1927The schooner Columbia embarked on Gloucester’s final salt fishing trip under sail.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Columbia in the Fishermen’s Race, 1921. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 22735
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The Columbia was lost on August 24, 1927, in a powerful Category 3 hurricane that struck Nova Scotia between August 22nd and 29th. Many ships were lost and a minimum of 175 seamen died on several ships including the 23 men on board the Columbia.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004.
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