The Harbor Grace Standard October 2 1896


The Flying Mist, Terrence KENNEDY, master, arrived form Labrador on Monday. The Ocean Gem, John KENNEDY, master, arrived at Seldom-Come-By on Saturday. She came here on Tuesday. It looks bad to see vessels coming home so early. Mr. RORKEís schooners are all up the shore. They wonít average 200 quintals each.

The Harbor Grace Standard October 23, 1896


Schooner Ocean Gem, John KENNEDY, arrived from St. Johnís on Friday, with Messrs. J. & J. MADDOCKís goods. This is this firmís largest importation.

Source: transcrptions of the "Harobr Grace Standard" by Sue O'Neil

OCEAN GEM, 77 ton Schooner, built 1880 at La Have, NS., previously registered at Lunenburg, NS., registered at St. John's in 1886, closed 1893 - Lost at Sea - Atlantic Ocean North. Owner - Nathaniel March, Merchant, St. John's.

Source Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada CD Memorial University of Newfoundland; obtained by Len Seymour

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Isle of Mull, Scotland

''The Isle of Mull is of isles the fairest of OCEAN GEMS 'tis the first and rarest, green grassy island of spring fountains, Of waving woods and big tow'ring mountains.''-- anthem of Mull by Dugald MacPhail (1818-87)