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Old News of Newfoundland (Part iii)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

Newfoundland Posts & Telegraphs December 1921 Dec. 7: Sixteen vessels gone is the result of Monday night's storm; the "Passport" going to Greenspond has been lost with all hands, some of names being Lewis BRAGG, master; Percy BURRY, William PECKFORD, George Stratton RODGERS, and another, from Silver Islands. She was wrecked at Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde. The "Jean and Mary", bound to Twillingate with coal is feared lost with all hands, most of whom come from Grand Bank, with Capt. CLERETT [CLUETT?] of Belloram. She was in tow of tug "Ingraham" which is also a wreck on Penguin Island, with her crew safe... It is thought that Lewis HODDINOTT and George WICKS are also on the "Passport". Dec. 8: It is now stated that Lewis HODDINOTT and George WICKS were not on board the "Passport". The "Jean and Mary" broke up in pieces on South Penguin Island, according to messages from "Ingraham's" captain. There is no sign of life. Dec. 9: The crew of "Ingraham" arrived here by S.S. "Cabot" and report an awful experience which culminated in being wrecked on N.W. Point of North Penguin Island. The tow line was cut then to give "Jean and Mary" a chance. Only wreckage of that vessel could be tolerated and men must have been swept off deck. Dec. 17: A present from all MARYs of Empire is to be given Princess Mary on her marriage to Viscount Lascelles. Lady Harris is looking after arrangements and donations of from 15 cents to two dollars, this being the largest subscription accepted, are to be sent to Miss Mary MACKAY, St. John's. Dec. 22: Major COTTON is recovered from injuries sustained when his plane came down on Deer Lake and left today for Botwood where Capt. Sid BENNETT has been getting a brand new machine ready. Dec. 28: Capt. PICCOTT and crew of six of "Kinsman" wrecked off Azores few weeks ago, and Capt. WHIFFEN and crew of "Amy B. Silver" wrecked Dec. 1st are at St. John, N.B. on way here. Dec. 30: Schooner "Defender", 100 tons, Capt. Leo KEEPING, bound from Halifax to Port aux Basques went ashore on Petries Ledges near Sydney Harbour last night and is total wreck. Seams opened in heavy weather after leaving Halifax and she was making [for] North Sydney for repairs. Captain paid twelve thousand [dollars] for her two years ago and she was insured for seven thousand.


Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Don Tate (May 2002)

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