1877A February storm took place on Georges Bank.Events & Anniversaries, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

The storm took place between February 20 and 21, 1877, and destroyed thirteen vessels with crews of 143 fishermen. This wreckage left 53 widows and contributed to widespread poverty in the city of Gloucester. l

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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