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Re: charles higgins
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 24 May 20 09:46 BST (UK) »
Rockland Courier—Gazette, 28 Feb 1888
page 3 col 2
THE NELLIE BOWERS.
Her Sad Fate in Portland Harbor
Four Men Lost.
Schooner Nellie Bowers of Rockport, coal
laden, from New York, bound for Portland,
was wrecked at about 7 o’clock Saturday evening on the east point of Richmond Island.
The crew consisted of eight men, all told....

....It is thought that one of the mates was Fred
Gardner of Rockport, while the steward was
Charles Higgins of that place. Capt. Spear
was a man of high standing  in the community,
and leaves a wife and child.

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Re: charles higgins
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 24 May 20 13:14 BST (UK) »
Very many thanks and I will try and discover if it is my relation. Thank you again for your kindness.  Mark

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« Reply #20 on: Friday 14 August 20 15:45 BST (UK) »
Just to add that I have come across a letter dated 1915 from Mary Ann to her sisters Bessie and Annie Higgins that mentions the family, but there is no mention of the elusive Charles who I believe drowned. This would mean that he died between the 1880's and 1915. Bearing in mind that there appears to be no mention of him by 1890 most likely he died around that time. So frustrating, why didn't I press my grandmother all those years ago!