Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Loss of Fishing Vessels

BOSTON, March 29. – The number of Gloucester fishing vessels lost off George’s Bank in the gale of February 4th was fifteen, and the number lost February 1st was four; by the loss of these nineteen vessels 138 men were drowned, leaving seventy widows and one hundred and forty seven children to be provided for.  Contributions are solicited for them.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4

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