1722Five men were lost on a schooner near Sable Island.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Gloucester Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1634-1727, 1727, p. 66.
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Gloucester Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1634-1727, 1727, p. 66.

Sable Island is a 27-mile-long sand bar located about 110 miles off the closest point of Nova Scotia. The island and surrounding waters have been the site of 350 known shipwrecks over the centuries. One of the Gloucester fishermen who lost his life in 1722 was Samuel Stevens, the son of a prominent citizen, William Stevens.

“Samuel Stevens 26, master of a Skooner, and with him Willi Card 26, and David Sargent 23, and 2 men more were lost near Isle Sables April 1722.” (Gloucester, 66)

Gloucester Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1634-1727, 1727. http://archive.org/details/GLOBirthsDeathsMarriages16341727Images
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