Friday, September 19, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 10, 1873
Schooner Alaska, of Cherryfield, 128 tons, built in 1867, has been purchased
by parties in Portland at $7,000. She is to be commanded by Captain John H.
LAUNCHED.- At Thompston 29th, a three-masted schooner to be commanded
by Captain Webb. Length of keel 137 feet, beam 23 feet and depth 11 feet, 8 inches.
Brig M. A. Herrers, ashore at Cape Henry, has been stripped and will probably
be a total lost, as she is settling in the sand.
Schooner St. Elmo before reported in collision with the sloop President, carried
away head-gear and flying jib-boom. The sloop was cut down to the water and
her maters, Marshal, killed.
Ship Polar Star, Stetson, from Auckland, New Zeeland, for London. which put
back, encountered a gale February 27th, and 28th, and shipped a sea which washed
away everything movable on deck, threw the vessel on her beam ends, straining her
badly and causing her to leak at the rate of 10 inches per hour.
Schooner Fanny Reed, of Biddeford, Captain Sennett, collided with a Boston
pilot boat 30th ult., in a thick fog off Cape Ann, and sprung bow-spit started
cutwater &c. The pilot had her mainsail torn and top-works injured.
Schooner, Edward, Dodge (master) of and from Ellsworth for Providence
with lumber, went ashore at Hewett Point Marshfield, Mass., Sunday morning,
and is a total wreck. crew saved and most of the cargo will be ? (saved.)
Schooner J. B. Myers of Orrington from Bangor for Portsmouth went ashore
morning of the 4th near Kennebunkport, and will be a total lost.