Truro Cape Cod, MA Steamer PORTLAND Goes Down, Nov 1898

THE PORTLAND SUNK; 118 LIVES LOST.

STEAMER FROM BOSTON WRECKED SUNDAY OFF CAPE COD.

WENT DOWN IN THE STORM.

THIRTY-FOUR BODIES OF PASSENGERS SO FAR RECOVERED.

NEWS TAKEN TO BOSTON BY A SPECIAL COURIER, TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BEING IMPOSSIBLE.

Boston, Mass., Nov. 29. -- The steamer Portland, bound from Boston to Portland, went down off Truro, on the outside of Cape Cod, Sunday morning. Every man, woman, and child on board at the time of the disaster was drowned, in all 118.
The list of passengers was on board the vessel. The following list, however, has been compiled as accurately as possible by the officers of the company:
MRS. THEODORE ALLEN.
MISS ALLEN.
MISS BURNS.
J. M. CARROLL, Lowell, Mass.
WILLIAM CHASE, Worcester, Mass.
MASTER PHILIP CHASE, Worcester, Mass.
MRS. GEORGE O. CHICKERING, Weymouth.
MISS COLE, Springfield, Mass.
G. W. COLE.
MRS. KATE FOY, East Boston, Mass.
MRS. EZEKIEL DENNIS.
MISS JENNIE EDMONDS, East Boston, Mass.
HON. F. DUDLEY FREEMAN.
ISAIAH FRYE.
MISS RUTH FRYE.
MISS MAUD FRYE.
D. O. GRETCHELL, Boston.
MRS. MARTIN HERSON, Chelsea, Mass.
MARTIN HERSON, Chelsea, Mass.
H. TRUE HOOPER.
ORON HOOPER.
MISS SOPHIE HOLMES.
MISS JENNIE C. HOYT, North Boston, Mass.
MISS HUTCHINSON.
M. C. HUTCHINSON.
PERRY JACKSON, wife, and child of South Portland, Me.
GEORGE B. KENNISON, JR., Boothbay Harbor, Me.
MISS HELEN LANGTHORNE.
MISS EDNA McCRELLIS.
MRS. CORDELIA N. MITCHELL, North Boston, Mass.
MR. PIERRE, Portland.
MISS EMMA L. PLIMPTON, Charles River, Mass.
MRS. DANIEL ROUNDS.
MISS ANNA ROUNDS, Portland.
MISS ROSS.
M. L. SEWELL, of Portland.
FRED SHERWOOD, of Portland.
MISS SHERWOOD, of Portland.
HARRY SMITH, 21 Marion Street, Boston.
FRED STEVENS, Portland.
MRS. ALICE SWIFT, Portland.
MISS MAUD SIMMS.
MRS. CHARLES THOMPSON and child, Woodford, Me.
CHARLES H. THOMPSON, Woodford, Me.
CHARLES WIGGIN.
C. F. WILSON, Bethel, Me.
MRS. WHEELER, Mrs. Chickering's sister, of South Weymouth, Mass.

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Comments

steamer portland

i m finishing a book on the portland which ive been working on for 30 yrs. this is the first time ive seen any info on which ins companies insured the ship. thank you so much for the information. i know all 5 divers that dived the wreck in 2008 and have seen their video of it. a monumental achievement of a dive of 500 ft in new england waters. if they in the futurs, find something for me of anything broken on the engine i may then have the exact cause of the sinking best regards art milmore

congratulations

Art
you are very welcome. Im glad you found some useful info from this article. Congratulations on your book achievement. i will be anxious to read.
sincerely
Stu

Steamer Portland

I have in my safe at home the full newspaper of the San Francisco chronicle dated 1898 with the sinking of the Portland on the front page, full discription of the bodies washing up on shore, and I was just wondering if you we're interested in seeing it. I have scanned it and could email it to you.

David Wasley
Yelm, WA

article

Yes David ... I would love to see a scan of the article
Thank You
Stu