Charles Bunker

b. ?
d. Dec 1899

From the Bar Harbor Record, Wednesday, 3 Jan 1900

SAD ACCIDENT

Two Lives Lost Last Week in a Wreck
on Egg Rock

Word was received last Wednesday [27 Dec 1899] of a sad accident that ocurred the Saturday previous [23 Dec 1899] in which the fishing boat Julianna was wrecked on Egg Rock, and Fred Fernald, of Gouldsboro, and Charles Bunker, of Cranberry Isles were drowned.

The Julianna, a 20 ton boat which was owned by ??ed Stewart of this village, Mr. Fernald and Mr. Wilbur Colson of Eden returned on that day from a successful fishing trip east. Not being able to dispose of their catch here to their satisfaction, and hearing that Rockland afforded a better market, Mr. Fernald and Mr. Colson, with Mr. Bunker, determined to proceed to that port, leving Mr. Stewart in Bar Harbor. After a start had been made the wind died down and the boat commencing to drift, it was found necessary to anchor in the bay, which they did. In the afternoon Mr. Stewart visited the boat and then and there bought out Mr. Colson and the two came ashore. Shortly after, Mr. Fernald and Mr. Bunker started for Rockland and that was the last seen of them.

It is supposed the storm of Saturday night drove them upon Egg Rock–though it was not till Tuesday that the wreck was found by the keeper of the lighthouse. The weather was so rough no communication could be had with the main land until Wednesday, when the keeper reported his find and said no trace of the two men composing the crew could be found. The two dories which were aboard the craft were found with the wreck, badly smashed. Such being the case there seems but one conclusion to be drawn, and the men must have drowned.

Mr. Stewart has visited the wreck and succeeded in recovering ...

From here on, my xerographic copy of the article is unreadable. There appears to be another paragraph or two, - Bruce

 

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