1900The Gloucester fishing schooner Ellen F. Gleason saved the captain and crew of the Nova Scotia schooner B.C. Borden.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Ellen Gleason, February 1899. Ernest L. Blatchord, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 17251
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On December 11, B.C. Borden, on a voyage from Cadiz, Spain with a cargo of salt, was lost in a storm, 6 miles south of La Have, Nova Scotia. Captain John A. McEachern and his crew of the Ellen F. Gleason rescued the eight men, some of whom were so weak that they had to be lifted into the boat. The heavy seas made the rescue difficult. Seven of the men were brought the next day to Liverpool, N. S., and one sailor, John Johnson, went to Boston.

“The B. C. Borden.” https://www.downtosea.com/1876-1900/bcborden.htm. “On the Rocks: Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia - Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia.” https://novascotia.ca/museum/wrecks/wrecks/shipwrecks.asp?ID=529.
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