Henrietta

 

In Quebec City, the Henrietta was loaded with lumber destined for France. On October 26th, 1856, the vessel departed and headed toward the Atlantic. As the Henrietta reached the Gulf of St. Lawrence it was caught in a heavy gale. The storm lasted for three days. The vessel tried it's best to get clear of it. Yet, the gale continued and the Henrietta became waterlogged. Sailing around East Point, the ship finally ran aground near Kingsboro. Local men who watched the vessel run aground ran out to save who they could. Thanks to their efforts 10 of the 14 crew members were saved. The Captain was among the four lost. Their bodies were recovered from the sea and taken to Kingsboro Cemetery where they were laid to rest.

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