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From: Avery Stone <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Nova Scotian genealogy
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:31:47 -0400


For a study of the loss of fishing schooners in the August 1927
hurricane which hit Nova Scotia and nearby fishing grounds, would
appreciate guidance on genealogical research of the lost crews,
including men from the Gloucester schooner Columbia who was among those
vessels lost near Sable Island. NS vessels lost have family names, and
would like to track out those families as well. I am hoping descendants
of those men might have anecdotal information about them, the schooners
on which they sailed, and the hurricane itself.

Some of the family names include CORKUM, of the schooner Uda R CORKUM;
and the Smith family of the schooner Joyce SMITH, two of the four
schooners lost from Lunenburg.

The following are the names listed as lost aboard the Columbia. Many
Nova Scotians were living in Gloucester at this time, so they may have
shipped out of Gloucester, but these are their NS home towns as listed.
Haven't found them in any US Census for the Gloucester area.

Capt Lewis WHARTON, James McLEOD, George WILLIAMS and Robert STEWARD,
all of Liverpool
From West Green Harbor, Foster McKAY, Clayton JOHNSON, Carroll
WILLIAMS, Enos BELONG
From Green Harbor, Samuel BELONG, and Charles L HUSKIN
From Shelburne, Arthur FIRTH, Thomas Hayden, Frank DEDRICK and Allison
FIRTH
From Parrsboro, James MacALONEY
From Halifax, Joseph MAYO and George H MAYO.

Thank you.
Avery


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