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from "Among the Deep Sea Fishers" | January 1912

Items from the New England Grenfell Association

Since the last issue of this magazine the new schooner, the George B. Cluett, arrived in Boston on October 15th, upon return from her summer cruise on the Labrador. The George B. Cluett is a beautiful three-masted schooner but had not been thoroughly completed before she went north early in August, when she was chartered by Mr. W. R. Stirling of Chicago; hence the schooner was needing repairs, especially to her engine bearings, which necessitated her spending a short time here in dry dock. Meanwhile, the Revered Mr. Halsey and Mrs. Halsey had come down from St. Anthony for a brief furlough and to look after the cargo which they were to take back on the George B. Cluett as soon as possible. Mr. Halsey brought a complete list of the needs and beside these we had in storage many cases of clothing, etc., which the Lorna Doone was unable to take north in June. . .

There were also wedding gifts for Doctor and Mrs. Little, and a consignment of goods for Dr. Greeley at Pilley’s Island, where a small cottage hospital had been opened. . .

E. E. W. Secretary
12 December 1911

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