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Big storm damages boats and fishing equipment


Thursday, April 18, 1907

 from the Mathews Journal

Schooner Jerome, Capt. George Shelton, was blown ashore on Dutchman’s Bar in the recent storm, and it is said she is a total wreck.

Nearly all of the deep water pounds in the Chesapeake are damaged, some more, some less. The inshore pounds did not suffer so much. It would be hard to estimate the loss in dollars and cents, but when you count the value of the property destroyed, and the time lost right in what is supposed to be the best of the fishing season, the loss is great.

Mr. W.H. Gayle caught a suit of sails, two anchors and cables in his net the day after the blow.


Thursday, April 22, 1937

from the Gloucester Gazette 

Plans are underway to establish an Emergency First-Aid Station on the highway in Gloucester County. This will be under the supervision of the Gloucester Chapter of the American Red Cross. 

There are many accidents besides those on the highway. Therefore it is...

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