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Searching for last ship of great-grandfather


In the search to find the ship in which my great-grandfather, Thomas Taylor, was aboard when he and the entire crew were lost at sea, I discovered two ships out of Burin that were lost around that time.

Editor;
In the search to find the ship in which my great-grandfather, Thomas Taylor, was aboard when he and the entire crew were lost at sea, I discovered two ships out of Burin that were lost around that time.
The History of Burin by its Senior Citizens, 1977, states the 'Susan Inkpen' and the 'Herbert and Ruby' were both out of Burin and both lost with all hands.
The 'Susan Inkpen' was lost with all hands on a foreign going voyage in 1917.
Captain Charlie Hollett of Great Burin commanded the vessel the 'Herbert and Ruby' owned by E. M. Hollett, Great Burin. She sailed from Change Islands in November 1919 with a cargo of fish for Oporto, Spain, and was never reported after leaving port, presumed lost with all crewmembers.
Relatives and friends gave up all hopes of ever hearing news of the ill-fated vessel in March 1920.
Of these two, I suspect the 'Susan Inkpen' to be the one. Does anyone have a list of passengers for either of these vessels?
Thomas Taylor, born 1869 at Burin, was the son of John Taylor Sr.
Family stories say he left on the last fishing voyage of the season, and the ship never returned. For six months, the homes in the Burin area had their blinds closed in respect for the men lost at sea.
A possible date of departure is November 1917.
Thomas left behind a widow, Selina Ann (nee Brewer), and two daughters - Primadine and Clara.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Diana Tibert,
1787 Highway 2,
Milford, N.S., B0N 1Y0
email: 'tibert@ns.sympatico.ca'

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