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Fishing? - It was "A WAY OF LIFE" and Lost at Sea
Canada flag This page is dedicated to Atlantic Canada fishermen and mariners lost at sea, their families and survivors. And to all those from the US East Coast and other countries who were also lost at sea.
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Fishing? - It was "A WAY OF LIFE"
Lost At Sea

Lunenburg schooners, Newfoundland
The Lunenburg fishing fleet at Burin, Newfoundland c. late 1920s
Photograph courtesy Maxwell Corkum

This old way of life of the sea has disappeared.

lighthouse - changing snippets (for Archives, click right here).

Fishing Facts: Marine News: Arrived at Yarmouth NS on Wednesday, Schr.Dot & Hollie, Capt. Ritcey with 70 swordfish. The following arrived at Lunenburg NS: on Thursday, Schr. Fairmorse, Capt. Tanner, with 140,000 pounds of fresh fish; on Monday, trawler Marion Crouse with 40,000 pounds of fresh fish; trawler Marie Brenda, Capt. Lace with 40,0000 pounds of fresh fish; on Tuesday, trawler Cape George II, Capt. Demone with 60,000 pounds of fresh fish. Lunenburg Progress Enterprise July 30, 1947, courtesy Dave Tanner

Fishing on Grand Banks
Primitive painting by Ivan Scott Tanner (1918-1995), Stonehurst, NS, painted with house paints c. 1980.
Depicts schooner with dories on Grand Banks

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What's New? - August 20, 2004

Lost at Sea

Alphabetical lists of names of those Lost At Sea - listed by province, state or country
(click on the province, state or country names in the tables below)

Nova Scotia - all names (NS memorials, crew lists, counties)
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Qu&#233bec including Îles de la Madeleine
Maritimes Unknown
Canada & "The Provinces"


New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island



British Guyana
France including St-Pierre & Miquelon
Portugal including The Azores
Puerto Rico

August Gales of 1926-27 - twelve schooners, 186 men, from Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Gloucester lost off Sable Island with names of crews lost and photographs of 83 of those men and boys

County lists of Nova Scotia fishermen and mariners lost - hundreds of names that are not on memorials organized by individual county.

Memorials to Fishermen and Mariners in Atlantic Canada - with photographs, inscriptions, names of those lost, names matched to a number of vessels, Blessings of the Fleets

The Hungry Sea - Atlantic Canada sea tragedies and tragic mysteries 1850 to the present.

Home From The Sea - safe endings 1875 to 1950.

The Aftermath - stories of, by, from and about those left behind

List of Nova Scotia names, 1846 - 1965 - which are engraved on the Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial Cenotaph

IN MEMORIAM USA Roberta Sheedy
Gloucester, Massachusetts
April 20, 2005

Fishing? - It Was "A WAY OF LIFE"

The Way It Was - stories containing facts of how the fisheries was


Personal recollections, letters, diaries, accounts of the sea

Photographs - old and new

Rum Running

Seafaring Lore - weather, legends, bits and pieces

Sealing - Nova Scotia fur sealing schooners in the Southern Hemisphere

The Lighter Side

The Ties That Bind - Canada and the United States, especially Nova Scotia and Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Ties That Almost Break - Canada, United States, Reciprocity, Tariffs and the Fisheries

Tributes and Plaques - tributes & plaques in parts of Nova Scotia concerning fishing, seafaring and shipbuilding

Whaling - at New Harbour, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia


Interesting Links

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History Approved

This page mounted August 1997. Copyright © 1997 - 2005 S. Nelson. All rights reserved. Text, photographs or information contained anywhere in these pages may not be republished in any form, including electronic, without prior written consent of the site owner or copyright holders.

Last modified or updated July 3, 2005