeman, 1+85, L. E. Btiker, R. W. Fivuniaii. 
John Murphy, 1471, John and 0. E. Murphy and others. 
Vancouver, 1376. George H. Lovitt. 
J. S. Wright, 1274, N. (niurdiill. 
Marion, 1226, A. C. Robhins. 
Bertie Bigiow, 1142, IK'iiniw Sc Doaiic iind others. 
Crusader, 1124, Thoi*. E. Kelley, C. R. Durkco A others. 

BARQUES- 
Hugh Cann, 1073. N. B. Lewis and others. 
Romanoff, 1049, A. F. ytoneman ft Co., J. W. Muody & 

others. 
Reviewer. 991, Jonathan. Denni!* and C. K. Horton and 

othore. 
Mary I. Baker, 865, L. E. Baker. 
Souvenir, 828, Wm. D. Lovitt. 
Olonnlla, 771, S. J. and A. M.Ha\fe\4. 



Record ok Yabmooth Shipping — Appendix. 



BRIG — 

LouJHa,* 227, Gilbert SimlerMon. 

BRIGANTINE — 
Clarence, 138, 11. RoRorH & Son. 

SCHOONERS — 
Stirah T. A. Pivwt * 102. A. F. ytonemaii & Co. 
Lucretia Jaiie, 87. B. Rogera A 8on. 
ArisiOim* 85, S. I>. D'EntriMinmt niiil olhcrii. 
Moero, 8.^, J. H. Porter & Co. 
IIi'hMi,* 76, William Redding. 
Ma .May,* TO, Wiiliam Ry.Ier. 
Un** K6, Williitiii F. McDoiiufll. 
IJ(!8tiic.» fil. Wm. Law A Co., B. Davis, J. Murphy. 
Vid(^tti;,* .IS, X. U'KnIreiiKiiit and otliorn. 
Chliiriis, ■')7, Jolm Goiiilwiii and others. 
David HoMits.* 5t!. Bciijitmin Daviw. 
Queen oflJie Capu,* ft^. F. K. S. Mildon & Co. 
^•abra Killam. ,1.'), William A. Killam and othors. 
River Rose, !>'d, I^add, Porter & Co,, and <itherrt. 
Sarah J. Killam, 51, Wm. A. Killam, Mosoh & Htcrritt 

and others. 
Summit.* 4!). A. flondey A Co. 
Juvenile.* 47, B. Rubers & Son. 
Alma [joniwi, 47. Itenlien Gardner and othorrf. 
Teuii'le Bar, 47. C. V. Anioro and others. 
Varif^uurd, 47. Janus Amero and others. 
Freeiirsiir, 4)>, John Litrkin and others. 
W. E. Wier,* Hi. Josepli (Joodwin aurl others. 
Ospray,* 4ft. 11. DEiitri'mont. M. Amero. 
KvaiiKeliiie,* 44. B. Rojrers & Son. 
Will-o-the-Wisp. 41. J. D'Entremtnit and others. 
iJenlah Ronton.* 41. I>aae Ryder, XUv».\uAy««i«'S' 



26 REConn of Yarmouth Smrnso — AppExnix. 



M. nnil W. P..« 4(1. William F. .McDramoII. 

RoH«,* 40. ManiiiiiK IVti-rs. 

Valiftlit.* Hit. J. Rdliurts a[i<I ntii.'rs. 

MBBliolia.* iiS. Williiiicliliv (!i«,.l\viii. 

Henry li..* U. Ariclrew li'Kiitrum.int iiiul iiIIkts 

Ari..» .14. TcTiTine K.,.l|r.-|». 

Muiiil. 33. A. ami R. Nii k<r«..ii and c.llim. 

Gazollc* 3(1, I. II. Ciaiile.v * Co. 

Ripiilc* .10. La.i.l. I'.iiUT * (Vi. 

Jo«cpliini..» SO. 1. H. Ci.'u.Ip.v * Co. 

Vi. S. MiLeial.* i'j. W. I), llocichvin anil otlicrs. 

ViUaRC Bell...* 2.-1. I.«.l(l, Poller * Co. anil otlion 

Gv]i»v,« 22. Hinrv I'nrilj. 

Willie, 21. William K. (lanliier. 

C.VBnel.* 20. I'eirv * McNeil. John Cio^b.v. 

Laleali,* 211, G, W, KIlis ami olliers. 



IfTT. 
SHIPS - 
St, Cloud, l.'>2S. William II. Lovitt. 
Lennic Bnnill, 1:1211. Win. lianill * Co., W. D. Rol.ertsiin, 
Tseniof.'iiiii, 12.'i2, Tlios. B, Flint ami otliern, 
TollinfTton. 10(12. Dennis A Doane ami otliers. 

BARIJFES 

l.inzie I'err.v. 1 1 22. Willi Law i Co. anil otlieii. 

Veiilv. 1022. S. ,1. anil A. .M. Ilatliel.l ami otliers. 
Xavareli. 004. ,lnl|ii. .lames ,1. ami E. H. Lovitt. 
A"Iiato).Mii. K4I1. W. II. .Mooily A Co. 1 otiier... 



BBKiANTI.Ni: 

Loiiir'L- ( iiiiiel, I 1.1, Parker, V^iVtnii ii ^.'ii. -.uvl uUiei 



Recohd of Yahmouth Siiirnxri — Appexdix, 2( 

SCHOONERS - 
Florcru-e B. Parr. iH , Parkt^r, Eukiiis & Co., J. A. Hatfi.-l-l. 
Brontoii. 70, W. H. Keddiii^'. J. F. McUrifi.. 
NokumiK. 07. J«ii»fph H. Rfigein. 
Rt'ffiim, 57, A. r. D'Hiitrt'iiiuiit iiiirt iitliem. 
.1. M. Manning, 5U, F. Ciuitreiin luul ntlierti. 
Vel.w, 54, Parker. Kakins * Co. 
I'roilitor, 53, DKoim ami otlicrc 

Lnnra GiTtrmK-, 47, A. V. Stimttiiiiin * (Vi. ami "tlierp:. 
Frank Moses, 4fi. William A. Killmn and «)tlifis. 
Merino, 46. Kayinond Aniiro and others. 
Krtl(dia, 45. William A. Killam and .itliers. 
Xina Kean,* 45. S. (Itiodwin and otlifrs. 
Maitland, 44. .losiali Ellis, 
•loauna,* 44. A. Otiuduy A" Co. 
J. P. Payson. 41. Cyrn's Perry and oHiers. 
Village Belle, 4(1, .lames Lennox aiid others. 
Sale, 35, John Halstead. Smith Harding. 
May, 28, John Rodgers. 
Wild Rose,* '25, Isaiah Goodwin. 
Essence of Pei)|>ermiiit. 22, Wm. and Jos. P. SiiretK'. 
Zouav«, 21). Frank Frost and others. 
Pove, 20, M. P. PorttT and ethers. 

l!»7*. 

SHIPS — 
Everest. 1080. Win. P. Lovttt. 
Ruby, 1302, A. V. Robl.iiw and others. 
Cyprus. 13!»2, C. J. Kelley and othors. 
Vandtemen. 1347. George H. liovitt. 
Morning Light. L3I0, Aaron Gondey, Geol'fre H. Perry. 
Malwl TayU.r, 1298, Wm. Uiv A Co. and nlliers. 
Equator. 1273. Henry and \. B. Leivis and othi'rs, 
Isniir, 1259, Jaeeb Biiigay mid olWxs, 



2S Ukcuki) uv YAiiMuriii Shii'pixg- -Ari'Exnix. 



Niimiii, 12.5:!, A. F. Sfunt-miin A Co. un-l ntlieiw. > 
Btiii Stcfaiio, lliHi, DoiitiJK ie Dimiiv Hud otiiorf, 
Diiiisvro. \W^, S. .1. 1111(1 A. M. Hatfici.l uu'l otliors, 

liARQCKS - 
,F.i..i.iia H. CHi.n. ll(Js. Hiijrii Ar H. B. Caim. <J. W. T..< 
()ric-iit»l. 1(l'><>. ^. .1. iiii<) A. M. HattitUl and others. 
Eiiil. Swclciil ..>!>', 7yfl. Zebiiw fJondev and otiicrs. 
Fhiiiiv L. rnuii, 797, Lviidui ('hiiu riuI (itlims. 

intHJANTlNKS — 
i\lil.).*2(ltJ. S.imm.| Killam. 
St. .Mii-ln-l. 1:>I..I. 11. I'orliMiCu. 

yClKKINEttS-- 
DrcwluLt* 1IU. Wni. Uw ii (.\,. mid utliei^. 
Odcssrt.* '.)•!. llt-iij. Davis. 
Wal.T Lilv,"^ HO. Iti-iij. Davis. S. Killain, jr. 
Yitrmimtli I'Mrkct, ".'>. W. G. Sims, A. W. Eaton. 
Soa FViaiit, 75, T. J, IVrrv iiiid otbtTfi. 
AHt!<-lini-. (17, If. V. Porter. P. V. Coiitivan. 
Maniiihi't,* .'>8. S. Killain. jr. und othi-rs. 
HuritTi't, ."li), R. (!<KiiI\vin and others. 
AlfVt'd, 46. S. I*. Itnvirioiiil itiid otiieis. 
A. M. ili.lt,* :i.'.. Aaion O.indLy. 
Aloiizn.* ?,r>. M. W. IVrrv. 

(l.or-tri- Kilbuii. :(0, Wm. A. Kiliam. T. 0. Woodwoi 
Stflla. :>4. C'vrilk- Mi.iik-son and others. 



1S7«. 
STKAMEK — 
A]|ilm,* ;Ulfi. SaiiitiiO KilliiUi. 

SHIPS — 
Williitin I.n\v, 1."»S!t. \V\\i. Itaw k C^awl <itlii.'Vrt. 



Pecokd of Yahmihtii Sini'nsci — ArPKXinx. 2!) 



Cbirl.'s, l.lOll. Joliii mill I'. W. Jliiriiliv, R. J). Riiyiiiraiil. 

Ji-»«io Biinill, 13!)(i, Will. liiinill * Co., .1. R. Bluuvelt. 

• Xiirwlisii, KW", Jolin .'^vitt,J«». J. Ijiivitt. L. I>. Weston. 

HAUyi'E.-' — 
'I'litimiis Pirrv. 1 1!)2, Win. Lhw A- Cii. iiiiil otliiTs. 
Vi>iii.ziii.|,i, am, Killiira Km,., W. I). Killiilii, K, C. B.vriin. 



BUKiAXTINE — 

rmi, as, (,'liiirliji. W. Ciirtv, 



SCIIDMXERS — 
Cliiilkt.ir* U.i. I'liikiT. K,ikiii> A r.i. 
.Miiria ('iitlieriim,* 87, fiiviiRr .l»-.iiii-». B. RuliiiKiiii. 
liizzii' .M. Stewart,* 74. I'arkiT. Eiikiiis A- Co. 
Aiiiiii .MeOee, o7, .M. Amei-o unci otlieir.. 
Titiiiiia. .'12, Jacob Biiipa.v. 

K, I.. I'erkiii«,» 45. .lose|ili Oomlcv, .1. A. Te.llorii. 
Vivi.l. \3, Tims. R. Crosbv. 
I-'lora Bell, ,1.5, Cliarbu X. Xiekersi.ii. 
A.la-iiioile.* 28, Mark .A. .\iiieiii anil otiiers. 
Helen C. Xiekerj.iii. 211. M. Riekei and others. 

1880. 

SHU'S — 

Abbie S. Hart. 1 1511. Win. I..i\v A I' 1. A. HutlieU aii.l 

otiiers. 
X.ivara. 1115. Will. I). Levitt. 
Viii'lvek. ISil.deorpe H. Levitt. 
Xettie .Mur|iliv. 1.173. .lojiii .Mnri.li.v mid etliers. 
X. B. Lewis, i325, .X. B. mid Heniv Lewis and otiiers. 



BAHIJIE — 
r.itaf;onia, 1 1 St», K ill Bros, aii.l o\Wt 



30 Record of Yarmocth Shippixo — Appendix. 



BRIGANTIXK — 
Kriiiii, ltd, Bainuel IVrrv ami i>tli«rn. 

SCHOONERl:! - 
Delia* 103, Israel Slci-le. 
MuiitclicUo,* 95, Parker. Eakiiis * Co. 
Coral Leaf, 68. Geo. B. Goodwin ami otliers. 
J. \V. Raymoml, 35, K. aiirl C Uiviiioinl. G. C. Brown. 

1081. 
STKAMER— ■ 
Fr,!il.lie v., 26, nagli Canii. A. W. Caun, H. B. Cann. 

SHll'S^ 
Miiuiie BnrriU. 1465, Wni. Bnrrill * Co., W. I). Rol.ert- 

Hon. 
Tliinnas .V. Hart, UOIl. U'nl. Law * Co. anil others. 
Xil-Ghaa, 1252, .loliii Lovitt, ,1. J. Lovitl, K. H. Lovlll. 

BARQCES — 
IL B. CarLn. 1291), H. Cann. H. B. Cann, Rodollili Cann. 
Eniilie L. Hovel. 12411. Wai. Law A- (,■(.. anil others. 
Zel.ini Cnnnley, 1087, Z'l.lna Condey anfl others. 

BBIGANTINE — 
Wanderer.* 2411, 11. A. Saunilers, H. A R. Crosliv. 

SCHClllXERS — 
Etta,* 107, Win. Irtiw A Co.. E. Niekerson and others. 



llatlie ](,. 04. E. Raynuaid and o 
iMiiifC, S.5. J. H. Porter & Co. 



Recokd 0¥ Yarmouth ShiI'MSc — Appendix. 31 

1882. 
SHIPS — 
Vendoint', 1550, Wm. P. Lovitt. 
EnpheiniB, ISfit, H. and X. B. U'wiw nii'l otlierrt. 
Vamiuara, 1367, George H. Lovitt. 

BARQUES — 
Oujuiia, 1265. Killain Brothurit and others. 
Xoophyte, 1056, Joliii and J)tuiL-t< J. Lovitt. 

BKIGANTINKS- 
A.iiidia," 241, Beiij. Davis, Saml. B, Davis. 
A. Fred. Archer, 169, fieorgo Crosby. 
I-ottie E., 167, E. Raymoii<l, .f. W. liayniDud and others. 

SCHO0XER.S — 
Rfiseiieath, 110, Byruii Hinen. 
Winnie L., 99, Hatfield, Kinney *; Co. 
Ijeniiio (de novo), 99, George Crottby. 
R. Leacli,* 9!), Wm. Uw & Co. and other!*. 
Pioneer,* 99, Eleazer Orowell. 

Mary Jane,* 79, Wm. Winter, H. fVowell, C. Ciemontrt. 
Amie D., 70, G. D. D'Entremont and others. 
Shelburne,* Hii. Wm. I*arkin. 
Silver Moon,* 56, Zebinii Gondoy. 
Ottawa,* 54, Benj'zimin Daviw. 
K. L. Perkins,* 45, A. P. Stonenmii it Co. 
Lnmen, 30, J. H. I'orter & Co. 

188,?. 
STEAMERS — 
Marina, 32, John E. Murphy. 



S2 RK<-(>Kn oi- Yaiimoitii r^mi'riNC — Ai'I'kmhx. 



Islanil i;rn>, l;>. A. M. IhilKi-lil iiikI ntlu'ra. 
Isli-t. -., A. II. Krlk-y. 

SHIPS — 
Kred. B.Tu.vlcir. 171IH. W.i,. I,nv * Co.. .1. A. Il.itliel.l 

aitcl iitluTn. 
Miiiy I,. Biinill. tlX,. Win. liiiiTill * C... 

HAKQI'E - 

r.il.iniii>.» 711!), /.L.liiiu. Cinclo.v iin.l ..tlio.r.<. 

BKIIiAXTIXES- - 
Iliisluii Mariiio. 172, .1. II. Portoi' A Co. 
Fl.iiiila,* 99, lliilfii-lil, Kiiiiu-v .1 ('... 



SI'IKIIIXEHS — 

Li.lti.. W. Fnirlii'l.l (t.nn. Illl. .1 1. II 

B.vn.ii, 1-JI, n.vniii lliii...- aii.l ..tlipn. 

Knlhl 1, 117. Boi.i. Ililt.ni, II. K. CaMii 

<'ircii><si>iii, II.'). Wii). K.vilcr iiixl .>tlH-r^<. 
H»rrv l..'«-i,. 111. II. * X. li. L.wis. 
Boiitri.-c. 1119, A. h\ Stum-iiiiiii & Co. 
M«ri.i. IIW. II«tli.l.l. Klrviirv * (',... I!yi. 
KliiiimS., KIJ, H,..i.i. I..HI»ii -..In:.!! K. (Iri 
0|ml. 97. Purkir. Kukin^ A r... 
lla».l Dell. R7. S. I,. llliv.T«i|.|..tli..r.. 
Aitni,. M. B,-ll. 111. I,. V. Aii.or.1 ami ,.tli. 
Sifrt'lViii. 49. .1. II. I'ortor A- Cii. 
Nctlir Parks.* ;t9. A. P.-rrv ami ..rli.Ts. 
Ilia Pc.t«i|-».« :li. PaikiT. Kakiiis i C.i. 
OiotJii.* ;I9. Peter Allien). 
Mar,v K..* ;i7, Parker. Kakiiis A Co. 
Willie SI., -li. Josiali Kllis. 
Lliivil, iVI, 'J', Coriiinix aiel ntWv;'. 



RKCOIII) (Hf YAltMOtTII ShIITIN); ArCKMUX. S3 

STKAMKH - 
Ari-;.ili,., (I-J. Will. II. ('i...k. !■■. CI. I'link iiiiil ..lli.-rs. 

SHIPS - 

('(iiiutv .if Viiinidiitli. il."i*. Hilliuiii II. Lovilt. 

Klkll A. licilil. i:il«ilM I IT.'.II. Will. I.;nv * (,'o.. .1. A. lllicl 

X. n. Iliitti.-I.l. 
Viiiiliio. 111I..111I1 l.'i2ll. (Iroi-Kc 11. J,iivitt. 
Xaiil|,.utus. imil, .liJii. I.,.vitl. .Iiiiiii-ij. Uvitl. 

.<C1I(«INKUS — 
llii.vs, LW, I'liik.ir. KukiiisA- Co. 
Ktlid. 117, . I. II. I'lTtciA- C... 

K. If.i.viiioii.1. IIB. K. U.IV1 ill mill iitli.Ta. 

Ifiizol (lien. it.'). S. L. (IliviT iiinl otliors. 
Kilttli A.. 81. (li-111-f.'c il. ICliiitreiiinnt hiiiI others, 
.lai-iim-s, r.K. Iliitliflil. Kiiiiiev A- Co. 
KiiigliHluT (lU' iiiivii). 47. A. F. Slnneiiiati A: Co. 
S. A. ("rmvell. 2.1. I.iike I.eUliim- mill iifliiTs. 
Aluw, IK. M. l,(iKI»iii'Hiiil iitlii'm. 
Indfx.* Hi, S. C. Hiuiil. Tlii.a. ()iie«t. 
Rmvclv. Ill, 11. A. Ui.liiTts, ,l<.». R.ibnits. 
Jeme Miiv, 14. Ailiiiir E. All™. 



11 ibe TMtHli ■'I.lnl 



34 , RECOHn ov Yarmouth Shipi'ix« — Appexiux. 



-A.BSTE.A.OT. 



i»,098 tniirt. 



18' 
7 Ships. 
« Baniiicx. 
1 BriK. 227 

) BrigHritiiii-, 1.^8 
42 Si-luHinera. 1,!)!)2 



1H77. 
4 Ship-*. /i,170 t(HH 

4 UarqiicM. :t,!»7H ■■ 
1 Urigiiiitiiit;. 14.1 ■• 
22 SfhiHiiierw. !>!>6 '• 



5 Ship-.. 
1 Btirquf, 
1 BrigHatiiie. 

4 Sc'tKIOIKTH. 



ill vfrtrtoU, 



1K«0. 

(>.97« t(.iiH. 

1.199 " 

181 " 

HOI " 

8.051 toils. 



1881. 



1 Steamor. 

A Sliips, 
I H BHrques. 
! 1 Bri^Hiitinc. 
I 3 Scliiioiierrt, 

[11 vcsi!io!m, 



2C tons, 

4,177 " 

S.620 ■■ 

249 " 

286 " 

iU64 tons. 



I87t<. 
Sliips. 14.4fi2 K.i 
Banitics, ;t.S20 " 


; ;J Ships, 4,284 toiiH 
1 -2 Baniues. 2,321 '■ 
1 3 BrisantiiiL*«, 577 " 
^ il2 ScliuoiHTrt, 899 " 

^) vc'sriols. 8.(»8i tons 


Biipiiitiiu-s. ;l2!t ■- 
Sell. H HUTS. 780 " 


■ 1883. 

i 'i Slfumcrs. 52 tons 


Vfssfls. lit.il 7 toi 
1879. 


. i :; Ships. :J.25;t " 

"1 Bnri|ue. 799 » 

! 2 BrigiiiitiiK-s. 271 " 

18 SduM.ii.-r.-, 1,414 " 


stciiiiiiT. ;((k; i<.i 


''■ '-Iti vi-ssols, .-.TSH t..|lK 


Ships. r,.X22 ■' 
|{iiri|iics, 2,l7"i ■■ 
BripiMlin... 2.J:t " 

SrhuoiKTs. .-.r.i; ■• 


; 1884. 
1 StoaiiuT, (i2 tons 
4 Ships. «.82;t '- 

I2S.lioom.rs. 719 " 



n,(nt2 toi\». ,\~ 



Recoup ov Yarmouth Srippikc — Appendix. 



12 yteainerrt, . 


l,85fl toiirt 


143 !il.ip«, 


. 151,192 •• 


278 Banpies. . 


. 11)4,051) " 


16S Brig 


. 36,457 •' 


197 Brigmitintirt, . 


. 30,C43 ■' 


1105 Schtjotien*. 


. 55,537 ■' 


l»Sli«p., . 


»(|7 •' 


191(i vc»«»l«, . 


. 439,544 tolls 



THE MUTINY 



THE YARMOUTH SHIP "LENlfJE.' 



MUKDEK OF VAIT. .loHN (i. PEKKY. 



3S Becohi) of Yarmouth Shippiko — Appbnihx-. 



THE "LENNIE" MUTINY. 



On Siinilay morning, (Vtoher Slut, 187^, an ntrocum?* 
conspiracy, ending in h cenvrt of the roost hruttil miir- 
ilcra ever recorded, was formed on board the ship 
" Lennic,'' of Yarmouth, N. S., which i^ailed from Ant- 
werp, in ballast, on the 23<1 of that month, for Sandy 
Ilijok for orders. 

There were on board fiixteen persons, viz.: Capt, 
Stanley Hatfield (son of Mr. James Hatfield, of River- 
dale, Yarmouth), roaster; Joseph Wdrtley, of Belfast, 
mate; Richard McDonahl, of St, John, N. U,, socand 
mate ; Constant Von Hoydunck, of Belgium, steward ; 
Henry Troueselot, sixteen years of age, Dutch, cabin 
buy; and able seamen, Matteo Cargalis, thirty-six; 
Parosiow Loosii*, tiiirty ; Pascales Cahidis, thirty-tbree ; 
Giovanni Saros Moros, thirty -one — Greeks; Giovanni 
Carcaris, twenty-one; George Kaida, twenty-two; 
(lei)rgios Angelos, ninet.een — Tnrks; Guisoppe Letten, 
twenty-two — Austrian; Giovanni Canesso, thirty-fonr 
— Italian ; Peter Petersen, twenty-sis — Piino ; ('lmrleF< 
Konken — Rnglish. 

The dcitails of the mutiny arr best given in the 
evidence of Von Hoydonck, the ftcwanl, iidduced tm 
the trial of the prisoners in Lomkin bcfiire Sir Thomas 
Ilunry. Ho d.'i.osc.l as foll,>ws: - 

On llic morning iif :ilst Ortolicr. I Wiis in my bcftb 
about 4 II. ni., anil 1 was awiike by n noise on the {Hiop. 
I then ^-aid to the sec.n.i stcwar.l. who slept in tbi- 
bt-rtli bch.w mc. " TluTe is u row: turn out, and so(. 
»i7i;i( time it is." Ho wenl to the fore cabin itnd lookct) 



Rkcoru of Tarmocth Shippixa — Appendix. 39 



Ht the dork, i\iid said to me, " It in twenty minutes past 
4." We then went together to make some coffee, and 
took six steps up to the deck, but the compaiiion door» 
were shut, and the hoy told me they would not lot him 
up. I tried to go up then, but the prisoners Caludiw 
and Leoai:j were standing there, and Catudis asked me 
what I wanted. 1 told him I wanted to go to the galley 
to make the cofl'';e. He tflld me there was plenty of 
time between that and 8 o'clock to make coffee ; the 
best thing I could do was to stop down below. They 
were standing against the door, watching, wo that no 
one should come out of the cabin. Before this I heard 
the order " about ship." The braces got foul. All 
hands would he wanted for putting the ship about. 
The captain said, " Thin is always the case" {referring 
to the bniccs), " you are no sailors, you are a lot of 
soldiers." Then I heard the captain halloo, the same 
as if his threat was cut ; he cried, " Oh ! oh 1 " I heard 
lour or five kicks on the deck. He was killed right 
liver the top of my head : that was how I heard so well. 
The next I heard five shots fired, and all hands went 
forward after the reports. The shots were very shortly 
lifter one another. About twenty minutes after, 1 heard 
it sisuond runh on deck, all over the main deck, as if 
they were after the second mato- Then, about 5.30 or 
.'i.45 a. m., all hands came down into the cabin, the 
whole eleven of the prisuncrs. Before that I went lo 
I)k- ['iiptain'ri cabin through the skylight as soon as ] 
lieard the row. but found mi one in it or the mate's 
ciiliin. T found in the captain's hunk two loaded 
n-volvcrs, and 1 to.)k possos.iion of them. Then I went 
to tliu hoatswain's cabin, and found he was not there. 
Four u. m. wouli! be the time tor changing the Hatches, 
Thf.- crew were divided into two wal<lies. tlic first and 
second iiiatos' watches. The first nuUcV wwUVv •N«v\iS- 



40 Record op Yarmouth Shippino — Appendix. 

he from 12 to 4 a. m., and the men in that watch were 
Renken, Geo. Green, the boatswain, the little Greek 
AiigeloH, Johnny Moore, the Austrian, and Kaida. The 
rest were in the second mate's watch. After the row 
I went ta the pantry and put the revolvers amongst a 
lot oi' dried apples used for the men. Then 1 went to 
the skylight and tried to get out. Charley Renken was 
standing at the wheel, and sang out, '■ There is the 
steward coming out of the skylight ! " I put my head 
in then, and shut the xkylight inside, and remained till 
all hands came down. George Green said, " Well, 
steward, we have finished now." 1 said, " What did 
you finish? I heard the row on deck, I thought there 
waa something up." Green said, " We have killed the 
captain, mate anil second,"' I said, " Where are the 
bodies now?" He answered, " We liave thrown them 
overboard. Can you navigate the ship?" All the pris- 
oners heard him; they were standing round. He said, 
" I know you can navigate ; you ronst take charge of th« 
ship." I said, " Where do j'ou wish to go?" He said, 
" We have made up our minds to go to Greece. You 
takt- the whip to Gibraltar and we find Greece. I have 
gilt a rich uncle there, me and my cousin. Johnny 
Moore, We will sell everything in the ship and divide 
tlie money. The sextants and charts you can have. 
My uncle will see yon right ; yon shall be master of 
some of his ships. He is an owner of ships. We 
will divide the money, and you shall have your share as 
well as the boy. Then we will scuttle the ship, take 
till' bcNits, and go ashore." I agreed to navigate tho 
slii|) f(>r them. 1 went on deck about ten minutes past 
« ii'cln<;k t-o work the ship. I miidc a fair wind of it, 
Mipiared the yards, and ran her straight for the Bristtd 
('liH}ine\. 1 gave the orders, and the men obeyed my 
(iniiTH as if T was t\ic mw^ler, v.«\ touiV\t\ott that they 



Kecobd of YARUOtTTH Shippimo — Appendix. 41 



were to go to Greece. There was blood on the po«p 
deck on the Hturbutird uide, ulau on the umiii deck, I'lt 
the fore rigging, and on the forecastle. There were 
drops all over the poop and main deck and against the 
paint. The blood was on the starboard fore rigging, 
Kve or six feet from the rails. I liad last seen the cap- 
tain on going to bed. Charley Renken, Peter Petersen, 
the Austrian, French Peter, and Big Harry washed up 
tlie blood. George Green then cut the name off one of 
the boatw. The little Greek cut the name off the fore- 
castle head on both sides, and Joe the cook was paint- 
ing the name off the ship's stern. Nicholas helped to 
get the ladder over and fasten the frame; and Charley 
Renken pawfed the paint over the stern. The boat- 
swain made the paint. After washing the decks the 
men searched the cabins of the captain, mate, and 
second mate, and took all the valuables to the fore- 
castle. All were engaged in searching. On the day of 
the murder, I saw an old rusty double-barrel pistol in 
Joe the cook's hand, in the c-abin. It was atler break- 
iiist. It was loaded, and it was a long horse pistol, 
with one barrel broken. He said, " This is no good, 
steward." I said, " No, you had better throw it over- 
board"; and I did not see it afterwards until it was 
found by the French authorities on the shelf in the 
boatswain's cabin. Next morning, about 11, we met 
schooners and steamers coming out of the Channel, 
and Charley Renken said, " You are not going to Gib- 
raltar; I can see it by the course." I said, "Never 
you mind where I am going. I am in charge of the 
ship now, and I will go where 1 like." He was then 
relieved from the wheel, and Charley said, " You arc 
bound for the English Channel." He went ibrwani, 
and then the men came aft, and French Peter said to 
me in French, " Charley says yow Vkxc %o«\i^ ^'■^ '^'* 



42 Record of Yarmouth Hhippisc — Ai'CBSdix. 



Channel." I uRid, " Never ytm min<l. You tolf) nip to 
f^y Ui GiliraltHi", ami I will, believe me." I lUtered my 
foiirce at iliniier time, after I got the siiii witli me, to 
go into Isl« (le Ro. Nofliing more was wiid tliat morn- 
ing. When wf got to the Tale de Re on the 4th oC 
November at 9.30 p. m,, and laid the ship to at Sables 
d'OloUQO, one of the islandw rlone by, it wa^ fine weather, 
with a north-eant wind. Big Harry and Frcncli IVter 
«aid to me, " Steward, where arc you going now ? " I 
Haid, " I want to stop here to-night and see if we can't 
get a &ir wind in the morning.'' [ gave the order to 
tihorten Rail, and told them it would be beat to let go 
the anchor and wait for a liiir wind. French Pt>ter naid. 
" No, we won't do unytliing of the sort. Yon have 
nothing to do with the case ; we are not going to snft'or 
liere for it." He said, " We'll stop here till morning,"' 
and they agreed, and put the ship under short canvan. 
I told the boy to write some letters in French and 
English, and 1 watj-'hed that no one was coming down 
to see him writing. Tliey were signed also by me, and 
I threw about oix copies overboard in bottles that night. 
Tliey were written in French and English, and I signed 
my name as steward. Joe the cook and also the boat- 
swain that day spoke to me about the bodies. Joe, 
when I asked what they did with the bodies, eaid, 
" They made fest a force pump to the captain, and they 
put some mooring chain fent tn the chief officer, and five 
or six ringbolts tiist to the second mate, and threw the 
l>odieB overboard." Green told me the .same thing. 
None of the others would tell me anything about what 
they had done, J<)e told me the same <lay tliat he had 
shot at the chief mate in the Hire rigging on the star- 
liojird side, (hi the 5th we went out to sew again. 
ImcHJi^f they would not agree to let gti the imcbor, 
(Irciiti naid, " You have n()t\\\T\^ V'l *\« vv'wV \\\ii tv\*«,lnit 



RhH'ORD OP Yarmouth Shipping — Appexpix. 43 



yon may choose to Hell all my country men." I said, 
" No, I stliall mit «ell your countrymen, hut it is mi uwo 
going to ceH to carry »I1 tlie eaiU away." 1 said, " I 
will go out to Kea again to please you, but you arc no 
friend of mine, or you would stick to me, as you are an 
officer in this ship." He said, " If 1 did, they would 
kill me." We went out to sea for three days, and then 
Peter Petersen, after we got clear of tlie land, t<M)k 
charge of the ship. When out of sight of land French 
Peter said, " I will do the same with you as I Imve done 
with the others." He spoke in French. I answered, 
" 1 was prejiared to die as much ae he : that they might 
do as they liked with the ship, and I would do no 
more." He said at iirst, "You go down below; we 
don't want any more of you," and then Peterseu took 
charge of the ship for two days — from the 5th in the 
morning to the tith at night. Then French Peter came 
to me in the cabin, and said, " We want to see the land ; 
what course are we to steer?" I said, •' Let the man 
who is in charge of the ship tell you; don't come and 
bother me." He went for a while oti deck, and then Big 
Harry came down and said, " Steward, you take charge 
of the ship again; that fellow can't navigate, i know." 

I said, " Yes, on condition you leave me alone, obey my 
orders, and I will see you right." All hands camo 
down to the cabin, and I told them 1 would only take 
charge on condition that none of them interfered with 
me. Then Big Harry said, "The first man wlio inter- 
feres with the steward in the navigation of the slop we 
will cut his ears oflV I took charge tif the ship then, 
and took her into Isle de lie. It was then aliout 

II o'clock, blowing a gale from the westward, and I 
shortened sail. I took her back to Isle de Re the next 
day, and I said, " We have been working hard ftw ♦^■^■i^ 
days, and we have made no way yet, V\\«i Vvt*''. '^K-vxwf, 



44 Record or Yarmol'th 8hippixo — AppExnix. 



i« to let go tht! aiiclior." 1 told tbe boatawiiln to get 
the aiifhor ready. We s;i\v tlie lanfl almut 5 p. m., ami 
pot in about 8.30. Big Harry asked me what plai'e it 
was. I told him it Wits Citdiz, and they did not knuw 
better, and tbminht tbey would got In Gibraltar the 
next day, when a lair wind caine. I tohl the Ixfitsivain 
to get fitleen fathoms of cliatn over the windlii^'p'. 
Before anehnring French Peter, who saw it whs ncit 
Cadiz, waid. " We won't utop here, we will go out to xea 
again." But wind and current being toi> strong ng-.iinst 
us, Petersen, who ag^iin took charge, and put abont, 
cDuhl not beat out. Then French Peter Haiti to nie, 
" (See ycui put the anchor right, and a« soon as we get a 
tairwind we go to sea." I said." All right.' That was 
about hall' an hour before we anchored, between S and U 
p. m. That niglit we threw two dozen bottles over- 
board, containing the message, in French and English, 
for assistance. We anchored that night, and I let out 
dixty fathoms, though only in eight Ikthoms. to give 
them plenty of time and tronbie to get the anchor np. 
On the 8th, at 4 a. m., I hoisted a signal to sl)ow the 
ship was in distress, and it remained up till 8 ii. m., 
when Big Harry asked what it was up for. I told him 
that it was to let the shore know we were wind-boniid. 
He went forward and asked Itenken and Petersen if 
they knew the flags. They cume out and hiokcd at the 
Hags, and turned and said that they were for the |H)lit'e. 
Then French Peter came and asked me what the flagH 
were tor, and I told dim the same. He said, " Never 
mind wiud-boiind,'' and he hauled the flags down. He 
was walking on the [K>op, and Joe the i^nok came to nie 
and said, '■ Steward, don't fret." I said. " \o. I won't 
fret." He said, " We won't do you nothing: we have 
'/one enungh ; we killed three, we don't want to kill 
uny more. They \vaHt U> v^^ awA*; ^Xi*; \w;,Wv'M.v«e 



Recobi) ok Yarmouth Shippisc — Appenoix. 



they arc afraid lie will «((lit nn tliom w)ien tliey f;Pt 
iwhore, but T wuii't agree fu tliat, fi>r 1 like liim." I " 
said, " The tirst man tliat lomcri aft tn do anything to liim 
it will he lite and Hie, lor our life iw nn sweet aH any of 
yourm." He then went torwaril, and fonr men — Big 
Harry, French Peter, Joe, ami I.eortirt — i-anie aiitl said, . 
" Steward, now look out that tiie hov. whiin he comes 
ashore, don't xay anytJiing." I said, ■' Don't yon 
tronliie; I will hiok ont lor liim." Preach Peter pulled 
down the signal htniscif On the 8th, in the morning, 
all hands went lijrward, and they unshackled the chain 
at seventy-five fathoms, to slip if a fdir.wind came, 
without getting the anchor. "!ji|is"took the shackle 
out, which was nisty, sii he put some oil on and hurnt 
it. A pilot hr)at then sjHiku ns. French Peter told me 
to go liclow, before the bcHit got alongside. He said, •' I 
will a«t iis captain." I went below, and George Green 
came down and uaid, " We dcnibt you on deck: 1 muft 
make you fast in that cabin;" hut I went up. The 
pilot asked what the ship was lyiu^ there for. French 
Peter said, " Our chronometer hvis ran down, we are 
wind-bound, and wc will get away to-morrow as soon 
as a fair wind comes." The pilot said, •' That is not 
enough, 1 want my pilotage." French Peter told me 
again 1 must go bek>w. Between 'A and 4 in the after- 
noon the pilot boat came l>aek with a note from the 
conaul. French Peter put a tin box over, fast to a 
rope, and drifted it to tlio pilot boat, and he hauled it 
on hoard. It was in Italian, and I could not rcail, so he 
went and told the pihit to write in Knglish or French. 
as she was an English ship. No one in the ship could 
reail it. That was about 4 p. m., and the pilot boat did 
not come back. Peter Petersen got two flagu, cut them 
up, and made a Danish flag to hoist, if it was wanted. 
That night French Peter asked me wWt %*:>^^. '-"'^ * 



RlXOHl) OK YaBMOUTH SHIPI'1! 



nmiitry it wn«, and whether I liacl over 1n;en rtsliitre. 
] told them it whm the best pliiee to ^o ushure, fur it 
wuH H repiiblie, and hud no poliee, Tlicy tulked the 
thing over, and nix cif tlieni wt-re diwpotii'd tu go that 
night; but the wind wh« so stroity tliiit they Hid not 
go. Tiie fix who left next day got the Iniat rendy, put 
pruviaionM into it, and paeked up tlieir elotiies, watehen, 
elmin^, .studs, ringn, and the sUver teaspiHins behingiiig 
to Die. 1 protnimed those who left that 1 would reuiain 
on the rihip al>out two week;., that they miyht get 
quietly to land before i weut ashore. The other five I 
told 1 would do what I eoidd for tlieni, if they wi.iibl 
keep quiet. The six nu-n siiid they would go right 
away hilaud, as swhi as they got on shore. On the 
morning of the 10th, 1 hoisted the distrt^ns signal 
again. 1 told Cireen to hoist it on the port side. 
A)Hiut I p. m. a French gunboat eauie alongside, and 
UHked what 1 had the signals up for. I tohl them what 
had happened. I was on the ptKip with Green, and the 
rest were forward. .They toJd me to put the boat out, 
and I went forward to tell the men. Keiiken and 
Petersen disputed my right. They said they cnuld 
not, with only (bur or five men o[i hoard, I tfllil them 
they must try, that » man-of-war was alongside. They 
told me I was nut eaptain of the ship, and 1 had no 
right to order tlieni. 1 then jireseiited a revolver, and 
said if they did not get the boat .mt 1 would: that I 
meant to do the best fi»r my own lile, and tlie best thing 
they eoidd do was to get the boat out. They then got 
the boat tnit, with my help and the boy's. I ordered 
three into tlie Kiat — the boatswain, Johnny Moore, and 
the iuiy. Trousselot stojijjeil on hojird. ami the others 
took me to the French man-of-war. 1 went on board 
iind told them what had occiirre.l, and the ca]itai!i 
tlircrlfil nie to stop on \ioavi\ iVw \\v\\\-iit-vvar, and .lent 



Rkcoud of Yarmouth Shippixc — Appendix. 



the biwt liack in llie ship. 1 went asliore in tlio man- 
ol-war's boat, ami Rave iiilormatioii about the six men, 
ami they tolfgra]ilio(l at once all roiiml the owmt, I 
then fiiine back on board tlio man-of-war. He gave me 
ten Hiniod luon, and 1 went on boani the " Lunnie," aiul 
gave tht! five men then on board into onstody. 

It also a|i|)ear!' from the evidence of IVterwen that 
t!ie captain and all the erew, exrejit Vun Hoydoiick and 
the boy, eanic on deck to put the ship abiint. Tlie first 
mate was forward and tim seLnml mate was aft on the 
brt<lffe. The captain waw on tlie ]M)op, anil Kaida, alias 
" Lips," was at the wheel. The captain g-ave the order 
til ■' tack ship, ni)irnti>|isiiii liaul.'' Petersen was stand- 
ing buhint) Big Harry, and when the ca|ilain gave the 
orders. Big Harry pidled a knife ont of his sheath, and 
us the captain wan iiKiking another way. plunged it into 
his stomach. The captain ran round tla* pi'op, and Big 
Harry tbllnwed him, brandishing the knife. French 
Peter stopped the captain and stabheil him in the fore- 
head, and arterwards in the side. Big Harry seized the 
cajitain and threw hiui down on the deck. While tliis 
was going on the second mate was n)Min the bridge, and 
be came down and laid hold of the captain and tried to 
take him down inln the cabin. Big Harry then stabbed 
tlie second mate twice. The latter asked the Imatswain 
to save )ns life, hut he pusbeil him away, and then Big 
Harry put a knife three times into his neck, and he fell 
(h ad. The chief mute was on the tiire yard, and Lips 
went up the rigging and fired twice at him. Ho 
lowered himself to the deck, and Joe the cook then 
stabbed him twice, and he also fell deiid. Freiicli Peter 
then put his tcet on the chief male's stomach and nearly 
cut his head oir. 

All the hoihes were then thrown overlicard, as 
already described, the captain's i^tvVV A\>.W\\\'^ *v^\\* ■-^'v 



48 Record or Yarmouth Shii'Pisi;- 



life, A verdict of "wilful naiinlei"\V!iH RliiriK'd Hg^iiniit 
Carpilis, alias •■ Frem-li IVtui:" C«!u(li«, nliiis -Big 
Harry ; '' Kuiik. ulias ■■ Lips : " iiml ('iiniiris, nlias '■ .loo 
tlio i-Oiik." (unl Hiey wisre <lii!y exci-iiteii on tlit; 23(i 
May, 1H76. Thi; others wero H.'(;«iiiitteil. 

The ■' heniiie " was sul>«e<|iit'titly taken to La Rm-lK'Uf. 
and from tlicnce to Naiitt's, whern a new crew was 
shijipod, and slie proruedod uu lier voyajje. 



^^MSii-: 



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Record or Yarmoitii f^Tiii'Pi.vfi — ArPKsnix. 49 



The Murder of Capt. John G. Perry, on Board 
Ship "Peter Young," at Point Lobos, Peru. 



Capt.JiiIiii ft. [Vny, iniiHtcr nf uliip " Peter Yonnf:;." 
(whiUt Iviiif^ nt iiiir-liiir ruceiviiig a curf^o of miaiio at 
Puiiit LuboM. Pern) wiis foully iiiiirdereil hy tliL- niok of 
tliiit vessel oil tlie (Itli ()(tol>er. IfTS. tlie [larlieiilars of 
whidi are as follows: — 

Tlie rtliip was \\h>^ at Point LoIh>s. alxiiil six miles 
fr-mi Pal>e:i<.ii..l^-Piei.. On tlie iiu-niiiifr c.f flie Cth 
OetoLer, Tiipl. Pi-rry, iK'iiig ol.ligeil to go to 1 aKeiloii, 
oniered the eook to jrot iij» at 3 o'eliii'k to prepare 
breakfast. Tlie cook relurted to yhc y ; ami on Capt. 
Porrv'ri return to the ship at noon, lie liiiuid that no 
iliiiiier had l>ei'h cooked tor the men, whereupon he 
called the cook into the ciilnii and took liiin to tusk tor 
his conduct. Shortly after this Capt. Perry went to 
the gall«y and asked the cook fi>r the market- hook. 
'1 he cook handed liiin the Callafi honk. Capt. P. naid he 
wiuited that liir Pahellon. The ctMik said that it was in 
his nHHii. ami he eonld get it for himself. Capt. P. then 
went through the galley and into the cook's room, 
where lie obtainetl the btMik, ami upon going out of the 
galley oil to tin; deck, the cook stabbed him in the side 
with a aharp knife, ('apt. P. lived in great agony until 
4 p. ni. the next ilay, when he expired. His reiiiainn 
were hniught to Kngland by the harqiie " George B. 
Doane," and were deposited in the cemetery at Pal- 
niouUi. The " Peter yming" was placed in ehnrge of 
Mr. Tedfbrd, chief officer of ship "J. C. Itobertsou," w.v\ 
arrived at her <lestiiiatiou iu (\n« ew\\v**i. 




VESSELS LOST 



Belonging to the County of Yarmouth, N, 8., 



SIITOE ISTS. 



52 Recohi) of Yakmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



Vessels Lost belonging to the County of Yarmouth, 
N. S., since 1875. 

ICTK. 

Onriiig tliin voiir iii> hwu tliaii sevfiity |)t^rsi)iirt per- 
irtiieil, tliti liirgL'rtt luiriiln-r tip In tliisi time over loot tii 
iinmectioii witli imr uliippiiig in iiiiy mie year, with tint 
ex.eplii.ii <)nS31,wlieii Uk- I. rig •• Billow '"' was wrorke.l 
HinI oiiii iiiiiKlrud ain) thirly-wviveii pi^ruoiiH porinlieil. 

.Ship N. W. BI.KTHKX, 1092 totw, .f. Fmiik Cox. 
mustier, sitilml tVoiu H)iltiiiii>re, MHrvlunil. uii tin: 25tli 
July, tor IjoikIdii, Kiighuitl, with a eargo of corn, and 
w)is caprtized on tlie'Sl«l., All on l«xtrd, (twenty-one 
in niiiiilior) excoptiiij^ the second mate and three tmn- 
ineti, were drowned. The fiillowing is the second 
trmte's lu-connt iif the disaster: — "Left Baltimore on 
the '2!itU July, Imving tine weather an<l favorable winds 
until the :)(>tli. About lU p. m., wind S.S.E., lat. 39.80, 
long. ()5.80, ship making her eouri^u: wind increasing, 
light sails Were taken in and furled. At 3 a. ni., Sl^t, 
the wind having inereased to a gale, watch called, 
clewed np and furled upper-to]isail and mizzon lower- 
topsail, furled jib and liiretopmaMt staysail : at ft o'clock, 
wind still increasing, clewed foresail up, and went alotY 
to lurl it. After we got on the yard, a feariiil squall 
struck the ship, throwing her on her beam ends and 
sliifling the cargo. All hands were culled down from 
idoft to wear ship; clewed niaintopsail up and set fore- 
topnmst staysail and jib. Hove the wheel up, ship 
}myci\ oil" gradually: succeeded in getting her before 
the wind (she lahor'mg VieavW^^ Wx t'.TO.Vd wot get at 



Record op Yarmouth Shippix'o — Appendix, 53 



the port side t<i limce tlip yardw Kronri'], decks being 
full of water, «ci we were cd'mponed to let the wlilp come 
to again. Clewed tip lower-foretopsiail and ect the 
weatlier dew of the torcnail: tlien the wheel was* hove 
up, when the whip began to pay off; got her before the 
wind a second time : a heavy sea Htnick her on the port 
side, righting her a little : then we succeeded in wear-' 
ing ship and brought her to the wind on tlie port tack. 
Then we clewed foVeeail up and hauled down' the jib 
and foretopniast staynail. when a terrific squall struck 
the ship, blowing the sails from the yarda, shifting 
cargo and heaving ship down. The captain was stand- 
ing on the weather quarter, his wife and children being 
in the cabin, ."oeing the ship still going over, all handn 
sprang to the weather rigging. At the same time the' 
captain, slipping to leeward, caught the wheel, but not 
succeeding in holdirt^ ou, went over the l«e rail into 
t'le sea, calling to us, ' Men, we are gone.' At the same 
instant a heavy sea breaking on the ship washed alt 
hands overboard. After coming Ut the surface I sue- 
ce>^ded in getting hold of a plank. Seeing the boy and 
one man close to me,' I called to the hoy to come with 
me and we succeeded iri getting another plank to 8up- 
[H>rt us. Looking around 1 saw the ship Ixittom up and 
the men going down one after another, but could render 
them no assistance. After being on the planks for 
about tliree hours, saw a man drifting towards »ie, 
aplttirently on a raft, which jiroved to be the top of the 
arter-lmuse, on which the boy and I succeeded in gi't- 
ting. With the spanker downliaid we lasiiod ourseh'es 
to this piece of wreck, and after drifting in this condi- 
liim tor tifty-six hours, wit)iout food or water, a ship 
hove iu siglit, descried our signal, nod answered it liy 
bracing up yards and heading for us. She threw lines to 
US and hauled Usonboanl. SUv \«^)^■>^^\<^^V^'Cv\<iV».■«*>^^•'• 



54 Record ok Yarmouth Shippiw: — Appekwx. 



' 0. E. JayiieK,* f'apt. (Wwrne, of New York. She Imd 

on iHiard one of our men whom she liad picked op h 

pbort time before. (-«pl, ()nbonie xupplied irar waiitft 

ami Htiowed oh every pofjiHihle kiiidneKS. landing u» 

in PhiiiKlelpliia .m tlie lltli AugiiHt." The " S. W. 

Blethen " wan a fine xhip, latniuhed in 1)*T4. and was 

owned hy MtHsr:*. Pcnniw & Doane, N. W. Blethen, 

Jenkiirx & Cn»«by, Viets & T>eniii><, and her commander, 

. Frank fox. (3apt. Cox wan a native of Barring- 

. tf., and was universally esteemed. Hi« wife 

was a TJfeghter of Mr. Samuel A. r^mith, of Yarmouth, 

Their tw^nSch''*'''**" were with them — the whole family 

thnfl iindin^jtPS^^^^'' * watery grave. The first officer 

was Mr. P^SJite^^- Kletlien. (son of N. W. Blethen, 

Esq.) a vouijff i^fc^^ excellent abilities and much 

nrikmid^ ' Ti. '^^^^Blha «nrvivors are as follows — 

J«iie« C. Ooty (of HebSIBfe™'""''^' •'««"«L'"*** ' 

Alexander JosHamine. Renry ^1^^^ *.„„«« j ,i,„ 

Tk„ . V \v D ■' t iWfelW.OOO, and the 

The ■■ N. V,. B. ' was va uedTlBtr^' , . .^^ 

red in the 

neioted of 

in whips' 



1 value( 
intoreHt, of Mei'srs. Jenkins & Trot 
" Atlautie '■ ofti<-e for «2.500. The 
64,861 bushels of corn (one-tIiir«] .,V 
bags), valued at JSl.OOO. and whs in 
Ataericuii Insiinttiee (In., of PIiilHileljihta, fii 
Out of fiftt'i'ii vessels built and nianuge<l li 
I>eimis A- T)(.!iiie since tlie yt^nr 1863, Hie 
nietben'" was the first one lost. 

Smr KLLKX GOl'DEY. fll4 tons. CPi.rge H. P, 
master, sailed from Sim FraiiejNcu, Califiiriiia. nn the '28tl» 
Annust, tor Antwerp, wifli a iiirgo of frraiii, and nin 
ashore on Kliziil.eth Isliind (tuie of the Soei<.tv jrroiip), 
on thu fitli (».toI.(T, and hoeame a total wrerk. Crew 
saved. Tb.' lollowiiij.' is the eaptainV. rtrfmrt :— '• On 
f)etober .'Jtli, at nimn, flie shiji was. by observation, in 
31.50 i^., iuu\, by ehnmonieter. in long. I:;JI.30 W.. wind 



North 
,000. 

W. 



Record of Yabmoitth Shipping — Appbndix. 



northerly, and steerinf; i^.E. by compass. On the morn- 
ing of October 6tb, the woather wa.e cloudy ; at noon 
our position was, by observation, in lat. 23.23 S., long< 
128.25 W., Elizabeth leland, by reckoning, bearing R. 
At about 2 p. m. tbe wind veered to N.W., with heavy 
rain and thick weather; changed to W.N.W., with 
severe aqualU, and torrents of rain still felling; our 
compass conrne was then 8.E., oar intention being to 
run between Elizabeth and Ducie island». At about 
7 p. m., apprehending no danger, but having the chief 
mato in charge, and a look-out in the bow, breakers 
ahead were seen, and the helm was immediately pot to 
port, but before the ship conld come to the wind she 
stmck heavily, there being a very heavy sea at the 
time. I am unable to account for my ship being out of 
her reckoning, except tliat it was caused by a strong 
current setting to the westward, of which there is no 
indication on the chart, or mention in any book or sail- 
ing directions of which I have any knowledge. We 
saw there was no hope of saving the vessel, and there- 
fore commenced to get out a boot, but before this could 
he accomplished, the ahip bilged and was lurching 
heavily to windward. We deemed it hettt to cut away 
the masts to ease her, which was immediately done. 
Ship had now a heavy list to windward, the sea running 
on the decks and breaking them up, so it was with 
great difficulty we succeeded in getting one boat safely 
in the water. I placed my daughter and three men in 
the boat, and tried to get some stores from the cabin, 
hut (he ship being now on her beam ends, and Ktarlioard 
side of cahm under water, I could only obtain a chart 
and a tin of biscTiita, about ten pounds. Tried to land. 
but could not on ai;c;oun( of a reef that surrounds the 
island. The wreck was now in the surf, a few fathoms 
from the reef, with the sea breaking furiously on lKw.<cd. 



succeeded in getlinp aafely to w 

where we .remained until daybrei 

sible to lanil (ui the west side of 

the ea«t aide, whiTe wt; found 

about 1 p. 111., tni Ottol'or 7, li 

Ik large cave which gave a» ahelti 

■CftUgbt alwut two gailoiiB of \ 

birds; thexe, with a few coarce 

ha^ now for food. On Outober 

ce^MfuI attempt to get something 

liad completely broken up, exi 

broadside, which had Hwung ri 

with after part against the rc' 

P again to the wreck, but could i 

pheavy sea.. Picked up a few p 

we , afterwarda eonverted into 

Pound an empty flour Iiarrel on 

apparently been thore several rai 

further found the remuine of a 

wrecked crew apparently), wher 

soup and bouilli and a number of 

^"'■"'Rured the fiour barrel so that 



ItK('l)K[> iiy VAliVHHTll SHll'l'iSC — Al'l-KXlllX. 



twolvi' itiMiil imlrt, Agiiin wo i^uulii iiiit land nt the 
wrt'trk, mill put' iqi. tlicreliiro. ull luifie of Mipply from 
timt <|iiartL'r. Hiiviii); ilut<Tiiiino<l to Iuhvu t)iL- iflaiiil 
hi s'.-iiicli of iissi stall i-e, tin- l-oat was ntured witli alHiiit 
Kfvi'ii nallmis (if walor, lifly sini'tiiwi. iiinl almiit six 
[hiiiikIs .)f l)is<.iiils; iiivsi;if, my dniitrlitcr, ami six nicii 
eiiilmrkcl. All ivisli.i.l to g... so tlu- soliH'tii.ii liail ti) 
la- l.y l.tt. \Vv sailct OctoL.-r l'2tli. witlimit miy naiili- 
lal itjslniiik-iils. ill (Ijc diivrtioii nf I'ili-Hirn Ixlaiid. 
For tin- first tlirt'f days wi- siitluii'd t,'n'atty from tint 
scon-liiiijj; sun mid thirst - tlic littlu water wi> hail 
la-in^ 1>i-a.'kish.did not .|iu-ii<'li our thirst. On tho 1.5th 
Wi> liad rain, and raii^lit ahoiil liiiir gallons in my oil- 
skin roMt. On tht' Kitli niarlo riti-iirn Island to tho 
westward, wind N.W.. lif^lit, and .^qnall.-. of rain. DIs- 
covcrod a sltnip; ciiniMit sitttins to tho I'astward : rowod 
and siiilfd all day. and at nijfht I judKt-'d tins island hort; 
north aliont Iwcnty-fivi' inilus. In tlm aflt-rnooii 1 n^w 
a lmr(|no utocriiifr f'.K., hut n long distance off. Trind 
to gft to her lint did not sueceud. Hard s<|ualU at 
night: conld not loll which wayto ateor, and lm.l to lay. 
off. On till- nioriiiiiK "f tiio 17th the i«lnnd was not in 
vii'w. hnt aflor Roing in a son th westerly direction we 
sightetl it iigaiii. Wind inid rnrrent, liowover, still 
ki'jit lis away, and that night we had ag>iin to lay to. 
At 8 ]i. 111. a heavy rain cominunced, with thnndor and 
liglilniii;;, which <-<intiinicd tor some hours. On tho 
niorniiig of October IStli, saw a sail niiining liefore the 
wind: got into Ikt track, atU-r rcpeatofl etiorts, and 
abont 12 oVhick wi-re taken on Inmrd tlu> vessel. whi<h 
proved to be the ship • City of Vienna/ of (Jlasginv, 
Crockett, from San Francisco for Liver|Hi()l. On this 
vessel oiir wants had ininiedinto attention, and ('apt. 
Crockett, without hesitation, shaped his course for 
Eli:<itheth Islaii<l tor the pllrlHtse^lt'v«w;\\^\\'¥;^^^<i■^»^^««*'- 



58 ■Rktobd of Yabmoiith Shipping — Appendix. 

ing part of the crew. Arrived there on the 19th, when 
Capt. Crockett sent two boats ashore with provittion« 
and water, and hmught the men on board — 6ve in 
ntitnber. Afterwards the ' Ben Onichan ' wae sjwken, 
and fresh auppHee of provisions were received ironi 
that vessel, and four of the crew of the ' Ellen Goudey ' 
were transferred to her.'' The " City of Vienna " 
arrived at Liverpool, 6. B., on the 9th February, 1877. 
The " Ellen Goudey " was owned by Aaron Goudey and 
the roaster. Vessel and freight insured as follows : 
$B,000 each in the "Marine," " Commercial" and " At- 
lantic" offices. 

Ship SAMUEL G. GLOVER, 910 tons, John H. 
Perkins master, sailed from Baltimore, Maryland, on the 
28th April for Valparaiso, Chili, with a cargo of coals, 
was disabled off Cape Horn, and put back to Monte- 
vidto, where she was condemned and sold. Owned by 
L. E. Baker and others. Freight insured $2,000 in the 
" Oriental," and t6,000 in the " Acadian." Dieburse- 
ments insured |4,000 in the " Pacific." 

Ship W. J. HATFIELD, 891 tons, Reuben Scovill 
master, sailed from Philadelphia on the 16th January 
for Bremen, with a cargo of petroleum, valued at 
$20,430, and fonndered on the 6th February, in lat. 
44 N., long. 34 W., and all on board (sixteen in num- 
ber), except the Inwitswain and one seaman, perished. 
The following is the boatswain's accjmnt ()f the dis- 
aster: — "Proceeded all well until the 18th January, 
when the wind inoreafod to a ^le, and a sea Htove in 
|iart of the bulwarks. It then moderated till the 27th, 
when the wind increased to a hurricaue. Hove the 
ship to under bare poles ; vessel commenced to leak 
badly; kept constantly at the pumps till the 28tb at 
4 a. m., when the ship was stnick by a sea which stove 
iu the weather rail, waaWA w-wa^- We \-«« \ye%\. l-«3».l«. 



Record ok Yarmouth .^Hiprixo — Appendix. . 59 



stove ill the others, tlewtroyed the pumps, smashed in 
the fore part of the house, and hove the ship nearly on 
her beam ends, killing tho mate anil one seaman, wash- 
ing another overboard, and hadly injuring the remuinder 
of the crew, who were all at the pumpa at the time; 
lat. 43.28 N., long. 53.38 W. Then cut away the mastH 
to right the ship. It then moderated a little, and we 
put out a ' drag ' to keep the aliip to the wind, and tried 
to bail out some of the water with buckets; 29th, 
cleared decks, etc.: ."lOtli, ship filled with water; tried 
to repair one of the boats ; the li^tches burst up ; saw a 
sail and put up a signal of distress ; she bore down on 
us and launched a boat, but could not sncceed in 
reaching ns. February 1st, vessel quite unmanageable, 
rudder having become useless. Remained in this con- 
dition, showing torchlights at night, until the evening 
of the 5th, when we sighted a vessel, which proved to 
be the Norwegian Iwrque ' Ploke,' Gapt. Michelsen, 
from Baltimore for Queenstown, which bore down on 
us. Hhe stood by us til! the morning of the 6th, 
lat. 44 N., long. 34 W., when she lanuched a boat, 
which could not get close enough to our veesel, owing 
to the heavy sea running. Two others besides myself 
jumped overboard in the sea; one was drowned, the 
other and 1 got into the boat, and reached the ' Floke,' 
which landed us safely in Queenstown. The remaining 
part of the crew, including the captain, had to remain 
on hoard the wreck, as they would not venture to jump 
to save their lives. From the state of the weather and 
the vessel sinking deeper into the water, they could 
scarcely have survived that night." The " Floke " lay 
to during the night, but at daylight the " W. J. Hat- 
field" was invisible, and doubtless fuundered with all 
on board- The boatswain was Asa Scovill, nephew ot 
the captain. (He was lost in Iftl^/m wXwwvstt '■'■XIvkia^ 



Record of Yahmouth Shippin(j — Appendix. 



M. Stewart.") The " W. J. H." was built in 1866, and 
was owned by N, Churchill, John Murphy, A, C. 
Robbing, R, T, Crosby & Son, Z. Goudey and otheri*. 
Vessel and freight insured as follows : " Oriental," 
$3,700 ; " Commercial," $3,200 ; " Marine," $6,000 ; " At- 
lantic," $900; "Pacific," $2,300. 

Barque GEORGE W. JONES, 679 tons, Israel L. 
Porter master, sailed from Liverpool, England, for 
Sandy Houk, in ballaxt, on the 9th January, and was 
not afterwards heanl of. Asa Robbins (sou of Mr. Asa 
Robbins, Tuskot), was mate: remainder of crew were 
foreignerw. Owned by A. C. Robbins and Byron Rob- 
bins. Insured $6,000 in the " Commercial;' $4,000 in 
the " Pacific," and $4,000 in the " Atlantic " offices. 

Barque ABBIE THOMAS, 590 tons, Thomas El- 
dridge master, sailed from Philadelphia on the 16tb 
January for Dunkirk, France, with a cargo of petroleum, 
itnd ran ashore at Point d'Arvert, entrance of Bordeaux 
River, on the 12th March, where she became a total 
wreck. Crew, cargo and materials saved. Owned by 
George H. Levitt and Andrew Lovitt. Insured $5,000 
in " Commercial," $7,000 in " Atlantic," and $5,000 in 
"Oriental" offices. Freight insured $2,000 in "Com- 
mercial," and $4,000- in " Pacific," 

BRifi LOUISA, 227 tons, John J. Bain master, sailed 
fium Bridgewater, N. S,, on the 20th December, for 
Barl>adoK, with a cargo of lumber, and was almndoned 
at sea on the 27th. Crew saved in an exhausted condi- 
tion by steamer " Olympia," and landed at New York. 
The following account of this disaster is copied from 
the New York Herald of January Ist, 1877 : — " Many a 
drama of thrilling interest has been enacted in mid- 
o'^eau, which we can only picture faintly to ourselves 
]>y grouping, as best we may, the fragmentary details 
which the surviving aototA ate a.bl« to give. Ships 



RECORn OF Yarmouth 8hippino — Appendix. 61 



have foundered, crews have starved or gone mad with 
thirst, imd men have risked their lives to save poor 
wretches perishing before their eyes, till a new story of 
this sort seems almost like a twice-told tale. Yet it is 
not often that a narrative of more varied suflrertng and 
incident has been told than the following, which was 
carefully taken down as it fell from the lips of the 
captain. The brig 'Louisa' sailed from LaHave on 
the 2yth December, bound to Barbados with a cargo of 
lumber. She had on board the owner of the vessel, Mr, 
Gilbert Sanderson, and a passenger, Mr. John Wilson, 
besides the captain and a crew of eight men. Immedi- 
ately after leaving p»irt they met with a series of fierce 
westerly gales, which compelled them to take in all the 
canvas spread except what was absolutely necessary to 
keep steerageway. A high sea was running, which 
shook the heavily-laden vessel in every plank, sending 
her on, pitching and rolling from one wave to another. 
On the second day out the brig sprang a leak and the 
water began to gain fext in the hold. The pumps were 
manned, and although the breaking seas sent tons of 
water cascading over the decks, sometimes nearly 
wrenching the men from their hold, the crew steadily 
persevered, and had the fiatisfaction of knowing that 
they were gaining on the leak. During the day a 
heavy south-east gale was blowing, which held to that 
quarter till the afternoon of the next day, the 23d. 
Then it turned very squally, veering sharply from 
south-east to north-west, and the vessel was hove to, 
with only a portion of her maintopsail spread to keep 
her head to the wind. This was a most difficult thing 
to do, however, with the wind changing so suddenly 
and the sea striking the brig with such force on the 
weather bow as to cause her fa) fall off more or less 
every moment. In one of these luTcKft^ \,o Sft«w%.t^, ■*»* 



62 Record of Yabmouth rfHippiNC — Appexiux. 



unusually heavy g'lst ct-nick the brig anil threw her 
instantly over on her heam endH. Then the weas made 
a L'lean sweep over the deck, tearing away everything 
which was not securely faKtened and feirly burying the 
men who had net to work to cut the lanyards of tho 
shrouds which supported the loremas). By watching 
their time, however, holding on for their lives and 
hacking off the ropes with hatchets as the brig rose 
witli the waves, they finally succeeded in severing the 
weather shrouds. Instantly the foremast went by tho 
board, snapping off short about-fburteen feet from tho 
deck, and carrying with it the raaintopmast. When 
this heavy top hamper was gone the vessel right«d ; 
and when the wreck of the masts was cut clear sho 
floated more easily for a time, though still pitching anil 
rolling with tremendous violence. The gale increased - 
as the snn rose on the next morning, the 24th, until 
it blew a perfect hurricane. The pumps had been 
manned constantly during the night, but such weak 
efforts as could be made to clear the ship seemed then 
absolutely fiitile. The crew did not desist from their 
labors, however, till there were ten feet of water in tho 
hold and the cabin was filled to the level of the deck. 
Then they began to think of their own safety, and it 
was certainly time. The seas were surging without 
intermission over the vessel, splitting open the decks, 
staving in the boats and washing oat the stern. Over 
the whole of the brig, fore and aft, a flood of water 
was sweeping, at times making a clean breach of the 
vessel and burying her till it seemed she would never 
rise again. The cabin, which was built partly above 
and partly below deck, soon filled with a dead weight 
of water, which would be hnrled with the force of a 
catapult against its aides whenever the brig surged 
from one wave to the othet. No human handiwork 



RBfOBi) OK Yahmouth Shippini 



cnuld long utaiui such terrible blows, and the stern was 
soon beaten out till the waters within and the waves 
without met and mingled. Then the deck aft began to 
be forced up by the waves which would upirt through 
the chinkx in a long, hissing line, loosening the planko 
one at^er the other, and 6ually tearing them away with 
u sough. Meanwhile the captain and the others on 
board had taken refuge on the top of the forecastle or 
forward store-room, and there had lashed themselves 
with lines attached to the stump of the foremast. Then 
with what patience and endurance they could muster 
they looked down at the ruin beneath them, the break- 
ing decktj and the raging waters. Nor was their post 
as spect^itors a piirticularly enviable one. The sea 
would now and then break over them also, drenching 
them to the bone and chilling them tu the marrow as 
the icy water dripped from their clothes while they 
stood in cramped positions, uncomfortably huddled 
together. That night, just as the oun was going down, 
a British barque was sighted a long distance to leeward 
of them, hut evidently beating up toward the brig. 
Before the darkness finally closed about them this un- 
known vessel had come within a quarter of a mile of the 
foundering ship, and every effort was made to commu- 
nicate with the stranger. A flag of distress liad been 
nailed to the mast before the brig had reached its then 
terrible condition, and it was thought by all on board 
that the barque must have seen it flying. Not content 
with this, however, an extraordinary signal light was 
manufactured by wrapping a woollen rag, torn from the 
jacket of one of the sailors, about a long handled iron 
spoon, saturating it with kerosene oil, and thon setting 
it on fire. This torch, held aloft by a sturdy arm, and 
waved to and fro in swaying circles, would bum two or 
three minutes before it went out. U^nas, teijsMk'v.eA. 'e^ 



64 Record of Yarmouth SniPprNO — Appendix. 



being resoaked and relighted, and for two long lioura 
the pitiful taper — the lone star of so many anxiouB 
eyes — was waved in vain ; for the barque gave no 
answering xignal of help or recognitjun, and held on her 
course, apparently heedlesp of the mute but touching 
entreaty of the hapless group on the sinking brig. 
About 8 o't:Iock in the evening she did show, indeed, 
one red and two white lightri, and the hearts of the 
sufferers were wonderftiUy buoyed up by this Huppoi<ed 
sign, and their answering torch was waved with (remh 
courage for some time longer, till they rested patiently, 
expecting that the coming day would bring relief. 
When day broke, not a trace of the unknown vessel 
could be discerned, and although they kept up a miser- 
able pretence of hope till the middle of the day, it was 
before long changed to bitter despair. The condition 
of these deserted men can be hardly imagined. Bound 
to a linking hulk in the midst of a boiling sea, with 
the wind shrieking in their ears like a pitiless fate, they 
stood prepared for the death which threatened each 
moment to engulf them. As the deck broke up, how- 
ever, a portion of the brig which remained compara- 
tive!)' ont of the water was lightened apparently, and 
the crew were able to descend, one at a time, into the 
flooded storeroom and attempt to bale it out by degrees. 
Sometimes for a few moments the doors of the room 
could be thrown open, and the men baled out the water 
then with whatever vessels were nearest at hand. As 
it was gradually cleared, the group on the forecastle 
begau to think of getting something to eat and drink, 
and the emptied storeroom was ransacked for provisions. 
They found plenty of salted meat and hard bread, but 
to their dismay only about a peck of vegetables, carrots 
and turnips principally, and a can containing ten quarts 
of water only. They saw \iiftta.\\Uy that it would bo 



RerORR OF Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



necefsury to be very saving of this scanty allowance of 
fresh water, and m doled it out very sparingly to the 
eleven souls on board. They did not dare to touch the 
salted meat for fear of exciting their thirst unbearably, 
and ao contented theiUHelves with a few bits of hard 
bread and little pieces cut from the turnipfi. These 
la»>t they would chew till the juice was pressed out and 
then spit the dry fibres overboard. With all their pre- 
cautions, the water was exhausted by the end of the 
third day from the time that they had lashed them- 
selves to the mant. Fortunately, they were able to get 
up a little fire in the galley and boil some salt water, 
which they utilized in the following manner: After the 
water had boiled some time the cover of the kettle was 
lilted 00° and the condensed steam allowed to form in 
drops upon its bottom. These drops were carefully 
collected and the pitifiil supply was furnished to each 
man at the rate of four teaspoonfuls a day, two in the 
morning and two at night. Certainly this was a near 
approach to the grim visions of the Ancient Mariner, 
with 

" Wnlur. waler f very where, but not h dro|i to Hrinkt " 
The gale had scarcely abated, and the waveu still broke 
over them all through the four days that they remained 
apparently on the verge of death, and it was with inex- 
pressible relief that they saw a steamer heave in sight 
about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 27th, which 
proved to be the ' Olympia,' of the Anchor line, running 
between Gibraltar and New York. This vessel had 
been driven about twenty miles out of her course by 
the gale, and was just on the point of retracing her 
course, which would have taken her away from the brig, 
when a faint light was sighted by the lookout far to 
leeward. Capt. Young, of the ' Olympia,' instantly 
determined to put about his ahi^ and t>mv ti\ 'OwsX^'^^i 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — An-ENorx. 



ill the thought that it migiit have been set by some 
vessel in need of assistance. To this large- hearted 
benevolence the party on hoard the brig * Louisa ' con- 
eider, under Providence, that' they owe their livew. A 
high sea wan still running, but Capt. Young, regardless 
of the danger incurred in launching a boat, after the 
steamer came up with the wreck, immediately lowered 
one, with a volunteer crew of four men. The eleven 
men, still bound to the mast, could hardly. trust their 
senses as they saw the long delayed help draw near. 
It was now late in the evening, and glimmering through 
the dusk they could feintly discern the outline of the 
boat and hear the measured swash of the oars, which 
came with a glad music to their ears. It was an inde- 
scribable moment, and can be best left to the fancy of 
the reader who puts himself in the place of these per- 
isHing men. As the boat came up to the side there was 
no hasty and selfish pressing forward tor dehverance. 
The passenger was the first to jump from the forecastle, 
but taking the leap as the boat went down, he missed 
bis footing and felt into the sea, from which he was 
plucked half-drowned by one of the sailors in the boat. 
The rest leaped with more judgment, and tumbled into 
the boat at no greater cost than that of a few bruises. 
The boat made three trips to the wreck to carry off the 
men, Capt. Bain being last to leave the vessel. As the 
last boat load left the brig she seemed to settle more 
deeply in the water and her single stick of a mast 
swayed sullenly with each vicious plunge. Finally 
even this was lost sight of. and the hulk was shrouded 
in gloom that tor her was never lilted, for the captain is 
positive that she rau^t have broken to pieces in the 
night which followed their escape. They had been 
resciiei] during a temporary lull, and the gale soon 
came on again with renewed iuT^ . "VVftw -"Nfet wlathes 



Recoro ok Yarmouth Phippixg — Appendix. 67 



wt're changed and drittiJ, tliey were fed on the best, and 
t'very attenti'in was lavished uii them to make them 
tiirget, il' possihle, the fearfui experience of that last 
week. The 'Olyinpia' arrived at New Yiirk on the 
■Jlst DeeeniiKir, and the cnptaiii and crew of the brig 
wore reeeivcd at the Britieli Sailors' Home through the 
agency of the Britiflli Conrtul. A complete list (if all on 
board the hrig ' Ixmisa' ic ap]')ended : Gilbert Sander- 
son, owner: John Wiloon, passenger; John J. Bain, 
rociBter; Theodore S. Stewart, first mate: I'- R- Man- 
ning, second mate; Peter Joliuson, steward; Robert 
Lorrey, John C. Koller, William Keiley, Jotihua Wilkie, 
and Jame» Somers, seamen." The " Louisa" was owned 
by Mr. Gilbert Sanderson. Freight insured $1,600 in 
'■ Commercial." No insurance on vessel, ('apt. Bain 
died at St. Martin, W. 1., Sept. 16, 1879. 

BBKiASTiNE S. N. COLLYMORE, 221 tons, Harvey 
Perry master, sailed from Trinidad, West Indies, on the 
Ad May, tor St. John, N. B., with a cargo of five hun- 
dred hogsheads of molasses, and wae run into by tlie 
American barque " National Eagle," Capt. A. years, of 
and from Boston for Rio Janeiro, with a cargo of ice, and 
sank off South Shoals, near Nantucket, during a dense 
fog, on the morning of the 23d May. The captain'it 
wife, steward and two seamen were drowned. The fol- 
lowing is Capt. Perry's report of the disaster: — 
'' We left Trinidad, May 3d, bound to St. John, N. B., 
with molasses for Messis. Tumbull & Co. Everything 
went well until the morning of the 23d. About 
3 o'clock, during a dense log, [ saw a green light on the 
port bow, and saw almost immediately a ship close 
upon us. Put the helm hanl a starboard, and by thia 
time both vessels came together with a tremendous 
crash. She struck us on the port bow. I then went 
forward to ascertain the extent of tUe dwnv^.^'e. \Sk<«sA 




RucoRft OF Yaumouth Shippis« — Appexdix. 



my vt;8(»er!< bow under wattar, rtpitrc lalliiig, >xm\ a geu- 
oraj break-up of everytliiHg. I deeiiietl it liawt to save 
my life, which I did hy getting on board tlie ' N'litioDul 
Eagle,' Tlie unite, the second mate and tliree men hail 
preceded me, tind I was the lact to leave. 1 got on 
Ixmrd by catching )iold of the barque'ti {ore chains. 
Immediately the veaselR parted and the wreck disap- 
peared in the fog, Capt. Seare, of the ' National Ragle," 
launched a boat and rowed in the dire(,-tion in which the 
wreck wan !tiip|X)Hcd to he. After the lapse of thirty 
minutes the boat returned, and the crew utated that 
they found tlie wreck bottom up, but they could fiiul 
no Kigng of life. The 'National Ragle' lay by until 
8 a. m., when, the log clearing up, we ran in the direc- 
tion where we supposed the brig was, biit could din- 
cover nothing. Capt. Sears deemed it prudent to makf 
lor the nearent port, Newport, R. I,, to repair damages, 
where we arrived on the afternoon of the 2J>th May," 
The names of the lost are: Mrs. Elizabeth Perry, forty- 
Imir years of age, of Beaver River; Casper Dell, 
steward, aged twenty-one, Gemian, belonging to New 
York ; Hans Petersen, aged twenty-two, of Norway : 
and Walter P<irson, aged fifteen, of Barbados. The 
names of the saved are Harvey Perry, master, of Beaver 
River; Stephen Kinney, of Yarmouth, mate; WiIUhdi 
B. Knight, second mate; Louis Johnston, Augustus 
Cardelon and Harry Reed, seamen. The " S. N. Colly, 
more " was launched in 1874, and was owned by Messrs. 
N, & J. Raymond, Viets & Dennis, J. H. Harris and the 
master. Vessel was valued at $12,1)00, and was insured 
«4,0«0 em-)i in the " Commercial '' and " Oriental " 
offi<-eH. Cargo was valued at $7,000 and was insured. 
The ■' S. N. C" subsequently came to the surfece, and 
drilled, iMittom tip. to the vicinity of Cape Sable, when 
tilt: steam-tug •■ 0, W, .lo\\i\*nrt\" was sent from Yar- 



Record of Vakmouth !?nii'i'iNfi — Ai'PEKDix. 



moutb in xenrch of )ier, niul tell in with her on the 
IStli July. After a number of difficult and laborious 
attempts (rendered so liy tiie " Collymore's '' chains and 
anchors dragging on the botfoni) the tug succeeded in 
towing her int»"> Varmouth, where she waH sold at 
auction on the 22d August, and purchased by Mr. H. A. 
Piirr lor $318.00. She was " righted " by the wrecking 
schooner •' Bride." of ('omwallis, taken on the Marino 
Railway, and litted tor se», and at the present writing 
(.luly, 1884), is lying at a wharf in Yarmoutii repairing, 
having been dismasted on her last voyage to the Went 
Indies. 

Bkkjantike MARY B. GARDNER, 162 tons, George 
Landers mawter, fmni Weymouth, N. i*., for Belfast, 
with II cargo of deals, wits abandoned on the 5th Decem- 
ber. Crew saved and landed at FIeetw«K)d. The cap- 
tain'H report is as follows: — "Left Weymouth November 
19th, for Belfast Ijougli, ibr orders. Nothing unusual 
"Ci'urred until December 2d, in lat, 45.31 N., long. 
44 W., when we encountered a strong gale from S.W. 
At noon hove to, head to S.E.: 4 p. m,, gale increasing; 
8 p. m., wind came round to W.'N.W. At midnight, 
win<t still increasing, with heavy squalls of hail. At 
6 a. m. on the third a heavy sea struck on the starboard 
i]uarter, throwing vessel on her beam ends, starting up 
<[uarter deck, filling the cabin with water, breaking 
niainbooni and gafT, bursting clew of storm staysail, 
staving water casks, and disabling the rudiler. The 
sua running from under the vessel, she righted agtiin, 
lying broad in the trough of the sea. in a dangerous 
position. Set reefed main topsail, but the vcssol would 
not lay to under it. Gut the stonn stiiysju! reeled and 
set, which, howrvi'r, was nut sail enough Ui bring the 
brig to the wind. (,\insidere<l it prudent, for the safety 
of life and t^i keep the vessi'HT*MT\\«ti«i(;\\\?,\\Vi^'^ "'"^'^ 



7() Re(()i:i> or Yakmouth Shu'pini; — Appkndix. 



away foretopmast, which took with it the nmintopmast 
and jibboom, when the brig came head to the wind and 
lay more Hafely. The gale continued until midnight. 
Not considering it safe to remain hmger on board, on 
the 5th sighted the barcpie ' Favorita/ Capt. Kirkpat- 
rick, of and for Fleetwood, G. B., from Quebec, and sig- 
nalled. We were taken ofi' about 4 j). m., and landed at 
Fleetwood on the 2lst December." The ^* Marv B. 
Gardner" was owned by Lyman E. Cann and others. 
Insured $5,000 in the ** Marine," and $2,000 in the 
"Commercial" offices. Freight insured $1,300 in the 
** Oriental." 

Brkjantine MARY E. LADD, 149 tons. William H. 
Porter master, whilst being towed out of Wexford Har- 
bor, Ireland, on the 20th September, for Sydney, 0. B., 
in ballast, struck the ground on the South Bar, and 
])arted the hawser. The wind blowing a gale at tho 
time, she was driven high up on the Doggerbank, and 
became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by B. P. 
Ladd. No insurance. 

Brkmntine L. W. EATON, 140 tons, William H. 
Crosby master, from St. John, N. B., for Wexford, 
Ireland, with a cargo of deals, was abandoned on the 
20th June, in lat. 45.18 N., long. 37.31 W., having lost 
foretopmast, jibboom and maintopmast, and being water- 
logged. Crew (seven in number) were taken off by 
German barque " Eureka," from New York for London^ 
and lantled at the latter port on the 5th July. Owned 
by B. Rogers A Son. Insured $1,500 each in the 
" Marine '' and *' (commercial •' offices. Freight insured 
$1,200 in the ^' Pacific.'^ 

Brkjantink CLIFFORD, 105 tons, John K. Butler 

master, whilst lying at St. Kitt's, W. 1., on the 12th 

September, dragged ashore during a hurricane and 

becamt^ a total wreck. Ctev? *«.vM, Owned bv B, 



Record of Yarmouth Snipnxd — Appkxi>ix. 71 



Rogers & Son. Insured $2,000 in the *' Marine/' nml 
$1,500 in the " Acadian '• offieen. 

Brhjaxtink SOPHIA, 92 tons, Bowman Croshv mas- 
ter, whilst lying at anchor at Philipshurg, St. Martin, 
on the 12th September, was driven to sea during a hur- 
rii'ane, and was not afterwards heard of. Oew landed 
safely. Owned l>y Ladd, Porter & Co. No insurance. 

S(?HOONER QUEEN OF THE CAPE, 55 tons, Jacob 
Porter master, sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, on 
the 14th March, for Yarmouth, N. S., with a <rargo of 
flour, meal, etc., and was not afterwards heanl of. Her 
crew was composed of a Mr. Haines, of Freeport, N. S., 
mate ; and three seamen, names unknown. The schooner 
was purchased a few days previous to her sailing by 
F. R. S. Mildon <X' Co./for $1,600. Cargo, valued at 
$1,500, was insured $1,240 in the *^ American '' office. 
Boston. No insurance on vessel. 

Schooner S. M. RYERSON, 44 tons. Prank Frost 
master, whilst lying at anchor near Frost's Island, 
Argyle Sound (having discharged a (^argo of fish), was 
burned to the water's edge about 10 o'clock on the 
night of the 13th June. Mainsail, jib and stores saved. 
Origin of the fire unknown, as no one was on board at 
the time. Owned by the master and others, Argyle. 
Insured f 800 in the " Marine " office. 

Schooner VALIANT, 39 tons, Henry Roberts mas- 
ter, from Cow Bay, C. B., for Tusket, N. S., with a 
cargo of coals, sprang a leak at sea and was run ashore 
at Louisburg in October, and became a total loss. 
Crew saved. Owned by Terrance Rodgers and J(ma- 
than Roberts. Insured in Halifax. 

Schooner RAINBOW, 36 tons, Robert Ray master 
and owner, from Yannouth for St. Mary's Bay, with a 
general cargo, stnick on Cape St. Mary's at 11 o'clock 
on the night of the 20th July, and becniuvvi ^ l^\^^\^v5».. 



72 Record of Yarmouth Shipfixc — Appkndix. 



Crew, cargo and materials saved. Insured $600 in the 
^* Pacific •■ office. 

Schooner AGO, 34 tons, Knos K. Goodwin master, 
of and from Argyle tor Halifax, fish laden, stnick Ban- 
tam llock, off Port L'Hibert, about 10 o^clock on the 
night of 30th October, floated off, and sank half an hour 
later. Captain and crew took to the boat and landed at 
Port L'Hil>ert. Owned by Ter ranee Rodgers, jr. Ves- 
sel and cargo insured in Halifax. 

Schooner MORNING STAR, 33 tons, Maurice Forbes 
master and owner, from Sydney, C. B., for Lockept)rt, 
N. S., with a cargo of three hundred quintals of green 
fish, struck a shoal near Little Hope Light, at 3 o'clock 
on the morning of the 28th October, and sank in seven 
fathoms of water. Crew saved. Vessel insured $20i> 
in the " Oriental '' office. 

Schooner GAZELLE, 30 tons, Thomas Cann master, 
from Pubnico for Yarmouth, with a cargo of turnips, 
put into EUenwood*s Harbor on the 1 1th December, 
parted both chains, was obliged to put to sea, misst^yed 
and went ashore at Pinkney^s Point, where she became 
a total loss. Crew saved. Owned by I. EL Goudey & 
Co. Insured $300 in the " Acadian '' office. 

During this year, the new Schooner ALOOMA, 77 
tons, of Shelburne, Capt. William K, Lennox, sailed 
from Canso im the 14th October, for Shelburne, and wa« 
not afterwards heard of. Her crew was composed of: 
Caleb Goodwin, mate ; Thomas Surette, Joseph Blades, 
Walter Blades, Loring Frost, and John King — all of 
Pubnico: Julien Muse, Mark Doucette, Joseph Porter, 
Reuben Muse, Joshua Doucette and Peter White — all 
of Eel Brook. 

Capt. Harvey K. Hersey. of brigantine **M. E. Coipel,'' 
(Hod at »St. Martin, on the 28th February, 



Record of Yarmouth Shippin(i-^Appkxt)ix. 73 



("apt. Benjamin Stanwood died at Rio Janeiro, of 
yellow fever, on the l7th June. 

Capt. John Homer, of ship " X. & E. Gardner," died 
at aea on the 18th November. 

Capt. Jacob Durkee, of brigantine " Vesta,'' was 
washed overboard and drowned on the 9th December. 

1877. 
Ship ^^ARAH, 1176 tons, David A. Saunders master, 
sailed from Quebec on the 22d September, for Liverpool, 
G. B., with a cargo of timber, and struck on the reefs 
near Cemaes on the 14th October. The captain reports 
as follows: — "On the 11th October, at 1.30 a. m., tide 
flood, weather moderately clear, wind W.N.W., a strong 
gale, with a heavy sea from the W.S.W., ship passed 
the Skerries at a distance, I judge, of about three and a 
half miles. Ship was then under lower-topsails ; crew 
engaged in furling upper-topsails and foresail. Prom 
that I steered E.S.E. by compass for about twenty 
minutes, ship going about five or six knots. I then 
kept her off E. by S. for about ten minutes, then E. half 
S. When I first altered the course from E.S.E. to 
E. by S. it was in consequence of a thick black squall 
that came down with rain and obscured everything. 
About 2.45 a. m., the look-out reported land and break- 
ers ahead. 1 at once ordered the helm hard to star- 
board and went to assist in getting it over, but just as 
it was down, the the vessel struck very heavily and 
careened over to starboard, but came almost upright 
again, and there remained. She commenced to make 
water almost immediately, and about an hour after the 
water inside was level with the water outside. The 
Cemaes life-boat came off to us al)out 9 a. m., and 
landed the mate, who went to see if he (*ould get assist- 
ance. The life-boat then returned! and remained hv vv* 



ItKiijiin OF Yahmouth Shipi'im;^ Ai'Pkxihx, 



until o p. ni., when, tlio tide tuning (lillcii, wt; were all 
t»ikea off ami landed at ('eiiiaes, I liad engaged the 
tug '(JrcMt Western' previous to leaving lav vewnel, 
Imt as it was then blowing a fierce gale, I did not con- 
sider it ju<liriDus to attempt to tow her off. The pilot 
alr)o, who had come on the rock itbout 9 a. in., ilid not 
con«itIer it would he of anv u«e attempting to tow her 
off. 1 fully intended returning to the ship on the fol- 
lowing morning, hut 1 was intomied that she had been 
got off by the tug ' Great Western' that same evening. 
\ therelbre came on to Liverpool by firnt tmin, arriving 
tfiere itbout 1.20 p. m," The " Sarah " wan subse- 
quently sold at auction at Liverpool. Owned by X. 
CImrchili, A. ('. Rohbins, Joseph Burrell, R. T., George, 
William, EI. & R. and N. JI. Crosby, the master and 
others. ln;4ured in •' Murine," $2,000: '■Commercial," 
$9,500: " Atlantic,'' $5,000; " Oriental," $1,500. Freight 
insured in "Commercial," $400; "Oriental," $146. 

Shu' OASIS, 1151 tons, Martin Burns mauter, sailed 
from Liverpool, G. B., tor Hampton Roadii, in ballast, 
on the 3d December, and coUided with the steamship 
" Pennsylvania," from PhJIa^lelphia for Liverpool, about 
T o'clock the same evening, off the Skerries, and imme- 
diately sank. Crew saved. The following account is 
furnished by a Liverpool, G. B., paper: — "The 'Oasis' 
left the Mersey on the 3d December, in charge of a pilot. 
She had a crew of seventeen hands, all .told. The mas- 
ter's wife \va« also on board. The pilot was discharged 
in the evening off Point Lynas, and after that the ship 
continued on her course, sailing before the wind. Her 
lighto were all burning properly,. but the night was 
dark and foggy. About 7 o'clock in the evening, 
during the first mate's watch, whilst the ship was 
going before the wind at about five knots an hour, tlio 
green and nrist-ln'ad lights of a steamer were seen, tht? 



RkCORP ok YaIIMOITK SlIIPPlXC — Al'l-KSlUX. 



stemiiLT proving tu be t!iu • I't-iiiisylviiiiiit/iiiwaril hoiiinl. 
Tlic rod liglit tlifii (j|)t-iif(l ii]i, Vnit tUsiippcanvl in n 
siiciiiid or two. Iitiniuiliiitrlv afterwiirds tlio sttihuiicr 
foilidoil with the ship with tremoiidimii ion-o, «trikiiig 
hiT OT1 tlie etarhiianl fide liL'twi-oii the iiiiiiu lUid iiiiitzcii 
masts. The Mtciiiiier's hows i.'iiton;d the side of tho 
vosdi'l ill an <ihiiqiii' dire<-tioii lor hctw-reii twouty-fivo 
and thirty tiM-t, lu'iirly cnttiug the sliip in tw... The 
mastiT's wife and tli.we i.f tho crew who were below 
iiniiiediateiy rushed on derk. and wtiilwt the sfeaiiier'n 
hows were in contact witli the Biiiji, Mrw. Hums, the 
niastor, and ahont hiiU'ol'thc crew maiiiiged to scnimhlc 
on hoard the Kteaiiier, lint not hel'orc tlie ' ( WiwV ' ynrils 
Were level with the water. Instantly the inipaef of 
llie steamer was removed hy reversing the engim;s, 
tlie 'dasis' filh^d with water, and in less than two 
minutes after the collision i*lie had tiiiindered. Tliose 
of the crew who were {in the fore part of the Bhi|> 
attomptcii to tal(c to the rigghig, hnt she sank no rapidly 
that they were overtaken hy tlie sea as the vesael 
heeaine iiiihnierge<l,aiid some eight or nine of them who 
hail not snoceedefl in scranihiing on hoard the steamer 
wert* left struggling in the water. The night was dark, 
and there was every pros|M.'c't of their being drowned, 
but. thanks to the ]U'omptitude with which five of the 
boats of the ' Feniisylvania ' were hinnehed, all were 
picked up and saved, but not before two or three had 
been made unconscious by coming in contact with 
Ihiating wreckage. One of them had a very narrow 
escape fr<»m being lust, and was only saveii by the 
nii'wing of a cat which was on hoaril the shij), and 
which also had been east adrift upon the waters. In 
its extremity the cat tbnnd a resting-place on the head of 
line of the nnconseiour' men wlui was lloating in the sea, 
ami who had disapjifrared from sight «\Vuv\^W\\w \*.\V- 



76 Recoiid op Yarmouth Shippinc — ArPENDrx. 



iiess of the night. The poor cat's cries, however, 
attracted tlie attention of one of the boats' crows, and 
steering in the direction whence the^' came they found 
both the cat mid the jailor, uud sin-cecded iii saving the 
lives of both. Considerably within half an hour after 
the collision everybody had been transferred on buanl 
the steamer. All the men's effects, however, were lost, 
and so desperate was the emergency that Mrs. Burns 
had not time to throw a flmwl over her shouiders to 
shelter her from the cold, or even to put a bonnet on 
her head. Findiu(f that all -the crew bad been saved, 
the ■ Pennsylvania,' which was uninjured by the colli- 
sion, proceeded on lier voyage to Liverpool, landing 
the shipwre(-ke<l crew at the Uuskisson Doi-k." The 
'■Oasis'' was owned by William D. Lovitt. Insiireil 
t6,U(}(} each in the " Marine," '• Pacific " and " Commer- 
cial ' offices. The ■■Oasis" was sighted the next day 
after the collision, in a perpendicular position, ami 
taken in tow of throe tugs, which succeeded in taking 
her into Holyheati inner harbor, where a survey was 
held, and she was condemned. Legal proceedings wero 
at once commence*! in the Vice -Admiralty Court on 
behalf of the owner of the " Oasis," against the steamer, 
which resulted in a verdict in favor of the " Oasis" for 
the value of the ship, with damages. 

Ship riPECULATOR, 747 toTis, Samuel Pitman mas. 
ter, sailed from Hamburg on flic 4tli November for 
South West Pass, Louisiana, in ballast, and struck on 
the Dog Rocks, Gulf of Florida, on the night of the 
llth January, and became a total wreck. Crew saved 
and landed at Key West <ui the 16th in one of the boats. 
Owned by Killam Brothers and Samuel Killam, jr. 
Insured $5,000 each in the "Atlantic" and " Pacific "' 
offices. 

Barqve .SARAH, 75(1 tons, Georj^e Praser master, 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 77 



from New York (via Cork) for »Sillotli, west roast of 
England, with a cargo of grain, ran ashore, whilst in 
charge of a pilot, near Workington, on the 12th March, 
and 'became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned bv 
A. C. Robbins, B. Gnllison, John Y. Robbins and B. R. 
Raymond. Insured |9,000 in " Commercial," |5,000 in 
** Pacific," and $5,000 in the " Atlantic " offices. Cargo 
was fully insured in the office of the United States 
Lloyds of New York. 

Barque NOVA SCOTIAN, 733 tons, James W. 
Abbott master, sailed from New York on the 13th Feb- 
ruary for London, with a general cargo of 550 barrels 
refined petroleum, 500 cases oysters, 127,765 pounds 
tallow, 300 pa(!kages woodenware, 50 hogsheads carbon, 
715 tons roofing slate, 1,612 barrels rosin, 10 tons 
feathers, and 550 oars, and foundered at sea on the 25th 
February. Crew rescued by brigantine ^* Randolph 
Payson," of Liverpool, N. S., and landed at Barbados. 
Owned by S. J. and A. M. Hatfield. Insured $7,500 in 
'' Oriental," $7,500 in " Acadian," $5,000 in ** Marine," 
and $2,500 in " Commercial." 

Barque ELIZA McLAUCHLAN, 684 tons, John Phil- 
lips master, sailed from Lynn, England, on the 7th 
• January, for Tybee, Georgia, in ballast, anrl ran ashore 
at Flushing Roads on the 22d February, and became a 
total loss. Crew saved. Owned bv A. C. Robbins, 
J. K. and S. M. Ryerson, B. and 8. P. Raymond, John 
Hibbert and James A. Tilley. Insured $4,000 each in 
" Pacific " and " Commercial " offices. 

Brig SARAH L. HALL, 261 terns, Benjamin Young, 
(of England) master, sailed from Guantanamo, Cuba, on 
the 16th March for New York, with a (.»argo of sugar, 
and was not afterwards heard of. Her crew consisted 
of: Ephmim Morrill, of Brooklyn, Yarmouth, mate ; 
David Harris, of Short Beach, second ra».t^\ "^^'wx^ 



78 Kkcori) of Yarmouth Siiippl\(; — Appkmux. 



SliHw, ot'Sliort BoHch, and four others, uaineH unknown, 
bolonjiing to Claiv. Owned by B. J\ l^add and Benjamin 
Davis. Insured $H,000 in ** Atlantit-," $2,000 in -Paei- 
fie/' and §1,000 in ^* Comniereial." Freiglit insured 
$1,000 in - J^u'itic/' 

Brhjantixe clarence, 138 t(»ns, John K. Butler 
master, sailed from Yarmouth on the Oth Deeemher for 
Martinique, \V. 1., with a cargo of fish and lumber, and 
was not afterwards heard of. Her crew consisted of: 
AVilliam Utley,niate; Rufus Xickerson, steward; Robert 
Robbins, James Purdy and William Benson; all belong- 
ing to Yarmouth. Vessel on first voyage. Owned by 
B. Rogers & Son. Vessel and cargo insured §3,000 in 
*^ Marine," $8,000 in '* I^ieific,'^ and $6,000 in "Com- 
mercial.'' 

ScHOOXKR MOERO, 83 tons, Peter Doucette master, 
sailed from Tusket Wedge for Martinicjue, August 31st, 
fish and lumber laden, and capsized at midnight on the 
16th September. The spars were under water and she 
lav to for some time, when the foremast broke and the 
vessel partly righted, full of water. All hands lashed 
themselves to the pumps and win<llass. The weather 
continued nmgh until the. 20th, when the crew went to 
work to bail her out with buckets. Two feet were 
gained on the water, but having nothing to eat or drink 
the men gave out. A similar attempt was made next 
day, but the men soon grew tired. A barrel of i)otatoes 
was fished from the hold and grated for water, each 
man having a pint twice a day. A jury mast was 
rigged on the 22d, and the main stuysail, the ordy sail 
left, was rigged to it. She steered westward and the 
pumps were again worked. The cabin floor was got 
dry, and another barrel of potatoes, a barrel of flour 
and a keg of molasses were then secured. On these 
with no water (as no rain fell) the crew, six in num- 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 79 



ber, existed until roscnied about sunset on the 28th, 
by the banjue "Ayrshire," whicli took them to Havana, 
wlience they were brouglit to New York by the 
steamer ** Citv of Merida." The " Moero " was a new 
sehooner, and was owned by J. H. Porter & Co., Tusket 
Wedge. Insured $3,000 on tlie Inill, and $2,000 on the 
cargo in the " Commercial " office. She was fallen in 
with at sea by the brigantine '* Louise Coipel," ow^ned by 
Parker, Eakins A: Co., Yarmouth, and towed into Bar- 
bados, where she was sold at auction for the benefit oi 
all concerned. She was purchased by Parker, Eakins & 
Co., who sent spars and rigging from Yarmouth by the 
return of the ** (\)ipel,- ' and the " Moero '' was refitted 
and made ready for sea. 

Schooner HELEN, 76 tons, Thomas W. Vickery mas- 
ter, from Old Harbor, Jamaica, for New York, with a 
cargo of logwood, went ashore on Can tiles Cay, Rosario 
Channel, during the night of March 23d, and became a 
total wreck. Cn?w saved. Owned by William Red- 
ding. Insured $1,200 in "Commercial,'' and $400 in 
^* Oriental '' offices. 

Schooner BESSIE GARDNER, 59 tons. Bowman 
Crosby master, sailed from Yarmouth on the 6th Decern- 
ber, for Martinique, W. L, with a cargo of fish and 
lumber, and was not afterwards heard of. Her crew 
consisted of: Edward Jacques, mate; Charles Strick- 
land, cook; Miner Hemeon, James McCarthy (colored), 
and Abram Selix (of St. Bart's), seamen — all, excepting 
the last named, belonging to Yarmouth. Owned by 
Ladd, Porter & Co., Benjamin McLarren, and Henry 
Ryder. Insured $1,200 in "Marine." Cargo insured 
$3,850 in "Atlantic." Chronometer insured $130 in 
*^ Marine." 

Schooner W. S. McLEOD, 25 tons, Archibald Newell 
master, from Argyle for Yarmouth, ran a^UcNT^ v>w Q.^^is. 



Record of Yabkoittu Shipping — Appendix. 



Islaiid, in Suptoiaber, and biic-iimt; u total \ons. Crew 
daved. Ownud Ly A. F. Stouenmu & Co. and olliers. 
Insured in Halifax for {300. 

Tho Steam-tug G. W. JOHNSON was diHcovered tti 
be on fire at 11 o'clock ou the iiiglit of the 11th Janu- 
ary, and was licuttlcd at the head of Killam Brothcrti' 
wharf. No iusiirance. She was subsequently floated 
and sold by auction, her purchaser heing Samuel Kil- 
lam, who rebuilt and equipped her for service. 

ReuarkableCikcuhstan'ce. — The Yarmouth Herald of 
April 12th, 1877, saye: — " Some weeks ago we ittated 
that the brigautiue ' Clarence,' Capt. John K, Butler, 
and the schooner ■ Bettsie Gardner,' Capt. Bowman 
Crosby, both of which sailed from this port in Decem- 
ber last for Martinique, had been given up for lost, 
lH)th having doubtlei^s foundered in the gale of the 9th 
of that month. It is a remarkable circumstance that 
both of thenie captains lost the veH^els which they com- 
manded at the same time, in a hurricane in the West 
Indies, last autumn, viz., the brigantincs 'Clifford,' and 
' Sophia,' and both returned home with Capt. Durkee, in 
the brigautine ' Vesta.' On their next voyage to the 
West Indie 8, air three captains perished, Capt. Durkeu 
having been washed overboard from the ' Vesta' in the 
same gale in which it is supposed the others were lost, 
as above mentioned." 

Capt. James F. Durkoe (son of the late Capt. Prince 
Durkee), of Yarmouth, was knocked overboard by the 
turcboom of schooner " Benj. Killam," from St. John for 
Yannouth, about fifteen miles from Partridge Island, on 
the night of December 1st, and drowned. He was 
twenty-seven years of age, 

Mr. Terence Keenan, of Yarmouth, mate of Ijrigantinc 
" Nellie Crosby," fell ovcrboaTd from that vessel, at 



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Charleston, S. C, on the 30th November, and was 
dro^\Tied. 

During this year, the barque N. K. CLEMENTS, 
Kimball master, from Torrevieja, Spain, for Boston, with 
a cargo of salt, was run into by the French corvette 
** Sane,^' in the Mediterranean Sea, on the 16th August, 
and sank immediately. Crew saved and landed at 
Toulon. Owned by John G. Hall & Co., Boston. In- 
sured in Yarmouth offices as follows : $4,000 in " Aca- 
dian," and $3,000 in " Atlantic." 

Barque AGNES CAMPBELL, 690 tons, owned by 
Colin Campbell, Weymouth, from Algoa for Shelburne, 
N. S., was abandoned, dismasted, off the Faroe Islands, 
in November. Crew landed at Leith. Insured in Yar- 
mouth offices as follows : $6,000 in ^' Commercial," 
$5,000 in " Acadian," and $4,000 in *^ Marine." 

Brigantine anna, of Lockeport, was wrecked at 
Turks Island, in March. Crew saved. She had been 
chartered by Ladd, Porter A Co., and was on the pas- 
sage for Yarmouth. Insured $2,000 in '' Acadian." 
Cargo insured $500 in " Marine." 

1878. 
Ship N. & E. GARDNER, 1465 tons, John Kinney 
master, sailed from Galveston, Texas, on the Slst Janu- 
ary for Liverpool, England, and was abandoned at sea cm 
the 14th March, in lat. 47.52 N., long. 30.07 W. She 
had the largest cargo of cotton ever shipped from 
Galveston, comprising 5,299 bales, weighing 2,683,136 
p<iunds, and valued at $291,445. The following is the 
captain's statement: — *^ All went well up to February 
18th. On that day a gale commenced from the west- 
ward, veering to the northward, and c(mtinuing for 
about forty-eight hours. The wind was a very heavy 
gale, and there was a high cross sea. SKv^ -^^'^V^^^ \» 



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liir iiuHfly tweiity-tuiir himrs iiiirler lowei-iiiaintopsail, 
hut hIk^ liugiiu to imikL' more water, hihI iiAor the {^<Uo 
siihsiilfil the crew were OLi-iipiud iioariy half the timi* 
at tho pumps. Bcfi)rt' that, 1 suffered very severely 
from acute rheumalisiu, ami 1 was iiaire ur le»s afflk-toil 
with that complaint duriug the whnle of the voyaf^e. 
Up to the 28th we hail more muderatu weather, but at 
■ timest !*trong galen: vcsttel $till rriakiit^ wnter. At mid- 
night, on March 2(1, it blew a terrific gale, i:iliip lahoriiitf 
and straining very liadly, pumps I'ontiiiualty going. 
On the 8tli March we pot a lurching suck. The vessel 
itt this time was lyiug to on the starboard tack, over on 
her broadside. On the !>th. weatlicr terrific; crew con- 
tinually at the pnmps, leak i^teadily increasing, piimpn 
just keeping the vesnel free as near an we could, till the 
cotton getting saturated witli water, caused the vessel 
to lay over on her side, increasing the list to port 
so much as to make the ship unmanageable, as we could 
not carry sail or work the pumps as readily as before. 
On the 13th, more moderate; tried to keep ship away 
to get her more upright ; she luwl been lying to under 
goose-winged maintopsail, and to get her bclbre the 
wind we set the foretopsaii and forefopniast staysail; 
but she lay for a consideralile time in the trough of the 
wea, anil labored very heavily Ijctbre slie would answer 
her helm; the leak was gradually increasing. On the 
13th the carpenter went down the chain h»cker and 
heard the water rumiing into the sJn'p ipiite freely, but 
could not tell where it was on account of the cargo. 
On the 14th, a hciivy sea running from the westward, 
ship laboring heavily, crew about exhausted witli their 
exertions at the [mmp.-i. At noon sigiited a steamer, 
and as the crew were ap|>arenlly e.xhansted, and the 
vessel with a heavy list t.. |iort. after .■oiisultatiou with 
til'! oflicers and ciew, \ oiwelwded- iov our safetv, to 



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abandon the ship, which we did; in lat. 47.52 N., long. 
30.07 W. We, therefore, showed a signal of distress, 
and the steamer, which proved to be the ' Illinois,' bore 
down and took ns all off. There were then, accord- 
ing to the report of the second officer of the steamer, 
eight feet of water in her, previous tp our leaving the 
ship. I deemed it advisable to set fire to her to pre- 
vent her becoming a dangerous obstruction to naviga- 
tion, feeling convinced that she could not be saved." 
The "N. & E. Gardner" was built in 1863, and owned 
by Samuel Eillam. Insured as follows: "Atlantic," 
$10,000 ; " Acadian," $10,000. Freight insured in " Pa- 
cific," $6,000 ; " Commercial," $6,000 ; " Atlantic," $2,000. 
There was also an insurance of £2,000 in England. 

Barque TOLEDO, 929- tons, Charles T. Pitman mas- 
ter, sailed from Baltimore on the 5th February for 
London, with a cargo of grain, was spoken on the 16th 
in lat. 43 N., long. 40 W., and was not afterwards heard 
of. None of the crew (seventeen in number) belonged 
to Yarmouth. The " Toledo " was built in 1872, and 
was owned by William Law, John Murphy, Perry 
Brothers and others. Insured in "Oriental," $9,000; 
" Atlantic," $6,500 ; " Marine," $7,500 ; " Commercial," 
$2,000. Freight insured in " Oriental," $2,300 ; " Ma- 
rine," $500. Freight and disbursements insured in 
" Acadian," $3,300. 

Barque GLENALLA, 771 tons, William Nelson Hat- 
field master, sailed from Baltimore on the 7th January 
for Cork, with a cargo of 47,715 bushels of com, valued 
at $28,187, and was not afterwards heard of. None of 
the crew (fifteen in number) belonged to Yarmouth. 
The " Olenalla " was built at Quebec in 1876, and was 
owned by S. J. and A. M. Hatfield and others. Insured 
$9,000 in " Acadian " and $6,000 in " Oriental " oflices. 

Barque SUSAN M. DUDMAN, 745 tons, Samuel 



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W. Corniug master, nailed from Fliiladolphm on the 3ti 
December, 1817, for Bremen, witfi a cargo of petroleum 
oil, uiid oiicouiitered very severe weather from the 4th 
to the 7th, eveijthiiig movable being ivftshed from the " 
decks, shitting cargo, and causing tlie vessel to leak 
very badly. On the 8th the master decided to bear up 
fur Bermuda, as there were seven Jeet of water in the 
hold, and the ship being iu a disabled condition. On 
the 17th they reaehed St. George's, and the vessel wan 
subsequoutly condemned and sold. Owned by William 
K. Dudmau. Insured as follows: ?4,000 on hull and 
$4,000 on freight in the ■' Commercial," and $4,000 on 
freight and disbursements in " Atlantic.'' 

Barque CARLETON, 742 tons, Robert W. Allen 
master, from Melbourne, Australia, November Slst, 1877, 
whilst loading guanu at Browse Island, Indian Ocean, 
for Hamburg, Germany, was driven ashore and wrecked 
during a hurricane on the 11th March, 1878. Crew 
saved. The following account of this disaster was 
written by a paaaeuger on board to a friend in Yar- 
mouth, and has been kindly tendered us for publica- 
tiou: — "On Sunday, the 11th of March, 1878, equailti 
and heavy rain commenced at 6 o'clock, a. m., continu- 
ing about every half hour in succession all day, and 
each one getting more furious, blowing with hurricane 
violence, and raising a terrific sea. The ships, seven in 
Dumber, were lying on the north side of the island, and 
the wind blcwing dead on shore. Capt. Allen, of barque 
'Carleton,' seeing no chance of slipping his cable and 
going tu sea, dropped his second anchor at half-past 
10 a. m., and a tew minutes after three other captains 
dropped theirs. The suspense all day was dreadful, for 
they knew if the anchors parted, they must go on the 
reef. Well, as night came on, the wind and eea 
/□creased, until at KaW-paftt 10 tlv« starboard chain- 



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snapped like a piece of cotton, and at half-past 1 on 
Monday morning a fearful hurricane squall struck the 
^ Carleton,' her last anchor dragged, she bumped against 
the reef, and had it not been for Capt. Allen's fore- 
thought in running up some sails, to buoy her over the 
edge of the reef, she would have been dashed to pieces 
and probably not a soul left to tell the story. But she 
drifted on the rocks until the tide went out at day- 
break, when she was high and dry, and what a sight 
was then presented to all on board ! The ship 'Matter- 
horn,^ 1300 tons, loaded with 2,000 tons of guano, and 
all ready for sea, was broken up in a thousand pieces. 
One could scarcely have told it had ever been a ship. 
It appears that both the.* Carle ton ^ and ^Matterhorn' 
struck at the same moment, but the latter being so 
deep in the water, could not drift over the reef^ and 
dashed to pieces in one hour and a half. After she had 
parted in two pieces, the captain and all hands were 
sitting on the rail, hoping she \vould hold on until day- 
light, and thinking, of course, they could swim on shore 
if the worst happened, when a sea came over and 
washed them all off and out to sea. The breakers on 
the reef were something frightful. It is quite impossi- 
ble to describe it with a pen. The second mate and 
three of the crew of the ' Matterhorn ' were floating on 
a piece of wreck, and called out to barque ' Flora ' for 
assistance. The captain asked his crew if any would 
venture, when five noble men came forward, put down 
a boat and got in, but in a few minutes the boat was 
capsized in the breakers, and boat and four men lost ; 
only one managed to swim to the barque. The other 
poor foUow^s from the * Matterhorn ^ held on to the piece 
of wreck till daylight, when they were picked up by 
the crew of a Swedish barque. Though both ships had 
torch-lights wlien they struck the ree?, \1 x'^ '^.Vwcw;^ \.^ 



86 Record op Yarmouth Shippino — Appendix. 



8ay they could not see them from the island. The 
darkness was intense ; it makes one tremble now even 
to think of it. The captain of the ship ' Matterhom ' 
and seventeen of his crew were never seen. Only one 
body floated past one of the ships next day, and both 
legs and arms were gone, probably devoured by sharks. 
Very little has been washed up, only a few pieces of 
copper and rope, and a few of the timbers. The * Carle- 
ton' looked very little worse to all appearance, but 
when the tide came up it was found she had several 
holes in her, and she drifted high up on the beach. 
Her keel and stem were broken. The captain and crew 
had been working hard to see if there was the slightest 
phance to get her oflf again, but all in vain. The tide 
just ran in and out of her. Had she not been a first- 
class built ship, she would not have stood the dashing 
on the rocks all night as she did without being broken 
in pieces. Capt. Allen, wife and crew can never be 
too grateful to Almighty God for the very miraculous 
escape they had from being thrown into eternity at a 
mementos warning. Mrs. Allen was taken on shore at 
daybreak, but the captain and crew remained on board 
uiftil they were obliged to leave her. They are now 
stripping the copper oflf her, and everything that is 
worth paying freight for. The second ship that leaves 
here will take the crew and goods to the first British 
port. One small vessel leaves here to-morrow, by 
which this sad disaster will be reported. The crew of 
the ' Carleton ' are living in tents on the island, there 
being nothing else but one bungalo, where the Gover- 
nor lives, the only white man, and Capt. Allen and wife 
are staying with him. He was exceedingly kind and 
rendered every assistance to save the water and pro- 
viiiioDH from the * Carleton.' He has lived on the island 
a year and never saw bad weaWiet \>^Ko\^. \\. vs. ^Vn^^* 



Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 87 



frightfidly hot, the glass as a rule standing at ninety on 
the coolest night, and most of the time not a breath of 
wind. The night of the accident there must* have been 
a fearfiil hurricane very close to this island. The 
barques ' Flora ' and ' Cleveland ' lost each an anchor in 
the storm. Two ships that ought to have been here, a 
month ago have never been heard of, and it is feared 
they are lost and all hands. The ' Carleton ' expected 
to be past the Cape ere this, as the captain was informed 
in Melbourne there would be no other ships here, but 
he found two in ballast, with not a pound of guano on 
board, when he arrived — the ' Matterhom ' and ' Flora,' 
— one carrying two thousand tons and the other six 
hundred, consequently all the other ships have a long 
time to wait. Two hundred tons of guano had been dug 
and taken on board the * Carleton ' by her own crew, so 
as to save time, all hands being willing to do all they 
could to get the ship loaded. It was a fortunate thing 
for their lives that no more had been taken in, or 
they would not have been here now. The ' Carleton * 
was a pretty little vessel, and every man on board 
seemed to take an interest in her, and kept her in 
splendid order. She certainly was the best ship in the 
fleet here, though almost the smallest. However, it 
was the work of Providence ; no man could have helped 
the storm, or held the ship back. How mighty the wind 
and sea is ! No one living on shore has any idea to 
what extent the sea can rise. As I write this the heat 
is almost unbearable, and not a breath of wind. Ther- 
mometer about 130." Capt. Allen, Mrs. Allen and four 
of the crew of the " Carleton " were taken on board the 
American barque " Niphon," Capt. Preble, bound for 
Hamburg, which called at Mauritius July 20th, where 
they were landed. The Marine Board exonerated Ca^^t. 
Allen from all blame, and retwTweA \^o \vvKi\vv% ^^bx^^fe^- 



88 Recohd op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



cute. The "Carletoii" woe owned by Dennis & Doane, 
yathaii iMosen', Dodds & Jolly and N, W. Blethcn. 
IiiBured "Atlantic," $11,000; " Pacific," $6,000 ; "Aca- 
dian," $5,000. 

■ Barque ABIGAIL, 626 tons, John Hibbert master, 
sailed from Amsterdam on the 27th November, 1877, 
fftr Philadelphia, with a cargo of oil barrels, went ashore 
on Joe Flogger Shoals, Delaware River, on the 1st 
February. 1878, and became a total wreck. Crew 
saved. Materials saved and landed at Philadelphia. 
Owned by Messrs. A. C. Robb ins, James J. Lovitt, J, F., 
J. D. and L, Raymond. Insured " Commercial," $6,000 ; 
" Atlantic," $4,000 ; " Pacific," $4,000. 

Barque VIKING, 376 tons, George Ryarson master, 
sailed from Philadelphia on the 7th October for Bayonne, 
Fi-ance, with a cargo of 20,401 bnBlieU of wheat, valued 
at $22,135, and foundered on the 2d November, in lat. 
20.28, long. .'>7.30. The captain and one seaman died 
from suffocation in the pump well. From a perusal of 
the log book, kinilly placed at our disposal by Mr. 
George T, Ryarson (son of the master), mate of this ill- 
fated vessel, we learn the following particular,-^: — "The 
' Viking ' encountered a succession of violent gales, dur- 
ing which she shipped heavy seas, shitted cargo repeat- 
edly, had her pumps choked with grain, leaked badly, 
and labored heavily. The men were wearied with 
almost constant labor at the pumps, and lightening her 
by throwing a portion of the cJirgo overboard. On the 
15th the foremast was cut away, and took with it the 
maintoprnast and jibboom, and starting bowsprit, twist- 
ing gripe, etc. October 31«f was a calamitous day on 
board. Vessel leaking badly and men almost worn out 
with incessant labor at pumps. At 4 a. m., Capt. R, 
allowed most of them two hours' sleep, when they were 
agiiin callod to the pumps, thiite being six feet of water 



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iu the hold. The second mate was then ordered to go 
aloft to see if any vessels were in sight, the mate being 
desired by the captain to take an hour's reHt. While 
both mates were thus off deck, the pumps became com- 
pletely choked, and the captain tuok oB* the pump well 
hatch, and went down the well lor the purpose of clear- 
ing the pumps. In going down the gas was so power- 
ful that he tainted, fell to thu bottom, and perished, 
there being about four feet of water over the grain 
ceiling. A seaman, Jamen Farmer, went to his assist- 
ance, and met the same lute. The second mate per- 
ceiving the rush to the hatchway, came down from 
aloft, went down the well after the captain and Farmer, 
and likewise was overcome by the gas. The steward 
then aroused the mate, who immediately took a ropo in 
fiiH hand, went down the well, and saw the second mate 
prostrate<l on the top of the other two. He tried to 
attach the rope to the second mate's body, but feeling 
laintneas coining on, struggle<) to the deck, where he 
fell down exhausted. Recovering iu a few minutes, he 
lastened a rope to hia person, took another rope in his 
Land, again descended and succeeded in tying the rope 
around the body of the wecond mate, and they were 
both hauled up by the crew. The mate being unable 
again to go down one of the crew did so, and the lifeless 
body of the captain wau hauled on deck. After half an 
hour the second mate partially recovered so as to be 
able to articulate. Farmer's body could not be got out 
until after two hours' pumping. The (inptain and Far- 
mer were buried in the sea, with all posHible respect, 
November 1, at 6 p. m., lat. 20.28, long. .57.30. Novem- 
ber 2, at 10 a. m., a sail was descried astern. There 
were now six feet of water in the hold, and the men 
in an exhausted condition. A signal of distress vmn 
hoisted, and the sail bore down on thftxa mA -(j^w^**! 



Record of Tamiouth Shippino — Appekdix. 



to be the SpaDieh brig ' Jnliana,' Capt. Domingo Eraaa- 
qnire, boand to Havana. The crew of the ' Viking ' 
were taken on board the brig, and within half an honr 
afterwards they saw her careen over and sink." The 
" Yiking " hailed from St. John, N. B., but was owned 
in Tannonth by S. M. Ryeraon, J. K. Ryerson and 
Nathan Moses. Ipenred " Pacific," $5,000 on hnll ; 
<' Atlantic," $4,000 on hull and $2,S00 on freight. 

ScHOONEB KEDRON, 121 tons, Nelson McKinnon 
master, whilst lying at anchor near St. Eitt's, W. I., 
ready to sail for Yarmouth, in ballast, put into St. Eitt's 
on the 7th Fobroary, leaking badly, and was condemned 
and sold. Owned by N. B. Gardner and James M. 
Davis. No insurance. 

ScHOONEB EMBLEM, 48 tons, William H. NickersoD 
master, on her homeward passage from Cape Breton 
(where she had been engaged in trap fishing), foundered 
off Shelbume, during a gale on the night of the 18th 
November. Crew saved. Owned by A. F. Stoneman 
& Co. Insured $1,800 in " Marine." Cargo insared 
$1,200 in " Commercial " and $200 in " Pacific." 

Schooner ALICE MAY, 32 tons, Solomon Smith 
master, on a trading voyage, was totally wrecked at 
Winning Point, Guyan Island, C. B., during a thick fog 
on the 11th July. Crew saved. Owned by A. F. Stone* 
man & Co. and others. Insnred $600 in " Marine." 
Cargo (owned by Einney & McGray) insared $1,000 in 
" Commercial." 

Schooner MAY, 28 tons, Eli Richards master, from 
Tusket for H^i&x, with a cargo of dry and pickled fish, 
struck on the rocks at Port L'Hibert, N. S., on the 
morning of the 25th November, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. Owned by John Rodgers. In- 
sured $1,600 in the "Oriental," Cargo insured in 
Hali&x. 



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Capt. JameB M. Bond was lost overboard from the 
ship " Ismir/' on the 24th September, and drowned. 

Mr. A. R. Crosby (son of Mr. Dennis Crosby) died at 
sea on board barque " Aspatogon/' on the 18th Janu- 
ary. 

Mr. James Sullivan was lost overboard from schooner 
^' Digby," on the 6th July, and drowned. 

Ship COMMERCE, 1298 tons, built in 1877, Nicker- 
son master, from Philadelphia, August 25th, for Ant- 
werp, was run into and sunk by steamer " Empusa," ofl' 
Hastings, English Channel, on the 27th September. Two 
of the crew were drowned. Owned by L. M. M. Willett, 
Shelbume. Insured $4,000 in each of the six Yar- 
mouth offices. Her cargo consisted of 64,452 bushels 
of wheat, valued at $74,197. 

Brigantine tycoon, owned by Hammond & Co., 
Lockeport, N. S., from Trinidad for Boston, with a cargo 
of molasses, was abandoned at sea on the 7th Septem- 
ber. Crew saved. Insured $5,000 in " Pacific " office, 
Yarmouth. 

1879. 
Never before in the history of Yarmouth has one 
year brought tidings of so extensive calamities to her 
shipping as that of 1879. In a number of instances the 
disasters befell vessels of the largest and most valuable 
class, and were attended with a destruction of life of 
the saddest character. The few but comprehensive 
words, " Never heard of," tell the fate of a larger num- 
ber of Yarmouth vessels than was recorded in any pre- 
vious year ; and taking into consideration the number 
of shipwrecks, the number of homes made desolate, the 
value of property destroyed, and the depressed condition 
of the freight markets of the world, the year 1879 will 
be a memorable one in the annals of owx o.^^cssfiL^'t^^. 



92 Rbcobd op Yarmouth Shippiho — Appendix. 



These losses aggregated tliirty-oae vessels and on© hun- 
dred and six lives, and added twenty-six to the number 
of widows and ninety-nine to the number of fatherless 
children in this County, 

Ship ST. BERNARD'S, 1564 tons, Martin Buros 
master, sailed from New York on the 27th June for 
Antwerp, with a cargo of 91,907 bushels wheat, and 
struck on the West Cappel Banks, near Flushing, Bel- 
gium, on the 21st July, aud became a total wreck. 
Gapt. Bums and his youngest son, Thomas, the pilot, 
second mate and throe seamen were drowned. The 
tbilowiug is the chief mate's account of the disaster: — 
" Left New York 27th June bound for Antwerp, grain 
laden. Nothing of consequence happened until the 
19th of July, when off Portland, we took a cliannol pilot 
— Daniel Trott — and proceeded on our course. On 
the 20th, off Beachy Head, took a Belgian pilot, for' 
Flushing. Passed Dungenesa at noon, and South Fore- 
land at 2 p. m,; coursed toward the West Hinder; it 
being at the time very thick with strong W. wind. 
Passed Ruytingeu Lightship about 4 p. ra., and coursed 
again to tlie West Hinder Lightship, where we found a 
pilot cutter at anchor, with a blue flag at her top. The 
pilot supposed the cutter was lying there instead of 
the lightship, but proceeded to the east about one mite 
to make sure, and then hove ship's head to the south, it' 
being still very tltick with heavy squalls and rain, seas 
running very high, shipping great quantities of water. 
We lay eo for about au hour, and then wore ship to the 
N.W., and set the upper topsaiU. About midnight 
wore ship again, and saw Ostendo light, and made for 
the Wiciingen, wind moderating a little. Shortly after 
midnight on the 21st, it became thick again with 
squnlls. About 2 a. m. shortened sail, one man continu- 
ally sonndiiig. Still ptocecdrng on her way to the 



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Wielingen, Between 4 and 5 o'clock a. m., the man at 
the lead reported six and a quarter &thomB of water. 
The Belgian Government pilot (being at the time in 
charge of the ship) immediately ordered the starboard 
anchor to be let go, which was done, paying out seventy- 
five fathoms of chain. A few minutes later the vessel 
etruck. Some minutes after, she struck again very 
heavily, it being then about half ebb tide. At about 6 
o'clock the pilot ordered the port anchor to be let go, 
the vessel striking very heavily, pieces of the keel and 
stem-poat coming up past the vessel. The captain then 
ordered the boats to be lovrered. After this was done, 
he consulted with his officers and the pilot, who unani- 
mously were of opinion that it was best to leave the 
ship and try to save our lives in our boats. About 6.30, 
the storm being terrific, we commenced getting into the 
boats, the one being astern of the other. One boat was 
manned by the captain — the second mate, both pilots, 
captain's son and five others going also on board. The 
second boat was manned by the mate and the remainder 
of the crew — eleven in all. The last words the captain 
said to me were, ' Do yon think the boats will live in 
this sea ? ' I replied, ' I do not think they will, except 
under the lee of the ladders,' but the ladders unfortu- 
nately broke adrift. In a few moments we all cast olT, 
the captain's boat being ahead. We kept off before the 
sea, which ran and broke heavily, twice half filling our 
boat. About two liours and a half afterwards we came 
up to the captain's boat bottom up, with the English 
pilot and two seamen on her bottom, holding on to the 
keel. With great difficulty I rescued them; but the 
rest of the poor fellows were all gone some time before. 
The pilot said all went well with them till one very 
heavy roller came and swamped their boat, turning her 
over thfee times. The second voaXa %Q^. V<:\$i '^'n. '^^'^ 



94 Record of Yarmouth Smppisn — Appenoix. 



boat but waw washed away and drowned. Shortlj' 
afterwards I saw the land, which proved to be Went 
Cappel, where we beached the boat and were after- 
wards taken to Flushing." The following is a list of 
the persons lost: dipt. Martin Bums, of Yarmouth, and 
hirt aon, Tliomas D. Burns : Christian Hansen, ttecond 
mate; the Belgian pilot; John Hansen, John Madison, 

and GuHtav , seamen. Daniel Trott (English pilot), 

Frank Thomas and Vittorie de Grndi, were the rescued 
from the captain's boat. Two of these found them- 
selves beneath the upturned boat, and bad a great- 
struggle to free themselves. Tlie captain was seen to 
rise once and attempt to swim after the boat, bnt a 
wave carried him away and he disappeared. His son 
never rose to the surface." It was afterwards ascer- 
tained that the West Hinder Lightship had been tflrn 
from its moorings on the previous day. The "St. Ber- 
nard's " was a fine ship and was owned by William D, 
Lovitt. Insured $7,000 each in the " Pacific," " Marine," 
" Acadian " and "■Commercial." Freight insured $5,00U 
in " Pacific," 11-1,000 in " Commercial," and $3,000 in 
" Marine," 

Ship VANDIEMEN, 1347 tons, Thomas Coming mas- 
ter, sailed from Liverpool, G. B., on the 20th January 
for Sandy Hook, in ballast, and collided with an 
unknown barque about two hundred and twenty miles 
W.S.W. of Cape Clear, (m the 3d February, and seven- 
teen of the crew were drowned, together with the 
entire crew of the unknown barque. Of those lost, the 
following belonged to this County : Clarence Beveridge 
(son of the late Ephniim Beveridge), of Plymouth, 6e<i- 
ond niiito: Alfred Alder, of Duerfield, steward; Joseph 
Porter (son of Mr. Eben C. Porter), of necrfield, cook; 
;in(i Fnmk Palmer (son of Mr, Wesley Palmer), of Yar- 
mouth. Those saved i;onivt\*e-. CA-^t. C^irriing, Mr. 



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BoDJamin I/ewia (son of Nathan Lewis, Esq.), mate; and 
two brothers, Jeffery, aeamen. The following is Capt. 
Coming's report : — " Proceeded, and all went well up 
to the raoming of February 3d, when I judged myself to 
be about two hundred and twenty miles W.S.W. of 
Cape Clear. It was the mate's watch from 12 to 4 
a. m,, on Pebruary 3d. On the said day, at 1.30 a. m., 
weather overcast, wind N., a moderate breeze, with a 
moderate sea from the northward, ship was nnder all sail 
up to topgallautRails, close hauled on stJirhoard tack, 
heading about W.N.W., and making about eight knots 
per hour. I heard the boatswain report at midnight 
that our lights were burning brightly. Our side lights 
were fixed in boxes outside the rail forward of fore rig- 
ging. About half-past 1 a. m. I was lying in my berth, 
when I heard the lookout man report a light ahead, and 
shortly after I came on deck, and just as I reached the 
gangway the two ships collided. The sails of our ship 
were shaking when the other vessel struck us on the 
port bow and slewed us right around, and at the same 
time that vessel went clear, heading the same way as 
before. Some one shouted from the other vessel to us 
t« lower away our boats. Our crew were hauling the 
mainsail up for the purpose of getting our yards round 
again, when I found our vessel was setth'ng down for- 
ward, and I sang out to them to clear away the boats 
and save their lives. They went to work at the two 
smaller l>oats. I went below to put on some clothes, 
and when I returned on deck the ship was under water 
foi'ward and hatches burst off. I heard the mate call 
for assistance at the smallest of the three boats, but 
nobody came. I went and helped him turn her over, 
but ship settled so fast that she floated off the skids, 
when the mate, two seamen and I got into her, and we 
managed to pull her away cleeiT (a^ X}aft -sJax^. "^Vt. 



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remainder of the crew were at work at the otlier boats 
when I last saw them. Probably live minutes after I 
was in the boat, I saw the otlier barque go down. I 
did not get her name. She was a vessel of, I should 
judge, about seven hundred to eight hundred ton:*, full 
poop, round stern. After being in the boat forty-eight 
hours we were picked up by the steamer ' Agia Sofia.' 
I saw nothing of the crew of either of the two vessels 
after I was in the boat." The " Vandiemen " was 
launched in July, 1878, and was on her second voyage. 
Insured $10,000 in " Commercial," $8,000 in " Oriental," 
$6,000 in " Pacific," and $6,000 in " Atlantic." 

Ship ROYAL CHABTER, 1304 tons, William A. 
Cain master, sailed from Philadelphia on the I8th 
October for Antwerp, with a cargo of 70,400 bushels 
of grain, and was abandoned on the 29th October, 
with four feet of water in the hold and the pumps 
choked. Crew were rescued by the Russian barque 
" Hermes," and landed at Amsterdam. The " Royal 
Charter " was fallen in with on the 5th November, in 
lat, 42.47, long. 45, by the Norwegian barque " Maria." 
Capt. Olsen, and a prize crew of five men (besides Capt. 
0.) placed on board, who succeeded in pumping the 
sliip dry in a tew hours, but after a series of heavy 
gales, in which the ship strained heavily and the leak 
gained headway, they were obliged to abandon lier, and 
were rescued by a steamer and landed at Antwerp, 
Owned by N. Churchill and others. Insured $6,300 in 
"Commercial," $4,200 in "Oriental," $4,000 in "Aca- 
dian," $3,500 in " Marine " and $2,000 in " Atlantic." 

S^HiP HOME, 1271 tons, Wentworfh Killam master, 
sailed from Antwerp Januarj' 2l8t for New York, in 
ballast, and was abandoned on the 3d February, in lat. 
41 N., long. 22.20 W,, dismasted and in a sinking condi- 
fiou. The following is Ca-pt.^T.Wa.tfi'ftxa'^'ct-. — "Left 



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Antwerp January 2l8t, aod had fine easterly winds up 
to February 5th, when we encountered strong variable 
winds from W.S.W. to N.W. On the flth, in a heavy 
gale, while lying to under lower maintopsails, the ship 
sprang a leak. On the lOtb the ship waa still leaking, 
when we squared away for the Western Islands. Late 
in the afternoon of the same day, the water got into the 
ballast and choked the pumps. The crew then set to 
work bailing the water from the hatches with buckets. 
The ship still continued to make water, the ballast 
washing to one side, giving the ship a heavy list and 
rendering her unmanageable, so that she would not 
steer; cut away mizzen topmast and fore and main top- 
gullantmasts ; crew still bailing. On the 12th, raised one 
pump and broke a piece off the bottom of it, so as to 
get it above the ballast, but it would not work. Ship 
still unmanageable, and water up tu between deck 
beams ; got boattt ready to abandon ; first boat launched 
capsized and three men were thrown into the water, 
but were saved. The lowermaeta were then cut away 
to prevent the ship from capsizing. On the 13th, 
raised the other main pump and broke four feet from 
the bottom of it, and found that it then worked slowly. 
All hands continued to work at the pumps for thirty- 
six hours, and kept the water from gaining up to Sat- 
urday, 15th, when the barque ' Silver Cloud,' Capt, 
Mattheson, from Bristol for St. John, N. B., hove in 
sight. That night the crew were taken off and placed 
safely on board the barque, leaving everything behind 
them. The barque lay by the wreck all night and on 
Sunday, the 16th, wreck was boarded again and the 
principal part of our effects saved. Owing to the heavy 
sea, communication between the vessels was suspended, 
and the ' Silver Cloud ' then made for St. Michael's, 
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teen oi' tlie crow remniuetl nt !:?f. Michael's, Vmt the 
captain, mate, three Reamuii and twu ladies (the cap- 
tain's cousin and the mate's wife) were brought tu St, 
John by Um ' Silver Cloud." '" The " Home " was owned 
by Samuel Rillam aud George K. Trefry. Insured 
86,000 in " Acadian," and *4,000 in "Atlantic." 

Ship DUNSYRE, 10S3 tons, Benjamin Hatfield mas- 
ter, sailed from New York on the 19th January for 
Havre, with a cargo of 1,073,487 pounds lard, 857,700 
pounds bacon, 100 burrela alcohol, 150 gallons lard oil, 
28 logs white wood, 98 logs cedar, 2 cases wheels, 1 bar- 
rel wax, 456,348 pounds tallow and 28,883 pounds grease, 
and was abandoned on the 29th January in lat. 42, 
long. 46, dismasted, rudder disabled and leaking. Sec- 
ond mate and two seamen drowned. The following ie the 
captain's report : — " Experienced a succession of heavy 
gales and cross seas during the first week. On the 
28th, in lat. 42 N., long. 44 W., ship being hove to on 
her starboard tack under bare poles, blowing a perfect 
hurricBDe from the westward, a very heavy combing 
eea struck her fore and aft, hove her on her beam 
ends, starting and splitting her stern-post open, dis- 
abling her rudder, staving her quarter and cabin in, 
carrying away all her main-deck stanchions, splitting 
open covering boards, disabling pumps, washing second 
mate and two seamen overboard, staving boats, sweeping 
everything oflF decks, and disabling several of the crew. 
Finding that she would not right and that she was per- 
fectly unmanageable, and taking in water fast through 
the openings, cut away the masts forward, which helped 
her a little, but found that she was settling and that her 
lower hold cargo was all adrift, owing to the water 
washing the ballast. Continued to blow very heavy, 
and heavy seas sweeping her as she lay in the trough 
of the sea. On the motnmg o\ lUe 29tU, began throw- 



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ing cargo overboard through the houfle, and contiaued 
to do BO till evening, when the Germiin brig ' Minerva ' 
bore down on uu. The water being above the between 
deck beams, and knowing that the ship would either 
founder or turn bottom up in a few houns, in order to 
save our lived we abandoned her and went on board the 
brig and were landed at Havre." The " Dunayre " was 
built at Quebec in 1878, and was owned by S. J. and 
A. M. Hatfield. Vefsel and freight insured as follows: 
$9,000 in " Oriental," $7,000 in " Commercial," $6,000 in 
" Acadian," $4,000 in " Pacific," $4,000 in " Marine." 

Ship JOSEPH MILBURY, 1078 tons, Samuel Pitman 
master, sailed from Honfleur, France, on the 25th July, 
lor Delaware Breakwater, in ballaat, and ran ashore on 
Gull Island Reef, near Tor Bay, N. S., during a dense 
log, at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, August 24th, 
bilged, and became a total wreck. Crew and materials 
saved. Owned by John and JanieM J. Lovitt, Jacob 
Bingay, Thomas Coming, George H, Guest and Joseph 
Burrell. Insured $7,000 in " Pacific," $6,000 in " Orien- 
tal," $4,000 in " Acadian " and $2,500 in " Marine." 

Ship ANDREW LOVITT, 836 tons, Robert W. Mc 
Cormack master, sailed from Baltimore on the morning 
of January 1st for Rouen, France, with a cargo of 
46,000 bushels of wheat, and was abandoned in lat. 
45.29 N., long. 29.13 W., on the 25th January, dis- 
masted, rudder gone and leaking badly. The following 
is the captain's report: — "Proceeded on voyage as 
above stated, and experienced very heavy weather from 
the 3d of January to the 18th; continuous gales from 
^.H.W. to N.N.W. Lost three topsails, three topgallant- 
sails, jib, crossjack, ."panker, storm spencer, and lower 
maintopsail yard; two boats stove and bulwarks carried 
away ; decks swept of everything movable forward ; 
houae doors and windows smashed in, cabin doQv* 



100 Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



carried away, and cabin partially filled with water. 
On the 18th, at 10 a. m., lat. 45.50 N., long. 32 W.. 
weather clear, wind N. W., a heavy gale, the ahip was 
laboring heavily, with no sail but a tarpaulin in the 
mizzcn rigging, when a sea struck the rudder, breaking 
the pintles and smaehing the rudder poet ; vessel now 
quite disabled and unmanageable ; jibboom gone, with 
nil gear. Tried to get the ship before the wind with a 
sua rudder, but could not succeed; gale continuing till 
the 25th; vessel lying in the trough of the sea, and 
making much water; pumps constantly attended to, 
but the windmill pump got choked. Eight men laid up 
through exhaustion. Sevenil lanyards of fore and main 
rigging gone. A vessel hove in sight, when, after con- 
sulting mate and crew, I came to the determination 
that, for the saiety of our lives, we had better abandon 
the vessel, an we could not keep her afloat much longer. 
Hoisted signals of distress, when the stranger bore down 
upon us. She proved to be the ' Ouiseppina Oneta,' 
Schiappacasse master, from Hayti for Queenstown, for 
orders. We launched our only boat (lat. 45.29 N., long. 
29.13 W.), and in three trips succeeded in getting our 
crew on board the Italian. Before leaving our ship, 
sounded the pumps, and found four feet of water in the 
hold. Just after this, and before leaving, the three 
masts went by the board, the foremast first." The 
" Andrew Lovitt " was owned by William D. Lovitt and 
Thomas J. Perry. Vessel and freight insured $8,500 in 
" Pacific," $8,000 in Marine " and $3,000 in " Commer- 
cial." 

Ship TYRO, 795 tons, Charles Raymond master, 
sailed from Philadelphia October 20th for Bremen, with 
a cargo of 5,281 barrels refined petroleum, and encoun- 
tered a S.E. hurricane on the 29th, whieb hove ship 
down, when the foretopmaa\. vjas. cut away, which took 



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with it the maiu topgallantmEtot, jibboom and bowBprit ; 
washed everything movable from the deck, filled cabin 
with water, stove main hatch and tthip sprang a leak. 
Not being able to free the vessel of water, she was 
abandoned on the Slet, with eight leet of water in the 
hold, the crew being rescued by the Spanish barque 
" Isabel," which landed them at Santander, Spain, on 
the 31 st December. Owned by Dennis & Doane, James 
F. Scott and N. W. Blethen. Vessel and freight 
insured $9,000 in Pacific," $2,000 in "Atlantic" and 
$1,600 in " Oriental." 

Barque ORIENTAL, 1056 tons, Joseph F. Coming 
master, sailed from Philadelphia on the 19th March for 
Queenstown, with a cargo of 62,000 bushels of grain, 
and on the 22d and 23d experienced very heavy 
weather, during which she lost main and mizzen top- 
masts. From the 25th to the 31st, the weather was ?o 
thick that the captain waB unable to get an observation, 
and on the morning of the 31 st the vessel struck on the 
South East Bar, Sable Island, and became a total loss, 
together with the cargo. When she struck, the wind 
was from the S.S.E., with considerable sea. Two boats' 
were launched, one commanded by the captain and the 
other by the mate, and an attempt was made to reach 
the shore. The fog, however, was so thick that they 
got among the breakers and returned to the ship. The 
mate's boat was wrecked alongside, and the crew 
remained on board the ship during the night, but, the 
fog lifting in the morning, they all succeeded in getting 
ashore in the captain's boat. A portion of the materials 
saved. The crew were brought to Hali&x by the Gov- 
ernment steamer " Newfield." The " Oriental " was 
built at Quebec in 1878, and was on her second voyage. 
Owned by S. J. and A. M. Hatfield, of Yarmouth, and 
others. Vessel and freight insured in Ya-naoTx^Ja. >&'&«.%,'». 



102 Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



as follows: $9,000 in "Acadian," $7,000 in " Oriental," 
$4,000 in " Commercial," $4,000 in " Marine." There 
was also some insurance on the vessel in Liverpool, G, B. 
BArQDB VERITY, 1022 tons, George W. Corning maa- 
fer, sailed from Waterfbrd, Ireland, on the 20th Decem- 
l)er for Delaware Breakwater, in ballast, and on the 2flth, 
in long. 20, enconntered a hurricane, with heavy comb- 
ing sea, which threw ship on her beam ends, breaking off 
bowsprit close by the bow, breaking foremast off at the 
deck, and nmin and mizzen masts under the caps, all 
coming down together, killing two men and crippling 
several others; also smashing the deck and top geiier- 
idly : seas making a complete breach over the wreck. 
On t}ie 4tli January, finding her drifting lapidly toward 
the north-west coast of Ireland, continuous heavy gales 
from the westward prevailing, and there being no 
chance to save the ship by means of her anchors, the 
captain and crew took tt. the boats, and landed at 
<'lifllen on the 5th, the ship going ashore a short time 
previously, and breaking up immediately. Nothing 
saved. The '■ Verity " was built at Quebec in 1877. 
and was owned by S. J. and A, M. Hatfield, of Yar- 
mouth, and others. Insured in Yarmouth offices as fol- 
lows : $6,000 in " Oriented," $6,000 in " Acadian," $3,000 
in "Commercial,' $3,000 in "Pacific," $3,000 in " Ma- 

Baroue FRANCIS HILYARD, 976 tons, William B. 
Ritchie master, sailed from Philadelphia on the 25th 
Jiimmry for Antwerp, with a cargo of oil, and put into 
Bermuda on the 1st February, with loss of sails, leaky 
and otherwise damaged, and was condemned and sold. 
Owned by John and James J. Lovitt, George H. Guest 
and Jacob Bingay. Vessel and freight insured $8,000 
ill " Pacific," $6,000 in " Acadian," $5,250 in " Oriental," 
SS,000 h\ " Atlantic " aniV IfeSlW \w '' Uwim." 



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Barque HATTIE GOUDEY, 938 tons, Richard R. 
Shaw maater, from Philadelphia for Rouen, France, with 
a cargo of wheat, arrived safety at Havre on the 25th 
February, and was obliged to wait until the 9tti March 
for high tides to allow her to cross the bar. Whilst tow- 
ing up the river on that date in charge of two tow-boats, 
she struck on a bank about twelve hundred metres N.E. 
of Honfleur, capsized, filled with water, and became a 
total wreck. Three of the crew were drowned. Owned 
by Zebina Goudey, W. W. Crosby, William and N. B. 
Currier, Josiah Crosby, Victs & Dennis and others. 
Vessel and freight insured $10,900 in " Oriental," 
$10,000 in " Acadian," $4,500 in " Marine," $2,000 in 
" Commercial," $1,000 in " Atlantic" and $500 in"I^- 
cific." 

Barque DARTMOUTH, 873 tons, Benjamin C. Ray- 
mond master, sailed from Liverpool, G. B., on the 2'7th 
.laniiary, for Delaware Breakwater, in ballast, and was 
not afterwards heard of There were eighteen per- 
Hons on board, of whom the following belonged to 
Yamiouth: Benjamin C. Raymond, master, of Hebron: 
his wife, Irene (daughter of Mr. Chipman P. Doty): 
Jesse Wyman {son of the late Capt. Jesse Wyman), 
mate; Edward D. Perry (son of the late Elias Perry), 
of Beaver River, second mate. Owned by L. E. Baker, 
S. P. Raymond & Co. and the master. She had been 
but a few days ont of dock, where she had been re-cop- 
pered and re-classed, previous to her sailing. Insured 
$8,000 in " Marine," $4,000 in " Pacific," $3,000 in " Ori- 
ental " and $3,000 in " Commercial." 

B.\RQUE CHILI, 649 tons, Sylvester L. Oliver master, 
sailed from Baltimore on the l7th December, 1878, for 
Rochefort, France, with a cargo of grain, and foundered 
ou the 29th, in lat. 40 N., long. 48 W. Crew rescued 
by American schooner "EdwaM \. Vi-OTTvwiwV ^.^o%\. 



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Lavender, from Galveston, and landed at Havre. Owned 
by Killam Brothers, B. Corning and Samuel Eillam, jr. 
Vessel and freight insured $9,000 in " Atlantic," $5,000 
in " Pacific " and $2,500 in " Marine." 

Barque LUEDNA DURKEE, 476 tons. Pearl R. 
Durkee master, sailed from New York on the 5th March 
for Bordeaux, with a cargo of 30,752 bushels wheat, and 
was abandoned on the 2lst, in lat. 46.04, long. 38.14, 
with four feet of water in the hold, pumps choked and 
leak increasing. Crew saved and landed at Philadel- 
phia by Belgian steamer " Nederland," from Antwerp. 
Owned by R. W. Freeman, William Rowe and others. 
Insured $8,000 in "Pacific," $7,000 in "Atlantic," 
$>,000 in " Oriental " and $500 in " Commercial." 

Barquentine AUSTIN, 433 tons, James M. Davis 
master, sailed from Laguna, Mexico, on the 10th August 
lor Havre, with a cargo of machinery, and put into Key 
West, Florida, 20th September, leaking, with three feet 
of water in the hold and foremast sprung, having been 
ashore on the Mexican coast. She was subsequently 
condemned and sold. Owned by the master. Insured 
$4,000 in " Commercial " and $2,000 in " Marine." She 
was also insured $5,000 in the " Ocean Marine " of 
Halifax. 

Steamer G. W. JOHNSON, 72 tons, Benjamin S. 
Doane master, sailed from Yarmouth on the 26th March 
for Parrsboro, N. S., intending to ply between ports on 
the Basin of Minas, arrived at Parrsboro 2d April, and 
left the same evening for Wolfville. A gale of wind 
sprang up shortly after leaving port, and the steamer 
was anchored under the lee of Partridge Island. About 
midnight she was discovered to be on fire, and was 
totally destroyed, the remnant of her hull sinking in 
four fathoms of water. The crew escaped and got 
safely ashore. Owned by E. F, Clements and others. 



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Insnred in the Yarmouth Agency of the Lancashire 
Fire Insurance Co. for $7,000. 

Brigantine MINNEHAHA, 244 tons, Samnei Porter 
master, sailed from Pascagonla, Mississippi, on the I2th 
December, 1878, for Nantes, France, with a cargo of 
yellow pine lumber, put into Nassau, N. P., on the 23d, 
leaky, and was subsequently condemned and sold. 
Owned by Benjamin Davis. Insured $4,000 in " Atlan- 
tic." Freight insured $1,600 in " Pacific." 

Beigantike G. T. WINSOH, 98 tons, Edward Allen 
master, sailed from Turk's Island, W. I., on the 15th 
December, with a part cargo of salt, and was not after- 
wards heard of. Her crew consisted of: Cornelius 
Ryder, mate ; Abram Gfuard, cook ; Edward Allen, jr. ■ 
(fon of the master), John Muse (son of Maximine), and 
Patrick Kehoe, of Ireland. Owned by A. F. Stoneman 
& Co. Insured $3,000 in " Marine," Cargo insured 
$400 in same office. 

Schooner DREADNOT, 104 tons, Nathan McConnell 
master, sailed trom Antigua on the 1st March for Yar- 
mouth, with a cargo of molasses, and was not afterwards 
heard of. Her crew was composed of: Joseph W. 
Ritchie, mate ; Joseph J, Muse, cook ; Leon Jeddry, 
Abner Vickery and Joseph N. Ritchie, all residents of 
this County. The crew of the Digby schooner " George 
M. Dutcher" (which was sold in the West Indies), viz.: 
Wallace E. Letteney, master; George Middieton, mate: 
Luther Smallie, seaman, and Peter Saunders, cook, were 
also on board. The " Dreadnot" was owned by William 
Law & Co. and others, and was chartered for this voyage 
by A. F, Stoneman & Co., owners of the cargo. Vessel 
insured $2,200 in " Acadian." Cargo insured $3,000 in 
" Commercial " and $1,000 in " Pacific." 

Schooner SARAH T. A. FROST, 102 tons, Robert 
Bell master, sailed from Porto Rico on iK* \^\V&36.xO(\ 



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for Yarmouth, with a cargo of stigar, and waa not after- 
wards heard of. Her crew was composed of: Isaac B. 
Smith, mate; Philip Trabary, cook; Peter MulesoD, 
Hugh McLeod, and Lawrence Joseph, of Trieste — all, 
excepting the laet named, residents of this County. 
Owned by A. F. Stoneman & Co. Insured $3,000 in 
" Marine." Cargo insured $3,0011 in " Commercial " and 
$1,500 in "Pacific." 

Schooner MOERO, 85 tons, James A. Gayton master, 
sailed from Yarmouth on Saturday, December 7th, 1878, 
for St. Kitt's, with u cargo of iish and lumber. The 

crew considted of: Jameii Morris, mate; Williums, 

cook; H. Clarence Kinney, John Bkckett, and David 
Pursell, seamen. The captain, mate and Kinney be- 
longed to Yarmouth, The schooner left port with u 
strong steady breeze, which continued tijvorabie until 
she waa well oiF the coast on the Sunday night following, 
when it increased to a severe gale, compelling them to 
lay to until Wednesday morning. The atorm had then 
so lar abated ai* to admit of again making sail. They 
had proceeded but a short distance on their course, 
however, before they experienced thick snow-squalls 
und severe winds from W. and N.W., which increased, 
until they exceeded in violence anything they had yet 
encountered. On Friday the captain got an obeerva- 
tion, when he found himself to be about fifty miles S.E. 
from Bermuda. As the vessel had behaved badly while 
laying to, he ran her before the wind under a double- 
reefed fbreaaii, and eoutinued to do this with compar- 
ative safety and comfort until Sunday morning at about 
3 o'clock, when the disaster occurred which will l>e 
presently described. It was the mate'a watch on deck, 
which he occupied with sofinian Biackett, the captuin 
and cook being iu the caljin, and the remaining two 
hands in the forecastle. About 2 o'clock, Biackett 



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having taken the wheel, Morris went down into the 
cabin to look afler the fire and see that all was snug. 
The captain and cook were sleeping soundly in their 
berths on opposite sides of the cabin, and everything 
was cosy and comfortable. He again went on deck, 
and took his turn at the wheel, Blackett stationing him- 
self in the lee of the mainmast. The moon was shining 
brightly at the time, and though the gale blew with 
great fury, they were in a comparatively comfortable 
condition, and to all appearance weru not in any imme- 
diate danger. Without a moment's warning, a tremen- 
dous aea broke with great violence under the vessel's 
counter, lifted from its position the cog-gearing of the 
steering apparatus, which rendered the helm unmanage- 
able, and the two men were thrown headlong fiir out to 
leeward into the boiling sea, Morris, in his fearful 
plunge, going over and clear of the mainboom. Though 
blinded by salt water, and bewildered by the sudden- 
ness of the shock, he instinctively threw up his hands 
in the effort to clutch something, and his fingers came 
in contact with a rope, which he held with the desper- 
ate strength of a drowning man, and in a moment was 
dragged to the surface of the water. As soon as he 
could see and collect his scattered senses, lie found 
that he had caught the foot-rope of the mainboom, 
which the force of the great wave had thrown aft«r 
him, At the name instant that the vessel was struck 
and the rudder ungeared, she broached to, ami coming 
into tlie trough of the sea was thrown on her beam 
ends. This must have all happened in a few seconds of 
time. With great difficulty, Morris hauled himself to 
the upper main rail, this being the only jKirt of the 
vessel out of water. He reached it to find that Blackett 
had also marvelionsly escaped drowning, tuid was cling- 
ing to the same place. When the sea fttrw-ct ^V-sva,, 



108 Recobd of Yarhodth Shipping — Appendix. 



Blockett was alao thrown over the rail by the force of 
the shock and Huddeo careening of the veeael, bnt he 
had canght hold of the maingaff, and was dragged on 
board. Juet ae the two men were trying to reach the 
rail, they saw a man crawling out of the gangway of 
the cabin, down which the water was ponriag with 
great force. MorriB sappoaed him to be the captain, 
and called out, " Be quick, captain, and save yoaraelfl" 
He struggled clear of the descending flood, and flnc> 
ceeded in reaching the rail with the other two men. 
They then saw that it was the cook, Williams, and that 
it was now too late for the captain to get oat, the 
vessel having settled down in the water so that the 
gangway was entirely submerged. The men cut away 
the lanyards of the main ri^ng with their knives, 
when the mainmast immediately broke off at the deck. 
Morris and Blackett then lashed themselves to that part 
of the rail which was most out of water, one of them 
being on the inside of the rail and the other onteide. 
Williams neglected to take this precaution. The posi- 
tion of the men was now one of extreme danger. The 
decklood of lumber had broken its lashings, and was 
being pitched about in all directions with terrible force 
by the fury of the waves, often ponnding against the 
bodies of the poor fellows, who were powerless to ward 
off the blows, or to do more than cling to their precari- 
ous hold. While in this condition, Williams conceived 
the idea of trying to cut the fore rigging, with the hope 
that if this were done, the vessel would then come back 
to her proper position. Though warned by the other 
men not to make the attempt he resolved to do so. He 
watched the seas as they rushed by, and just as a hnge 
wave bad broken and passed over them, leaving for a 
moment the upper rail out of water, he darted forward 
with the expectation oi TeacXaa^^ tVve Tv^ipng and secnr- 



Record op Tahmouth Shippimo — Appendix. 



ing a hold before the next wave came over the veBsel. 
Bnt the poor fellow loet his life id the daring attempt. 
The meD watched him until the blinding spray hid him 
from their sight, and never saw him again. He either 
missed his footing and fell into the sea, or was forced 
by the next wave Item the vessel's aide before he could 
catch the ropes. He might well have saved himself the 
cost of bis life, for in a short time the featenings gave 
way of themselves, and directly the foremast broke off, 
and the vessel righted. The men could now see that 
their unfortunate shipmates in the forecastle must have 
drowned immediately alter the vessel capsized. The 
forward house was gone, undoubtedly having been car- 
ried away with the breaking loose of the deckload. This 
left a large opening for the sea to enter, and the fore- 
castle must have filled with water in a few minutes. 
The main hatch had also been forced off, and the cargo 
was breaking up. The two men now ventured to ^ 
unlaah themselves Irom the rail. They procured ropes 
and lashed them across the davits, and secured s plank 
in such a position that tliey could stand upon it, and be 
out of water most of the time. A. few apples floated 
out of the cabin, which were collected and saved with 
great care. Although the vessel was now in an upright 
position, her whole forward part was completely under 
water, except at short intervals between the breaking 
of the heaviest seas, when the upper parts of the rails 
appeared. The chains and anchors, with other heavy 
gear forward, formed a dangerous weight, while tlie 
foremast, with all its rigging attached, helped to drag 
her down. The mast and some of the lumber, which 
still floated alongside, were pounding violently against 
the vessel, adding another element of danger to their 
already critical condition. It was also a matter of 
fearful uncertainty with them whether th«i c».t^,*A'QBto 



110 Record of Yakmoutb SaippiNO — Appendix. 



packugtiB became water-suaked, would nut sink, and 
carry the vessel down with it. They remained in this 
position of dread and imminent peril all the long, 
stormy day, and the following night, until Monday 
morning. Tlio weather then moderated eufficieutly for 
them to make some sort of an attempt to improve thuir 
condition. Their first anxiety wiw to get rid of the 
mast and other fluating wreckage alongside. They 
watched their chance, and, afler the breaking of a suc- 
cession of heavy soae, reached the how of the vesiBcl, 
having to pwim part of the distance. They soon cut 
away the rigging with their knives, when tlie must, 
with all attached, parted from the whip's side. This 
lightened her so that the windlass appeared at)i')ve 
water, enabling them to work at the chains with the 
hope of getting them overboard. After hours of pain- 
ful and dangerous toil, they succeeded in unsliackling 
the chains, and getting clear of them and the aiiebory. 
The vessel was now lightened so that the men could 
get atl again by wading waist-deep in the water. They 
looked down the cabin g.ingway, and there saw, under- 
neath the water, the body of their captain. They made 
a sort of gaff, and, with considerable difficulty, got the 
body out. A great wound upon ono side of tlie heiwl 
luft no doiibf that the unfortunate man had been thrown 
violently out of his berth against the stove, directly 
beneath and opposite, and had drowned while still 
insensible from the force of tlic blow. He was closely 
wrapped in a i)uilt, just as he had gene to sleep, a fur- 
ther proof that he had never moved after tailing from 
his berth. It was now about 2 p. m. Just as they got 
the captain's body they sighted a ban[ue on their wind- 
ward horiaon, and soon saw that she was ncaring them. 
They got a piece of board, and festening upon it por- 
tions of their clotbing, wavei vV a.* a. %\^a.l of distrest>. 



Kecobd of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. Ill 



But the hope which they felt of being rescued, was 
doomed to u speedy termination. They soon saw that 
the ship's course wouKl leave them about two milee to 
leeward, and when yhe had passed the point which 
brouglit her thus near, and was gliding rapidly away 
without a sign of recognition, their hearts sank within 
them, and they felt themselves abandoned to perish. 
Despair is bad enough when brought on by a succession 
of misfortunes; but despair so suddenly taking the 
place of buoyant hope, is almost more than humanity 
can endure. The situation of the men was now miser- 
able in the extreme. Their strength was fast filing 
from exposure, over-exertion and want of ftmd; the 
dead body of their captain lay on deck beside them, and 
tlie near approach of night brought with it the dreadful 
thought that their sinking craft might not hold them up 
until another dawn. Though the)' now givve up all 
hope of rescue, they still kept waving their signal, 
witli the desperate persistence of drowning men. TliuB 
clinging to the shattered and linking hulk they watched 
the beautiful outlines of the departing ship, and felt 
that they had seen but « swc^ct vi.sion to mock them in 
their misery. But directly, as their straining eyes 
glared at the fading object, they caught sight of a 
muvcmciit which caused their hearts to bent wildly 
again with sudden hope. The topgallant sails of the 
sliip were rapidly lowered, and while they could 
scarcely yet believe that the sign was one of good to 
them, anutlier sail was hauled in, the vessel changed 
her course, and in a few moments bore directly toward 
tliom. But although they now felt sure of speedy 
deliverance, their joy was not so bewildering as to 
cause them to forget that tlie performance of a mourn- 
ful duty was required of tliem. Their dead captain 
still lay anburied. With revercut WxvAs, "C^m-s ^s^asl?i. 



112 Record of YABUOtiTH Shiffinq — Appendix. 



him closely in the sheet that was already around him, 
enclosiDg one of the iron windlasfi levers for a weight. 
The mate thep read a chapter from the dead man's 
Bible, which Itad but a short time before floated out of 
tiie cabin, and after offering a short prayer, they 
launched him into the deep. When they had finished 
their Bad task, their rescuer wan close upon them, and 
none too soon, for it was now beginning to grow dark. 
The barqae rounded to on their leeward side, when the 
shipwrecked men liailed her and asked to be taken off. 
A boat was immediately lowered, and they were taken 
on board, where they were received with many tokens 
of joy and treated with the utmost kindness. Their 
rescuer proved to be the barque " Bomo," Capt Carrol, 
of Londonderry, Ireland, from Calais, France, bound for 
Baltimore. She arrived safely at the latter port in a 
few days from that time, where she landed the ship- 
wrecked men. The kind-hearted captain was especially 
overjoyed at their rescue, and told them bow narrowly 
they had escaped Irom being missed by him. His ship 
had experienced the same gale which Iiad wrecked the 
schooner. When it moderated, on Monday morning, he 
found himself considerably off bis proper course, but 
not quite &r enou^ to make it immediately necessary 
to tack ship. But the wind kept canting very grada- 
ally and slightly and crowding the vessel off, until the 
captain expressed hie intention of tacking ship at nooD, 
unless the wind should change in the meantime. Bnt 
at noon the wind had altered just a point in his &vor, 
barely sufficient to change his decision of a few hours 
before. He now thought to run until 4 o'clock, when it 
would be necessary to take the other tack. At 4 o'clock 
they were about passing the wreck, though it was 
so low in the water that they did not discover it, nor 
the signal of distress. BbottV^ after this, the second 



Bbcobd of Yabkouth SHumra — Appendix. IIS 



mate went aloft with one of the men to attend to 
some trifling dnty, and while there noticed the black 
object on the water, bnt could not eee it plainly enough 
to distinguish ita character. They thought they could 
see something moving upon it^ however, and after finiBh- 
ing their work and returning to the deck, they reported 
their discovery to the captain. Capt. Carrol examined 
the object with bis glass, but coatd make nothing ont 
of it. He was undecided for a time what to do, bnt 
leet there shonld be a bare possibility of hie leaving a 
human being to perish, he at length ordered the topgal- 
lantsails to be lowered and other sails to be taken in, 
and bore down on the wreck. By these apparently 
trifling occurrences, the rescuer and the perishing were 
brought near each other, and two souls were saved to 
tell the story of disaster and death, of miraculous inter- 
position of Providence, and of God's power on the great 
deep. When it is borne in mind that they were far nut 
of the usual track of passing vessels, their escape seems 
truly providential, and the mate, in recounting the cir- 
cumstances, seemed to feel this to be the case. The 
" Moero " was owned by Parker, Eakine &, Co. Insured 
$2,000 in "Commercial "and $2,000in"Pacific." Cargo 
insured $3,500 in " Oriental." 

Schooner BOADICEA, 79 tons, Levi Nickerson 
master, sailed from Yarmontb on the 24th January for 
Martinique, with a general cargo, and was not after- 
wards heard of. Her crew was composed of: Charles W. 
Hereey, of Tannouth, mate, leaving a widow and three 
children; Jacob Nickerson, cook (brother of the cap- 
tain), leaving a widow and four children; William 
Strickland, of Yarmonth, leaving a widow and five chil- 
dren; Joseph Douoette, of Argyle, leaving a widow; 
Isaac Hontt^e, of Argyle, unmarried. The captain 
left a widow and four children. Owwe^ Vi-j ■ft.-^^fwsa. ^ 



114 Record of Yarhouth Shipping — Appekdix. 



Moses and R. S. Eakioe, jr. Vessel inBurecl |l|500 io 
" Marine." Cargo insured $2,600 in " Marine " and $800 
in " Atlantic." 

Schooner LIZZIE M. STEWART, 74 tons, Calvin 
Morrill, uf Brooklyn, master, sailed from Tarmouth oo 
the 15th February for Barbados, with a cargo of fisli, 
lumber, etc., and was not afterwards heard of. Her 
crew was composed of: Asa Scovill, of Chegoggin, 
mate ; Jesse Cann, of Overton, cook ; Benjamin Nicker- 
son, of Pubuico ; Henry Montague, of Nantucket, Masaa- 
cbusetts, and Antonio Scotia, of Trieste. Owned by- 
Parker, Eakins & Co. No insurance on vessel. Cargo 
insured $2,500 in "Commercial." The mate, Mr. Abs 
Scovill, was one of the two survivors of the crew of the 
ship " W. J. Hatfield," of Yarmouth (which foundered 
at sea as previously reported), who jumped overboard 
from that vessel and were picked up by the boat of the 
^' Floka." 

Schooner E. GOODWIN, 68 tons, Isaac Goodwin 
master and owner, from Yarmouth ibr Sydney, C. B., in 
l>allast, ran axhure at Jeddure Ledges, on the 1st Sep- 
tember, and became a total losm. Crew saved. Insured 
$2,000 in "Oriental." 

SCHOONBK ZAIDEE, 60 tons, Timothy Powell master, 
from Halifax for Yarmouth, with a cargo of coal, went 
a«hore at Gull Island, near Liverpool, on the 19tli 
December, and was condemned and sold. Owned by 
Gei>rgc K. Trefry and otlicrn. The cargo was owned 
by JamoH E. Clements, and insured $225 in " Atlantic." 
Xo insurance on vessel, 

ScHOOXEH MANOMET, 58 tonn, sailed from Yarmouth 
on the 2Tth December, 18T8, for Antigua, with a cargo 
of fish, etc., and cupstzed during n gale on the 3d Janu- 
ary, ill lilt. 34 X., Ion. 52 W. She afterwards righted, 
iv/(/i c'iibin half I'uW oV ■watev Mid both masts gone. 



Rbcoru ok Yarmodth 8hippis<i — Appendix. IIS 



Samuel Patter«on, mutn, and Robert McKJiinoii, ricaman. 
were rlrowned. The siirvivorfl, consisting of the mati- 
ter and two ttcumon, were rcucued by the Danish brig 
" M»riH Anna," on the Iflth January, and landed at 
Havre on the lOth February. Owned by Samuel Kil- 
lam, jr., and William A. Ktllam. Insured $1,000 in 
" Atlantic." Freight injured $700 in the name office. 

Schooner JUVENILE, il tons, Herbert Hinea mas- 
ter, from Bunk Quero via Csnso for Irfickeport, with » 
full fare of 629 quintal? of codfish, struck on Jeddore 
Ledges, on the night of the 9th October, and came off 
shortly afterwards, leaking badly. The night was verj" 
dark, and the weather thick. As the captain could not 
make the land, he ran for Devil's Island light. At mid- 
night, when the light was in sight, the leak had 
increased, although the pnmps had been working con- 
tinually, and the vessel was found to be settling in the 
water. The captaiTi and crew, ten in number, took to 
the dories and made for the shore. The vessel sank 
soon afterwards. Owned by Hatfield, Kinney & Co. 
Insured $1,000 in "Oriental" and $200 in "Commer- 
cial." Cargo insureil $2,000 in " Pacific." 

ScHOOXER ESTELIjA, 45 tons, John Hersey master, 
sailed from Yarmouth on the 28th December, 1878, for 
Antigua, with a cargq of fish, etc., and experienced 
very heavy weather immediately after leaving port, and 
was obliged to lay to three days. Her crew comprised : 
James Foote, of Chegoggrn, mate : James Young, Charles 
Cosman, seamen: and Aaron Boyd. cook. On the morn- 
ing of January 5th, a heavy sea capsized the vessel. 
Of the crew of five men Cosman only was on deck, the 
other four being below. Capt. Hersey and chief officer 
Foote and the conk cinne on deck us she tnrni-d over. 
The survivors tlii-n snc.-eeded in gelling on the side of 
Ihe vessel. The cook fell ofl' exhausU-.d «.\\fc\ '<\«ft';. 



116 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appemdix. 



Iiourd. Thu captain ouecumbed to tlie exposure and 
r»tigue ufVer gallantly holding on until after 8 o'clock 
in the morning. The veBsel finally righted, full of 
water. Footu and Cosman managed, with great diffi- 
<;ulty, to make their way once more to the vesBeFa 
ileuk. They laid planks on the wmdlaau and water 
ImrreU, which served as their hed and resting-place for 
fifteen days. Neither of them slept for the first three 
days, expecting every moment that the vessel would 
sink beneath them. On the fourth day a barrel of 
apples floated from the fore hold, which they succeeded 
in capturing. The apples were saturated with salt 
water, and caused the poor fellows the most intense 
thirst. They also obtained a box of salted mackerel 
which they greedily devoured. A day or two after- 
wards a barrel of flour floated out from the hold. 
They made dough of a portion of its contents, but a 
heavy sea springing up a wave washed it away. Janu- 
rtry 19th, while the wind was piercingly cold and the 
sun was about going down, the unhappy men were seen 
by the Spanith brig " Dorotea," which bore down and 
rescued them. They were in such an emaciated condi- 
tion tlint tliey had to be lifted from their plank bed, Ut 
which they had tied themselves to prevent beiug 
wasliecl off. The survivors wefo landeil at Falmouth, 
Fiiiglaiid, on the 15th February. Owned by William A. 
Killam. lnsnro<l $2,U<)() in " Facific." Cargo insured 
$1,500 in " Oriental." 

SciiuoNEH VILLAGE BELLE. 25 tons, sailed from 
Emerald Isle, Barrington, on Sunday morning, 7th De- 
cember, for Argyle. There were on board Michael 
Wrayton, master: his youngest son, Lovett, aged nine- 
teen; his youngest daughter, Cassie, aged seventeen; 
und Jacob Sears: who were intending to visit Gapt. 
William McDonneU t^Mt. WmyUinV son-in-law). Be- 



^v^^^^^^^s 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 117 



tween 1 and 2 p. m. the schooner was seen to sink in 
Argyle Sound, and immediately boats put off from the 
shore to the scene of the disaster, about three-quarters 
of a mile distant. One of the boats succeeded in recov- 
ering the bodies of Mr. Wrayton and his daughter, and 
nonvej'ed them with all possible haste to Capt. McDon- 
nell't> residence, about a mile and a half away. Drs. 
Barton and Fox were speedily in attendance, but their 
efforts at resuscitation were unavailing. The bodies of 
young Wrayton and Senrs were not recovered. The 
"Village Belle" was owned by William McDonnell. 
Xo insurance. 

ScHOOSER CHESAPEAKE, 26 tons, Ansley Turner 
master and owner, in ballast, ran ashore at Grand 
Manan during a gale on the I8th August, and became a 
total wreck. Crew and materials saved. 

Schooner MAROON, 80 tons, Swain master, of and 
from Lockeport, N. S., for Barbados, was abandoned at 
jtea on the 29th January. Crew saved and landed at 
Barbados. Insured $6,000 in " Pacific." 

Schooner SISSIBOO, owned by J. G. Hall & Co., 
Boston, was abandoned at sea during this year. Tn- 
wured $4,000 in " Marine." 

Mr. James Purdy, mate of ship " Hectanooga," died 
uf fever on the I3th October, while on the passage from 
Mobile to Dublin, 

Capt. John J. Bain, master of French brig " Marie," 
died at St, Martin's, W. I., on the I6th September, 

Mr. Hugh Porter (son of Mr. John Porter, of Pem- 
broke), fell from the mainyard of ship " George Bell" 
to the deck, on the 20th December, on the passage from 
Philadelphia to Bremen, and was instantly killed. 

Mr, Oscar Raymond (son of Capt, R. B. Raymond), 
was lost overboard on the 10th Jwxj, ^toth \sot«j^^ 



US KECUltU OK YAnMUUTH [?HIPI'I! 



"Tliumac Perry," on tlie [mawigt; from Baltimore U» 
Briijtol, uikI drowned. 

Heury Powers (sou of tlie kte Mr, William Powers), 
was lost overboard on tlie 18th October from barqm- 
" Lizzit! Purry," on tlie voyage fnmi Plulmielphiu t*i 
Waterford. aud drowned. 

William McKay (Hon uf Lauchluu McKay, Esq., of 
Barton, Higby Co.), fell from the foretopttail yard of 
boTque " George H. Jenkins," on the 4th December, 
on the passage from Havre to New York, and wan 
drowned. 

1880. 

ynip J. S. WRIGHT, 12t4 tons, T. W. Clmrchill mas- 
ter, saile<l from Glasgow, Scotland, on the +tli May, fur 
Providence, R. I., with a cargo of iron, sprang a leak on 
the 17th, in lat. 50.08, long. 38.03, and was abandoned. 
Crew rescued by steamer '■ Gloucester," from Bristol, 
and landed at New York on the 2-tth. Owned by N. 
Churchill. Insured $5,000 in the " Commercial" office. 

Ship PAUL BOYTON, 1097 tons, John Killam mas- 
ter, sailed from Baltimore, Maryland, on the 21nt 
August, for Hamburg, with a cargo of 63,950 busheltt of 
corn, and at midnight ou the 20th September, during a 
strong gale and heavy sea, wai« <Iriven ashore on the 
Goodwin Sands, where she became a total wreck. 
(Jrew saved by the Deal life boats. Owned by Andrew 
Lovitt and others. Insured $10,000 in " Commercial," 
$2,200 in "Oriental," $1,800 in "Acadian," $2,500 in 
■■ Pacific," $750 in " Atlantic," and $1,800 iu " Mariue." 
Freight insured $600 in " Commercial," $1,100 in " Pa- 
cific," aud $600 iu " Atlantic." 

Ship TOLLINGTON, 1070 t.-ns, Albert W. Robbiue 
master, sailed from Bremen on thu 22d January for 
A'ew York, in baUast, awd vaii \j.fe\\oTft at Amelaud (near 



Rt:coRD OF Yakmouth Shipping — Appendix. 119 



the mouth of the Texel River), on the night of the 26th 
January, and became a total Iobb, Crew saved. Owned 
by Dennis & Doane and others. loBured $4,U0O in 
■' Oriental," $1,800 in " Marine," $1,600 in " Pacific," and 
$1,000 in "Atlantic." 

Barque REVIEWER, 991 tons, Frederick Brown 
master, sailed from Liverpool, G. B., on the 21et June 
tor Philadelphia, with a cargo of iron, soda, wool and 
r-Agu, and ran ashore on the 5th August at Harbor 
Island, East Halifax, N. S., where she became a total 
wreck. Crew and a large portion of the cargo saved. 
Owned by G. J. and J. 0. Parish, estate of Jonathan 
Horton and others. Insured $5,500 in " Atlantic," 
$4,000 in " Mariue," and $3,000 in " Acadian." 
' Barque NENUPHAR, 846 tons, James Cain, jr., mas- 
ter, sailed from Baltimore on the 15th March for Lon- 
donderry, with a cargo of 49,ll0 bushels of corn, valued 
at $2'7,044. On the 2eth, at 8 p. m., in lat. 38 N., long. 
32 W., during a hurricane, the vessel was struck by 
heavy soas, which threw her on her beam ends, when 
the fore and main topgallantmasts were cut away. The 
main stays parted; about midnight, two chain plates, 
bolts, etc., were torn from the side, and the mainmast 
was then cut away ; vessel became a complete wreck, 
and was making water very fast ; one pump was kept 
going, the other was broken by the mainmast falling on 
it. A jury foremast was rigged, and on the 2'7th the 
captain and crew were taken off by the American ship 
*' Washington," Martyn master, from New York for 
Bremen. They were landed at Falmouth, England, on 
the 21st April by pilot boat No. 8. The " Washington " 
fell in with the " Nenuphar " on the 24th March, in lat. 
38, long. 60, and remained by her three days before the 
weather moderated sufHciently to effect the rescue of 
the crew. Owned by John and Jameo J. liCiv-AVi-exA 



120 Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



Israel L. Walker. Ineured $10,500 in " Commercial," 
and 19,000 in " Oriental." Freight inwured *700 in 
" Commercial." 

Barque CHARLES F. ELWELL, 755 tons, William 
H. Hiltun master, suilod tram New Orleans on the 2d 
January fur Rouon, Fmnce, with a cargo of grain, and 
waH not aft«rwards heard of. There were probably 
fifteen persons on board, of whom the following belonged 
to Yarraoiith: William H. Hilton, manter, of Rockville, 
and his only son Edward, aged sixteen years; Alma 
Wenton (son of Mr. William Weston, of Rockville), mate. 
Owned by Zebina Goudey, Aaron Goudey and Thomas 
O'Brien. Insured $6,000 in "Oriental," $2,000 each in 
"Commercial," "Pacific," "Atlantic," and $1,000 in 
" Acidian." Freight insured $3,000 in " Oriental." 

Barque FANCHON, 597 tons, Thomas Clendinning 
master, sailed from Charleston, S. C, on the 16th 
Xovomber, for Cette, France, with a cargo of staves, 
and was dismasted during a heavy gale on the 2d De- 
comber, and abandoned. The captain's report is ah 
follows: — "We left Charleston on the 16th November, 
weather mild, and continued so for about a couple of 
days. From that out had a gale abcuit every other day. 
On the 2nd December, when the vessel was under two 
lower topsails, a sea struck her, which knocked off the 
forward house, ripped up three deck planks which were 
under it, broke twelve stanchions, carried away main- 
topmast, main-yard, foretopgallantsail, lower tbretopsail 
yard, and one of the boats. One of the crew was 
washed overboard, but was washed back again. The 
vessel filled with water in about five minutes after- 
wards. She was then in about lat. 41.30 N., long. 
37.30 W. The fresh water tank under deck soon filled 
with salt wat«r. The gale moderated next morning, 
hat the day alter l\\eie wftft a-uolUei ^le, which con- 



Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 121 



tJQued for several duye, during which the crew had 
sometimes to take to the after-house and sometimea to 
the mizzen rigging. The greater portion of the pro- 
visions was washed overboard. We hoisted signals of 
distress, but nine vessels passed without rendering any 
ugsistance. One came alongside, and we could almost 
rea<l the name. If this vessel had stopped, we could 
have gone on board in one of our boats. On the 9th 
December, the barque ' L. G. Biglow,' Capt. Brownrigg, 
trame to our assistance, and after much difficulty we 
succeeded in getting on board. We existed for seven 
days on hard bread, but had no fresh water during all 
that time. Myself and crew lost everything. We were 
landed at Belfast on the 2lst December." The " Fan- 
i^hon " had been put in thorough order, coppered and 
reclassed at Yarmouth in August. Owned by Jacob 
Bingay and others. Insured $2,000 each in " Marine," 
" Oriental," and " Commercial," $1 ,500 in " Atlantic," and 
$1,400 in "Pacific." Freight insured $1,000 each in 
■' Oriental," " Commercial " and " Atlantic." ' 

Bauquk matilda HILYARD, 584 tons, George 
Anderson master, sailed from Dieppe, France, on the 
^4th February, for Ardrossan, in ballast, and was driven 
ashore on the south end of Horse Island, near Ardrossan 
Harbor, where nhe was condemned and sold. Two of 
the crew were drowned. Owned by William Law & 
Co., Joseph B. Lovitt and Edward H. Lovitt. luwured 
$5,000 in the " Oriental." 

Brio WILLIE, 282 tons, Charles Amero master, from 
Barbados for Belliveau'w Cove, in ballast, struck on 
<!ull Rock, Brier Island, N. S„ „n the 22d March, and 
bo<rame a total wreck. Crew and materials saved. She 
subsequently floated off and drifted out tt> sea, and on 
the lOtb April went ashore at Cliegoggin Lobster Bar 
and was broken up. Owned by William D, ^^iVx'iX.. 



122 Record op Yarmouth Shippiso — Appendix. 



Insured $2,000 each in " Commercial " and " Acadian." 

Bhigantine PKONTO, 139 tone, William Rogers mas- 
ter, sailed from Portland, Me., on the Slst January for 
Yarmouth, N. S., in ballast, and went aehore at Petite 
Paaeage, Digby Neck, on the 2d February, and became 
a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by Hatfield, Kin- 
ney & Co. Insured $2,000 each in "Marine" and 
" Oriental." 

Schooner GLADIATOR, 115 tonn, Hilaire Melanson 
master, sailed from Yarmouth on the 7th September for 
Antigua, with a cargo offish and lumber, and her wreck 
was fallen in with bottom up on the 10th, in lat. 41.24, 
long. 64.34, by the brig " Lottie," which arrived at 
Halifax on the l7th. She was again fallen in with on 
the 19tli by the New York pilot boat "Pet," No. 9, 
which sent a boat with two meu alongside. The bodj- 
of the captain (identified by the description given), was 
found hanging by the bowsprit, entangled in the rig- 
ging. A large hole wan cut in the vemsel's side at the 
watct-line, and she doubtless foundered that night, aa no 
trace of her wax afterwards fonnd. AH on hoard per- 
ished, viz.; Hilnire Melnnson, of Saulniervilie, master; 
Augustus f). LeBlanc, of Church Point, mate; Charlen 
Doveau, of f^aimon Rivpr, cook ; and his brother, Louih 
Pevoau, seaman; John O'Donnejl, of Meteghan; and 
Constant Douct'ttc, of Little Brook. Owned by Parker, 
Eakius * Co. Insured $2,500 in " Pacific." Cargo 
insured $2,.5O0 in " Ocean," of Halitax. A few stoves, 
shipped by the Burrell-Johnson Iron Co., were insured 
$185 in " Commercial." 

Schooner ALONZO, 35 tons, Pet*?r P.«)h' master, 
from Yarmimlh tor Shelburne, with a duckload of hay. 
whilsl lying near Wrayton's Island, Barrington, during 
a thunder i-torni on the night of the 26th May, wa« 
«fnicfc by lightning au(\ *e\ yu ft^e. The <-aptain was 



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awakened by h feeling of Hiiffocation, and found the 
cabin filled witli snlpImmuH $<moke. He immediately 
arouaed the crew, who tried to extinguish the fire, but 
without avail, and the schooner was got underway and 
run aground, where she was (Consumed tu the water's 
odge. A Rinall portion of the materials was saved. 
The crew landed in the boat, and the next day arrived 
at Pease's THtand. whence the boat (with the crew on 
board) was towed to Yarmouth by steamer " M. A. 
Starr." Owned by James B. Weddleton. No insur- 
ance on vessel or cargo. 

■Capt. McCallum, master of barque " W. T. Harwanl," 
was washed overboard from that vessel, on the passage 
from Calais, France, to Lewes, Delaware, on the 12th 
November, and drowned. 

Mr. Arthur Goldfinch, of Maitland, mate of barque 
" Bachelors," was washed overboard from that vessel on 
the 13th April, on the passage from New Orleans to 
Rouen, anil drowned. 

Mr. .leremiah Gaytoii, of Argyie, who had been absent 
from Yarmouth for twenty years, and was returning 
home as one of the crew of the barque " Clydesdale," 
which arrived on the 10th April from Liverpool, G. B., 
fell from aloft through the fore hatch into the hold, and 
was instantly killed. 

Mr. Asa Chnte (son of the late Mr. Isaac Chute), of 
Yarmouth, mate of barque " George Peabody," was lost 
overboard from that vessel on the 20th March, on the 
|)assage from New Orleans to Rouen, and drowned. 

Arthnr Roberts, aged seventeen, of Beaver River, 
was lost overboard from Iwrque " Ecuador," on the 13th 
February, on the passage from St. John, N. B., to Glas- 
gow, and drowned. 

Brioantine speed, owned by li.^A.'tt..■^'\^^s.^^.^«»A. 



124 Record of Yauijolith Shu'I'ino — Appendix. 



liailiug from rihulbunio, N. S., put Jiili) Naguau, leaky, 
oit tlto l7tL February, and wun coiKleiuned. Insured 
$l,OOU each iit " Marine," " Atlautiu," aud " Acadinu " 
oflfices. 

1881. 
During this year the number of Yarmuutli vedHeU lost 
wad the tiamt; as in 1880, wliiUt the loss of life attend- 
ing them watu much lens than that of 1880, and iu tliat 
year it was fiir below the average. In only one came 

— that lit" the " Freeman Dennis " — hjis the sad record, 
'■ Not heanl of," to be written, wliile in 1880 tiiere were 
twu nuch eases, aud iu 187i) no fewer than sis, with u 
totttl of uiuety-niue lives. In 1880, thirteen vessels, 
aggregating 8,807 tons, and tliirty-two lives were Io»t 

— the smallest number uf lives since u record of this 
kind was tirst instituted. In 1881 the losses aggregated 
8,890 tons, involving a loss of twenty -one iivos. 

riHiP GEORGE BELL, 1,137 tons, Paskey P. Allen 
master, sailed from Quebec on the 4th October for Ant- 
werp, with a eurgo of timber aud deals, and wan aban- 
doned iu ittt. 44.06, long. 27.40, ou the 31st. Crew- 
rescued liy barijue " Roua,"' Capt. Truks, aud landed at 
Liver^Kiol. The following particulars are gleaned from 
the protest of the captain: — "Began having strong 
winds on the ICth, increasing to heavy squalls on Ittli, 
with ship laiioriug heavily and stniining badly; all 
hands kept continually at the pumps. On the 18th, 
increasing galss with heavy squalls aud seas, which con- 
stantly broke over the ship; at 10 a. m., shipped an 
immense sea which completely bnrie<l her from mizzcn 
to fore mast, floated the entire after part of deckload, 
stove both quarter- boats, booby hatch, and pilot-house 
doors, and carried away poop rail aud boat davits on 
Htarboard side, partly fiVVmg tVi^i c».hvn with water and 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 125 



washing a large quantity of dealfl overboard. At mid- 
night wind veered to W.N.W. On the 19th, gale still 
raging, phiji laboring heavily and seaa constantly break- 
ing over her, filling the deck fore and aft, washing deck 
cargo adrift, carrying large quantities of deals over- 
hoard, filling the galley, forward house and cabin, wash- 
ing men from the pumps. an<l breaking pump handles, 
breaking up liatc)ies, etc. At noon nil hands set to 
work to throw part of deckload overboard. At 4.30 
brought ship to wind on starboard tack. Impossible to 
continue men at the pumps more than half the time. 
Some of the crew were kept bailing water from the 
cabin. <Jn the 20th, heavy gale and liigh sea con- 
tinued. At daylight found ship over half full of water 
and leak rapidly gaining, and all hands set to work to 
clear the deck of remainder of deckloatl. At 10 a. m., 
water in hold within three feet of main deck, tlie cabin 
full of water, all stores wet and washing about store- 
rooms and cabin, knocking down bulkheads and break- 
ing everything in cabin. Crew all came aft and wantod 
t^) leave, as there was a sail in sight, but were told 
that the ship would not be abandoned as long as there 
was any possibility of getting lier into |>ort. As the 
weather wan more moderate, set lower main and mizzen 
topsails, spanker, foresail and foretopmast staysail, and 
tried to get ship by the wind on starlK>ard tack. Win<i 
veering to S.E., ship came round into the trough of the 
sea and became unnianagenble, lying with the lee side of 
house and hatches in tlie water, the sea making a clean 
breach over her. Ship being in danger of breaking up, 
iind there being signs of another westerly gale, all sails 
were furled, ship hove to under the spanker, and sig- 
nals of distress displayed to a sail then in sight, but as 
the weather came on thick the signals were not seen. 
At noon, owing to condition of wea.tKeT, ^ivfe Siwtft \ixA 



126 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



main mastn were cut away^ and also mizzentopmast, 
which took mizzenmast head with it. Ship then righted, 
Imt lying with deck level with the water, so it wai* 
impossible to do anything. At 8 p. m. a gale swept 
from the westward, when the men lashed themselves to 
the mizzenmast. Ship then lay with wind on port side 
and fell off before the wind, rolling heavily. The sen 
broke over her stern and stove in the after end of house, 
washed boat from forward house, and everything from 
the decks. The men watched their chance and made 
their way forward, as that appeared to be the safest part 
of the ship. On the 21st, gale modemting, they man- 
aged to get aft and found rudder and rudder-post adrift 
and swinging from side to side, stern opening and closing 
with every sea; no stores, clothing or furniture re- 
maining, everything having been washed away; water 
t<ink stove in, so that they were left without a morsel 
of food or a drop of fresh water. They then got the 
port anchor off and slipped it with the chain cables 
and all heavy weights possible from forward, in order 
to lighten ship as much as possible ; they got the 
spanker gaff and boom forward and secured them to the 
starboard anchor with a bridle and put it over for a 
drag. The galley stove was taken into tlie forecastle 
and a condenser was rigged to condense water. On 
the 22d, more moderate, ship breaking up, seams all 
opening in main deck and water ways. Found a few 
pieces of meat among deals in poop, and condensed 
about two gallons of water in twenty-four hours. Dur- 
ing the next four days several vessels hove in sight^ 
but although signals of distress were set and torches 
lighted during the night, they failed to attract atten- 
tion. On the 31st, sighted a sail to windward, bound 
east, but so far off we had but faint hopes of being 
seen. However, at i.30 p. m., she bore down towards 



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lis, and proved to be tlic Imrque ' R«na,' Capt. H. 
Triika, of and for Liverpool, from Demerara, who kiodly 
came to our aRi^istAnce, sent liis boat and took uh all on 
board, and on tlie 9tli November landed us all safely 
in Liverpool." Tiie "George Bell" was owned by 
George H. Lovitt, Insured $10,000 in " Commercial," 
«10,000 in " Oriental," and $8,000 in " Marine." Freight 
insured $4,000 in " Oriental " and $1,500 in " Commer- 
cial." 

Ship BOLIVIA, 925 tonw, Henry Ijambert master, 
HHitod from Boiien, France, on.tlie 8th January for New 
York, in ballaHt, and was driven ashore, during a gale, 
at Harfleur, on the 20tli January, and became a total 
loaa. Crew saved. Owned by Kitlam Brothers, In- 
sured $8,0110 in " Pacific," and $8,000 in " Atlantic." 

Barque JOANNA H. CANN, 1,168 tons, George W. 
Tooker master, sailed from Antwerp on the 16th De- 
cember, 1880, for Hampton Roads, in ballast, and went 
asliorc three miles south of Cape Henry on the 12th 
February, where she became a total wreck. Crew and 
materials saved. Owned by Hugh Canu, H. B. Cann, 
and the master. Insured $2,500 in " Pacific," and 
$2,500 in " Atlantic." There was also $10,000 on the 
vessel in the " Ocean Marine," of Halifax. 

Barque H. A. PARR, 1,111 tons, George A. Baker 
master, sailed from Liverpool, G. B., on the 15th Sep- 
tember, for New York, with a general cargo, and was 
»pokcn by the barque " Flora," on the 26th October, in 
lat. 24 N., long. 44 VV., dismasted, the sea at the time 
being so rough they could render no assistance. The 
barque " Camiola," Capt. Peck, of Bear River, N. S., 
rescued (lie crew of the "H. A. Parr" on the 30th, and 
landed them at Baltimore on the 18th November. The 
following is Capt. Peck's report of the disaster: — "Left 
Maryport, 8th October, and took southerly co\w%^. ^vv 



128 Ri»:uuD OF Yarmouth Shippisk — Appendix. 



t)ie 29tli, while lying with topriaiU ati<J courtMiO liangiiig 
in gear, weatlier being cloudy and overcast, with driz- 
zling rain, matle a wreck to the westward at » distance 
of about ton niiltiM with a Hag Hying at niizKeii, and Bup- 
posed it Ui be a diutntsd tiignal. The wreuk was appa- 
' reutly a ban[ue, with main topmast, topgallaiitmagt, and 
all yardd attttched gone, also fore topgHllantiuant anil jib- 
boom and all yards forward, except Ibreyard. At 10 
a. m. we net our Hug at the mizzen truck in acknowl- 
edgment of the name. At meridian the weather oame 
in thick and raining, tto we Umt rtight of the vesoel. At 
5 p. m., the wind breezing up N.E., with thick rain and 
ttilling barometer: bore away in search of the wreck, 
and at 6.80 p. m. made signal of distress, stowed top- 
gal Ian titailn, and nm under wreck's stern, which proved 
to be the barque ' H. A. Purr," of Yarmouth, N, S., 
Capt. Baker, from Liverpool for Xew York, reptirted in 
a linking condition, and wanted me to lay by until 
morning, which I did, shortening sail and hauling by the 
wind, the weather through the night being stonny and 
thick i-ain, with a fresh breeze and liilling barometer. 
At 10 p. m. 1 again spoke the wreck and ascertained 
tliat the boats weru all gone and the pumps choked. 
Sunday, 30th Octciber, it was Wowing a striuig galo and 
a high, boisterous nca was rniniing, but we ran down 
and spoke the wreck, when we ascertained that they 
wished to abandon her. We then launched one of onr 
boats, although at great risk, G. W. Donald (mato), 
with tour seamen having volunteered to attempt tliH 
rescue. ! bore ilown on the weather beam of wreck as 
(riose as was prudent, and hauled by the wind, ship 
under lower topsails at the time. Owing to the heavy- 
sea and ship rolling ami laboring, one man was thrown 
overboard, spraining his right arm and rendering him 
totaily disabled. We golU\m on V^ovwd. The boat got 



Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 12! 



olear, having tliree rieamun on Itoanl. They proceeded 
Bafely to the wreck, and I then wore ship, under the lee 
of the wreck, and there took im board eight men, two 
(if whom were unable tt> help themselvea. The boat 
then returned tu the ahip and took off the remaining 
!4(!ven, iucluding Capt. Baker and officers, all of whom 
we got safely on hoard, they tiavhtg nothing but what 
they 8too<l in. There were fifteen hands in all, and 
Capt. Baker and five men were disabled and in a help- 
lesa condition. The whole was iiccompliwhed in about 
three hours, and without accident, further than getting 
the boat slightly atove. Ship's position, lat. 41.30 N., 
long. 40.06 W. Capt. Baker continued to fail gradually, 
notwithstanding everything was done to make himcom- 
Ibrtable. He could j^et no sleep, except to dose off for 
a few minutes at a time, and this sitting in a chair on 
ileck, as he wa.i in such pain and distress that he could 
not breathe so well in the cabin, and preferred the open 
air during the day and sat in the pilot house at night, 
where he was attended by some one both night and 
day. On November 8th his pulse had risen to 120, still 
he did n()t appear to lose his strength, and we hoped he 
would survive until we got in ; but on the 0th Novem- 
ber, his pulse still being high, wc concluded he could 
not last much longer. The following uight he suffered 
the most excruciating pain until about 2 a. m., on the 
10th, when he appeared more easy and apparently 
dropped off to sleep, after which he never spoke, 
although he continued to breathe until about 4.30 a. m., 
when he expired, sitting as he had been during the 
night in his chair with Mr. Robbinn, second mate of the 
• H. A. Parr," in attendance. After his death he was 
prepared for burial, and at 2.30 p. m. the main yards 
were hove back and the people all mustered aft. The 
usual burial service was read, and Ki* Te«&\W6i ■^•«^ 



130 Recuri) of Yarmouth Shippikc — Appkndix. 



then consigiiod to the Jeep, in the presence of the full 
ship's compauy, lat. 36.10 N., long. 66.44 W. We then 
prooeedeii on our voyago to Baltimore." While the 
"Parr" was in a sinking condition, two vessels —one 
ItaliHD, the other Norwegian — pattsed close by without 
trying to rcndeniny assistance. Before the " Carniola " 
came in night, one of the crew had heen washed over- 
board and drowned. The "Parr" was struck l»y a 
heavy sea during a gale, which carried away the rail. 
This loosening the rigging, the masts went by the board, 
and the vessel began leaking at such a rate that the 
pumps could not free her. Several of the crew had 
their feet severely bunted by soda ash, a portion of 
the cargo, becoming mixed with the water on deck. 
The " H, A. Parr " wan owned by A. C. Robbins and 
others. Insured $8,000 in "Commercial," |4,00U in 
" Oriental," and $4,000 in ■' Marine," Freight insured 
*;J,000 in '• Marine." 

Bahquk MAGGIE MILLER, 1076 tons, J. Augustc 
Tietz master, sailed from Antwerp on the 29th Septem- 
ber tor Hampton Roiuls, in ballast, and was abandoned 
near the Azores, on the '22tl October, half full of water, 
and fast breaking up. Crew rescued by the Austrian 
harqne " Proto," Capt. Catterinich, from New York, 
and )an<led at Alicante, Spain, un the '2lst November. 
Owned Viy Zebiiia Goudey and others. Insured $2,800 
in " Oriental," $2,000 in ■' Commercial," $1,000 in " Pa- 
cific," $500 in " Marine." Freight insured $500 in 
" Oriental." There was also an insurance of $2,000 on 
the vessel in a Hahfax office. 

Barque TRAVELER. 830 tons, Israel Goudey mas- 
ter, sailed from Coosaw, S. C, on the 13th August, for 
London, with a cargo of phosphati', and was dismasted, 
lmi]y strained, and sprang a leak during a gale on the 
Blttt. Site was faWen m ■w\\.\\ ut\ vW "iftth, south of 



Rkcord of Yarmouth Shippikg — Appendix. 131 



Cape Romaia, by steamer " Saragosfla," aud towed into 
Tybee, Georgia, on the 30th, wbere nhe was condemned 
and sold. Owned by L. E. Baker and others. Insured 
$4,200 in " Marine," $2,500 in " Oriental," and $1,000 in 
•' Pacific." Freight insured $3,400 in " Marine," and 
$400 in " Commercial." 

Barque FREEMAN DENNIS, 808 tons, Nehemiah 
Churchill (of Ohio) master, sailed from St. John, N. B., 
OTi the 28th September for Liverpool, G. B., with a 
nargo of dealfl, and was spoken on the 20th October, 
near the Azores, leaking and requiring assistance, by 
Ihe Yarmouth barque " Maggie Miller." Capt. Tietz, of 
the latter vessel {whicli was abandoned two days after- 
wards), stated that during the night, being in want of 
HSttifltance, he sent on board the " Freeman Dennis " for 
help, hut the master of that vessel replied tliat " she 
liiul sprung a leak, and he could render no assistance, 
as he required it himself." During the same day, the 
Russian iHirque " Impi," Capt. Hogeman, from Pillau 
August 26th, saw the " Freeman Dennis," during a 
lliarfnl gale, with signals of distress flying, but having 
only a few sails could not work fo windward. The 
"Freeman Dennis" had no sails, boats or houses, her 
deckload was washing about, and the foremast was seen 
to go over the side. The crew were aft, waving sig- 
nals of distress. Capt. Ilogeman thought she must 
have founderefl the same night, as lie burned torches 
and made every effort to reach the wreck till daylight, 
when no vestige of her couhl be seen. A barquentine- 
riggcd steamer was in sight during the afternoon, but 
she bore away, although every effort was made to sig- 
nal her. Besides the hiaster, there was a boy, also from 
Ohio, on board the " Freeman Dennis," and a young 
man from Westport. She had a crew of fifteen persona, 
all told. Owned by James M. Davis aTV<lvAl\w,\%, \-».'»mc^ 



132 Recoup ok Yaumouth Shipping — Appendix. 



ill yimnoutli iw follows: $1,000 in "Oriental," $800 in 
" AtlHntic,""a»d $300 in " Commercitil." Freight in- 
sured $2,800 in "Orieiitrtl," and $1,500 in "Commer- 
cial." 

Barque RANGER, 630 tons, Wellington Morrell 
niaater, Hailed from Darien, Grcurgm, on tlie 22d Decem- 
ber 1880, for Amsterdam, with a mrgo of pitch pine 
luinher, and was almost completely wrecked during a 
gale on the 3d Janimrv, 1881. She whs abandoned on 
the IGth, the crew being rescued by the Norwegian 
barque " Vasa,'" Capt. Tellaksen, from Fleetwood, Eng- 
land, and laiidtid at New York on 11th February. The 
atory of the sufiering and privation which the cre^v of 
this ill-fated craft endured is best told by the captainn of 
the two vessels, as follows: — "On the 19th January, at 
half-past 1 p. m., in lat. S5.49 N., long. 41.39 W., Capt. 
Tellaksen's attention was attracted to what at first 
appeared ti> be a dark spe<;k on the crest of the fer- 
stretchtng billows. By degrees the speck increased in 
size, until at last it became apparent that a number of 
men were in the distance clinging to such pieces of « 
submerged wreck as could be made available for the 
purpose of protecting life. The wreck was drifting to 
the starboard side of the barque, and a man wan seen in . 
the rigging waving an Englir<h flag to attract attention. 
Capt, Tellaksen kept his course and soon reached the 
imperilled persons. They were twelve in number, and 
were the crew of the barque ' Ranger," Capt. Morrell, 
{>f Yarmouth, N. S., and bound for Amsterdam from a 
southern port with a cargo of lumber. They had been 
out three weeks when they were utruck by a squall and 
had their uminmaat carried awUy. The barque was 
reduced to a complete wreck, and the crew managed to 
oxist tor three weeks in the exposed condition in which 
they ivere found by their t^bcmot*. During that time 



Record of Yarmouth Shippiko — Appekoix. IHS 



tlip wreck WHS waterlogged, and only the poop and 
cAbin remained above the water. The steward was 
washed oft' by a wave that broke over them, and for a 
time his companions gave him up as lost. A returning 
wave waslied him againut tiie wreck, but with bhcIi vio- 
loncc as to dislocate hia ulioulder. He wan dragged on 
board, and was among the unfortunates who were aub- 
soquently picked up by the ' Vasa.' A h()y who had 
been at the wheel was also washed overboard when the 
wave struck them, but he also was among the survivors. 
Notwithstanding their prolonged privations and expos- 
ures, the party, when they came ashore yesterday, 
looked as if they had been well taken care of by their 
rescuers, but some of them still suffered from frozen 
teet and swollen hands. The captain of the wrecked 
barque reports that during tlioir three weeks' exiKtsure 
on the submerged craft they were passed by four sail- 
ing vessels, the last being an Italian barque, all of 
which seeing their peril passed tliem by and refused to 
go to their assistance. They prolonged life on a very 
scanty allowance of bread whicli was soaked through 
with salt water, and some dried apples. With the aid 
of a small lead pipe and an oil can they inanaged to con- 
dense a sufficient supply of water to help sustain life. 
They contrived to heat the water by oakum soaked in 
petroleum whicli they succeeded in igniting." After 
stating particulars of the terrific gale in which sails 
were lost, forwanJ house, boats, and fifteen stanchions 
carried away, pumps disabled, and other damage sus- 
tained, Capt. Morrell proceeded : " On the -tth, at 5 a. ra., 
we found that tlic sliip was waterlogged, and would not 
stand uji. We therefore cut away the mainmast, in 
order that she might remain on her bottom and thereby 
save our lives. At daylight the gale was stifl blowing 
with tremendous force, and the ma\uu\».*\' ■^'i* Vj^"*^"*, 



134 Record of Yakuouth Shippikg — Appendix. 



acrusa the deck, making very bad work fur ue, as we 
could not get forward to clear the niainRtay, which was 
holding the inamt. All our uupply of water on deck was 
loHt, but there was a tank of one thousand gallons below, 
which we could get at an rioon as the weather had mod- 
erated. We managed to get on the house one barrel of 
bread, a half barrel of apples, a firkin of butter and a 
ham. These aerved as stores for our party of twelve 
men. For drink we had one l)ottle of gin, two bottler 
of lime juice, and one gallon of vinegar. As the cal>in 
could not be used, we got a spare topgallantsail and 
put it over the spanker gufT, making a sort of tent in 
which we might shelter ourselves. It formed, however, 
a very poor refuge, for the spray, and occasionally a sea 
would come over us, wetting us and everything within 
reach, so tliat by the first night our breaii and applet 
were completely saturated with salt water. The only 
thing to be done under the circumstances to keep our- 
selves comparatively dry was to take off our dripping 
clothes and wring them. As we could not get at the 
tank and did not know when we could reach it, we 
t(K)k the salt water tank from the wash-room, with the 
pipes connected, and made an effort to condense the 
water in the pilot house, using tlie Iiottom of the cabin 
stove to make a fire in. But the sea would break in 
through the pilot house doors and put the fire out, so that 
it was almost impossible to get steam enough to con- 
dense the water. But we made out to collect a little, 
perhaps a gallon, when a sea stove through the pilot 
house, taking our condensing apparatus, tearing the 
tank pipes, washing the steward through the door and 
striking him against the berth, injuring him severely. 
The stonn had spent its fury, and on the 5th we cleared 
away the mainstays, got the mainmast off the deck, and 
tried to run before the \N\nd, but tound it impossible to 



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do so, ae heavy seas wouI(( come over the poop, render- 
ing it difficult for the men to hold on to the wheel 
and tackles. The tiller came off, and ae it was imposRi- 
ble to secure it, the lower rudder irons were soon 
broken off and we had to get clear of the rudder alto- 
gether to aave the 8tern from being torn to pieces. 
After two or three days the tank gave out and we liad 
to get a five gallon oil can and arrange the pipes and 
start it as a condenser. The progress was verj- alow, 
as the pipes were damaged, so that at the outside we 
did not get more than three gallons of fresh water from 
tliia process. The topgallantsail which we had used for 
a tent was torn so badly by the wind that we had to 
get a spare topsail and make a new tent around the 
spanker boom. The sail being all wet we took the 
doors from the cabin to stretch upon. The bedclothes 
which we saved were wrung at night and put over us, 
so that we were soaked through from the time of the 
disaster until we were taken off. On the afternoon of 
the fourth day a full rigged brig passed within three 
miles of us, steering east. She had light colored top- 
sides and darker colored bulwarks. On the 6th an 
Italian barque stood down to us, steering onslcrly, and 
asked us if we had any boats. We told them we had 
not, and they stood by us without making the least' 
effort to aid us, although if they were so minded there 
would have been hut little difficulty in taking us off. 
The barque's mainyard was gone, but there was nothing 
to hinder them from rescuing us, had not cowardice and 
inhumanity been predominant among their crew. They 
did not disgrace any nation by showing its flag, but the 
letters of the vessel's name, excepting the first one, 
which I could not make out, were ' uccari,' and 1 judged 
her to be Italian from her build. Judging from onr 
exhausted appearance they must have U\q\i.^\.'Oo».'(.-w«. 



136 Recohd of Yarmouth ir-HipPiKc — Appenois. 



could not iaat long, for the veeuel wac lirenkiD^; up ftist, 
and we told them 80, whicli makou their conduct mure 
inexcusable. Ab the vo»Kel wae pari^ing U8, abandoning 
us to our fate, a oouutryman of theirs dierohed, with the 
intention of ttwimiuing to tlie receding vesMel, but lie 
was dissuaded from the attempt. As they could see 
hJH movements from the barque, it oeemed to be the 
strongest appeal thut eonld be made to their humanity, 
provided they had any. On the 8lh a barque passed 
about two ami a half miles to the windward of us, and 
with any sort of a lookout should have seen us. At the, 
same time another barque piissed to leeward of us, but 
was too far off to sue us. On the 14th, at daylight, 
we saw a steamer coming towards us from the west- 
ward. At 8 a. m. she passed us about two miles to the 
northward. She was brigan tine- rigged, black funnel, 
aud we could see tiie bright red below the water-line. 
Yet she never noticed us. Her officers must have beau 
snug under the weather canvas. On tlie 15th there 
were a few light siiowers, bnt not enough to take all the 
salt out of tlie sails. Tlieretbre whatever little water 
was obtained was very brackish. With if we soaked 
dome of tiie salt out of tlie bread and apples. We man- 
aged also to cook some of the bread and apples in part 
X)( it, so that they might be made fit for eating. Thtii 
was the only effort made at cooking while on the wreck 
— in fact, the only chance we had to do anything — and 
it was the only time we liad anytiiing like a meal, 
although not a very palatable one, but it was eaten witli 
relish and thaukfuluess. At dayliglit on the 16th we 
spied a barque three or four miles off. We carried 
tiare-up lights iu the rigging to attract attention, tmt 
liiiled, as they sailed away from us. At last the barque 
' Vasa' hove in sight and at once took us on board and 
tenderly cared for ua."' T\\c " Ra.\i^«r " wa-s owned by 



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Deimis & Doane, N. W. Bletheii, and George R. Doty. 
Insured ?7,000 in "Atlantic." Freight insured $3,000 
in '' Pai^ific," $1,500 in " Acadian," and $1,500 in " Ma- 
rine." There was an inHumnce on Mr. Blethen's inter- 
est in a Halifax office. 

BARguE GEORGE H. JENKINS, 582 tons, James W. 
Abbott mailer, nailed from Pennacola, Florida, on tho 
Ist February, for Liverjiool, G. B., with a cargo of pitch 
pine lumber, and encountered a severe gale a few days 
after leaving port, during which she sprang a leak, lost 
forctopmast, had bows and stern stove in, stanchions 
and bulwarks carried away, and waterways and cover' 
ing board started. She put into Key West on the 16th, 
and w^as condemned and sold. Owned by Dennis & 
Doane, and others. Insured $1,000 in "Atlantic." 
Freight insured $2,500 in " Acadian," $2,500 in " Atlan- 
tic," and $2,000 in " Marine." 

Bhigastine mild, 208 tons, Thomas W. Vickery 
master, sailed from Yarmouth on the 27th January for 
Antigua, with a cargo of lumber, etc., and during the 
same night encountered a violent gale from the North, 
which, with the intense cold and ice, caused the vessel 
to labor heavily and take considerable water. At- 
tempts were made to return to port, but failed, owing 
to the severity of the weather. At 1 a. m., on the 28th, 
both pumps became choked, and as it was utterly 
impossible to free tliem, the vessel became waterlogged. 
They continued to steer southward, before the gale, for 
four days, reaching lat. 36, long. 57, on tho evening of 
the -ith February. At 10 p. m., a steamer came close 
by, but continued on, although signalled and lights 
burning, which they could not foil to see. On the 
morning of the 6th the brig " Lizzie Zittlosen " hove in 
sight and rescued them, landing them in Portland, 
ifeine, on the 12th February. Owned b-j G'fiow^ ^«si.- 



138 RfctouD OF Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



ilersoD. Cargo insured $1,400 in "Atlantic." Nu in- 
»uranco on vessel. 

Briuantibe bride, 178 tons, Haacke master, from 
Demorara, whilst lying at anchor at St. Thomas on the 
23d August, during a gale, parted chains and drifted on 
a lodge of rocks, where she became a total loss. Crew 
saved. Owned by Thomas E. Kellej" and S. B. Murray. 
Insured $1,500 in "Marine." 

Schooner GRAND MASTER, 108 tons, Nehemiali 
nines master, from Georgetown, P. E. I., for Halifax, 
with a cargo of potatoes, struck on Cape Jack Ledges, 
near Port Miilgrave, N. S., during the night of the 20th 
Xuvember, ami became a total wreck. Crew saved. 
Owned by Byrun Hincs and Jeremiah Murphy, West 
Pulmico. No insurance on vessel or cargo. 

Schooner J. MORTON, 96 tons, Joseph B, Parker 
master, from Meteglian, X. S., for Yarmouth, with a 
cargo of potatoes, struck on I'eters' Island Ledge, Brier 
Island, on the l7th December, and became a total 
wreck. Crew saved. After discharging a large por- 
tion of the cargo and being stripped, she floated off, and 
tor several days was drifting about in the Bay. She 
went ashore at Church Point, where she remained until 
a gale on the night of the 5th February, 1882, when she 
floated and drifted wiHi the ehb tide to High Head 
Cove, Yarmouth County, wliere she was broken up. 
Owued by Parker, Eakins & Co. Insured $2,000 in 
'■ Commercial." No insurance on the cargo, which was 
alsu owned by the above firm. 

Schooner S. B. NICKERSON, 33 tons, Charles W. 
Bent master, from Canso for Yarmouth, on a Bshing 
viiyage, caught fire off Beaver Harbor, on the 25th Sep- 
tember, and was burned to the water's edge. The 
crew landed in the boat at Beaver Harbor. No insur- 
*uico on vessel. Cargo msMTftA \\i ^siUfex for $2,000. 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendis. 139 



J. W, Hatfield, mate of the barque " Lennie," was 
killed at Quebec on the 2d August, by a stone fiUling 
from a ballast tub and striking hiin on the head. The 
ileccaaed was a resident of St. John, N. B., was married, 
and was a cousin of the late Capt. t^tanley Hatfield, who 
was killed during the mutiny on board the above vessel 
ill 1875. 

Thomas A. Beveridge, of Melbourne (second mate), 
and Martin Andersen (seaman), of Bremen, of ship 
"Hectanooga," were washed overboard and drowned on 
the 26th Febmary. Mr. Beveridge left a widow. 

Jacob Stanwood, mate of the brig "Cora," died of 
yellow fever at Antigua, on the Slst July. He left a 
widow and two children. 

S. Freeman, of Barrington, second mate of barque 
" Talisman," was waslied overboard and drowned on the 
passage from Liverpool, G. B., to Philadelphia, in De- 
cember. He left a widow and family. 

Benjamin Roes, a seaman on board ship " William," 
fell from the foretopgiillantmast to the deck, on the 20fh 
May, and was instantly killed. 

William Brown, of Norway, seaman, on board ship 
" Adolphus," fell from the upper mizzentopsail, on the 
4th August, and striking on the pilot house, was in- 
stantly killed. 

Carl Neilsen, a seaman on board ship " Vandyek," fell 
from the topmast cross-trees, on the 3d August, and was 
instantly killed. 

ScHOOXER TWO SISTERS, 130 tons, of Sandy Cove, 
Digby County, was wrecked at Digby Neck in Septem- 
ber. Insured in " Marine " office, Yarmouth, for $2,000. 

Schooner VIOLA, 36 tons, of Clyde River, N. S., 
was wrecked at Grand Manan in November. Insnr«d 
in the " Commercial" office, YKnQOTi,ttv,fex%\?Ssa. 



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THE "HAPPY HOME'- DISASTER. 

The barque " Happy Home," Capt. Coalfleet, of Hants- 
port, N. S., from Hamburg for St. John, N. B., in ballast, 
during a enow squall, struck on Trinity Ledges, four- 
teen miles N. by W, of Yarmouth, at 7.30 on the even- 
ing of the 3d January. She remained on the ledge two 
hours, wh>;n she floated off, half full of water, and about 
10 o'clock fell over on lier beiuu ends. The captain's 
witb and daughter — the latter eiglit years of age — 
with all hands, were hished to the mizzen chains, thc 
sea breaking over them. The cook perished at 1'2 
o'clock, the little girl at I a. m., and the mother at 4. 
The girl was clasped in her mothor's aims, in wliich 
position they remained until their lifeless bodies were 
taken olf the wreck. The captain's feet and the mate'? 
hands were badly frozen; the second mate and three of 
the crew were also frost-bitten, but less severely. The 
next morning the wreck was descried from the shore, 
and boats put off from Sanford and High Head, and 
rescued Capt, Coalfleet and crew of twelve men, who 
were conveyed ashore and kindly cared for. The dead 
were also brought to land, and an inquest held before 
N, Hilton, Esq., Coroner, a verdict being returned in 
accordance with the facts. The remains of Mrs. Coal- 
fleet and daughter were forwarded by train to Hantsport, 
in cliarge of the second mate. The remains of the cook 
were buried in Yarmouth. His name was McDonald, 
and he belonged to Prhice Edward Island. It is said 
that he perished through an act of heroism, in attempting 
to dive and cut the ropes which secured the boat. For 
this purpose he divested himself of his coat, which was 
washed away, and he soon chilled to death. Steamers 
" Alpha " and " Alida " left Yarmouth on Wednesday 
morning for the " Happy H-ome" ^^4 found her about a 



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mile off Black Point, but oould not move her, as her 
chains evidently dragged on the bottom. Stie had been 
in thiB position since Tuesday afternoon, previous to 
which she was drifting ttbout with her bow« under 
water. She subsequently went to pieces. The " Happy 
Home " was mostly owned by E, Churchill & Sons, of 
Hantsport, N. S., who were uninsured, Citpt. John 
Smith, of Barrington, was part owner, his interest being 
insured for »2,500, 



THE STEAMSHIP "MORAVIAN" DISASTER. 

Steamship " Moravian," of the Allan Line, Capt. Archer, 
from Portland, Maine, for Halifax, N. S., and Liverpool, 
G. B., struck on Flat Mud Island {one of the Tuakot 
group), about 9 a. m. of the 27th December, during h 
dense fog. Crew and passengers were saved, brought 
to Yarmouth and forwarded to Halifax. The greater 
portion of the cargo was saved in a damaged condition, 
and realized good prices at auction. The steamer broke 
in two during a gale on the I5th December, 1882, the 
stem sinking in deep water. She was subsequently 
sold to Mr. Mathe^on, of Halifax, who employed divers 
to break up the wreck and save the materials. 



Ship KOVARA, 1445 tons, G. Frank Corning (of 
Beaver River) master, sailed from Shields, England, on 
the 5th November, 1881, for San Francisco, Calitbrnia, 
with a cargo of coals, coke, bricks, and potash. On the 
8th March smoke was seen issuing from the hatches, 
which revealed the fiict that spontaneous combustion of 
the cargo had commenced. The hatches were battened 
down and made tight, the pomps aet at'vni'cV«sA%-^«.T^- 



142 Record of Yarmouth Shippikg — Appesdix. 



thing doue that was ponsible to (jxtinguish the fire, 
but without Hvail. The crow immediately began mak- 
ing all Decesanry preparations for leaving the ves- 
sel. The small boats were not provided with sailing 
tkcitities, and so nwsts were made from iwrtions of the 
ship, and the boats rigged with Bails. Provisions from 
the stores and a supply of freeli water were put in the 
boats. On the morning of March IStli, the flames first 
appeared around the mainmast. On the evening of that 
day, about 6 o'clock, the vessel was abandoned, being 
then ill lat. 1.16 S., long. 114 W. A light breeze was 
blowing at the time. Tliere wore three boats in all that 
left the ship. The captain was tn one boat with niue 
men ; in another were the first mato, John D. Patten, 
and seven men; in the third and smallest boat were 
the second mate, Mr. Richards, and three men. Aft-er 
leaving the ship the flames were seen to spread over 
the rigging, and about 8 o'clock the masts fell over 
the aide. The three boats kept as closely together as 
possible, and sailed thus tor two days; but on the third 
day Richards and his crew lost sight of the others. In 
this boat there were no nautical instruments of any 
sort, not even a compass, the only two of the ship being 
in the other boats. This, in the end, proved a fortunate 
thing for them. The boat was kept as near to the N.E. 
as possible, and at night, when clear, they steered by 
the north star. The weather was good most of the 
time, and very little occurred to disturb the monotony 
of sailing idly along, with the boundless ocean on all 
sides of them. They did not want for provisions, and 
regular rations were served, the dog being helped with 
the rest of them. On the 22d March a sail was sighted, 
which, on approaching, proved to bo the American eliip 
" Republic," Capt. Holmes, from Liverpool, G. B., bound 
to Wilmington, California, They were taken on board 



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and treated with all possible kindness and attention by 
Capt. Holmes and his crew. They reached San Fran- 
cisco by the steamer " Orizaba " on the I8th April, and 
from there telegraphed the owner the 6rst information 
of the disaster. The captain's and mate's boats were 
ialloQ in with on the 16th March, in lat. 1.30 S., long. 
110.45 W., by Germiin barque "Henrique Feodore," 
Capt. Bahlke, from Mazatlan, Mexico, H)r Valparaiso, by 
which vessel the crews of these boats were carried to 
the latter port, arriving there on the 24th April. The 
"Novara's" crew was composed of John Patten (son 
of John) of Hebron, mate; T. Barnard Richards, of 
Tusket, second mate; Charles Hunter (son of Robert 
Hunter, of Bridgewater), Percy Stamer (3on of Rev. H. 
Stamer, of Hubbard's Cove), Charles Ross, of Wey- 
mouth, seamen. A son of Mr. William Waden, of Milton, 
Yarmouth, was also among her crew. The remainder 
wore shipped in Shields, and were foreigners. The 
"Novaru" was owned by William D. Lovitt. Vessel 
insured $7,000 each in "Commercial" and "Marine" 
offices, Yarmouth, and >19,000 in Halifax offices. 
Freiglit insured |lt,000 in Halifex offices. 

Ship RYERSOX, 1428 tons, Edmund C. Dennis mas- 
ter, whilst discharging a cargo of Sydney, 0. B., coals 
at Commissioners' Wharf, Quebec, was discovered to be 
on fire in the hold at 8 o'clock in the morning of July 
13th. The vessel was ordered from the wharf and was 
towed to the mouth of the river St. Charles, and 
grounded on the bank. Several steam fire engines 
were engaged for hours pouring water into the hold. 
During the forenoon the foremast fell, carrying the 
maintopgallantmast with it. The hull was so badly 
burned that she was condemned and sold. Owned by 
the estate of Ryerson & Moses, and E. C, Dennis. In- 
sured $8,000 in the "Commercial" office, Yarmouth ■, 



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aud $4,000 in " Marine," $4,000 in " Chebucto," and 
$3,000 in "Nova Scotia" offices, Halifax. Freight in- 
sured $2,500 in " Merchants' Marine," Halifax. [This 
is the first and only instunce known of a cargo of 
Sydney, C. B., coals igniting from spontaneous combus- 
tion.] 

Ship JESSIE BURRILL, 1.H96 tons, John R. Biauvelt 
master, sailed from New York on the 3d April for 
Shanghai, China, with a cargo of hard coal and case oil, 
and OH the 3l8t July encountered a severe gale from 
the N.N.E., with squalls. The gale continued to in- 
crease until the 3d, when at 11 a. m. a heavy seaBtruck 
the vessel on the port side, bursting in the doors and 
windows of the Ibrward house, breaking boats' beams and 
damaging the boats, smashing in the doors, windows 
and skylight of the after house, flooding the cabin with 
water, and damaging a quantity of provisions. The 
same sea washed away everything movable on the deck, 
including water casks. After clearing away the wreck- 
age, it was ascertained that two of the crew had each 
one of their arms broken, and they were immediately 
attended to by the captain. On the Ist August, the 
gido still continued, heavy seas striking the ship fre- 
quently and flooding the decks. From noon the barom- 
eter kept falling steadily, until at midnight it indicated 
"28.06. The wind at this time blew a hurricane from 
E.y.E., increasing to a typhoon, with tremendous seas 
breaking constantly on deck, ship running before the 
gale. At 4 a. m. next day set close reefed spanker, 
and at 10 o'clock sounded, and found thirty-eighty 
fathoms of water. Immediately wore ship. This bois- 
terous weather continued unabated until 1 a. m. of the 
3d, when land was sighted, bearing S.W. by S., distant 
about two miles, and about this time several sails were 
split by the force oS t\ie E*^e. Finding that the vessel 



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could not weather the land, alie wae put before the 
wind, tlie mizzentopsail being split in doing so. The 
aea was now breaking on board on all sides. The ves- 
sel was run under the lee of a small island and both 
anchors let go, when she brought up in twenty-three 
fathoms of water. Tho island proved to be Tung Ying. 
The vessel rolled very heavily at her anchors, and 
heavy seas came on board, constantly flooding the deck. 
All hands were set to work repairing damages, both to 
sails and hull, and the vessel was pumped free of water. 
A strong «;iirrent was running W.S.W., which caused a 
very rough sea, at times completely submerging the 
Htem of tile ship. At 6 p. m. the wind shifted to the 
S.E. and increased in violence, until at 7 p. m. it was 
blowing a perfect huiTicuno, and tho sea making a clean 
breach over the bows. The ship now began to drag 
the anchors; a very dangerous shore being n<)t far distant 
to leeward. It was deemed expedient to cut away the 
spars, and in a few minutes the fore and main maste fell 
over the side, whilst tho mizzcnmast IcU over the stern, 
smashing the top of the house, and carrying away the 
steering gear. The ship now held to her anchors, and 
the wreckage was cleared away, although tho decks 
were constantly flooded and the cabin doors being 
smashed iu, the cabin was full of water. The ship now 
swung stern to the sea, which broke over her with 
great violence, and fears were entertained for the safety 
of the crew, A portion of the cargo was then thrown 
overboard. The ship Isy in this condition until ^ a. m. 
of the 4th, when the wind and sea abated considerably. 
A steamer was descried in the distance and a signal of 
distress hoisted. The steamer l)ore up for them, and 
offered to take off the officers and crew, hut the offer 
was declined by the master, who inquired if tha 
steamer would not tow the ehii^ \n.to %cjm!& '^am ^^ 



146 Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



safety. The captain of the steiimer, on account of the 
higli sea running and the threatening aspect of t]ie 
weather, declined to do bo, but repeated his offer to take 
ofl' the officers and crew. This offer being declined a 
second time, and the crew learning that the steamer was 
about to proceed, asked to be allowed to leave the ship, 
which waa refused by the captain, who told them that 
their place was by the ship, and that he would not desert 
his vessel while there was a chance of saving her. 
The crew said they would not stay by the vessel, ad they 
were in danger of their lives. The captain then said 
that if they did leave, they would do so at their peril. 
Upon this, eight of the crew left for the steamer in her 
boat, and the captain sent with them one of the men 
who had broken an arm, as previously mentioned, in 
order that he might receive medical treatment at Foo 
Chow, where tlie steamer was bound. The captain of 
the steamer then proposed to try and tow the ship to 
port, but upon learning that the ship's steering gear 
was dieabled, refused to do so, but again offered to take 
all hands on board, which was again declined, and she 
then steamed off. At noon, the weather appeared very 
threatening with low barometer. The master went on 
shore, with his wife, stewardess and three of the crew 
in one of the boats, to procure assistance and to ascer- 
tain if there was any communication with the mainland. 
No assistance coidd be got, and the natives appeared to 
be hostile. The boat was sent back at 2 p. m., with 
orders that the captain would stay on shore that night, 
and that if the weather did not improve, the remainder 
of the crew were to collect such apparel and provisions 
as could be got at, and go on shore, with the idea of 
returning to the ship with the captain the next day, if 
the weather modomted. The second mate and some of 
the crew camo away iQ owe o?\\.\ei\«ia.\awiii\ffls!iad, and 



Record of Yarmouth Shipptng — Appgkdix. 147 



tliu first mate and threo men, being the last to leave 
tlie ship, were obliged to lay off the beach all night, 
owing to the hciivy eurf running, and landed next day ; 
but being badly treated by the iiativcfi put off to sea 
again and finally, it appears, made tlicir way to Fo<i 
Chow. Shortly after the voHfiel was abandoned by all, 
t*lie was seen to be on fire. The flames spread rapidly, 
owing to the high wind, and when the captain left tbe 
island the vecsel had burned to tbe water's edge. Tbe 
t-aptain and crew were taken off the island on the 5th 
by the steamer "Toonan" and landed at Shanghai on 
tlie ttli. Tbf! "Jessie Burrill" was owned by William 
Burrill A Co., Charles Burrill and her commander. 
Insured $30,000 in Halifax offices, and $15,000 in " Boy- 
ton Marino." Freight insured $20,000 in New York. 

Barque B. HILTON, 986 tons, Bradford R. Hilton 
master, sailed from Pliiladelphia on the 2Ttli January for 
Antwerp, with a cargo of oil, ran aground in the river 
Schelde on thn 24tli February, and was towed off and 
t«keu to Antwerp, where she was condemned and sold. 
Owned by Benjamin Hilton, H. & N. B. Lewis and 
others. Insured $6,700 in " Oriental," $5,000 in " Com- 
mercial." Freight insured $800 in " Marine." 

Barque LOIS, 852 tons, William A. Raymond master, 
sailed from Rotterdam on the 18tb February for Phila- 
delphia, with a cargo of iron rails, fishplates and 
empty barrels, and struck on the Sliipwasb Sands, off 
Harwich, England, on the 27th, where she became a 
total wreck. Crew saved. Owned by John Murphy, 
C. E. Murphy, William Law & Co., R. B. Raymond, 
Joseph Burrcll, McLaughlin Brothers and others. In- 
sured $5,000 in " Marine," $4,050 in " Oriental," $2,000 
in " Conmiercial," and $3,250 in " Boston Marine." 

Barque PERU, 820 tons, Joseph A. Tedford master, 
sailed from Hamburg on the 29th Se^teTals'ii ^«^ '^■ali^'i^- 



148 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



more, with a cargo of salt and empty barrels, and put 
intu Bermuda on the 6th of December, short of pro- 
visions and with the Iobs of some sails, A gale spring- 
ing up on the 9th, she was driven ashore and became a 
total lo88. Crew saved. Owned by Killam Brothers, 
Bowman Corning and William Hibbert. Insured $10,000 
in the " Providence Washington " office. 

Barque MARY LAWTON, 743 tons, Alfred N. Kim- 
ball master, sailed Irom Liverpool, G. B., on the 26th 
December, for Baltimore, Maryland, with a cargo of salt, 
and was completely wrecked in mid ocean on the 2d 
February. Seven of the crew were drowned. The 
captain liirnishes the following details of the disaster : — 
" We sailed from Liverpool on December 26th, ran into 
Belfast on the 29th, leaving finally for Baltimore on 
New Year's night, but at 6 o'clock it was blowing a 
gale from the S.W. We beat down through the Irish 
Sea and were detained five days in the Bristol Channel 
by westerly gales. We passed Faatnet light on Janu- 
ary I8th, wind S., and had continuous gales from that 
time until February 2d, carrying nothing above double- 
reefed topsails. At midnight of February 1 at we hove 
to, with head to southward, under maintopaail and 
treble-reefed spanker. The wind was about W.S.W. 
On the evening of the 2d, the barque shipped a heavy 
sea that carried away the stArboard stanchions and cov 
ering board from main rigging to knight heads, dis 
masting the ship and bursting in the decks from for- 
ward house to knight heads, and washing away the 
forward house with six men. The starboard watch was 
on deck. The carpenter and Nicholas Neilson were at 
the pumps. I was holding on to the mizzen rigging, 
standing on the poop. I saw the sea coming off the 
starboard bow. It was so high that I could almost see 
it over the topaaiV yard. 1 aVQiited to the men to come 



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aft without delay. Neilsoo ran into the carpenter 
shop, but tlie carpenter sprang np on the poop. An 
instant later and the ship was engulfed. I had taken a 
turn round my body with a rope, thus lashing myself to 
the mizzen rigging, and so the sea went over me. 
Hundreds of tons of water came aboard. Some idea of 
its weight may be had from the fact that it broke four 
deck beams from the foremast forward, which were 
Iburteen inches square. When the ship rose every- 
thing went clear. Fortunately another sea did not fol- 
low it, or we should have goue right down. I saw the 
colored man Gibbs come up, but he instantly disap- 
peared. Strangest of all, there was not a hogshead of 
water went inside the ship. All our boats except the 
dingy weie smashed. This occurred in lat. 50.22 N., 
long. 32.50 W. That night we hauled the little boat 
back to the poop, for we knew we'd have to leave the 
vestiel. We put a can of oil in the dingy so as to oil a 
drag. Then we started the pumps, pumped all night 
and the next day till 12 o'clock, when the Norwegian 
barque ' Norma ' sighted us. She bore down, launched 
a buat in a h>;avy rolling sea and took us off, landing us 
in Philadelphia on the 3d March." Capt. Mathiesen, of 
the " Norma " states : " On the 3d February I sighted 
a wreck, and at once bore down for it. It proved to be 
the barque 'Mary Lawton,' of Yarmouth, N. S-, from 
which I took Oapt. Kimball; Foster Perry, chief 
mate ; Jonathan Rodney, second mate ; Hans Rasmus- 
sou, carpenter: and Charles Barnard, seaman. The find- 
ing of these men was one of the most accidental things 
imaginable. I was short of provisions, and finding the 
gales hold continuously, I decided to run to the Azores 
for food, knowing that I could not make any lieadway 
in the direction of Philadelphia. I ran off nearly south- 
ward for a couple of days, and thus eno«»m!t" "' '*"~ 



150 Becord qf Yarmouth Shipping — Appesdis. 



wreck. The d&y following that on which I picked 
these men up the weather moderated and the wind 
became favorable, so I decided to come right on. I was 
fourteen days making Philadelphia from Newfoundland 
Banks. I never should have been in that part of the 
ocean had it not been for my intention to go to the 
Azores. The ' Mary Lawton ' sank a few hours after the 
men left her." The names of the lost were: Michael 
McAffee, cook ; Thomas Lynch, Nicholas Neilson, John 
Pedessen, Francis Sydgvest, Andrew Gibbs (colored), 
seamen. Prior to this disaster, on the ith January, 
John Mohair, seaman, was lost overboard during a 
heavy squall, whilst reefing the ma in topsail, and 
drowned. The " Mary Lawton " was owned by George 
H. Lovittand James A. Rose. Insured $8,000 in " Ori- 
ental," and $7,000 in " Commercial." Freight insured 
12,500 in " Marine." 

Barque KATE, 647 tons, James W. Larkin master, 
sailed from Pensacola, Florida, on the 18th February for 
Montevideo, with a cargo of pitch pine, and on the 28th 
experienced a heavy gale from the S.E. to S.W., lasting 
six hours, during which the vessel sprang a leak. The 
pumps were kept constantly working to keep her free 
of water. After the gale the leak diminished consider- 
ably. On the 8th March she passed through the Straits 
of Florida, and during the night of the 10th a N.E. gale 
sprang up, accompanied with a heavy sea, increasing 
the leak and keeping all hands at the pumps. On the 
11th, at 8 a. m., as the leak had increased to five inches 
more water than the pumps could throw out, the ship 
was headed for Charleston, S. C. On the 12th, at 2.30 
p. m., in lat. 31.11, long. 79.29, she was abandoned, full 
of water. The crew were rescued by the brig " Wood- 
bury," Brown, from Clenfuegos, and landed at New York. 
The " Kate " waa owned b^ L. M. M. Willett. Insured 



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Rkcchd cf Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 151 



02,000 in " Oriental," $2,000 in " Commorcial," and 
$1,000 in "Marine." Freight insured $1,500 in "Ma- 
rine," $1,000 in "Oriental," and $1,000 in "Commer- 
eial." 

Barque L. E. CANX, 583 Urns, Brooks master, riailed 
from Tecolutta, Mexico, on the 30th March, for New 
York, with a cargo of logwood, etc., and waa abandoned 
on the 27th April, in lat. 31, long. 79.45, in a water- 
logged condition and on her beam endu. Crew were 
rescued by schooner " George W, Lockner," frpm Sagua, 
and landed at Philadelphia on the 4th May. The " L. E. 
Cann " was owned by Lyman E. Cann, of Yarmouth, and 
James Coaman, of Meteghan River. Insured in Yar- 
moutli offices as follows : $2,000 in " Oriental " and 
$1,000 in "Commercial." This vessel waa fellen in 
with off Cape Lookout on the 26th May by wrecking 
steamer " Resolute " and steam-tug "North America," 
and towed to Norfolk, Virginia, where she was con- 
demned and sold. 

Babqde MAGGIE HORTON, 532 tons, Edward 
Greenwood master, sailed from Matanzas, Cuba, on the 
18th February, with a cargo of sugar, and encountered 
a succession of gales until the 24th, during which time 
the vessel sprang a leak. On the afternoon of that day, 
being then about seventy miles S.E. of Hatteras, it was 
deemed prudent to run for the nearest port, as the crew 
were becoming exhausted and the water steadily in- 
creasing in the hold. The captain endeavored to bear 
up for Bermuda, but as the vessel leaked worst on the 
port side, and as the wind was from the N.E. and E., 
this was impossible. She was then kept broadside to 
the wind and run for Nassau, which it was hoped would 
be reached by the 28th. After midnight, however, the 
wind shifted to S.S.E., which rendered it impossible to 
reach Nassau, as the vessel had to be keijt b-j ^ 



152 Recohd op Yarmouth Shippiko — Appendix. 



At 8 a. m. on the Ist March, land was descried about 
eight miles off on the weather bow. A signal of dis- 
tress was hoisted and the vessel hove to on the port 
tack. About an hour afterwards a boat put o£F from 
shore, and from its crew it was ascertained which place 
would be best to run the vessel ashore to save the cargo. 
At 11.30 she was beached at Cherokee Sound, Abaco 
Island (one of the Bahamas), where she bectune a total 
loss. Crew saved. About one-half of the cargo was 
saved andtlanded at Nassau. Owned by E. S. Williams, 
James D. Horton and others. Insured $1,000 in "Ma- 
rine," and $250 in " Oriental." Vessel also insured in 
Halifax offices. 

Brioantine premier, 293 tons, Miner Hemeon mas- 
ter, sailed from St. Martin's, West Indies, on the 4th 
February, for Yarmouth, N. S., with a cargo of salt, and 
was dismasted and waterlogged during a gale on the 
*22d February, in lat. 40.26, long. 66.21. Crew rescued 
oQ the 25th by steamer " Donati," and landed at Liver- 
pool, G. B., on the 10th March. Owned by Benjamin 
Davis. Innured $2,500 each in " Commercial " and 
" Marine." Cargo insured $1,100 in " Marine." Freight 
insured $1,000 in "Marine." 

Schooner AMAZON, 42 tons, James McCarty master, 
from the Banks, fishing, for Pubnico, ran ashore at Pud- 
ding Pan Island, near Port Medway, N. S., on the 3d 
August, and became a total loss. Crew saved. A por- 
tion of the outfits and cargo saved in a damaged condi- 
tion. Owned by the master. Insured $800 in". Com- 
mercial." Outfits insured $1,500 in the same office. 
Thin vessel was subsequently floated and repaired. 

Schooner JENNY LIND, 30 tons, Edward Golden 
master, from Mud Island for Yarmouth, in ballast, went 
anliore ou the south point of Ellenwood's Island, dnring 
a gale on the ItitVi 'DecBmbfet,«ai Wcame a total loan. 



Record op Yarmouth SmPPiNO — Appendix. 153 



The crew barely escaped with their Uvea. Owned by 
John McKinnon. No insurance. 

Barque JOHN G. HALL, Foote master, owned by 
James Cosman, Meteghan River, with a cargo of lumber, 
from Yarmouth, N. S., for Barbados, was wrecked at the 
latter port on the 4th March. Crew saved. Insured 
$1,000 in " Oriental " office. 

Bhioantine HENRI COIPEL, Leander Deveau mas- 
ter, from Yarmouth, N. S., for Boston, with a cargo of 
piling, dragged ashore during a gale near the entrance 
of Portland, M»ine, harbor, on the 25th January, and 
received such injuries that she was condemned and sold. 
She was subsequently taken off and repaired. Owned 
by Louis Dugau, Meteghan. Insured $6,000 in " Ma- 
rine." 

Schooner NORTHERNER, of Gloucester, Massachu- 
setts, foundered on Georges during a gale on the I4th 
March. Her crew, who were all lost, consisted of: 
I. H. Goodwin, master; Israel Goodwin, Robert Lennox, 
Foster Gayton, Amos Goodwin, George Larkin, Daniel 
McComiskey, Thomas J. Morris, Addison M. Larkin, 
James Malone, Thomas Wilson — all of Pubnico and 
Argyle, N. S. 

Schooner HARRIET, from Cow Bay, C. B., with a 
cargo of coal for James E. Clements, Yarmouth, strutk 
on John's Ledge, entrance to Pabnico harbor, during 
a gale on the 13th December, and became a total loss, 
together with the cargo. Crew waved. Cargo insured 
$110 in " Commercial." 

Capt. David Hilton, of ship " John Bunyan," was 
drowned on the 10th June, in lat. 32 N., long. 41 W., 
whilst on the passage from New York for Shanghai. 

Capt. E. F. Hilton, of ship " Tsemogora," died on 
board that vessel at Havre on the 9th Marclv. 



154 Recojih of YARMorTH Shipping — Appexdix. 



Arthur H. Beveridge (a imtive of Yaniiouth), Fell 
overboard from the royal yard of brig **' Rocky Glen," of 
Boston, on the Slst March, and was drowned. The 
l)rig was on the passage from Matanzas to New York. 
Deceased was about eigliteen years of age. 

George Dennis, of Pubnico, fell overboard from 
si^hooner "Etta Gott,'' on the 31st January, off Thach- 
cr's Island, and was drowned. 

Howard Forbes, of Argyle, one of the crew of 
schooner " Brenton,^' whilst trawling, was accidentally 
(h'owned in March, by the boat capsizing. He and bis 
companion chmg to the l)ottom of the boat for forty 
minutes and were rescued by another boat from the 
schooner, but Forbes died about ten minutes after being 
taken on board. His remains were forwarded to Argyle 
for interment. • 

William Porter (son of Capt. Samuel C. Porter, of 
Hebron), was lost overboard from ship " Vendome," on 
the passage from St. John to Liverpool, in November, 
and drowned. 

Mr. Frederick Sims (son of Mr. George Sims, of Ply- 
mouth), fell from the mizzentopmast to the deck of the 
shij) " Vancouver,-' at Norfolk, Virginia, on the 10th 
November and was killed. 

A Strange Coincidence. — Ship '* Novara," 1445 tons, 
of Yarmouth, N. S., launched in 1880, sailed from 
Newcastle, England, on the 5th November, 1881, for 
San Francisco, with a cargo of coals, and was burned in 
hit. 1.16 S., long. 114 W., on the 13th March, 1882, the 
three boats^ crews having been picked up by passing 
vessels. Ship " Nerval," 1427 tons, of Greenock, Scot- 
hind, launched in 1880, sailed from Hull, England, on 
the 26th October, 1881, for San Francisco, with a cargo 
of coals, and was bwrued \u lat. 1.30 N., long. 120 W., 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 155 



uQ the 4th March, 1882, the three boats' crews having 
been picked up by passing vessels. We do not remem- 
ber of ever hearing of two such almodt parallel cases — 
the names, dizes, cargoes, year built, dates of sailing, 
voyage, cause of disaster, latitude and longitude, num- 
ber of boats, date of lose, etc., being almost identical. — 
YarmoiUh fferald, June, 1883. 

1883. 

Ship JOHN MURPHY, 1471 tons, George N. Cosman 
master, sailed from Havre ou the 24th May for St. 
John, N. B., in ballast, and went ashore at Seal Island, 
N, S., on the 20th June. Crew saved. Several large 
holes were knocked in her bottom, and she filled with 
water. A wrecking crew was sent from Yarmouth, 
who stripped her of spars, sails, and rigging, which 
were taken to Yarmouth, She was floated on the 20th 
August, and towed via Yarmouth to St. John, N. B., 
where she was placed upon the blocks for examination. 
As the esthnated cost of repairs would exceed the value 
of the ship, she was condemned and sold. She was 
purchased by E. Lantalum, who burned her to secure 
the metal in her hull. The " John Murphy " was owned 
by John Murphy, H. & R. Crosby, and the estate of 
J. V. K, Hatfield. Insured $8,000 in " Marine," $6,000 
in "Oriental," $6,000 in " Commercial," $4,000 in Hali- 
fiix, and $6,000 in " Providence Washington." 

Ship VANDYCK, 1377 tons, Lemuel C. Crosby mas- 
ter, sailed from Sydney, C. B., in ballast, on the 22d July, 
fur Quebec, and went ashore at the Bird Island, Gaepe, 
on the 24th, at 1.30 a. m., and became a total wreck. 
Crew saved. Owned by George H, Lovitt. Insured 
$11,000 in " Oriental," $d,000 in " Commercial," $4,000 
in " Marine," and $11,000 in " BoetoD Huine." 

Ship NUNCIO, 1252 tons, Amos D. a-*-**"""** 



156 Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Appewdh. 



sailed from Liverpool, G. B., od the €th October, with a 
cargo of salt, and whilst proceeding down the river 
MerBey, abont 4 p. m., in tow of two tugs, went ashore, 
on account of the breaking of the hawser, on the West 
Middle Pupp, near the entrance of that river, and 
became a total wreck. At 6 o'clock the New Brighton 
lifeboat, in tow of the tug " Rover," went to her 
assistance and arrived to windward of the wreck at 
half-past 7. It was then blowing a heavy gale from 
the north. la attempting to get to the ship, the 
lifeboat missed her, owing to the very heavy sea and 
darkness. The tug then went in search of the lifeboat, 
but could not find her till 10 o'clock, and it was then 
with great difficulty that the tug brought her up to the 
wreck again. They succeeded, however, with great 
danger, in rescuing the whole of the crew, the pilot, 
the captain and his wife. All the crew were taken on 
board the tug at 1.30 in the morning. The captaia'a 
wife was lashed in the mizzen top and the crew were 
in the rigging from 8 o'clock until 12, the sea breaking 
over them continually. The mate and pilot, with great 
difficulty, rescued the captain's wife from her penlous 
position, and she was safely lowered into the lifeboat, 
in spite of the heavy sea and her helplessness. The 
crew were lauded at Liverpool, and the capt^n and his 
wife at New Brighton. Owned by A. F. Stoneman & 
Co., J. W. Moody, A. W. Blauvelt, Dodda & Jolly, J. C. 
Farish, and estate O. J. Fansh. Insured $10,000 in 
"Marine," $7,250 in "Oriental," $3,000 in "Commer- 
cial," $3,500 in " Boston Marine," and $1,500 in " Ocean 
Marine," Hali&z. 

Ship MAEION, 1226 tons, Evelyn E. Robbins master, 
from Liverpool, G. B,, for Quebec, in ballast, went 
ashore twenty miles west of Shallop Creek, Anticosti, 
on the 2l8t May, dor'mg a deaBQ fo^and southerly gale, 



Eecobd op Yabmodth Shippinq — Appendix. 157 



with high aea, and went to pieces in a few houre. 
Crew saved. Capt. Robbina gives the following graphic 
account of the disaster: — "The ship struck about 4 
a. m., and poanded heavily on the rocks, and soon filled 
with water and began to break up. So we made prepa- 
rations to leave. At 8 o'clock we had the boats ready, 
with a sapply of provisions and what clothing we 
conid take, and left the ship. We made a safe landing 
through the heavy surf, and found the island mostly 
covered with snow and ice; took a survey and was 
fortunate in soon finding a guide-board directing us 
twenty miles east to provision station. I started at 
once, taking two men with me and a supply of pro- 
visions, etc., for the journey, in hopes of finding some 
means of communicating with my owners. After walk- 
ing about five miles, we came to a deep river, which 
we had to ford, the water being to our waists and a 
strong current setting out. My men at first thought 
it impossible to cross it, but I felt determined not to 
give up without a trial. I started and encouraged 
them to follow. We crossed safely, but found it no 
pleasant matter; the water was ice cold, and the car- 
rent so strong we could hardly keep our feet. After 
five hours' hard walking over a rough beach, we saw a 
guide-board saying ten miles to station. This gave us 
encouragement, and soon after we saw a barque ashore, 
which gave us heart, as we soon expected to find com- 
pany. When we got abreast of her, we »nw where the 
crew had landed, but gone again. So we kept on our 
way, in hopes of gaining the station before dark. After 
about two miles we came to one more large river, wider 
than the last and looking fully as deep. But as we were 
then too fer away from the ship to return, we only saw 
one thing before us, and that was to try and &ce it, 
which we did with great danger. Soon atWx tt^i vasoi^ 



158 Record of Yarmodth Shiphng — Appendix. 



to where the crow of the barque ' NelsoD ' were camp- 
ing, and learned from thorn that their vessel had gone 
ashore the same morning. They had landed abreaflt 
their vessel at first and started to build a camp, but 
weeing a bear close by thought beat to move ; so took 
their boat8 and started east to a point clear of trees and 
brush, thinking it much safer from bears. I remained 
with them, and after having some hot coffee and bread, 
took the soft side of a plank for a bed. Next morning 
I awoke and imagined myself quite refreshed, after 
taking more coffee and bread. The captain started 
with me and we arrived at Shallop Creek about noon." 
During the passage, John Reynard, aged seventeen 
years, seaman, a native of Liverpool, England, fell from 
the maintopsail yard to the deck, and was killed. The 
"Marion" was owned by A. C. Robbins. Insured 
$6,000 in "Commercial," $5,000 in "Oriental," and 
$5,000 in " Marine." 

Ship REGINA, 1212 tons, Joseph Bain master, sailed 
from Philadelphia, on the 15tli November, for London, 
with a cargo of petroleum, and was abandoned on the 
2d December, in l«t. 38.40 N., long. 52 W. Capt. Bain 
furnishes the following details : — " Left Philadelphia on 
the 15th November. Passed the Capes on the 16th, 
and had stormy weather, with variable winds from the 
eastward, until the 30th November, but sustained no 
damage. At 12, noon, on the 30th, blowing a gale from 
S.E, Ship was hove to under maintrysail, wind increas- 
ing to a hurricane, with a tremendous sea running. At 
(> p. m. wind hauled to the S.W., blowing with increased 
violence, keeping the lee mil under water, and the ship 
heading up f'..S.E., which brought the sea on our lef 
bow and broke on board, carrying everything before it 
— breaking boat beams, staving boats, and sweeping 
•ivny everything movabVt a\>o\3.t decks. Set reefed 



Record op Yarmouth Shipping — Api'Endix. 159 



foresail and Ibretopmast staysail and tried to get ship 
before the wind, hut she was lying over so much tliat 
the rudder had no effect. After trying for half an hour 
to get ship before the wind the fore sheet was carried 
away, the aail was l)Iown to ribbons, and the saiU furled 
on the yards were blown to pieces in the gaskets. At 
10 p. m. a very heavy sea struck us on the starboard 
beam, carrying away the stanchions from the topgallant 
forecastle to the break of the poop, ripping up the tar- 
paulin and hatch bars. Tried to get a sail over the 
main hatch, but thn aea making a clean breach over her 
the men were washed away into the lee scuppers and 
were with difficulty rescued. Ailer sevenil attempts 
succeeded in getting it partially secured, but it washed 
away again. Tried another one, but with no better 
success. Ship made very little water up to this time, 
but after this we could not keep her free. We tried to 
secure the hatches down in case of her filling, but could 
not, as the sea was breaking over i-untinually. At 4 
p. m. on the Ist December, the wind commenced to 
moderate, but the sea was rising and became fearful. 
The ship was gradually filling, as the pumps would not 
keep her free. Cut away the main and mizzen masts to 
keep her from going over. At 8 a. m. she was full of 
water and fell off belbre the sea. The main hatches 
were burst up and the cargti commenced to float out, 
the sea contimmlly breaking over the main deck. Had 
every one aft on the poop. We were then in lat. 38.40 
N., long. .12 W. At 7 a. m, on December 2d, the ileeks 
commenced to break up. At 8 a. m. cargo started from 
the lower hold, coming up with such force that it car- 
ried the main deck and part of the beams with it. Pre- 
vious to this we had ma<le a mft, as all of our lioats 
were smashed but one. Before the poop deck began to 
break up we launched the rail, and were gettiiuz tU>& 



16U Record of Yaruouth Shipping — Appendix. 



boat ready to lanoch when the ship listed over oa her 
beam ends and threw the boat into the water with ten 
men besidee myeelf. We all succeeded in getting into 
the boat and on the raft. The mate, second mate, 
steward, cabin boy and two seamen were left, on the 
ship, one man having been drowned a short time before 
this. Soon after leaving we got to the raft and pat all 
on it, except three seamen and rayeelf, and made the 
boat fast to tlie raft, using it as a drag. About an hour 
after leaving tlie ship our boat capsized, and we lost 
our provisions and water. I got from under the boat 
and turned it over, and the men were still clinging to 
the thwarts. We hauled the boat up to the raft and all 
gut on it. As we could do nothing with the boat, we 
cut it adrift. We had not been on the raft more than 
fifteen minutey when it capsized, but we all succeeded 
in getting on t)ie bottom of it again. While the boat 
was afloat the two drifted faster than the ship; but 
after it capsized the ship drifted faster than the raft; 
consequently it came down on us again, and five men 
jumped on board, leaving five others and myself on the 
raft and eight men on the ship. The mate, steward and 
one seaman toft the ship on a piece of the poop deck 
about twenty minutes after the boat and raft did, leav- 
ing the second mate, cabin boy and one seaman on lier. 
The mate was picked up two days afterwards by barqut* 
' Boroma,' and landed in Liverpool. The seaman who 
loft with him dmnk salt water, went mad and died, and 
the steward was washed off. After the five men jumped 
on board the ship, we drifted around her stern and she 
drifted away to leeward ; at dark we could still see the 
men in the mizzen chains. The next morning we could 
see nothing of the ship. We were in the water up to 
our knees all the time, and were continually drenched, 
wi'tli the sea breaking ov«v us. After two days of 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 161 



soaking we began to suffer terribly from hunger and 
thirst On the third day our aufferinge were paat 
describing. One man wont mad, and we had to lash 
him BO that he could not get at the salt water. At 
about 12, noon, on the 6tli we sighted a sail standing 
towards us. He passed us about two cable lengths off. 
He hove to, clewed up all his Miils except his lower 
topsails and mizzen staysail, and lay for about half an 
hour, when he made sail and left us. Our feelings can 
be easier imagined than described wlicn we found that 
he had really letl us, for it was hard to believe that a 
man calling himself a sailor could do such a thing, it 
being fine at the time. Another day and night were 
spent on the raft, with every prospect of a gale of wind 
from the S.W.; but through the special providence of 
God, at noon the next day we saw another sail standing 
for us, which came down to us and hove to. He put 
his boat out, although there was a strong breeze and a 
heavy sea at the time, and came and got us. We were 
so weak they had to lift us off the raft into the boat. 
We were taken on board and everything done for us 
that man could do. In feet, it was to the kind and skil- 
ful treatment of the captain and his officers that we owe 
our lives, tor we were very weak, and the least mistake 
might have proved fatal. The man who was delirious, 
through kind treatment, after two days was quite con- 
scious and doing well, and by the time we arrived in 
Cork we were all quite recovered. Tlie barque that 
picked us up was the ' Helen Pinlayson,' of Ardrossan, 
Capt. Alexander Baker." No tidings were received of 
the five men who were left on the wreck. The mate 
was Xehemiah C. Larkin, of Little River. The " Re- 
gina " was owned by John Murphy, J. G. Allen, estate 
of W. K, Dudman, Joseph Burrell, William Hibbert and 
others. Vessel and freight insured $8^00 \Ti'^tii-«i- 



162 Record of Yarmoctth Shippinh — Appendix. 



iiiercial," $7,800 in "Murine," and $2,600 in "Oriental." 
Tliere was also an amount in Killam Brothers' Agency. 

Barquk ACADIAX, 787 tons, Samuel J. Hatfield, jr., 
maater, sailed from Loboa-de-Afiiera, Penl, for Queena- 
town (for orders), on tlie 8th August, with a cargo of 
l,lY5 tuna guano, and encountered severe weather, 
during which the vesHcl became leaky. The pumps 
kept the vessel free of the water which reached the 
well, but the water in the between decks washed on 
fop of the ctirgd and nuaked tntu it. On reaching the 
hit. of 38 S., and long. 90 W., the vessel was put back 
and headed i'or the nearest port. On the 6tli Septem- 
ber, the vertscl's draught having considerably increarted. 
it was deemed expedient to put into Cumberland Bay, 
Juan FerniUidez, where she was anchored on the 7th, 
with one anchor and sixty fathoms of chain. On the 
8th, a heavy easterly gale and strong current set in, 
which caused the ship to drag, when u second anchor 
wjis let go. As the vessel still continued to drag a 
third ancdior was let go, but without avail, as she 
drilled ashore on the rocks. To prevent the vessel 
sinking in deep water the muster slipped the cables, 
and she swung broadside on the shore and became a 
totul loss. Crew saved. The " Acadian '^ was owned 
by 8. J. A A. M. Hatfield, and E. B. Hatfield <fe Co., of 
Liverpool, England. Insured $5,000 in "Oriental,'' 
Freight insured $5,000 in the same office. 

Bakquk BROTHERS, 437 tons, Alfred Kimball mas- 
ter, from Dublin, January 25tli (via Holyhead February 
28th) lor Yannouth, N. S., in ballast, struck on Hawk 
Head, south point of Cape Sable, N. S., on the 23d 
March and became a total wreck. Crew saved. Owned 
by Lyman Cann, W. A. Cann, E. Churchill, Hugh Cann, 
N. B. Lewis, B. Murphy, and Edgar Jenkins. Insured 
$3,000 in " ConmieTc\a\," anA %^(iQ m " Oriental." 



Record op yARnouTH Shipping — Appesoix. 163 



BiuuANTiKE WANDERER, 249 tons, Stephen Thomus 
master, sailed from New York on the 22A June for >!Jan 
Domingo, with a cargo of machinery, etc., and encoun- 
tered heavy woather, during which she sprang » leak. 
Two large boilers on deck broke loose and severely 
strained the vessel. She arrived at San Domingo on 
the 14th July, and whilst lying at anchor, the foremast 
was carried away. A survey was held, and the vessel 
was condemned and sold at auction. Owned by H. & 
R. Crosby and David A. Saunders. Insured $3,000 in 
" Comm«rci»U " and $3,000 in "Oriental." Freight in- 
sured $1,400 in " Oriental." 

BiHOANTiNE A. FRED ARCHSR, 169 tons, Charles 
W. Porter master, from Antigua for Yarmouth, N. S., 
with a cargo of 340 hogsheads of molaases, arrived in 
Yarmouth Sound during a gale on the 12th November, 
and anchored. She snapped one of her chains, and 
was then put under canvas with the object of running 
into the harbor. The sails being close-reefed, two 
attempts were made before she could be got about, and 
in the meantime she had been drifting towards the 
south-eastern shore of Bunker's Island. She theretbre 
put to sea again, and shortly afterwards ran into tho 
Sound, and once more anchored. Before tho sails could 
be furled she dragged ashore a short distance above tho 
Hwi and Chickens, where she rolled heavily until the 
tide went down. As the tide rose she ^;ain rolled 
heavily, and ahout 4 p. m. bilged and filled With water. 
Pieces of her keel were washed ashore before nightftill 
and strewn along the beaoh. A number of our towns- 
men, on learning the situation of the vessel, at once 
proceeded to the scene, and the tug " Freddie V." was 
also despatched to render assistance, if possible. As it 
became evident that nothing could be done to save the 
vessel from destmction, efforts were dvi^tcX^fe^ "uo "^^^ 



164 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



rescue of the crew, which was accomplished with diffi- 
culty. A boat was launched from the brig, manned by 
the mate and two seamen. They proceeded towards the 
shore, a line being attached to the boat's stem to pull 
her back to the wreck. When about midway between 
the wreck and the shore, two combing seas rolled over 
the boat, the second of which turned her bottom up. 
The mate jumped overboard, losing the chronometer 
which lie carried in his hand. One of the men was 
under the boat, and at first it was feared that he would 
be drowned, but as the boat was lifted by a wave he 
rose to the surface, and was landed in safety with his 
two companions. Communication between the wreck 
and the shore was then efiected by means of a rope 
attached to a barrel, which was thrown overboard and 
driven ashore by the force of the wind. The rope was 
attached to the high bluff and a boatswain's chair rigged 
to slip back and forth over it, and by this contrivance 
the captain and remainder of the crew were brought 
safely to land one by one. At low water the crew suc- 
ceeded in getting their effects ashore in a damaged con- 
dition. During the night the spars were carried away, 
and the vessel was completely wrecked, together with 
the cargo. The " A. Fred Archer " was owned b^' 
George Crosby, of Ohio. Insured $5,000 in " Oriental." 
The cargo, valued at $9,000, was insured in Killam 
Brothers' Agency for $5,000. 

Schooner DELTA, 103 tons, Ezra C. Roacli master, 
sailed from Cow Bay, C. B., on the 28th August, for 
Yannouth, N. S., with a caigo of coal, and was not 
afterwards heard of Tier crew consisted of: Thomas 
Adams, mate ; Smith Strickland, R. N. Lyngley, James 
Daley and 0. S. Prisen. Capt. Roach left a widow, 
residing at Darling's Lake. The mate belonged t<.> 
Church Point, Dig\>y Couivty , ^wd left a widow and two 



Record op Yarhouth Shipping — Appendix. 165 



children. Strickland was unmarried and lived at Cfae- 
goggin. The " Delta " and her cargo were owned by L, 
E. Baker. Vessel insured |1,000 in " Marine." Cargo 
insured $250 in " Commercial." 

SCHOONBH SHELBUENE, 59 tons, William Larkin 
master and owner, whilst lying at anchor, fivo miles 
oBst of Tjouisburg, C. B., on the 2d October, with a part, 
cargo of salt fish, parted both chains and was driven 
ashore during a gale, and became a total loss, together 
with the cargo. Crew oaved. No insurance. 

t^CHOONBR SILVER MOON, 56 tons, James S. Gayton 
master, from the Western Banks, with a cargo of about 
200 quintals of fish, whilst running in for bait, at 1 
o'clock on the rooming of the 5th June, during a dense 
fog, went ashore about two miles west of the Cable 
Station, Tor Bay, N, S., and became a total loss. Tim 
crew took to the boat and rowed ont to sea until day- 
light, when they tbund it impossible to get back to the 
vessel, as she had bilged and was &st going to pieces, 
the sea making a clean breach over her. They reached 
the shore in safety, saving nothing but what they stood 
in. Owned by Zebina Gondey. Insured $1,000 in 
" Commercial." 

Capt. Henry H. Pnrdy, master of barque "Eliza 
Everitt," died of yellow fever, on board that vessel, ou 
the 9tli October, whilst on the passage from Pensacola, 
Florida, to Dublin. Capt. Purdy succeeded Capt, Sam- 
uel E, Flint, in command of that vessel, the latter having 
died whilst the vessel was loading at Pensacola, on the 
20th September, 

Mr. Howard Porter (son of the late Mr. Jacob B. 
Porter), of Hartford, second mate of barque " Tancook," 
whilst that vessel was lying at Batnvia, Java, on the 
8th February, fell from aloft to the deck atvl "«vi.* 



166 Recobi) of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix, 



instantly killed. Hi8 father and sister both died about 
the same time the accident occurred, although tidings 
of his death were not received until several weeks after- 
wards. 

Alfred Porter (son of Capt. CsBsar Porter), of Tusket 
Wedge, fell overboard from the jibboom of Bofaooner 
"Kelso," on the 7th February, on the passage from St. 
Martin's to Tusket Wedge, and was drowned. ^ 

The Gloucester schooner " James P. Bliss," foundered 
during a gale on the Banks, on the 28th August. Her 
crew consisted of: Rupert D. Jeffery, master, and Henry 
Smith, cook, of Argyle; Joseph D. Surette, Henry L. Su- 
rette, Louis 0. Babin, Henry 6. Surette, Peter LeBlanc, 
Ambrose LeBlanc, Alex. LeBlanc, Louis D. Doucette, 
Edward Muis, Frank Clermont, Athanasius Muis — all 
of Eel Brook. 

Ambrose Amero, of Tusket Hills, was among the 
crow of the schooner " Waldo Irving," of Gloacester, 
Massachusetts, which was lost during the same gale as 
that in which the "James P. Bliss" foundered. 

Henry Ryder, of Argyle, was drowned by the oi^siz- 
iiig of a dory whilst trawling on the Banks in March. 

Albert Goodwin, of Argyle, left his vessel in a dory 
to draw a trawl, on the Banks, and was not afterwards 
heard of. 

Joseph F. Muis, of Sluice Point, whilst trawling on 
the Banks, in June, was drowned by the capsizing of a 
dory of a Gloucester schooner. 

1884. 
At the conclusion of our labors in compiling this 
*^ Appendix," it affords us great pleasure to-state that 
up to the present date (September 4th), only eight 
lives have been lost in connection with our shipping 
this year. 



Record op Yarmootb Shippinh — Appkndix. 167 



Ship EDQAR, 1116 tooe, Samuel N. Durkee master, 
Hailed from Liverpool, G. B., od the 15th January for 
Delaware Breakwater, in ballast. On the 22d, when 
about twenty-five miles west of the north coast of 
Ireland, she encountered a severe gale, during which 
she becamfi dismasted, and was driven near the coast of 
.Scotland. As there was no hope of saving the vessel, 
the crew took to the boats and landed at Canna Island. 
The ship was not afterwards heard of. Owned by H. & 
R. Crosby, L. E. Robbine and others. Insured $6,1)00 
in "Commercial," $2,100 in "Oriental," and $4,800 in 
KiUam Brothers' Agency. 

Ship J. C. ROBERTSON, 1036 tons, Charles Morrili 
master, sailed from Pisagua, Peru, on the 29th Pebruaiy 
for Hampton Roads (for orders), with a cargo of nitrate, 
and experienced very severe weather on the 23d March, 
ID lat. 40 S., long. 88.30 W., which caueed Uie ship to 
labor heavily and to leak seriously. The crew kept 
constantly at the pumps. The captain put back and 
endeavored to reach Valparaiso, but in consequence of 
the heavy sea the vessel had to be kept before the 
wind, and en in-sbore course steered. At midnight on 
the 30tb land was sighted, and the course altered Irom 
N.E. to N. by W. At 2 a. m., the wind &iled,;aDd the 
vessel having no steerageway, drifted on the . rocks 
between Fore Point and Bapel Shoal, about thirty-five 
miles south of Valparaiso, and immediately became a 
total wreck. The crew had barely time to launch two 
boats and abandon the vessel, with but very little of 
their effects. They reached the abore in safety. 
Owned by L. E. Baker and others. Vessel insured 
$2,800 in " Ctanmerciol " office, Yarmouth, and $7,000 in 
Hali&z. Freight insured about $7,000 in " Providence 
WaehingtoD," and $2,500 in " Western." Disburse- 
ments insured $2,500 in "Eastern." 



168 Record of Tahhodtb Shipping — Appendix. 



BAEflDE SOUVENIR, 828 tons, Arthur H. Parker 
master, sailed from St. John, N. B., on the 3d March for 
Liverpool, G. B., with a cargo of timber and deaU, and 
was abandoned on the l7th, in lat. 39.50 N., long. 35.28 
W., waterlogged, dismasted and witii decks broken ap. 
Crew saved and landed at Falmouth, England, on the 
let April, by barque " Perkons," Capt. Ancour. The 
wreck of the " Souvenir " was towed into Florea, Fayal, 
ou the 1st June, and a large portion of her cargo was 
landed in good order and forwarded to Liverpool, 
G. B., by steamer " Naranja." Owned by William D, 
Lovitt. Insured $2,000 in "Commercial," |7,00O in 
Killam Brothers' Agency, and $5,000 in "Marine," of 
Halifax. Freight insured $3,000 in " Commercial." 

Barque CHAMPION, 799 tons, William C. Gardner 
master, sailed from Baltimore, Maryland, on the 22d 
January for Hamburg, with a cargo of coal oil, and on 
the 27th encountered severe weather. At 6 p. na. on 
that day the wind blew in heavy N.E. squalls, with 
barometer falling rapidly, the ship being under two 
lower topsails only. At 10 p. m. the wind died away 
to a calm, leaving a heavy confused sea. At 11 p. m., 
the wind suddenly veered round to N.N.W., and blew 
with hurricane force. At 1 a. m. on the 28th the main 
hatches were burst in, and the captain waa called on 
deck, who told the second mate to put the helm hard 
up, but before it could be done the ship capsized. The 
mate, who was in his room below, furnishes the rerst 
of this sad account as follows : — "I tried to open my 
door, but could not, as the cabin was full of water, and 
it kept pouring iu through my room window, I strag- 
gled to the window, when the ship righted a little, and 
got through, carrying the frame with me round my 
body. On reaching the deck I could see nothing but 
water. The fore and ma.™ masts were gone, together 



Record op Yabkodth Snipnuo — Appendix. 169 



with housBtt and boata. T made my way afl and got 
into the mizzen rigging and remained there till day- 
light, being all but naked. At daylight I saw one 
seaman hanging to the wreck by the main braces. I 
got him (Tinke) on board, and later on found the 
steward and two seamen aft in the cockpit, close by 
where the wheel had been. I could find no others. 
The captain, second mate and six men must have been 
washed overboard when the ship went over. Till the 
28th the wind blew hard I'rom the N. with a heavy sea. 
At 11 p. m., saw a steamer's lights, but had nothing to 
make a torch. On the 29th, blowing hard and high sea, 
ship settling down more. Made a raft with spanker 
boom and gaff, one man keeping look-out. January 
30th, same weather, nothing in sight, ship deeper in 
water, cargo floating out. On the Slst, daylight, saw a 
steamer's smoke. A high sea over the wreck. Saw 
rtteamer, which proved to be the ' Sirocco,' alter her 
course and keep towards us. She came close to us, 
put out a lifeboat, and took ns all from the wreck to the 
• 8irocco,' wliere we were most kindly treated." At 
tile time of her abandonment the " Champion " was a 
complete wreck, and was settling down feat. The log- 
book and other papers, together with the crew's effects, 
were all lost. The " Sirocco" arrived at Liverpool on 
till! 11th Pebruiiry. Capt. Gardner wai* a native of 
South Shields, England, and was unmarried. The sec- 
ond mate wao Mr. Henry Poster, a native of Gloucester, 
Massachusetts. The master of the "Sirocco" states 
that the rescued men were in a pitiable condition, all of 
them more or le^s bruised and cut, their clothes in tat- 
ters, their feet wrapped in sail cloth, and had neither 
eaten nor drank anything since the 2Tth, and all that 
time fully exposed to the weather. The wreck was left 
by the "Sirocco" at i) a. m., January Sltt^Ul-^T-SSs^-, 



170 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



long. 67.32 W. The " Champion " was owned by John 
Murphy and others. Vessel and freight insared $6,000 
in " Commercial/' $4,000 in Killam Brothers' Agency, 
$1,200 in "Phoenix" and $700 in "Boston Marine!" 
Disbursements insured $2,000 in " Phoenix." 

Barque A. GOUDEY, 7 17 tons, Robert Hibbert ma«. 
ter, sailed from Philadelphia on the Ist May for Havre, 
with a cargo of crude oil. On th€ morning of the l7th, 
in lat. 44 N., long. 34.30 W., with a light S.R wind and 
fine weather, ship under all sail, an explosion occurred, 
which shook the vessel violently all over aixd burst up 
the main hatches. Smoke immediately rose from the 
hold through the hatches and ventilators. The captain 
and second mate were amid«hip9 at the tine, with the 
watch on deck. As quickly as possible all hands were 
called to pour water into the hold through the pnmp- 
well hatch, but the smoke increased ; whereupon all the 
hatches and ventilators were closed and everything 
done to smother the flames, but without success, as the 
fire below kept increasing. A ship was sighted to the 
westward, which afterwards proved to be the Oerman 
ship " Amphitrite," from New York for Bremen, when 
signals of distress were hoisted and sail reduced to the 
lower topsails. The " A. Goudey " was wore round to 
the westward, and two boats got in readiness for any 
emergency. The smoke and heat still increased, and at 
1 p. m., as the "Amphitrite" was laid to about two 
miles off, and her chief mate had boarded the burning 
vessel, a consultation was held and it was decided to 
abandon her. Some provisions and sails were passed 
into the boater, and at 6.30 p. m., as the smoke becaoae 
more dense and the decks fore and aft were getting 
very hot, they repaired to the boats and were soon on 
board the " Amphitrite," which immediately bore away 
to keep clear of the b^tmn^ ^^^«>eL At Y.30 p. hi. 



Record op Yarmouth Shippiku — Appendix. 171 



flames wore seen to burst out from tlie after part nf tlie 
" A. Goudey," the fire from tliat time spreading rapidly. 
At 9 p. m. the mijszenmast went over tlie side, and at 
10 p. m. she wan entirely in flames, fore and aft, when 
the " Amphitrite " proceeded on her voyagci On the 
27th, at 8 a. m., the officers and crew of the " A. 
Goudey " ivere transforre<i to the steamship ■' St^otlaiid," 
from Montreal for London, and wore landed at Tliames 
Haven on the 28th. The " A, Goiidey '' was owned by 
L. E. Baker. Insured $4,000 in Halifax. Freiglit in- 
sured $3,500 in New York. 

Barque YARMOUTH, 698 tons, ftichard C. Read 
master, sailed, from Trapani, Sicily, on the 23d August, 
1883, via Gloucester, Massaclmsetts, 28th December, for 
Yarmouth, X. S., with a cargo of salt, mistook ttie lights 
and went ashore at Sunday Point, in Yarmouth Sound, 
at 2 o'clock a. m. on the -tth January, 1884, and went to 
pieces. After several ineffectual attempts to secure a 
line to the shore from the ship, the vessel was descried 
by the residents of the neighborhood, who repaired to 
the shore, when the rope was made fast and those on 
board were rescued. The captain's wife, who was a 
passenger, was saved in the same manner. Several of 
the crew and Mr. James Allen (who resided near the 
scene of the disaster) had their hands frostbitten. 
Owned by L. E. Baker, S. P. Raymond, E. P. Raymond, 
R. M. Beveridge and R. P. Trefry. Insured $4,000 In 
" Marine," and $4,000 in " Commercial." The cargo 
was owned by A. F. Stoneman & Co. and Hatfield, Kiimey 
& Co., and was insured in the " Commercial " for $2,500. 
Freight insured $1,000 in " Commercial," and $1,500 in 
"Ocean Marine," of Halifax. 

Barque GEORGE PEABODY, 693 tons, Peter E. 
Stuart master, sailed from New York on the i)tli Feb- 
ruary for Dunkirk, France, with a cargo of ijetrolo.vxva,. 



172 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



and was caught in the ice on the 23d, and disabled. 
She was abandoned and subsequently destroyed by fire. 
Tlie following account of this disaster is copied from 
the New York Herald, of March 9th : — " Among the 
many accounts of escapes from shipwreck which Lave 
been chronicled during the past few weeks there is 
none which will command more general attention than 
that which records the rescue of thirteen men from the 
l)arque ^ George Peabody ■ by the steamer * Gloucester,' 
of the Great Western steamship line. The ' George 
Peabody ' sailed from New York on February 9th for 
Dunkirk, and on the 14th she left New liondon. She 
encountered a succession of heavy gale^^ up to the 22d, 
and at 2 o'clock on the morning of the 23d ran into a 
field of ice. The barque soon got clear of the drift ice, 
but was in danger of dashing against the immense bergs 
that towered on all sides. A few hours later the barque 
again ran into a field of ice, and Capt. Stuart gave 
orders to take in alj sails and lie by till daylight. He 
then found that the bow ports and bow had been stove 
in and the cutwater and stem carried away. In order 
to lighten the barque forward, three hundred barrels of 
oil were thrown overboard and the pumps were started. 
The barque, however, began to fill rapidly and signals 
of distress were hoisted. At three o'clock that after- 
noon a western boun<l steamer saw the signals and 
steered for the barque, but when about three miles dis- 
tant found that she could not reach her on account of 
the ice and pursued her course. The next morning two 
hundred and fiftv more barrels of oil were thrown over- 
board, but the vessel was so damaged that the men were 
in desi)air. On the 25th it was disc^overed that the 
rudder had been washed away and that the icebergs 
were rapidly surrounding the barque. Soon, however, 
the ice loosened and cVe«LT water was reached. The 



Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 1T3 



pumps were now kept hard at work and anchors and 
chains were thrown overboard. At 2 o'clock in the 
aflernuon the man aloil caught Hight of a vensel hound 
west, and after a tew moments of suspense announced 
tliat she was steering towardet them. Capt. Stuart then 
ordered the boat t<) be lowered and tlie men to go off in 
two batflies to the steamer. This waa done, and in a 
short time the entire crow stood on the deck of tlio 
steamer ' Gloucester," which was on her way from Bris- 
tol, and arrived at New York on tlie 9th." Cupt. Stuart 
added tliat tliey abandoned the " George Peabody " in 
lat. 42.22, long. 48.57. There was a fire in the galley, 
forecastle and cabin and the decks were recking with 
oil. Soon alter leaving her she was diacovered to b© 
on fire, and during that night was burned to the wuter's 
edge. Owned by L. E. Baker and Charles Morrill. In- 
sured $3,000 in "Commercial," ulfice, Yarmouth, and 
$4,000 in " Ocean," of Halifiix. Freight insured in New 
York. 

Bkigantine CORA, 233 tons, Charles W. Carty mas- 
ter, sailed from Yarmouth, N. S., on the 4th July for 
Bridgewater, N. S., in ballast, and went ashore on the 
6th, during a thick log and heavy sea, at Little Hope 
Island, where she became a total loss. Crew and pas- 
sengers saved. Capt. Carty's wife and son, and Miss 
Grace Baker (daughter of Mr. Norman S. Baker), were 
on board. Owned by E. S. DeLisle, of St. Kitt's, West 
Indies, and the master. Insured $5,000 in " Commer- 
cial," and $1,500 elsewhere. 

Schooner LAURA GERTRUDE, 47 tons, James F. 
Roberts master, from the Banks with about half a fere 
of fish on board, was driven ashore on Sunday evening, 
July 20th, at Saint Esprit, Cape Breton, whilst seeking 
bait in that vicinity, and became a total loss, together 
with the cargo and outfits. Crew saved. Owned V.'j 



114 Record of Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



A. F. StuiiGiuan & Co. Injured $1,200 in "Commer- 
cial." Outfits insured $1,400 in the same office. 

Mr. Howard Durland, a passenger, and Mies Smith, 
stewardess (daughter of Mr. Amaziah Smith) of the 
steamer " City of Cohimbiis," from Boston for Savannah, 
Georgia, were drowned at the stranding of that steamer 
at Gay Hoad, Cape Cod, on the l7th of January. Of 
one hundred and thirty persons on board, only twenty- 
nine were saved. 




BbOOBD op YaBKOOTB HBIPPIHG — APPBfDlZ. 175 



ABSTRACT OF VESSELS LOST. 



1876. 


1880. 


4 Ships, 3,811 tons. 
2 Barques, 1,269 " 


3 Ships, 3,441 tons. 
5 Barques, 3,773 " 


1 Brig, 227 ■■ 
6 Brigautiues, 869 '■ 


1 Brig, 282 " 

1 Brigantine, 139 " 

2 Schooners,- 1 50 " 


7 Schooners, 271 ■' 


1 2 vessels, 7,785 tons. 


20 vessclp, 6,437 tons. 


1881. 


1877. 
3 Ships, 3,074 tons. 
3 Barques, 2,167 " 
I Brig, 261 " 
1 Brigantine, 138 " 


2 Ships, 2,062 tons. 
7 Barques, 6,205 " 

2 Brigantinea, 386 " 

3 Schooners, 237 ■' 

14 vessels, 8^ ton«. 


3 Schooners, 160 " 


1882. 


11 vessels, 5,81)0 tons. 

1878. 


3 Ships, 4,2«9 tons. 
7 Biirques, 5,163 " 

1 BriKiUitin.', 293 '■ 

2 Schooners. 72 " 



1 Ship, 



1.465 tons 

6 Barqnof, 4,189 ■■ 
3 SeliOi.mt;r.-*, 197 '■ 

10 VOSS,!ls, 5.S.-11 Ii.MS. 

1879. 
1 Steamer, 72 tons. 

8 Ships, 9,278 " 

7 Barques, 6,090 " 

1 BarquBHtine, 433 " 

2 Brigantines, 342 " 
12 Schooners, 77l " 

31 vessels, 16,986 tons. 



1883. 
.'> Ships. (i.r>3S |,ms. 

2 D^nqncs, I, .^24 '■ 
'i lirit^tnlrnub, 418 " 

3 Sohooners, 218 " 

12 vessels, 8,498 tons. 

1884. 
2 Siiips, 2,152 tons. 

5 Barques, 3,735 " 
I Brigantine, 233 ■' 
I Schooner, 47 " 

9 vessels, 6,167 ton-i. 



176 ' Record ok Yarmouth Shipping — Appendix. 



RECAPITULATION. 



VentelB Lost prerious to 1876 


▼esteU Lo6l tinoe 187&. 


1 Steamer, 


352 tons. 


1 Steamer, 


72 tons. 


18 Ships, • 


14,588 ** 


31 Ships, 


36,090 " 


98 Barques. 


49,621 *^ 


44 Barques, 


33,915 " 


84 Brigs, 


18,367 " ' 


1 Barkt., 


433 " 


99 Brigts., 


13,391 " 


3 Brigs, 


770 " 


289 Schrs., 


16,328 ^* 


16 Brigts., 


2,808 ** 


7 SloopB, 


230 ^* 


36 Schrs., 


2,123 *' 



596 vessels, 112,877 tons. '' 132 vessels, 76.211 tons. 



GRAND TOTAL. 



2 Steamers, . 
49 Ships, 
142 Barques, 
1 Barquentine, 
87 Brigs, 
115 Brigan tines, 
325 Schooners, 
7 Sloops, 



728 vessels, 



424 tons. 
50,678 
83,536 

433 
19,161 
16,175 
18,451 

230 



189,088 tons. 



Record of Yarmouth Whippisg — Appendix. X'J^ 



INSURANCES PAID BY YARHOUTU OFFICES ON TOTAL LOSSES. 



Prartoni 


Mine. 


•1^ 


im 


Marine, 


$821,455 


Marine, 


1229,830 


Acadian, 


380.900 


Acadian, 


131,600 


Commercial, 


333,025 


Commercial, 


343,846 


Atlantic, 


301,020 


Atlantic, 


151,526 


Pacific, 


144,500 I 


Pacific, 


189,000 


Oriental, 


20,800 


Oriental, 


263,096 


Total, 


$2,001,700 


Total, 


(1,308,896 



GRAND TOTAL. 



Marine $1,051,285 

Acadian, 512,!I100 

Commercial, 676,870 

Atlantic- 452,545 

Pacific, 333,500 

Oriental, 283,896 

Total, $3,310,596 



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37 Oiiminlolet Street, 

NEW ORLEANS, 

Iioulsluia, 'U. B. A. 

(ireneral Passeiigor Agents nf priiicjjml S. S. Liiu's 
fnun Nortlieni Portm. 



EttTABMSHED ISAO. 

Steamship Agents, Ship & Insurance Brokers. 

AGENTS TO THE 

TOPSHAM AND SUNDERLAND INSURANCE CUIUS. 

North China Insurance Company (Limited) 
London. 

STEAM EVISATIOH COHPAKT DiSULmDE, AHSTEBIIill. 

OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 
Holt's Line, Liverpool, 

Hall's Line, Liverpool, 

Star Line, Liverpool. 

STANDARD BAItKS OF SOUTH AFDICA (UMITED) LONDON. 

AMSTERDAM, ZAANDAM. 
Cable Address—Reyem. 



THE MUTUAL RELIEF SOCIEH OF NOVA SCOTIA. 

INCORPORATED. 

Frssidont: 
YARMOUTH, N. 8. jS^R^ A. C. ROBBINS. 



ITS MISSION AND PURPOSES, 

l.-'To glTS all DUI«Tlal ltd Id tt* power 
It DMD tbMD 
- ToMtabI 

^1 ettibllak ■ Widow*' and Orpbani 



-To MtabUih a fond for ditabled memben bj aetUmaf ivur*. 
" " - •- - -~ He Sund. (rom whlel 



aatlifaotoiTOTldenMatlliedMtbvIaniemberof the Society whohaa coinplle>l 
■rlUi all It> Uwtnl ruplranenti, ■ mm dot exceeding Ave tbonsaDil dollar* 
ibaU be paid to bli &niil J or Ihoie depsDdenl on blm.ai be ma; bare directed. 

Emfoun tfMmmgtmnt Smitti la MmttrOqi Fti mi Amtut Daa 

CoatorAdmlMlonfor SlOOa Bond, M ; Ikir •>000, MB i tor aSOOO, MTi 

■ad far SSOOO SB. AuDoiU I>ae> eaeb «ear tlier«aR«r bult the 

Kminuit f»f Bdmliiuoii. 



ACCIDENT ASSURANCE 

In eombbutlon witb Deatb BeneBta. on Ibi net eoel plan, !• original wltb tt 
MOTUJL REUKF SOCIETY OF aOVd SCOTIA. 

TorelleTt tbe dialreuol disabled memben tram BccidentBl InjnTT. qnai 
terlr diKit have been arriuigcd tor Ibal ijurpoia. and memben who lo dealre i 
■nj time may bave lacb weeklT Hcident beneflt u tber ma; chooae lonayta 
not exceeding IS dolluv By ibis proiiilon, if ■ member booomei diasbled, h 
Aooident Beneflt vUl be amplo to pay all dues and fumlili aiipuon far bl 
fimUy. ___^____^^^ 

Swum Riaumiwky you itou/ii btrxmr a Mimttr ofDii IHul.al Rtlirf Sacklf of 



3 man of oalj onUaary weatlb. and h 

frovlde, If poBBlbie, for their fului-e bill 
Relief, daV Inourpuniled by Act of 

, , uoh pniTialoKatthelowral poasiblo cob.. 

It la tboonly BeneOt apclety m tbe UDralnlon, which 1» purely Uiit 



It la admitieu tnai e*ery man oi oaiy oruiaary weaiiu. aua UHTing oiucrs 
deuandeDl on blm, (bould nroilde, It poeBlble, for their future aimportln ciao 
ol hit death The Mulual Relief, daly Inourpuniled by Act of^L-jlalaliirv, 
olTera you a plan to make luob pTiiTiaionattheloHral poasiblc coal. 



, . „ and ausiiemled. A deal h claim 

will be paid wilhln aiilj daya of proof Iberoof in due form 

Wbllu ihe majeiily of auetiment aocielles charge a larger sum aa mortuary 
Bsgesameal Iban ie required, and others in DdUIlion add the coat of collection j 
Ihli aodely only aaseasea for tbe net imoiini needed, and paya for (he uisl of 
eoUcetlou from Ihe entnuicc fees and annoiil duos 

An adrance aiKesimeiil la required from ca'.h mi mbiT. which enablea tbe 
Direotors in pay a dostli claim aa roon as approred There Is now in Bank 
lodemnlLy Fimd near two thousand dollars. 

Uurlhg Ibe year itva, doaih claims were paid, ■moutillng i<i |1,0i; Ml, bu<1 
Bonds amonntlna to ttlS.OOaoo wore Isaued to HO members. Additional mvm- 
bert are being adiled dallv 

Tlio amoiiDl saved during the two yearn from Admiialon Keen and Annual 

Theureaent memliarBbiu enables tbo Society to iiay a claim under a I1UDU 
llond In loll 
Furtber iDfonuailon cheerfully furnished by our AgenU and 

ranuuik. It. s. THOMAS B. CROSBY, Trea«u,t«>t. 




Yarmouth, N. S. 



.^.m XI. ^*/ 1.1 A -g^ in, Z*zr^x>^iO't^zr. 



Tins' Hotel, having been recently renovated, refdrniBhed 
in flrst-claes style, and fitted with 

BATH-ROOMS, ELECTRIC BELLS. HOT AND 
COLD WATER, 

and all the modern conveniences, is now open for the 
accommodation of the public. 

Guests patronizing this House may rely on receiving 
the best attention and all the luxaries the market 
affords, at moderate rat«8. 

TELEPHONE COlfNECTIOX 

with the Railway Depot, Steamboat OfBcea, and all the 
leading buBinesB houses in the town. 

a-ooiD ST-A-BLiira- 

in connection with the House, and CABS always in 
attendance. 

Special JSates to Commercm£ Trwv^lers, 



\S1 

Yarmouth Duck and Yarn Co. 



Cotton Sail Duck, Wide DucU Twine 

OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS. 



PRICES AND TEBlaS ON APPLICATION. 



KILUM BROTHERS, - - Selling Agents. 

MILTON MACHINE CO. 

"sr-a-uaMOTTTH:, isr. s. 



IMPORTERS AND BUILDERS 

OF 

Cotton, Merino, and Woollen Macliinei]|i 

MILL EN8INEERS AND MILL AReHITEeTS, 

Plans and Estimates on (k\t\>Wca.V\o'n. 



188 



jrjjils o. HOETOir. 



MANUFACTURER OF 



Ships' Blocks and Lignumvlts Dead Eyes. 



DEALER IN 



PUMPS, LIGNUMVIT/E, BEUYING PINS, 

PATENT AND COMMON BUSHINGS, 

GALVANIZED BLOCK STRAPS, Etc. 

WATER ST., YARMOUTH, N. S. 

All Orders firom Abroad Promptly Executed. 



'» 



PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL 

BOOK-BINDERS, ETC., 

''Herald" BuUding, 



Every description of Magazines, Pamphlets, Music, 

Papers, Periodicals, Invoice Books, etc.. 

Bound in all Styles at Low Rates. 

ESTIMATES FURNISHED FOR EDITION WORK. 

Mail Orders will Receive our Prompt Attention. 




This Book was Bound by 

C. A. CRiVGC & CO. 




189 



mm RAIL! AY COMPANY, 

TAMMOVntf 80TA 80OVSA. 

The Yarmouth Marine Railwaji 

WOKKED.BT STEAM POWER, 

is prepared to take up Vessels under 800 Tons. 



15 cents per ton, for hauling up and first 24 hours ; 7 1-2 

cents per ton per day afterwards. Special 

Rates to Fishing Vessels. 



REPAIRS te VESSELS ean be dene Rere CHEAPLY. 

SHEATHING, KEEL PIECES, PLANK, FELT, NAILS. 

and all other Materials can be purchased 

at lowest market rates. 



Steam Tugs 



are consbuitly on hand to assist Vessels into the Har 
bor, when required. Pilots can always be 
obtained at the Light House. 



Parties reqnirin? work done will please advise with 

L. E.BAKER, President. 
Or, W. A. CHASIL^ 9^^ct^\»x:^ . 



S. A. Oiowell ft Go. 

-3r .a. n M o TT T b:, it. s. 

IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN 

m, STEEL, TIN, LEAD, CHAINUNCHORS, 

GLASS, POTTY, NAVAL STORES. 
LoMon Faiiiti ml Liuftd OUs of Swrior Qiality. 

MIXED PAINTS. 

VAENISHES, LTJBEICATINO OILS. 

MILLING SUPPLIES, 

IN 

Disston's Saws, of all Kinds, 

0AK TANNED LEATHER BELTIN8, 

Extra and Standard Quality Rubber Belting. 

BUILDERS' HARDWARE. 

Piles, Table and Pocket Cutlery, 

WADE & BUTCHER'S RAZORS. 

AaEICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. 

— ALSO — 

A SMALL BUT WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF 

atz.'V^'B. vuixea w&fts. 



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Burrell-Johnson Iron Companf, 

(LIMITED,) 
YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA, 

& 

MANUFACTURERS OP 

Marine, Stationary and Portable Steam Engines and Boilers, 

STEAM FIRE ENaiNES, 

STEAM PUMPS, 
GAS AND WATER WORKS, 

Mill and G-eneral Machinery, 

SHIP CASTIKCS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, 

STOVES, Etc., Etc. 

Marine Engines and Boilers a Specialty. 

We are prepared to Contract to 

BUILD STSANBIS COHFLBTI 

from I50C Tons Dox^rvy^avd.