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Year End Review - 1919
TALES OF THE SEA
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The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD Formatted by GEORGE WHITE
While we have endeavored to be as
correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
| January 7, 1919 || Schooner Kimberley, ashore on the West Coast of Langley. |
| January 8, 1919 || Schooner G. Blanche, St. Pierre, reported abandoned. |
| January 11, 1919 || Schooner Benevolence, St. Pierre to Grand Bank, ashore. Total Loss. |
| January 17, 1919 || S.S. Manchester Brigade, arrives with S.S. LeCoq in tow. |
| January 21, 1919 || Capt. Porter and crew of the Barqt. John, abandoned 100 miles South West of Cape Race, brought into Portland, Maine, by S.S. Bayno. Crew frostbitten. |
| January 23, 1919 || Rescued crew of schooner Minnie Harris, reach Grand Bank. |
| January 28, 1919 || Capt. C.H. Lake, and crew of Frances B Mesquits, arrive at Baltimore. |
| January 29, 1919 || Crew of the wrecked schooner Helen Stewart, arrive at New York. |
| January 30, 1919 || Capt. Porter and crew of wrecked barquentine John, arrive. |
| February 17, 1919 || S.S. J.M. Guffey, towed to port by S.S. Ramore Head. |
| February 18, 1919 || Capt. Keeping and crew of the wrecked schooner William Morton, lost on Jan 5th., arrived in New York on S.S. Freshwater, from Seville. |
| February 23, 1919 || Capt Lee, and crew of five, of wrecked schooner Theresa Maud, of Grand Bank, arrived at New York, aboard the S.S. Glen Eden. |
| March 1, 1919 || Schooner Gladys Fearn, Burin to Oporto, reported abandoned in mid ocean. |
| March 3, 1919 || Shipwrecked crew of Danish schooner Abba, reach port from Cape Broyle. |
| March 4, 1919 || S.S. Appenine, Lewisporte to St. Johnís, aground near Witless Point. |
| March 26, 1919 || Schooner Cecil Fearn, Capt. J. Whealan, reported lost off Spain. |
| March 28, 1919 || Seaman Coady, of the schooner Eddie Therault, reported lost on voyage to Barbados. |
| April 3, 1919 || Benjamin Tibbo, Grand Bank, drowned while trawling on the Banks. |
| April 5, 1919 || Disastrous boiler explosion on S.S. Cape Breton off Cape Spear, 5 men killed. Chief Engineer McArthur, Second Engineer Scott, Donkeyman Moores of Kelligrews, and two Chinamen.
Schooner Jennie E Ritcey, reported lost off Sicily.
| April 6, 1919 || S.S. Wellington returns after two days, with bow stove in. |
| April 7, 1919 || Gasoline explosion on schooner Edward Fry of New Perlican, 3 men injured. |
| April 8, 1919 || Schooner Margaret, arrived at Fortune, and reports death of Richard Martin, Cook, from pneumonia. |
| April 11, 1919 || Disabled steamer Ranger, towed in by S.S. Eagle. |
| April 14, 1919 || Schooner Caribou Hill, Harbor Grace, reported abandoned at sea. |
| May 14, 1919 || William Cluett of Fortune, lost in motor boat, when returning from St. Pierre. |
| May 25, 1919 || S.S. Cassandra arrives in leaky condition, caused by striking a growler.
Schooner James N. Stanley, arrives at Grand Bank, and reports the loss of two
men belonging to Jacques Fontaine, on May 16th.
| May 27, 1919 || News received, of the loss of schooners Phileon, Capt Kendrick, and Annie M. Nadean, Capt. Steward, at sea. |
| June 7, 1919 || Schooner Albert J, Lutz of Catalina, capsized in a squall, off Renews. William L Johnson, married, drowned. |
| June 12, 1919 || Capt. Stewart, and part of crew of the wrecked Annie M. Nadeau, arrived from Liverpool. |
| June 22, 1919 || Wrecked schooner Ferm, refloated and towed into Kingís Cove.
Brigantine Callidora, destroyed by fire at Carbonear.
| July 2, 1919 || Schooner General Currie, from Lisbon, arrives at Marystown with shipwrecked crew of schooner Burleigh. |
| July 3, 1919 || Schooner Thomas W., Capt. Hann, reported lost, 60 miles off Barbados. |
| July 10, 1919 || Damaged Allan Liner Grampian, reaches port. Two men killed in collision. |
| July 12, 1919 || Disabled steamer Oniven Ardrossen, to Campbellton, N.B., towed into port. |
| July 19, 1919 || John Johnson and George Harris of Fortune Bay, drowned from the dories of the banker Preceptor. |
| July 31, 1919 || Five masted schooner Jane Palmer, towed to port by S.S. Thetis, after springing a leak. |
| August 5, 1919 || Capt and crew of wrecked schooner Ninn L C , reached port. |
| August 6, 1919 || S.S. War Witch, and schooner Gullia, collied off St. Pierre, 19 lost. |
| August 18, 1919 || Banking schooner Flora S. Nickerson, arrives at Grand Bank, reporting Samuel Poole of Corbin, drowned at sea. Married. |
| September 7, 1919 || Crew of wrecked schooner Dellecnac, arrived. |
| September 23, 1919 || S.S. Rosallnd ashore in Long Island. |
| October 11, 1919 || Five masted schooner Selene, of Cape Town, South Africa, lumber laden from Halifax, puts into port with Captain badly injured. |
| October 19, 1919 || S.S. Woundrichen, 15 days from Dartmouth, England, to Sandy Hook, towed into port by S.S. West Cressy, with rudder gone. |
| October 20, 1919 || Reported, S.S. Toronto rescued crew of schooners General Knox and Alice M. Moulton, in mid ocean. Philip Fitzpatrick, Cook of the Knox, drowned at sea, Oct. 14. |
| October 29, 1919 || S.S. Tioga, and schooner Helbert Foarm, Capt. Kemp, reported in collision on way to Barrie, from Fleetwood. Schoonerís crew picked up by another steamer. |
| November 2, 1919 || Schooner J.R. Bradley, abandoned. Crew landed at Barbados. |
| November 4, 1919 || Seven seamen from foundered schooner Nertte, of Bonavista, landed at Sydney, from S.S. Cermanicus, from Holland to Montreal.
The McL Borden, Capt. W Shepherd, reported burnt at sea and abandoned, crew
landed in Spain.
| November 6, 1919 || Schooner J.J. Moulton, Capt. OíNeill, lost at Henley Harbor; also schooners belonging to Jerrett, Brigus, Munn, Harbor Grace, and Simmons, Harbor Grace. |
| November 8, 1919 || Schooner Louisa A.W.B., of Freshwater, driven ashore on rocks near LaScie. |
| November 9, 1919 || S.S. Polar Land, with crew of 51, lost off Nova Scotia. Ralph Penney of Trinity, a victim.
Schooner Gigantic of St. Johnís, Lisbon to Harbor Buffett, reported abandoned at sea. Crew taken to New York by S.S. Craigmore.
| November 10, 1919 || Schooner Florence, reported lost at Indian Tickle, Labrador. |
| November 11, 1919 || S.S Avondale, Philadelphia to Plymouth, towed into port disabled, by S.S. Lake Elenora. |
| November 12, 1919 || Bowring schooner Blanca, reported abandoned in mid ocean, and crew taken to Charleston, S.C. by an American steamer. |
| November 14, 1919 || Barqt. Olinda, Carbonear, lost at French Harbor Bight.
Schooner Faustina, found bottom up and towed into Bay Bulls, crew of 6 lost.
| November 15, 1919 || Schooner Arabia, total wreck at entrance to St. Peterís Canal, Cape Breton. |
| November 22, 1919 || Captain and Crew of abandoned schooner Blanca arrive. |
| November 23, 1919 || S.S. Monmouth, 8 days from New York to Manchester, towed in by S.S. LeQuonsoy, for repairs. |
| November 24, 1919 || Schooner Haskel, of Bonavista, reported missing since leaving Griquet, three weeks previously. |
| November 27, 1919 || Capt. Sheppard and crew of the schooner William McL Borden, burnt off the coast of Spain on Oct. 30th., return. |
| December 4, 1919 || Four vessels driven out of Carbonear Harbor and lost. |
| December 7, 1919 || Message received, saying that the bodies of four men from wrecked schooner Minnie J, had been washed ashore at St. Pierre. |
| December 14, 1919 || S.S. Meroin, Boston to Manchester, puts in with fire in her hole.
Reid steamer Ethie, total wreck off Martinís Point, Bonne Bay.
Schooner Grace Darling, sunk at Clarkeís Beach, Herring Neck.
Three masted schooner Barbara McDonald, driven ashore off Blackhead near Cape
Race, Captain drowned in storm of previous Wednesday.
| December 16, 1919 || Schooner Rose M., Capt. Hamilton, driven ashore at Lewisporte. |
| December 17, 1919 || Schooner Gundola, Capt Gillingham, reported ashore at Fleur de Lys.
Schooner Primus, reported total loss at St. Anthony.
Mate and crew of Barbara McDonald, reach town.
Schooner Misty Star, Capt. Fudge, reported wrecked on French Coast.
| December 19, 1919 || D.I. & S. Co., Hochelaga, Rotterdam to Louisburg, puts into port for repairs. |
| December 20, 1919 || Schooner Sordelle, Capt. Stanley Duder, driven ashore at Rocky Bay, Fogo, subsequently refloated.
Schooner Carl Tibbo, total wreck at Apcey Cove.
Schooner Louis H., driven ashore at Stone Cove, and lost.
Schooner F Rosa, Capt Keeping, ashore at Ramea.
Auxiliary schooner F.P.U., ashore at Woody Island, Gander Bay. Passengers and
crew have narrow escape.
| December 22, 1919 || Crew of Burgeo schooner Milnorini, reported taken off their foundering vessel in mid Atlantic.
Schooner Lady Mabel, Capt. Comerford, ashore at Mall Bay.
Capt Edgecombe and crew, of wrecked S.S. Westerian, arrive.
Capt. Brushett and crew, of wrecked schooner Gertrude, returned.
Schooner Humming Bird, of Twillingate, with 1400 qtls fish, wrecked at
| December 26, 1919 || S.S. Dundee, towed into port in damaged condition.
Schooner Winifred, with 500 qtls fish, Western Bay to St. Johnís, ashore at
| December 29, 1919 || Dutch steamer, Auton Von Driel, lost with all of crew but three, at St. Shottís.
S. S. Home, frozen in at Lewisporte.
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